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A look at the Defence news 30 July – 4 August

On 30 July, the Royal Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Groningen intercepted 470 kilos of cocaine north of Aruba.

News item | 07-08-2019 | 15:58

A look at the Defence news 23 – 29 July

Last week, the Royal Netherlands Navy rescued two fishermen in the Caribbean. They had been drifting at sea for 18 days.

News item | 01-08-2019 | 09:03

A look at the Defence new 15 – 22 July

The United States has requested the Netherlands for assistance in safeguarding free and safe passage through the Strait of Hormuz ...

News item | 25-07-2019 | 08:15

A look at the Defence news 8 - 14 July

The wrecks of the submarines KXVII and O16 have disappeared. That was the message conveyed by the expeditionary team that visited ...

News item | 18-07-2019 | 13:52

A look at the Defence news 1 - 7 July

Volkel Air Base is responsible for monitoring the airspace of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg until 12 September 2019. ...

News item | 10-07-2019 | 15:10

A look at the Defence news 24 – 30 June

On Saturday 29 June, the Netherlands thanked all Dutch military veterans for their service to  their country during Veterans Day ...

News item | 03-07-2019 | 17:00

A look at the Defence news 17 -23 June

The Netherlands Defence Doctrine (NDD) has been revised. The rewrite was instigated in order to address current developments in ...

News item | 26-06-2019 | 13:35

A look at the Defence news 10 - 16 June

After a 3 year absence, the Royal Netherlands Air Force Days are back. Dutch air power presented itself to the general public at ...

News item | 19-06-2019 | 13:23

A look at te Defence news 3 - 9 June

On 6 June 2019, more than 300 mostly young military personnel and 3 military veterans, who served in the Royal Netherlands Army’s ...

News item | 12-06-2019 | 17:05

A look at the Defence news 27 May – 2 June

The government is to provide Defence with additional funding amounting in structural terms to €162 million a year. This annual ...

News item | 05-06-2019 | 16:25