Deh Rawod to Tarin Kowt
vice-admiraal Wim Nagtegaal
Last Chinook flight Air Task Force
Last Chinook flight Air Task Force.
^ video Chinooks in Afghanistan;
Royal Netherlands Army Ground-based Air Defence System.
The first live fire exercise at the Norwegian peninsula Andøya!
The nearly 4-metre-long Amraam missile reaches a speed of almost 5 000 km/h
The Amraam-air to air missile was originally designed as a air-to-air missile, For fighter aircraft to shoot down enemy aircraft.
Today, the missile is also fired from the ground.
The 152 kilo Amraam is hoisted from a Scania truck to the launcher. (Foto's ministerie van Defensie)
These fully mobile systems are based on the AIM-120 AMRAAM, and will protect Dutch forces against aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles.
The most important components are:
Eerste Amraam-raket treft doel (video)
- TRML (Telefunken Radar Mobil Luftraumüberwachung [Telefunken Radar Mobile Airspace Surveillance]): air-picture monitoring radar in shelter on 8x8 truck;
- vehicles for communications with NATO networks;
- command shelters on YAS-4442 vehicles;
- a wireless wide-area network for real-time and non-real-time data communication of the air picture and air-defence orders and terminals for displaying them;
- Stinger Weapon Platform Light: Mercedes-Benz 12 kN vehicle with a twin Stinger launch installation;
- Stinger Weapon Platform Medium: Fennek vehicle with quadruple Stinger launch installation;
- SL-AMRAAM launch installation with command vehicle and supporting target-tracking radar;
- NASAMS system.
interesting. this replaces patriot?
No, Fennek-Stinger replaces the Cheeta (PRTL/Gepard). NASAMS fills in the capability between the Fennek and the Patriot. Both the Fennek and the NASAMS are Army, the Patriot is Air force. Together they form the Joint Air Defence Command, a layered system of systems.
From the, english language, MoD site;
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Some pics of the US Army homepage from the Netherlands in WW2 ! :
Paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division land on their drop zone in Holland during Operation Market-Garden, September 17, 1944. (S. L. A. Marshall Collection)
AU. S. Army Paratrooper from the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles), on patrol near a windmill on the Island, Heteren, Holland, in October 1944 during Operation Market-Garden. (S. L. A. Marshall Collection)
A Soldier from the U. S. Army's 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, hangs a command post sign with the regimental callsign, "Kidnap," during the Allied liberation of Holland in October 1944. (George Koskimaki Collection)
A paratrooper with the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) patrols a street in Holland in September 1944 during Operation Market-Garden. (George Koskimaki Collection)
Commanders of the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles), meet near Zon, Holland during Operation Market-Garden on September 17, 1944. From left to right: Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe, Division Artillery Commander; Colonel Robert Sink, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment Commander; and Colonel Joseph Harper, 327th Glider Infantry Regiment Commander. (S. L. A. Marshall Collection)
Paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles) dug in on the side of a dike along the Lower Rhine river in October 1944 during Operation Market-Garden and the Allied liberation of Holland. (S. L. A. Marshall Collection)
bs, the hawk left the dutch armed forces years ago
So it is replacing the Hawk, just not a case of replacement in the sense that you are working with the new system after having been switched over from the previous system that you were using the "day" before.
Well that makes it more acceptable for me. I didn't know it would be 600 mln over four years. Although it's obvious because they will reign our country for the next four years. I wasn't thinking about previously, but thanks for correcting me. You made my day! I knew about the JSF project. I'm glad they will continue it. Unfortunately 87% of the Dutch people disagree with this decision. But it doesn't matter, because once this new goverment will be installed they wouldn't cancel this project.
Apache-detachment, stationed at Tarin Kowt.
NATO Tiger Meet 2010 F-16AM
NATO Tiger Meet 2010 at Volkel the Netherlands
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Explosieven Opruimingsdienst Defensie laat oude munitie Uruzgan 'springen'
(EOD detonates impounded and 'old'/written off ammunitions)
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