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Inventory Dutch armed forces

1. Air Force
2. Army
3. Navy



1. Royal Netherlands Air Force
Airplane/Helicopter In service since Purchased Numbers (2016) Remarks
F-16A/B MLU M5 1979 213 61 will be replaced by the F-35A
F-35A Lightning II (JSF) - 2
37 (planned)
2 being used for training and test trials within the USA
Gulfstream IV 1996 1 1  
KDC-10 1995 3 2 2 
C-130-H30 Hercules 1994 2 2 2 
C-130H 2011 2 2 2 
PC-7 Pilatus 1989 (10x) & 1997 (3x) 13 13 Will be updated under the Obsolescence Prevention Program by Pilatus, Switzerland
AH-64D Apache 1998 30 28 2 crashed
remaining are being updated to Block II
CH-47D Chinook
CH-47F(NL) Chinook
1995 /1998
2012
13
6
11
6
2 crashed, all will be replaced by F models
will be updated to F-model
CH-47F MYIICAAS - 14 0 starting delivery in 2019
AS532 Cougar MkII   17 17 6 in storage
NH90-TNFH / NFH 2010 20 20  
E-3A Sentry 1982 18 17 NATO property
Out of service        
Airplane/Helicopter In service since In service till Purchased Remarks
Bo-105 Bölkow 1975    30
SH-14D Lynx   2012 +/- 22
F-104 Starfighter 1962-1984 1984 138  
NF-5A / B 1970   105 Sold to Turkey
Fokker 50 1996 2014   Sold to Peru 
Fokker 60   2011  4 Sold to Peru 
Fokker 27
Fokker 27 Maritiem
1960
1981
  12
2
 
DC-10 2011 2014 2 Flown to Newquay, UK for dismantling
SA316 Alouette III 1964 2015    
AB412SP 1994 2015 3  
 

Current RNLAF aircraft deployments

- 4 F-1
6's in Poland for the surveillance of the airspace above Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
- 2 F-16's in the Netherlands as part of the 24/7 Quick Reaction Alert
- 4 AH-64's Apaches fin Mali to gather intelligence and support MINUSMA
- X ScanEagle and Raven UAV in Mali
- 3 CH-47 Chinooks in Mali to support MINUSMA
- 1 NH90 onboard frigate as part of the anti-piracy mission near Somal

2. Royal Netherlands Army
Weaponsystem In service since Purchased Numbers (2016) Future Comments
Boxer     44    
CV9035N MkIII     88    
M577     21    
YPR-765     162    
Fuchs     20    
Bushmaster     70    
Fennek
Fennek with stinger
    347
18
   
PzH2000     18    
120mm mortars     18    
81mm mortars     63    
60mm mortars     33    
Leopard 2 recoverytank     34    
Leopard 1 engineers tank        
Leopard 1 bridge tank        
Motor cycles KTM     115     
SCANIA / TROPCO     654    
Airmobile special vehicles/ quads     150    
Stinger          
NASAMS     6 launchers    
Patriot     20 launchers   Untill 2012 part of the Air Force
           
RQ-11B Raven (UAV)     25    
ScanEagle (UAV)     2    
           
Out of service
  In service since In service till Purchased    
Sperwer (UAV)   2012      
PRTL Cheetah          
M109 Houwitscher          
Leopard 2A6 MBT   2011      
Hawk (SAM)          
Patria          
Gill anti-tank          
Panzerfaust anti-tank          


3. Royal Netherlands Navy
Ship In service since Purchased Numbers (2016) Future Comments
LCF frigates
Zeven Provinciën class
  4 4 4  
Multipurpose frigates
Karel Doorman class
  - 2 2  
Landing Platform Docks   2 2 2  
Joint Logistic Support Schip   1 1 1 in production
Patrol ships
Holland class
  4 4 4  
Submarines
Walrus class
  4 4 4  
Mine sweepers
Alkmaar class
  26 6 6  
Hydrographic ships   - 2    
Torpedoworkship   - 1    
Dive vehicles   - 4    
Support ships   - 1    
Landingvehicles   - 6    
 
Out of service
Schip/Vliegtuig/Helikopter In service since In service till Purchased   Remakrs
Command frigates          
ASW frigates          
Standard frigates          
Air-defence frigates     2    
Supply ships     2    
Ships for Oceanographics     1    
P-3C Orion     13    sold to Portugal and Germany
Supply ship

  Military Music
Air Force
- Royal Air Force Band (52 professional musicians)

Navy
- Royal Navy Marines Band (54 professional musicians)

Army
- Royal Military Band Johan Willem Friso (52 musicians)
- Drumfanfare Regimentsfanfare Garde Grenadiers and Jagers (21 musicians)
- Fanfareorchestra Royal Army Bereden Wapens (44 musicians)
- Drumfanfare Corps National Reserve (44 musicians)

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Last updated: 13 August 2016