16 Aug '17, 3am

Germany and the Netherlands go Dutch on ground based air defence

Germany and the Netherlands go Dutch on ground based air defence

The Luftwaffe's Flugabwehrraketengruppe (Surface-to-Air Missile Group or SAM-Group) 61 will be subordinated to the Dutch Ground Based Air Defence Command in Vredepeel, the Netherlands, at the end of August, the German Air Force announced on 14 August. The step is part of Project Apollo, under which Germany and the Netherlands will co-operate on ground based air defence. The project consists of six different colour-coded areas of co-operation, which are linked. The subordination of the Luftwaffe's SAM-Group 61 to the Dutch Ground Based Air Defence Command is taking place under Green Apollo, which aims to form a bi-national task force for short- and very short-range air defence. An additional aim of this sub-project is to set up a competence centre in Vredepeel for the further development of the task force's capabilities. Purple Apollo is developing a bi-national command cap...

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