A look at the Defence news 18 - 24 July

The Defence organisation and the US Army will soon be sharing information about the requirements regarding the new helicopters to be purchased. This was laid down in writing at Gilze-Rijen Air Base. One of the benefits of the Future Vertical Lift programme is a reduction in costs. The programme also helps to prevent possible underperformance of the aircraft.

Enlarge image 2 generals at the entrance of the Ministry of Defence.
General Philippe Lavigne was welcomed General Onno Eichelsheim.

Defence discusses Defence White Paper with NATO general

On 21 July, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander paid a visit to the Netherlands for the 1st time in 4 years. General Philippe Lavigne was welcomed at the Ministry of Defence in The Hague by the Netherlands Chief of Defence, General Onno Eichelsheim. The recently published Defence White Paper was one of the topics Eichelsheim discussed with Lavigne.