A look at the Defence news 29 April – 5 May

Camp Lejeune compensation scheme on account of polluted water

An American study has shown that between 1953 and 1988, the water at the American Marine Corps base Camp Lejeune contained toxic substances. The US Government has established a compensation scheme for all of those who were in the camp for more than 30 days and were taken ill as a result. 

Enlarge image Raam met uitzicht op het oefendorp in Camp Lejeune.
File photo of the training village at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

During this period, a number of Dutch marines were also posted to the camp. The American compensation scheme also applies to them and their families.

Yard serves summons on Defence organisation disputing award of submarine construction contract

Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems has served a summons on the Netherlands Defence organisation. The yard disagrees with the award decision for the construction of four new submarines. State Secretary for Defence Christophe van der Maat informed the House of Representatives accordingly last week. Thyssenkrupp Marine Systems was one of three tenderers for the contract.