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Defenture announces plans to develop three new vehicles

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Netherlands-based manufacturer of tactical vehicles Defenture announced that the company has plans to develop three new modular tactical vehicles. According to a news release, the company looks forward to an investment from Azur Investment Group which enables Defenture to further develop new vehicles for military and law enforcement deployment. Defenture develops and produces light tactical […]

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Dutch Army uses cutting-edge device to shoot down drones

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The Dutch Army has recently completed a live-fire counter-drone trial using a cutting-edge device, called the Smart Shooter‘s SMASH Fire Control System.  Soldiers from all branches of the army, including the Air Force, Special Forces, and Marines, attended the trial, which was done in close co-operation with Smart Shooter Dutch Partner, TBM bv. The trial took […]

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Boeing gets $2,2 billion contract for small diameter bombs

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Aerospace giant Boeing was awarded a $2,2 billion contract by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center on 24 September to manufacture and deliver Small Diameter Bombs under a multiyear buy contracting arrangement. The contract, announced Thursday by the Department of Defense, is awadred under the Small Diameter Bomb Increment I weapon program. “This […]

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U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell PAC-3 missiles to Netherlands

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The U.S. State Department recently approved the potential sale to the Netherlands of more than $241 million worth of PAC-3 missiles. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued a press release on September 24, that announced that the U.S. State Department had approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Netherlands of Patriot […]

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Dutch Special Forces to receive 249 military quads from Defenture

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Dutch-based vehicle manufacturer Defenture signed the contract for the supply of 249 military diesel quads with the Dutch Ministry of Defense, according to a company news release. Defenture, together with its partner W-tec from Neede, will develop this special military quad between 2020 and 2024, test prototypes and build them in series for the Dutch […]

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U.S. State Department clears $39 million sale of AMRAAM missiles to Netherlands

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The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the State Department had approved the sale of AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) to the Netherlands. U.S. tells Congress of plans to sell 16 AIM-120C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM) and related equipment for an estimated cost of $39 million to Netherlands. “This proposed sale […]

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Dutch NH90 helicopter crashed in the Caribbean

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An NH90 maritime combat helicopter crashed into the sea, 12km off Aruba, killing a pilot and a tactical coordinator.  They are 34-year-old pilot Christine Martens and 33-year-old tactical coordinator Erwin Warnies, both in the rank of lieutenant. According to the Dutch Ministry of Defense, a crash involving an NH90 maritime combat helicopter has claimed the […]

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Royal Netherlands Air Force just got its new F-35 stealth fighters

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On 14 July, the Royal Netherlands Air Force has received two more F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters at Leeuwarden Air Base, with some delay. New fighters were delivered to the Netherlands with delay due to the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy, where the aircraft were built. According to the Scramble Magazine, the new F-35 fighters with […]

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Pentagon clears $40M sale of Excalibur tactical projectiles to Netherlands

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The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said the U.S. State Department had approved the sale of Excalibur tactical projectiles to the Netherlands. The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $40.55 million sale of 199 Excalibur Increment IB M982Al tactical projectiles to the Netherlands, the Pentagon said on Friday after notifying Congress of the certification. The […]

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Boeing delivers newest configuration of Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Boeing, is a world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial and military aircraft, has announced that it recently delivered the first CH-47F Chinook with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), continuing a track record of on-time deliveries to customers. The RNLAF will operate a fleet of 20 CH-47F Chinooks, the […]

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