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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

Guidelines provide basis for integrated approach to missions

Experience in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Iraq and Kosovo has taught us that modern-day crises are exceptionally complex and have ...

News item | 11-07-2014 | 16:46

Airmobile Brigade incorporated into Division Schnelle Kräfte

From today, 11 Airmobile Brigade is part of the new German unit Division Schnelle Kräfte (DSK). Lieutenant General Mart de Kruif, ...

News item | 12-06-2014 | 16:00

70th anniversary of D-Day commemorated in Arromanches

The Dutch servicemen who played a part in the liberation of Europe were remembered this morning in Arromanches, France. King ...

News item | 06-06-2014 | 10:00

NATO talks on Ukraine and Afghanistan

During the course of yesterday and today, NATO Ministers of Defence held talks in Brussels about the situation in Ukraine and a ...

News item | 04-06-2014 | 10:00

Minister Hennis visits Dutch troops in Mali

Yesterday and today, Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert paid her first visit to the Dutch contingent in Mali. Chief ...

News item | 26-05-2014 | 09:52

F 16s to provide air support for Baltic states

Starting in September the Netherlands will provide four F 16s to patrol the Baltic states. The fighter jets will be responsible ...

News item | 23-05-2014 | 14:41

Minister Hennis visits Israel

Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert arrived in Israel yesterday, where she will remain until tomorrow to confirm the ...

News item | 19-05-2014 | 15:55

Crew of HNLMS Groningen train Cape Verdian coastguard

The crew of HNLMS Groningen, one of the Royal Netherlands Navy’s ocean-going patrol vessels, has given a number of maritime ...

News item | 09-05-2014 | 16:32

Russian flotilla enters North Sea after 20-year absence

A Russian navy flotilla has entered the North Sea for the first time in 20 years. The Russian Carrier Battlegroup was sighted 2 ...

News item | 08-05-2014 | 16:28