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Building of new National Military Museum gets off to a good start

Minister of Defence, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert, today cast concrete as the symbolic starting signal for the construction of the ...

News item | 25-01-2013 | 10:28

Quartermasters for Patriot mission leave for Turkey

Around 30 Dutch and 20 German quartermasters left from Eindhoven Air Base this morning to make preparations for the arrival of ...

News item | 08-01-2013 | 14:06

Patriots travel in convoy to Eemshaven

Escorted by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, 2 Dutch Patriot units left for the port of Eemshaven near Delfzijl today, to be ...

News item | 07-01-2013 | 09:46

Dutch Patriot units to be based in Adana, Turkey

The Dutch Patriot units which are to be deployed to protect Turkey against attacks from Syria will be stationed in Adana in ...

News item | 27-12-2012 | 10:00

Defence divers find no bodies in Baltic Ace wreck

Navy divers have not found any of the missing crew members in their search of the wreck of the Baltic Ace, 40 metres below the ...

News item | 21-12-2012 | 14:01

The Netherlands to send Patriots to Turkey

In the short term, the Netherlands will send 2 Patriot units to Turkey, its NATO ally, to protect its territory and population ...

News item | 07-12-2012 | 15:25

Patriots reconnaissance team visits Turkey

A nine-member-strong reconnaissance mission consisting of various military specialists has been in Turkey since Monday 26 ...

News item | 29-11-2012 | 11:30

Marechaussee breaks up criminal gang

With the arrest of 11 men and a woman, the combined efforts of a Royal Netherlands Marechaussee team, the Fiscal Intelligence and ...

News item | 21-11-2012 | 11:44

Possible deployment of Dutch air-defence system to Turkey

The government of Turkey today made a request to the Secretary-General of NATO for deployment of Patriot systems in protection of ...

News item | 21-11-2012 | 00:00

Defence organisation play important role in fight against cannabis trade

Cash, weapons, ammunition, 700 cannabis plants and 1200 cuttings, 12 cars, 2 boats, 2 caravans, a quantity of narcotics and ...

News item | 15-11-2012 | 13:31