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F-35s and F-16s complete their first 24 hours on the eastern flank
The first 24 hours of the NATO deployment of Dutch fighter aircraft on the eastern flank of the NATO Treaty Area have been ...
F-16s deployed for the protection of NATO airspace over Eastern Europe
Two F-16s have just taken off from Volkel Air Base. Both aircraft have been tasked with protecting NATO airspace over Eastern ...
Ministry of Defence sends two F-35s to Eastern Europe
From today, two F-35s of the Royal Netherlands Air Force have been tasked with the protection of NATO airspace over Eastern ...
Minister Ollongren: ‘An act of terror and aggression with severe consequences’
The Netherlands Minister of Defence, Kajsa Ollongren, has issued her initial response to the events in Ukraine. Russian troops ...
A look at the Defence news 14 – 20 February
The Defence ministers of the NATO countries met in Brussels last week. The meeting was held against the backdrop of the tense ...
A look at the Defence news 6 - 13 February
In what can be seen as a historical step, the further integration of Dutch and German air defence units took shape this week. A ...
A look at the Defence news 31 January – 6 February
The Surinamese Minister of Defence, Krishna Mathoera was the guest of her Dutch counterpart Kajsa Ollongren. The visit was aimed ...
A look at the Defence news 24 - 30 January
The protection of the airspace of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is once again in Dutch hands.
Visit by UK Defence Secretary focuses on concerns about Ukraine
Netherlands Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren welcomed her British counterpart Defence Secretary Ben Wallace to the Ministry of ...
Netherlands provides F-35s and land-based units for NATO defence
The Netherlands is on stand-by to make an additional contribution to the reinforcement of NATO’s deterrence and defence ...