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2 Apache pilots killed in Mali

Yesterday, a Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache helicopter crashed during a firing exercise in Mali. Captain René Zeetsen (30) ...

News item | 17-03-2015 | 20:24

Defence discontinues use of yellow search-and-rescue helicopters

As of 1 January 2015, the Defence organisation has taken its characteristic yellow AB-412 search-and-rescue helicopters out of ...

News item | 31-12-2014 | 10:47

Train hijacking at De Punt in 1977

The 1977 train hijacking at De Punt, Drenthe, and how it was ended on Saturday 11 June has been the subject of a recent ...

News item | 19-11-2014 | 17:44

Netherlands to extend its contribution to EU counter-piracy mission

The Netherlands is to extend its participation in the European Union’s counter-piracy mission ‘Operation Atalanta’ by one year. ...

News item | 14-11-2014 | 13:57

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 ISIS in Iraq. The ...

News item | 07-10-2014 | 13:44

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 victims, 26 were ...

News item | 22-08-2014 | 17:25

Total of 127 victims of MH17 air disaster now identified

It was announced today that a further 62 victims of the MH17 air disaster have been identified. Of these 62 victims, 47 were ...

News item | 15-08-2014 | 16:30

Total of 65 victims of MH17 air disaster now identified

It was announced today that a further 42 victims of the MH17 air disaster have been identified. Of these 42 victims, 21 were ...

News item | 09-08-2014 | 21:06

Telephone conversation between Minister Hennis and her Ukrainian counterpart

Today, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert talked to her Ukrainian counterpart Valeriy Geletey about the security ...

News item | 05-08-2014 | 20:43

Victims of air disaster flown to Eindhoven

On Wednesday 23 July, 40 coffins carrying the bodies of victims of flight MH17 arrived at Eindhoven Air Base. An Australian ...

News item | 24-07-2014 | 14:35

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