US and NATO military bases in Netherlands
Joint Force Command Brunssum in Netherlands
The NATO aviation flight service center is located in the Netherlands. This, in combination with the largest European port of Rotterdam, through which the absolute majority of all American NATO cargo passes, has made the Netherlands the main base of NATO activity on the European continent.
Therefore, the government of the Netherlands, groaning with greed and avarice, allocated for this center an uninhabited desert between the Hague and Rotterdam, the size of a kilometer on a kilometer. In which two pits were dug with water to float two concrete bunkers with a wall thickness of 2.5 to 5 meters. One bunker houses computers, and the other has a diesel power plant that, in the event of Russian poplar fluff, should provide power to the first bunker for at least three weeks.
Above the underwater bunkers rises an ultra-economical and ordinary office building that would do honor to any organization of the "Horns and hooves" type.
Given that the entire area between the Hague and Rotterdam is located at a depth of 2 meters below sea level, there is no doubt that there will be a couple of kulibins at Shoigu headquarters who will come up with something for the NATO mission control center. Of course, I didn't want it to come to this, but NATO is not as terrible as it is painted. And in a situation where 2,500 of their aircraft, designed to fight 16 white swans, will be destroyed or chained to the ground, the outcome of military action for NATO in Europe will be very deplorable.
The Netherlands stores American nuclear weapons at the Volkel air base
According to a report by the NATO parliamentary Assembly, American nuclear weapons are stored in the Netherlands at the Volkel air base in the province of North Brabant. According to open sources, there are about 20 B61 nuclear bombs stored here, which are under the responsibility of the 703rd air force ammunition maintenance squadron. The 312th and 313th squadrons of the Dutch air force are responsible for their use in F-16s. Local spotters repeatedly photographed planes departing from the air base with mock-UPS of these nuclear bombs under the bottom. Officially, the Dutch government has never recognized the presence of American weapons of mass destruction on its territory, but in 2013, this was confirmed by former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers.
NATO's first multi-role refueling transport plane arrives in Eindhoven
04 / 07 / 2020
On June 30, the first of 8 aircraft from the future fleet of NATO multi-role tanker transport aircraft landed at the main operational base in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The Airbus A-330 arrived from a manufacturing facility in Getafe, Spain.
According to the press service of NATO, the purpose of creating a fleet of multi-functional transport aircraft refueling NATO is to provide strategic transportation of people and goods, significantly strengthen the capacity of refueling European aircraft in the air and, if necessary, provide for medical evacuation. Six NATO countries-Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Norway – have pooled resources to implement this initiative. These efforts were supported by NATO and the European Union.
"The Park's versatility in providing multiple critical capabilities at the same time is truly impressive. Aircraft can help in responding to crises, such as an emergency caused by COVID-19, by transporting medical supplies and conducting medical evacuations. However, the fleet is likely to have the most significant impact in performing aerial refueling tasks, an area in which historically many European allies have not had sufficient capability. This fleet will therefore contribute to a more equitable transatlantic burden-sharing in NATO. In addition, this is a successful pilot project of multilateral cooperation, bringing together a number of allies, as well as numerous institutions and institutions of NATO and the EU in support of building important capabilities, " said Camille Grand, assistant Secretary General for defense investment.
"This is a striking example of European defense cooperation, carried out in close coordination with NATO, which shows that after jointly identifying the lack of capacity, European countries can unite, work on a common project aimed at filling this shortage, and eventually complete the task – as they do today, by delivering the first aircraft. This is the best manifestation of unification and joint use, " said Jiri shediva, chief Executive of the European defense Agency.
The second aircraft is planned to be delivered by the end of July this year, and the rest will be delivered by the end of 2024. The entire fleet will consist of 8 multi-functional tanker transport aircraft, with the possibility of expanding the contract to 11 aircraft in the future. The aircraft are owned by NATO and are purchased by the NATO supply and procurement Agency with the support of the Joint arms cooperation organization. The aircraft will be operated by a multinational unit consisting of military personnel from participating countries. The unit is based at the main operating base in Eindhoven, where 5 aircraft will be stationed, and at the forward operating base Cologne-van, Germany, where the rest of the fleet will be based.