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Patriot unit ready to fire in Slovakia

The Patriot air defence system in central Slovakia is operational. The unit manning the system is therefore ready to protect ...

News item | 22-04-2022 | 14:27

A look at the Defence news 11 – 18 April

The third and last column of the Patriot fire unit that left for Slovakia on 14 April arrived at its destination on 17 April. The ...

News item | 21-04-2022 | 09:37

Army personnel to Romania for NATO

The Netherlands will contribute approximately 200 military personnel to a NATO battle group in Romania. The expectation is that ...

News item | 20-04-2022 | 11:29

Netherlands to supply heavy equipment to Ukraine

Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren yesterday informed the House of Representatives in writing that the Netherlands will supply ...

News item | 19-04-2022 | 15:30

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