A look at the Defence news 19 – 25 August
A convoy transporting Dutch materiel used during MINUSMA was attacked near Boni, Mali. The convoy was on its way from Gao to Dakar.
In the attack, 2 drivers and 4 soldiers of the Malian army were killed, and 2 Malian soldiers were seriously injured.
Invictus Games tickets now on sale
Ticket sales for the 2020 Invictus Games in The Hague have started. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for physically and/or mentally injured military personnel and veterans. This is the first time the event is being held in the Netherlands.
HNLMS Van Speijk en route to NATO response force
Multipurpose frigate HNLMS Van Speijk has set off for the American east coast, where it will contribute to Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1). This is 1 of NATO’s 4 permanent maritime response forces