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A look at the Defence news 4 – 10 April

On 4 April, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam was illuminated in NATO colours. This was the Netherlands’ way to mark the founding ...

News item | 13-04-2022 | 14:30

Army unit for EU rapid intervention capability in 2025

In 2025, the Netherlands will provide an army unit for the EU’s Rapid Deployment Capacity. This unit will consist of 150 troops, ...

News item | 06-04-2022 | 17:00

A look at the Defence news 28 March - 3 April

The Netherlands has now sent more than 50 million euros worth of military goods to Ukraine. This also included weapons. Minister ...

News item | 06-04-2022 | 15:15

Four F-35s in Bulgaria to guard airspace at NATO’s eastern flank

Four F-35s of the Royal Netherlands Air Force recently landed at Graf Ignatievo Air Base in Bulgaria. The base is approximately ...

News item | 06-04-2022 | 15:05

A look at the Defence news 21 - 27 March

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander has paid a 2-day working visit to the amphibious transport ship HNLMS Rotterdam during Exercise ...

News item | 30-03-2022 | 15:47

NATO united and resolute in its determination: support for Ukraine, pressure on Putin and prepared to defend treaty area

The pressure on President Putin of Russia to stop the war in Ukraine remains high. The war was the reason for this extraordinary ...

News item | 24-03-2022 | 18:00

A look at the Defence news 14 - 20 March

The EU ministers of foreign affairs and ministers of defence have formally adopted the EU Strategic Compass in Brussels. The ...

News item | 23-03-2022 | 17:20

Professor of War Studies Osinga: ‘Russia is deviating from its own doctrine in Ukraine’

The war in Ukraine is being fought in a way that no one had expected. Why is Russia making so little progress despite its ...

News item | 23-03-2022 | 17:00

Red Berets prolong stay in Romania

The presence of 150 military personnel of 11 Airmobile Brigade in Romania has been extended until at least the end of April. This ...

News item | 23-03-2022 | 16:15

Rutte visits Dutch military personnel in Lithuania

Dutch military personnel in Lithuania received a visit from Prime Minister Mark Rutte today. He not only visited the Baltic ...

News item | 21-03-2022 | 17:01