A look at the Defence news 22 - 28 March

Dutch marines posted to the Caribbean recently took part in a three-week exercise in the United States. At the unique training site Camp LeJeune in North Carolina, they practised, among other things, operating in urban areas with helicopters and aircraft. During the exercise, the Dutch marines worked together with their American colleagues.

The Netherlands and Germany combine materiel efforts

Last week, the Netherlands State Secretary for Defence, Barbara Visser, and her German counterpart signed an agreement for the two countries to join forces in the development, purchase and sustainment of materiel, thus strengthening defence collaboration. The role of the defence industry will be essential in this collaboration.