Joint Expeditionary Force

The Joint Expeditionary Force is a rapid response force, made up of forces from various like-minded nations. This rapid response force, which can be deployed rapidly anywhere in the world, is in addition to NATO.

The JEF achieved full operational capability in June 2018. Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden also contribute to the JEF. At this moment in time, the Dutch contribution consists of the Dutch component of the UK/NL Amphibious Force, which contains units from the Netherlands Marine Corps and vessels such as HNLMS Karel Doorman.