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PREMIUM: Netherlands frames defence strategy to 2035

29th October 2020 - 13:15 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in London


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Defence Vision 2035 includes ambitious measures that would demand at least twice the current defence budget — but even if these changes are necessary, are they affordable in a time of COVID-19?

The Netherlands MoD on 15 October released its Defence Vision 2035, as a transformational effort to create smart, high-tech and reliable armed forces.

Defence Vision lays out ten 'design principles' to be adhered to, in order to modernise the Dutch military and improve its equipment inventory.

Among the principles are measures ...

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