Nearing its 14-month mark since Russia launched an invasion of its neighbor Ukraine, countries around the globe continue to rearm themselves with cutting-edge weaponry to combat emerging modern threats, as witnessed on the Ukrainian battlefield.
The Netherlands is among the European countries that have been busy reassessing and upgrading their defense capabilities, recently procuring American and Israeli-made weapons to address long-distance threats.
According to its defense ministry, the ongoing conflict in Ukraine demonstrates the importance of equipping various fire support, including short, medium, and long-range, on its land, air, and sea fortifications.
“With the new systems, the Ministry of Defense further substantiates NATO’s common combat power and deterrence,” Netherlands Defense State Secretary Christophe van der Maat stated. “This shows that the Netherlands is taking responsibility by making a strong contribution to this.”