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A look at the Defence news 11 – 18 April
The 3rd and last column of the Patriot fire unit that left for Slovakia on 14 April arrived at its destination on 17 April. The ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
A look at the Defence news 28 March - 3 April
The Netherlands has now sent more than € 50 million worth of military goods to Ukraine. This also included weapons. Minister ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...