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Chief of Defence resigns

Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp resigned from his post this evening. He followed the example of Minister of Defence ...

News item | 03-10-2017 | 22:34

Minister Hennis resigns

Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert has tendered her resignation. She announced her decision at the end of the debate prompted by ...

News item | 03-10-2017 | 22:00

Largest naval vessel arrives in St Maarten

HNLMS Karel Doorman is moored in the port of St Maarten as of today. The naval vessel has brought more than a thousand tonnes of ...

News item | 01-10-2017 | 13:32

Dutch military providing emergency relief on Dominica

The offshore patrol vessel HNLMS Zeeland will provide emergency relief on the island of Dominica. Like St Maarten, Dominica is ...

News item | 22-09-2017 | 16:00

Curaçao’s prime minister and Dutch defence minister to visit St Maarten

Prime Minister of Curaçao Eugene Rhuggenaath and Dutch defence minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert will visit St Maarten in early ...

News item | 21-09-2017 | 19:55

Largest naval vessel bringing relief supplies to Caribbean

The Joint Logistic Support Ship HNLMS Karel Doorman has departed for the Caribbean from the naval port of Den Helder. It is ...

News item | 20-09-2017 | 16:55

Military helicopter brings food and water to St Maarten (video)

Yesterday an NH90 maritime helicopter flew to St Maarten to bring food and water to the island, which has been badly affected by ...

News item | 18-09-2017 | 12:30

Netherlands to continue contributing to UN mission in Mali in 2017

This Friday the government decided that the Netherlands will again contribute to MINUSMA, the UN peace mission in Mali, in 2017.

News item | 07-10-2016 | 15:15

Mission in Iraq to be extended, ship to be deployed for training of Libyan coastguard

Today it was decided by the cabinet that the Netherlands will remain part of the international fight against the ISIS terror ...

News item | 09-09-2016 | 17:30

A look at the Defence news 8-14 August

What do you do after a flood? How do you paint a fictitious yet realistic picture of an event for an exercise scenario? These are ...

News item | 17-08-2016 | 09:59

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