A look at the Defence news 2 – 8 December

Germany and the Netherlands are in the process of digitally integrating their military forces to a high degree. To facilitate improved cooperation in the field, the armed forces of these 2 countries previously established the Tactical Edge Networking (TEN) organisation. This past week, the Dutch and German State Secretaries for Defence experienced the progress that has been made in terms of this digital cooperation as they met in a CV90 armoured infantry vehicle at the Vlasakkers training area.

The Dutch and German State Secretaries for Defence met in a CV90 armoured infantry vehicle at the Vlasakkers training area.

The Dutch and German State Secretaries for Defence met in a CV90 armoured infantry vehicle at the Vlasakkers training area.

NATO anniversary brings together ministers in turbulent times

The leaders of the 29 NATO member states and future member North Macedonia met in London for the 70th anniversary of NATO. Topics such as the viability of the alliance and disproportionate burden sharing within it have recently dominated the news. However, according to Prime Minister Rutte, the alliance remains invaluable. He stated that since the Second World War we have been able to build a peaceful, prosperous and stable Europe, closely linked to the United States, thanks in particular to NATO.

Additional US Army stocks in Eygelshoven

The US Army is increasing the mobility of its units in Europe through dynamic storage and maintenance sites. This is in response to the unpredictable situation on the eastern border of NATO territory. The Netherlands is also contributing to this increase in American mobility, as Army Prepositioned Stocks Eygelshoven is set to expand.