The Netherlands and the US signed a defense cooperation agreement that includes sharing of information about new technological systems for large equipment projects.
The agreement signed by the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and US President Donal Trump deals with partnership on military equipment and operations, the Netherlands Ministry of Defense said in a statement Monday.
The agreement includes exchange of personnel, such as pilots, liaison officers and technicians. The sharing of information about new technological systems is also covered by the agreement. This is especially important for large equipment projects, such as the replacement of helicopters (Chinook and Apache), the purchase of unmanned aircraft (Reaper), or the exchange of information for the replacement of submarines and frigates. Furthermore, both countries will cooperate in the field of missile defense, the statement read.
The US State Department has approved sale of 3,500 M1156 Precision Guided Kits for an estimated cost of $70 million to Netherlands. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale Wednesday
The US State Department has approved sale of defense articles and services in support of continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) based Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Formal Training Unit for an estimated cost of $110 million. The Government of the Netherlands has requested to buy defense articles and services in support of continuation of a Continental United States (CONUS) based Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Formal Training Unit, to include up to 27 GBU-12 Inert Paveway IIs
Swedish firm Saab has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation, DMO, for support and update of simulators to the Netherlands Armys Mobile Combat Training Centre. The order value amount to SEK 115 million is a two-year extension and includes an option for one additional year of support
The US State Department yesterday approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of items and services to support the upgrade/remanufacture of AH-64D Block II Apache Attack Helicopters to the AH-64E configuration for an estimated cost of $1.191 billion
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