A look at the Defence news 16 – 22 January

Dutch military personnel have started work in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This concerns four staff officers. They are contributing to the European Force (EUFOR) Operation Althea. This operation focuses on ensuring political and social stability. The aim is to reduce the likelihood of a new armed conflict.

Enlarge image An unmanned reconnaissance aircraft.
The MQ-9 Reaper.

Dutch MQ-9 Reaper clocks its 1,000th flight hour

The new Dutch MQ-9 Reaper unmanned reconnaissance aircraft has completed its 1,000th flight hour. This took place in the Caribbean. The Netherlands has 4 Reapers, 3 of which are stationed in Curaçao. The purchase of a further four aircraft of this type was announced in June last year.

The Dutch supply of Patriot air defence system to Ukraine.