A look at the Defence news 28 July – 3 August

The Norwegian Chief of Defence Haakon Bruun-Hanssen has been appointed Commander in the Order of Orange-Nassau with swords. He was awarded the royal honour for his meritorious services to military cooperation.

Minister Ank Bijleveld met commandanten der strijdkrachten van Noorwegen en Nederland.

Air Force starts operating new Chinooks

The first 2 new CH-47F Chinook transport helicopters have been put into service at the Fort Hood U.S. Army base. The helicopters are used for instruction and training purposes. The Defence Helicopter Command expects the first aircraft to arrive in the Netherlands early next year.