Netherlands budgets over $4 billion military aid for Ukraine

[ad_1] PARIS — The Netherlands will provide Ukraine with €4 billion (US $4.25 billion) in military aid in the 2024-2026 period, the Dutch government said in a spring budget update on April 15. Defense leaders will also structurally increase defense spending by €500 million per year from 2028 to invest in air defense and ammunition … Read more

Air defense, tanks top Dutch military’s wish list

[ad_1] PARIS — Dutch top military leaders have a wish list for the next government: air defense, tanks and more military police. More air defense systems is the number one priority, “no question about it,” Chief of Defence Gen. Otto Eichelsheim said in an interview with broadcaster NPO on April 4, flanked by his top … Read more

Nordic nations ponder military changes with NATO in mind

[ad_1] LONDON — With all Nordic countries now part of NATO, the nations must manage how to reconcile and integrate national as well as regional security needs and initiatives with what the alliance requires, which could necessitate changes to existing command structures, officials have said. In March 2023, the commanders of the Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish … Read more