A look at the Defence news 28 October – 3 November

On 19 November, HNLMS Groningen intercepted a transport of drugs. The patrol vessel managed to stop a speedboat carrying 330 kg of cocaine west of Aruba.  

F-35.

F-35 has landed at Leeuwarden Air Base.

Home at last: the F-35

The F-35 has at last arrived on Dutch soil. The first operational F-35 to be stationed in the Netherlands landed at Leeuwarden Air Base last Thursday. With the arrival of the successor to the F- 16, the Royal Netherlands Air Force finally has its fifth-generation aircraft.