Committed to peace and security, always and everywhere.
Defence stands for peace and security, in the Netherlands and elsewhere. The armed forces contribute to stability and freedom in the world. The Ministry of Defence comprises the Ministry itself (Central Staff), the four armed forces (the Royal Netherlands Navy, the Royal Netherlands Army, the Royal Netherlands Air Force and the Royal Military and Border Police), Support Command and the Defence Materiel Organisation. With a workforce of some 69,000, the Ministry of Defence is one of the biggest employers in the Netherlands.
Dutch F-16s drop first bombs in Iraq
This morning 2 Dutch F-16s used their weapons for the first time in the fight against terrorist organisation ...
Total of 173 victims of MH17 air disaster now identified
It was announced today that a further 46 victims of the MH17 air disaster have been identified. Of these 46 ...