@ More Patriot missile launchers and new PAC-3 missiles for theater missile defense.
@ $100 million investment in the British program to buy six roll-on/roll-off military vehicle transports. This might buy an extra ship or simply reduce Britain's costs.
@ A joint command headquarters will be built into the second of the new Rotterdam-class dock landing platforms.
@ New command and signal equipment for the 1st Dutch-German Corps.
@ Adding a new battalion (intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and recon) to the 1st Dutch Mechanized Division.
@ Consolidating several local and national land forces headquarters into the 1st Mechanized Division HQ, saving money.
@ Delaying the new short-range air defense program in order to build a joint network with Germany.
@ Unmanned recon drones will be bought and money will be invested in a European spy satellite program.
@ Precision-guided bombs will be provided to the Air Force.
@ The Dutch and British will jointly buy and field a new mobile military hospital to support deployments.
@ The number of Dutch military police will be permanently increased to support peacekeeping.
@ A new computerized accounting system will improve the logistics situation.--Stephen V Cole
The Netherlands has announced $825 million in new defense spending over the next decade to enhance European defense operations. Some of the elements of this spending include: