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.
New at Defence: Netherlands Special Operations Command (video)
07-12-2018 | 13:45
Special Operations Forces (SOF) are becoming increasingly important, yet at a national level this capability was until recently ...
A look at the Defence news, 15 – 21 October
25-10-2018 | 12:04
Earlier this week, the fuel systems of 2 Dutch F-35s were checked. The system of 1 aircraft was found to be not functioning ...
A look at the Defence news 17 – 23 September
26-09-2018 | 15:00
With 1,500 servicemen and servicewomen performing ceremonial tasks, the Defence organisation once again provided support on a ...
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 vehicles. ...
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 ...