Posts by Nicholas Fiorenza

in Ares Dec 09, 2014

NATO Goes Dutch Intercepting Russian aircraft (updated with video)

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Dec. 1 that there have been over 400 scrambles of allied aircraft so far this year to intercept Russian....More
in Ares Dec 09, 2014

Estonia Goes Dutch With CV90

The Netherlands is selling 44 CV90 armored infantry fighting vehicles to Estonia. The contract was signed by Dutch Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-....More
in Ares Nov 17, 2014

Belgium Receives Last NH90 Troop Transport Helicopter

The last of four NH90 troop transport helicopters ordered by Belgium, designated RN08, was handed over in Marignane, France, Nov. 13....More
in Ares Nov 05, 2014

F-35s Go Dutch

The Royal Netherlands Air Force's (RNLAF) 323 Squadron took command of the first two Dutch F-35s in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Nov. 4....More
in Ares Oct 29, 2014

Poland and Germany Deepen Army Cooperation

Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak and German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen signed a statement of intent to....More
in Ares Oct 06, 2014

Belgian and RNLAF F-16s Go Dutch Supporting Iraqi Forces

A Belgian air force F-16 dropped a GPS-guided bomb in support of Iraqi forces Oct. 5. It was the first time Belgium used munitions against Islamic....More
in Ares Sep 26, 2014

Last NATO AWACS Comes Home From Afghanistan

The last NATO E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) returned to its home base in Geilenkirchen, Germany, Sept. 25....More
in Ares Sep 26, 2014

European F-16s To Participate In Air Operations Over Iraq

Six Belgian F-16s took off from their base in Florennes Sept. 26 on their way to Jordan via Greece....More
in Ares Sep 18, 2014

Spain To Relieve Dutch Patriots in Turkey

Spain will deploy two Patriot batteries and 130 troops to Turkey in January to replace the two batteries being withdrawn by the Netherlands, Spanish....More
in Ares Sep 08, 2014

New NRF

Media coverage of NATO's 4-5 September Wales summit made it sound as if the alliance was setting up a new rapid response force but the true story....More

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