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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

5,000th flight of Defence SAR helicopters

This afternoon, a Defence SAR helicopter picked up a heavily pregnant woman from the island of Ameland and flew her to Leeuwarden ...

News item | 18-04-2013 | 10:36

Defence helicopters on stand-by

From Monday onwards, Chinook transport helicopters of the Netherlands Defence organisation and Royal Netherlands Air Force ground ...

News item | 28-03-2013 | 14:40

F-16s intercept Russian bombers

2 Dutch F-16s today took off from Leeuwarden Airbase to intercept 2 Russian bombers.

News item | 21-03-2013 | 16:30

Marechaussee to supply border guards to Frontex

During the coming months, the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee will supply 11 border guard officials for duties at various European ...

News item | 20-03-2013 | 12:00

Dutch military personnel join Somalia training mission

The first two Dutch military personnel left today for Uganda to take part in the European Union Training Mission (EUTM) for ...

News item | 18-03-2013 | 15:51

Dutch air force to monitor Baltic airspace in 2017

Dutch F-16 fighter aircraft will be deployed to police the airspace of the 3 Baltic countries in the first quarter of 2017. This ...

News item | 13-03-2013 | 09:47

Marechaussees form strong arm of Kosovo Police

Marechaussee personnel of the EULEX mission in Kosovo have recently begun conducting patrols with the Kosovo police in the city ...

News item | 13-03-2013 | 00:00

Netherlands to end mission in Kunduz

On 1 July 2013, the Netherlands will end its police training mission in Kunduz province, Afghanistan. Until then, the training ...

News item | 08-03-2013 | 11:55

King will retain close relationship with armed forces

When he takes to the throne on 30 April, the Prince of Orange will relinquish his active military status. He will be the first ...

News item | 08-03-2013 | 08:45