A look at the Defence news 28 June – 4 July

Over the past 2 weeks, 2 C-17 transport aircraft of the international Heavy Airlift Wing have been flying back and forth between Romania and Afghanistan. The airlift brought back European NATO personnel and equipment from Kabul, Baghram and other locations, as well as the last Dutch equipment from Mazar-e Sharif.

The RNLA Recovery and Identification Service has recovered the remains of a German soldier from the Second World War.
Image: The RNLA Recovery and Identification Service has recovered the remains of a German soldier from the Second World War.

Russian fighter aircraft cause unsafe situations near HNLMS Evertsen

Russian fighter aircraft have created unsafe situations near HNLMS Evertsen in the Black Sea. These situations occurred when the Dutch navy ship was located south-east of the Crimea.

Recovery and Identification Service finds remains of German soldier

The RNLA Recovery and Identification Service has recovered the remains of a German soldier from the Second World War. The field grave was found by chance near Best, close to the landing sites of the American 101st Airborne Division. The division was dropped here in September 1944 for Operation Market Garden.

Sold F-16s to be used as enemy aircraft in exercises in US

The Defence organisation has sold 12 F-16 fighter planes to the United States. The aircraft will be used by the US government as mock enemy aircraft during military exercises.

Northern Europe adopts more combative stance in twilight zone between peace and conflict

How should northern Europe react effectively and collectively to threats, including hybrid threats, such as an incident in the waters between the North and Baltic Seas? This was among the issues regarding the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF) that were discussed by 10 European defence ministers in Helsinki.