In an interview published by De Telegraaf, on the 4th of May, the Chief of the Royal Dutch Navy, Admiral Kramer, had made several comments on issues directly linked to the MKS 180 competition in Germany, and to Damen's future role.
The Commission proposed this week its budget for the 2021-2027 period, which is supposed to align the Union's budget to the political priorities. The Commission proposes a long-term budget of €1.135 billion in commitments over the period from 2021 to 2027, equivalent to 1.11%
World military expenditure reached $1.739 trillion in 2017 according to the SIPRI military expenditure database. This study shows that despite soaring tensions between Moscow and the West, Russia’s military spending last year came in at $66.3 billion, 20 % lower than in 2016.
While addressing the European Parliament, gathered in plenary in Strasbourg on 17 April, French President Emmanuel Macron defended the French participation in a coalition missile strike on government forces in Syria, along with the UK and the US.
In 14th April, the United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles overnight in Syria, in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Douma a week ago, targeting three chemical weapons facilities, including a research and development center in Damascus’ Barzeh district and two
As Defencechronicles reported in its 21st March issue, in an unprecedented move, on mid-March, Hein van Ameijden, managing director of Damen Schelde and Dieter Dehlke, M.D of Blohm+Voss wrote a letter to the MPs of the German Parliament.
With political instability and populism rising across Europe, the formation of this new coalition government in Germany led to great hope and expectations, particularly on the defence and security matters.