Armed Forces of The Netherlands
|Armed Force of Netherlands|
Royal Netherlands Army,Royal Netherlands Navy,|
Royal Netherlands Air Force,Royal Netherlands Cadets
|Commander-in-Chief||King William VII|
|Minister of Defense||Karl Van der Kiste|
17,142,651 males, age 17-45, |
11,252,908 females, age 17-45
16,941,014 males, age 17-45, |
10,936,273 females, age 17-45
100,401 males, |
|Percent of GDP||4%|
Philips,Van de Berg
The Armed forces of the Netherlands consist of the Army, Navy, and Air Force.
The service branches consist of:
- Koninklijke Landmacht (KL), Royal Netherlands Army.
- Koninklijke Marine (KM), Royal Netherlands Navy and Korps Mariniers, Marine Corps.
- Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLU), Royal Netherlands Air Force.
- Koninklijke Marechaussee (KMAR), Royal Military Constabulary.
And one youth Branch:
- Koninklijke Cadetten (KC),Royal Netherlands Cadets
The Netherlands' military is currently a fully professional military.The conscription law,was suspended since 2001.All military branches and specialties are open to female recruits since the "1973 Woman Equality Act".
The Dutch Ministry of Defence employs over 2,500,000 personnel, including both civilian,defence industry and military personnel.And has a Reserve Force of 1,112,155 which is divided as follows:
- Group I:212,100 (Full Time,Almost the same Experience as the Regular Army)
- Group II:440,055(Part Time,Moderate level of Experience)
- Group III:450,000(On Paper,Basic level of Experience)
|Chief of Defence||Appointed||Branch|
|17 September 2016
(3 years, 294 days)
Royal Netherlands Navy
|Vice Chief of Defence||Appointed||Branch|
|29 May 2016
(4 years, 44 days)
Royal Netherlands Air Force
|Commander of the Army||Appointed||Branch|
|Maarschalk van Nederland
|28 August 2014
(5 years, 314 days)
Royal Netherlands Army
(Engineer Corps )
The Kingdom of Netherlands are in the Heart of Europe between France and Germany and owns colonies on the other side of the globe,to ensure the defence of the European territories and the asian ones,the Netherlands have a very developed military industries sector and that employs more than 900 thousand in Europe and 10 million in the Dutch East Indies.The Biggest of the Defence Contractors are:
|Baker&Kolff||Small Arms Industry||Rotterdam||1820||Personal Weapons|
|DAF NV||Automobiles||Eindhoven||1920||Trucks,Tracked Vehicles,|
|Drumbaar NV||Heavy Industries||Middleburg||1883||Artillery,Shipyards|
|FN Herstal||Small Arms Industry||Herstal||1889||Personal Weapons|
|Van de Berg||Heavy Industries||Maastricht||1921||Artillery,Shipyards|