German Sea Battalion to Integrate with Dutch Navy

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  1. Atilla

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    GÖTTINGEN, Germany — The German and the Dutch armed forces are deepening their naval forces collaboration by planning to integrate the so-called sea battalion of the German Navy gradually into the Royal Dutch Navy until 2018.

    The German sea battalion, which has about 800 servicemen and women, consists of a naval protection force, mine-clearance divers and boarding soldiers and is stationed in Northern Germany. According to a German Defense Ministry release, the naval forces will regularly exchange personnel and conduct joint exercises. Eventually, the Netherlands will also be the Bundeswehr's main partner for long-distance sea transport.

    http://www.defensenews.com/story/de...ea-battalion-dutch-navy-integration/79845430/
     
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    Seebataillon (plural Seebataillone), literally "sea battalion", is a German term for certain troops of naval infantry or marines. It was used by the Prussian Navy, the Norddeutsche Bundesmarine, the Imperial German Navy, the Austro-Hungarian Navy, the Kriegsmarine, and briefly in the modern Bundesmarine.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seebataillon

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    Germany doesn't have any ships like the ones above therefore they are working with the Dutch.

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    The Dutch Army is made up of three brigades, plus support staff and Special Forces. On June 12, one of those brigades, the 11th Air mobile, officially joined the German Army.
    https://www.thetrumpet.com/article/...-is-building-a-european-army-before-your-eyes

    Both countries have a high level of military cooperation.
     
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    The German military doesn't have a need to buy the same type of ships because they don' have any over seas terriotories but the Dutch do in the Caribbean. Both countries are in NATO, the EU, and are Germanic it is natural to work together. They are both using their strengths to help each other. The Dutch use the German Army and the Germans use the Dutch Navy.
     
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