A look at the Defence news 20 – 26 January

Winter training for Dutch military personnel will from now on be held at a training camp in the Norwegian city of Skjold. The encampment is around 200 kilometres to the east of Asegarden, the location near Harstad where Dutch military personnel have been prepared for possible deployment under arctic conditions since 2000.

The encampment.
The encampment.

The Netherlands Minister of Defence Ank Bijleveld-Schouten and her Norwegian counterpart officially opened the encampment in Skjold.


Women allowed in the Royal Netherlands Navy Submarine Service

With immediate effect, the Royal Netherlands Navy will allow women to join the Submarine Service. This is the outcome of a trial period, during which women were successfully integrated on board as fully fledged crew members.