Friday, 9 September 2022

Going Dutch Revisited: Dutch Military Aid To Ukraine

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans
The following list attempts to keep track of military equipment delivered or pledged to Ukraine by the Netherlands shortly prior to and during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. The entries below are sorted by armament category (with a flag denoting the country of origin), and due to the confidential nature of some arms deliveries they can serve only as a lower bound to the total volume delivered. This list will be updated as further military support is uncovered.
(Click on the equipment type or vehicle to get a picture or source link)

Naval Vessels

Anti-Ship Missiles (AShMs)

Surface-To-Air Missile Systems And Missiles

(Mobile) Anti-Aircraft Guns

Self-Propelled Artillery

  • 8 155mm PzH 2000s [April 2022. Training completed in May 2022. Arrived to Ukraine from June 2022 onwards]


  • 45 T-72EAs [To be delivered] (Purchased by the Netherlands from Czechia, upgraded and delivered to Ukraine)
  •  100 Leopard 1A5s [To be delivered] (In cooperation with Germany and Denmark)
  • 14 Leopard 2A4s [To be delivered] (In cooperation with Denmark)

Armoured Fighting Vehicles

Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs)

Engineering Vehicles And Equipment



Heavy Mortars


Man-Portable Air Defence Systems (MANPADS) And Missiles

Reconnaissance UAVs


Unmanned Underwater Vehicles



Small Arms

  • 50 Panzerfaust 3 RPGs [Delivered from March 2022 onwards]
  • 10 Barrett M82 .50 BMG Anti-Materiel Sniper Rifles [March 2022]
  • 90 Accuracy International AX308 Sniper Rifles [March 2022] 
  • FN MAG General-Purpose Machine Guns [2022/2023]
  • FN Minimi Light Machine Guns [2022/2023]
  • M2 Heavy Machine Guns [2022/2023]
  • C7A1 Assault Rifles [Before September 2022] 
  • Glock 17 Pistols [2022/2023]


  • 50 DM72A1 (PzF 3-IT) Rounds For Panzerfaust 3 [March 2022]
  • 30.000 Rounds Of 7.62mm And 12.7mm Ammunition [March 2022] (For AX408 and M82 sniper and anti-materiel rifles)
  • Missing flag.png Small Arms Ammunition (For C7A1 Assault Rifles, Glock 17 Pistols, FN MAG, FN Minimi and M2 Machine Guns [2022]
  •  20.000 Rounds Of 120mm Ammunition For The Leopard 2 [To be delivered]

Military Clothing And Gear

  • 3000 Gevechtshelm Composiet M95 Helmets [March or April 2022]
  • STRONG Helmets [June 2022]
  • 2000 Flack Jackets [March or April 2022 and June 2022]
  • Missing flag.png Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Gear [2022] 
  • Missing flag.png Night-Vision Equipment [2022]
  • Missing flag.png 30 Hand-Held Mine Detectors [March 2022]

Miscellaneous Equipment

  • Missing flag.png 10 Field Hospitals [2022 and 2023] (In cooperation with Estonia and Norway)
  • Missing flag.png 31 Field Kitchens [2022/2023]
  • Missing flag.png 676 Generators [2022/2023]
  • Missing flag.png 300 Tents [2022/2023]
  • Missing flag.png Sleeping Bags [2022/2023]
  • Missing flag.png Fuel [2022/2023]
  • Missing flag.png Spare Parts [2022/2023]
  • Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MREs) [2022/2023]
  • Missing flag.png Medical Supplies [2022/2023]
  •  2 Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Trucks [Before February 2023]
  • Missing flag.png Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Kits [2022] 
Recommended Articles:
Beyond The Call - Dutch Arms Deliveries To Ukraine
Answering The Call: Heavy Weaponry Supplied To Ukraine