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. The Royal Netherlands Navy is capable of carrying out independent operations and joint operations with the Army, Air Force and Marechaussee, as well as with international Allies. The Royal Netherlands Navy is deployed both at home and abroad for crisis management operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The Royal Netherlands Navy is the oldest of the four Services of the Netherlands armed forces.
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...
A look at the Defence news 3 – 8 October
11-10-2017 | 10:45
France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have set up a temporary multinational coordination cell. The purpose of this...
A look at the Defence news 26 September – 1 October
04-10-2017 | 13:00
The Dutch Marine Corps and the German Navy Seebataillon unit have completed a 2-week joint training exercise in the Baltic Sea...
A look at the Defence news 11 – 17 September
20-09-2017 | 14:13
Next year, Netherlands military personnel will again be actively involved in the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, the...