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#61 BansheeOne

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 1259 PM

:D I thought the same, but the one expressively mentioned is recently-finished JSS Karel Doorman which hasn't even been officially commissioned yet AFAIK (though she was already used for delivery of aid to the Ebola-stricken West African countries). She only narrowly survived a decision to not commission her at all for cost reasons in 2013, and is basically what Germany intended to get for an own JSS design if there ever was any money for it, so I guess sharing operating costs is good for both sides.

 

Dutch "De Telegraaf" reports that the Dutch and German defense ministers will sign an agreement at the upcoming summit with their EU colleagues on 4/5 February which will deeply integrate parts of both navies with Karel Doorman as the centerpiece.


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Posted 04 February 2016 - 1157 AM

The abovementioned letter of intent was signed today; the Seebatallion is to be integrated into the RNLN in several steps, though as in all previous measures units will remain based where they are now. There will be regular joint exercises and exchange of personnel however.

 

Of course they had to embark two German Leopards on Karel Doorman for the photo op.

 

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 2245 PM

...and then committed Bimbo-Fu?

 

 

OT, can you post a T/O for the Seebataillon, Banshee?  Thanks in advance.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 0942 AM

Sorry, looked again but afraid I can't improve on my post #52.


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Posted 12 February 2016 - 1134 AM

My bad, I should have looked backwards, just did not recall. Thanks again.


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Posted 16 February 2016 - 0743 AM

Pictures of Dutch Leopard crews training with tanks of Panzerlehrbataillon 93 and troops from Panzergrenadierlehrbataillon 92 and Pionierbataillon 130 in exercise area Oberlausitz for the standing-up of D/NL Panzerbataillon 414.

 

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Posted 16 March 2016 - 1324 PM

Seebataillon training with HNLMS Karel Doorman at the port of Warnemünde last week.

 

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Meanwhile D/NL Panzerbataillon 414 will be officially stood up tomorrow.


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 2136 PM

What is that apc on the right?
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Posted 16 March 2016 - 2337 PM

What is that apc on the right?


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Posted 17 March 2016 - 1134 AM

As stated earlier, D/NL Panzerbataillon 414 was officially stood up today and assigned to NL 43rd Mechanized Brigade, which in turn was assigned to D 1st Panzerdivision. Video of recent training of the battalion at Bergen:

 

 

Notably it says that a Dutch platoon is currently part of the battalion's 2nd Company, which will eventually form the core of the Dutch company when the formation is fully established by the end of 2017.

 

I learned about some additional projects from the reports on today's event. Besides the naval cooperation mentioned a couple times, there is also Project Apollo between the Luftwaffe and Dutch Army, which is aimed at putting the German V/SHORAD troops of Air Defense Group 61 under Dutch command; having the Luftwaffe run Ozelot and Mantis was very strange from the beginning, anyway. Also, the Czechs suggested last year to put their 7th Mechanized Brigade under 1st Panzerdivision, too, though the Defense Ombudsman of the Bundestag, Hans-Peter Bartels, pointed out that South German-based 10th Panzerdivision would be a better fit (less crowded, too). Meanwhile the planned swapping of one battalion each between a German and Polish brigade is reported to be currently affected by some "paralysis" due to purges in the Polish military leadership.


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 0846 AM

Until the renovated Leopard 2 are delivered they can these for training like 183 did:

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 1041 AM

:D Yeah, apparently they won't have all their tanks before 2018 due to the pending refurbishment of the Dutch and the 100 German extra Leopards for the Bundeswehr.

 

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 1521 PM

under the sticker with 414 tactical marking is one for 3./L93 iirc. They borrowed the Leo2 in Munster.

and odd it is marked for the bataillon. Well was for show only anyway.
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Posted 23 March 2016 - 1157 AM

Seebataillon training with HNLMS Karel Doorman at the port of Warnemünde last week.

 

Some video, too.

 


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Posted 24 March 2016 - 1533 PM

RE the Seebataillon pics, [and thanks for these and others, Banshee] I am always impressed with the hopefulness of these guys and US Marines, inter alia, who think they can fire and fight from an inflatable craft at speed against some sort of enemy. Even in inland waters, the doubtful accuracy of one's fire makes for a bad situation in a serious firefight. A single LMG on the targeted ship or shore can ruin one's day.


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Posted 28 June 2016 - 1427 PM

The German and Polish navies signed an agreement today to establish a joint Submarine Operating Authority. As far as I can see this amounts to two Polish officers being attached to the German Maritime Operations Center to give Poland access to the Submarine Broadcast Control Authority there, which will relay orders to boats of both nations.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 0549 AM

Various catchy images from Anakonda, Baltops, Dragoon Ride, Saber Strike, narrated by BG Laubenthal (in German). Heard he is going to take command of 1. Panzerdivision next.

 


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Posted 03 November 2016 - 1513 PM

Joint training of Korps Mariniers and Seebataillon on Texel Island (Dutch).

 


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Posted 14 November 2016 - 0741 AM

Bundeswehr video of same exercise.

 


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 1111 AM

I learned about some additional projects from the reports on today's event. Besides the naval cooperation mentioned a couple times, there is also Project Apollo between the Luftwaffe and Dutch Army, which is aimed at putting the German V/SHORAD troops of Air Defense Group 61 under Dutch command; having the Luftwaffe run Ozelot and Mantis was very strange from the beginning, anyway.

 

The cooperation under Project Apollo seems to go a bit further than the above, and in fact the link also mentions the establishment of a joint deployable air and missile defense unit; it's probably to that end that 500 troops from both nations recently conducted Patriot live fire exercises on Crete. So far the only practical step of integration appears to be two Dutch officers serving with Flugabwehrraketengeschwader 1 though.

 


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