A look at the Defence news 21 December – 3 January

Jordan, New Zealand and Australia will not be participating in the Invictus Games in The Hague later this year. These countries have decided to stay at home because of the coronavirus crisis.

HNLMS Groningen returns to the Netherlands for repair

Patrol vessel HNLMS Groningen has had to break off its deployment to the Caribbean following a technical problem. The vessel is on its way back to the Netherlands, where it is expected to arrive on 16 January. The Dutch Caribbean Coastguard will now take on its tasks.