The fleet, navy personnel and marines of the Royal Netherlands Navy are deployed worldwide in the interests of ensuring security at sea and from the sea. Both at home and abroad, the Royal Netherlands Navy takes part in crisis management operations and provides humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The Royal Netherlands Navy is the oldest of the 4 Services of the Netherlands armed forces.
A look at the Defence news 1 - 7 May
09-05-2018 | 14:38
The Royal Netherlands Army will be introducing new CBRN (chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear) reconnaissance...
A look at the Defence news 16 – 22 April
25-04-2018 | 10:45
Two Defence speeches have won the American Cicero Speechwriting Award. They are former minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert’s...
Defence White Paper focusing on a robust, agile military force
26-03-2018 | 15:20
The Netherlands Ministry of Defence can once again have confidence in the future. After years of budget cuts, the Defence...
A look at the Defence news 16 – 21 January
24-01-2018 | 11:56
Dutch F-16s this week attacked an ISIS position. They were acting in support of coalition ground troops. This took place near...
A look at the Defence news 20 – 27 November
29-11-2017 | 12:28
Commodore Ludger Brummelaar has been appointed as the new Chief of the Military Household of His Majesty the King. He will...
A look at the Defence news 16 October – 22 October
26-10-2017 | 11:29
The Terrier-Oriole, a medium-range ballistic missile, was racing through space at almost 15,000 kilometres an hour. The...