The Dutch and Belgian navies engage in intensive cooperation. The 2 national operational navy staffs combine to form 1 staff, the Admiralty Benelux.
Belgium and the Netherlands have agreed upon which ships and units from the 2 navies are available for use by the Admiralty Benelux. The Dutch and Belgian navies work together in the areas of:
- the purchase of ships;
- ship maintenance;
- logistic organisation.