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Dutch OK Military Equipment Supply to Algeria

Dutch OK Military Equipment Supply to Algeria

A Dutch company is allowed to sell some 21 million euros of military equipment to Algeria. Thales Nederland has received an export licence, Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans says in a letter to parliament. The deal involves radar systems and so-called […]


F-35 JSF Jet Does Not Fit In Revised Dutch Defence Strategy

F-35 JSF Jet Does Not Fit In Revised Dutch Defence Strategy

Armed forces which include the controversial JSF jet fighter is the least attractive scenario for the future of the Dutch military, according to an assessment by the Clingenael Institute. The institute, which specialises in international relations, has drawn up four […]


Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border

The Dutch cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead to sending NATO Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend its border against Syria, along with a maximum 360 soldiers to operate them. “The cabinet has decided shortly to send two Dutch Patriot […]


Canada Receives Dutch Leopard 2A4 Tanks

Canada Receives Dutch Leopard 2A4 Tanks

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, announced today the arrival of the Leopard 2A4 Canadian tank as members of the Combat Training Centre’s Armour School showcased the dynamic fire-power and mobility of the latest platform of the Armoured […]


Indonesia Ditches Dutch Tank Deal, Goes to Germany Instead

Indonesia Ditches Dutch Tank Deal, Goes to Germany Instead

Indonesia has abandoned plans to buy 80 second-hand tanks from the Dutch army and has placed the order with Germany instead, according to local media reports. According to the Jakarta Post, the government opted to do business with Germany because […]


Dutch Defence Ministry Plans to Sell F-16s

Dutch Defence Ministry Plans to Sell F-16s

Romania is interested in buying 15 surplus F-16’s from the Dutch air force. A number of other countries have also shown interest in Dutch military vehicles and ordnance. On Thursday, the Defence Ministry confirmed reports that it is looking to […]


Dutch Help Block Weapons Delivery to Syria

Dutch Help Block Weapons Delivery to Syria

The Dutch navy was involved in the international effort to stop a potential weapons delivery to Syria, according to caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs Uri Rosenthal. The British Minister of Foreign Affairs William Hague says the ship in question, the […]


Dutch Defence Minister In Texas to Discuss Joint Strike Fighter

Dutch Defence Minister In Texas to Discuss Joint Strike Fighter

Defence Minister Hans Hillen says he did not avoid thorny issues during his recent visit to the JSF factory in Texas. “Lockheed Martin knows it will have to work hard to keep us on board,” he said afterwards. The Netherlands […]


Dutch Claim Russia Involved in F-16 Espionage

Dutch Claim Russia Involved in F-16 Espionage

Russia is involved in the alleged espionage via a former F-16 pilot in the Dutch army. The defence attaché at the embassy has been replaced, public broadcaster NOS has reported. In April, it became known that a former F-16 pilot […]


 
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