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  • netherlands Marine Luchtvaartdienst

    Royal Netherlands Navy







    nh90 opv caribbean

    The Marine-Luchtvaartdienst ( MLD, Netherlands Naval Aviation Service ) is the naval aviation branch of of the Royal Netherlands Navy ( Koninklijke Marine ). From April 30, 2013 all Navy ships prefix changed from Hare Majesteit (Hr. Ms.) to Zijner Majesteit (Zr. Ms.) as the Netherlands welcomes their new King.

    As of 2018, the RNLN performs regular deployments to the Caribbean, Mediterranean (Operation Sophia), Horn of Africa (Operation Atalanta) and Bahrein (Combined Task Forces). Marines are/can be deployed to Mali, Afghanistan, Lithuania and observers in South Sudan, Gaza, Lebanon/Syria and Libya





    List of Units

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    Rotary Wing Aircraft UnitCreatedDisband
        vsq 7 - 7 squadron 1949 --
        vsq 8 - 8 squadron 1950 1968
        vsq 860 - 860 squadron 1943 --
        vsq 990 - 990 squadron ? --
        Coast Guard? --

    Bases and Locations

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    Base / HeliportUnits on this Location
       De Kooyvsq 7 1973/   
    vsq 860 1966/   
    vsq 990


    Model Types

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    ModelDel'dFromTo
      NHI NH90 NFH 202010
      SNIA AS355 ecureuil 2219972005
      Bell 222119871990
      Westland Lynx 2419782012
      Westland Wasp1319661981
      Agusta AB204B919611978
      Sikorsky S-58 H-341219601972
      Hiller OH-23B219591959
      Sikorsky S-55 H-19319531963
      Sikorsky S-51 / R-5 / H-5119511954



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