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Medical skills training for counterterrorism teams

Last week, 36 counterterrorism teams from Norway, Switzerland and 27 EU countries honed their medical skills in the Netherlands. ...

News item | 04-06-2013 | 10:37

Navy ready for hurricane season

From tomorrow, the Royal Netherlands Navy will be officially on standby again to provide emergency assistance in the event of ...

News item | 31-05-2013 | 11:40

Extensive cooperation between German and Dutch armed forces

The Netherlands and Germany are to expand their existing military cooperation. Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and her German ...

News item | 28-05-2013 | 13:02

Another drug haul by the Royal Netherlands Navy

HNLMS Friesland, the Dutch guard ship in the Caribbean, seized 1,600 kilograms of marihuana off the coast of Costa Rica during ...

News item | 16-05-2013 | 12:50

Netherlands armed forces commemorate the fallen

Today, the Dutch Defence organisation commemorated all soldiers and civilians of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who perished in ...

News item | 04-05-2013 | 12:21

Change of command in Kunduz

Today, Colonel (MC) Marc Brinkman and civil representative Hans Peter van der Woude assumed command of the police training group ...

News item | 01-05-2013 | 12:30

Military attention for abdication and investiture in mission areas

Just as in the Netherlands, Queen’s Day and the investiture did not go unnoticed in mission areas of the Netherlands armed ...

News item | 30-04-2013 | 16:55

Prominent presence of Defence organisation in royal escort

The royal couple received a gun salute as they proceeded to the Nieuwe Kerk on Dam Square. In line with the tradition ...

News item | 30-04-2013 | 16:51

Honorary salute for Queen Beatrix

By firing a 101-volley salute from 09.00 hrs, HNLMS Evertsen paid an 8-minute tribute to Queen Beatrix while sailing on the IJ ...

News item | 30-04-2013 | 11:27

Cabinet clears the way for private security on board merchant vessels

The cabinet will draft legislation which will enable shipping companies to hire armed personnel from private security companies ...

News item | 26-04-2013 | 16:01

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