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Dutch soon to pull fighter jets striking IS targets

Dutch F-16 fighter jets will end bombing missions against Daesh (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria at the end of the year, the Netherlands government...

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...

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...
Patriot Air Defense Missiles

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...