The Royal Netherlands Navy will patrol the North Sea with mine countermeasure vessel HNLMS Zierikzee in mid-December. This is done in a coalition of like-minded countries, which together form the Joint Expeditionary Force (JEF). The JEF alliance also monitors the...
The Dutch government has decided to assign a permanent task to Defence to monitor potential threats around the Dutch part of the North Sea. Minister of Defence Kajsa Ollongren reported this to the House of Representatives on 7 July. The government recognises the...
For a year, the Royal Netherlands Navy commanded Standing NATO Maritime Group 1. As of 6 January, Germany has taken over. Commander Jeanette Morang ceremoniously handed over the banner to her successor Flotillen Admiral Thorsten Marx in Den Helder for this purpose....
The Dutch air defence and command frigates are getting new anti-ship missiles. A replacement for the current Harpoon anti-ship missile has been found in the Naval Strike Missile. Defence has contracted Norwegian supplier Kongsberg, which is expected to supply the new...
On the morning of November 17, two Russian fighter aircraft made an unsafe approach toward Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), which was conducting routine operations in the Baltic Sea, reports NATO. The Russian pilots failed to respond to standing query...
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