The Netherlands will participate in NATO defence shield
Tuesday 27 September 2011
The Netherlands is to contribute to the NATO anti-missile defence system that will protect Europe from missile attacks from countries such as Iran, says NRC on Tuesday.
The defence ministry has agreed to modernise the radar system for the air defence and commando frigates for the sea-based defence system, says the paper. This will allow missiles to be spotted and tracked.
The modernisation will cost €250m.
The Netherlands is the first country to agree to take part in the NATO defence shield.