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A look at the Defence news 11 – 17 January

The Netherlands and Belgium will together replace their multi-purpose frigates, also known as M-frigates. The name for the new ...

News item | 20-01-2021 | 16:00

A look at the Defence news 4 - 10 January

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News item | 13-01-2021 | 08:00

Eichelsheim new Chief of Defence

Lieutenant General Onno Eichelsheim is to be the new Chief of Defence of the Netherlands. The Council of Ministers today approved ...

News item | 08-01-2021 | 15:03

A look at the Defence news 21 December – 3 January

Jordan, New Zealand and Australia will not be participating in the Invictus Games in The Hague later this year. These countries ...

News item | 06-01-2021 | 13:34

A look at the Defence news 14 – 20 December

The Dutch and German armed forces are further strengthening their ties. The 2 countries signed several agreements to that end on ...

News item | 23-12-2020 | 09:00

A look at the Defence news 7 – 13 December

Dutch divers had a visit from US marines in the Caribbean. The special operations forces from the NL Marine Corps taught the ...

News item | 16-12-2020 | 10:40

A look at the Defence news 30 November - 6 December

Lieutenant General (retired) Ton van Loon has been awarded the Kosovan Order of Freedom. He was awarded the decoration for his ...

News item | 09-12-2020 | 16:12

A look at the Defence news 23 – 29 November

3 Dutch army personnel have been awarded the prestigious Lithuanian ‘Warrior of the Year award’. They received the decoration for ...

News item | 02-12-2020 | 15:17

A look at the Defence news 16 – 22 November

The Recovery and Identification Service of the Royal Netherlands Army has found human remains for the second time this month. The ...

News item | 25-11-2020 | 17:15

A look at the Defence news 9 – 15 November

The Royal Netherlands Air Force Open Days 2021 at Gilze-Rijen Air Base have definitely been cancelled. The decision to cancel ...

News item | 18-11-2020 | 13:55