The Netherlands armed forces operate in the service of peace and security all over the world, for instance by contributing to international missions. The Ministry of Defence manages the armed forces, which comprise the Navy, Army, Air Force and the Marechaussee (a gendarmerie corps). The Chief of Defence (CHOD) holds military command of the forces.
A look at the Defence news 8-14 August
17-08-2016 | 09:59
What do you do after a flood? How do you paint a fictitious yet realistic picture of an event for an exercise scenario? These...
Defence News Summary
18-03-2015 | 15:10
On 10 March, the first group of Peshmerga were awarded their infantry diplomas in Iraq. A summary of Defence news in the week...
2 Apache pilots killed in Mali
17-03-2015 | 20:24
Yesterday, a Royal Netherlands Air Force Apache helicopter crashed during a firing exercise in Mali. Captain René Zeetsen (30)...