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Arms Sold:

C41 Cyber Intelligence System

Iron Fist

NL-CST

BMS

Litening

Reccelite

Spike-R

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Netherlands

Introduction:

 

Israel and Netherlands maintain close diplomatic, economic, and military relations. The Netherlands, being one of the largest trading partners for Israel, imported goods from Israel worth $2,2b in 2018. Israel exported a wide variety of arms to the Netherlands between 2000-2019, including drones, air-to-ground missiles, battle management systems and Reccelite systems. The two countries established close cooperation in the cyber security field as well, with around 25% of Netherlands’ investment in cyber security being invested in Israeli companies.

Israel – Netherlands Relations:

 

Israel and the Netherlands have signed several bilateral conventions, such as cultural conventions, a social security agreement, a Double Taxation Convention, a memorandum on industrial research and development and a convention on joint agricultural research. Furthermore, Israel is represented by the Netherlands in the board of the International Monetary Fund.[1]

Several bilateral visits of the highest political level have taken place in Israel and in the Netherlands: Dutch prime ministers and ministers have visited Israel; the queen paid an official visit to Israel in 1995, where she spoke in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament and the Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Netanyahu visited the Netherlands twice as Prime minister. Many ministerial meetings have taken place between the two countries.

The Netherlands is one of the largest trading partners for Israel in the world. In the years 2006-2009 The Netherlands was the biggest trading partner for Israel in Europe and the third largest in the world. About eighty percent of Israeli exports are composed of chemicals, medicine, agricultural goods, machinery and electrical appliances. Israel has a trade surplus with the Netherlands; many of the Israeli products are exported to the Netherlands and then sold all over Europe. Many Israeli companies also have their European headquarters in the Netherlands.

Commerce between the two sides amounts to around $5 billion[2]. The Israeli Export trade to Netherlands stood on $2.2 Billion at 2018, Machinery, mechanic and electronic equipment and optic machinery being the main goods. [3]

Military Relations:

 

Israel and the Netherlands are holding close military relations. Israel exported a big variety of arms to the Netherlands between 2000-2019, including drones, air-to-ground missiles, battle management systems and Reccelite systems to the Dutch army.

In 2005 Israeli forces joined a three-week submarine exercise in Italy, together with the Dutch army and others.[4]. Dutch corps of the commando troops went to train in Israel in 2012 and 2014.[5][6]

In 2014 the Dutch minister of defense Jeanine-Plasschaert visited Israel to discuss military cooperation with the Israeli counterpart.

Exchange of knowledge between Israel and the Netherlands taking place in different areas such as:

unmanned aerial vehicles, measures against improvised explosives, cyber-security. [7]

The Dutch embassy in Israel operates a “Defense Team”, that is responsible for the development and deployment of activities aimed at bilateral military cooperation.[8]

Cybersecurity:

Cyber security is another field where Israel and the Netherlands have strong credentials, around 25% of the money invested in cyber security is invested in Israeli companies.[9]

Israel offers organizes leading conferences in the field such as CyberTech and CyberWeek. The Netherlands offers Israeli startups a unique testing environment for the application of new technologies as well as a gateway for Israeli scaleups to rest of the EU (European Union) and the global market.

The IDIC (Israeli Dutch Innovation Center) acts as a facilitator between Israel and Dutch technology companies, relevant government organizations and startups. Cybersecurity is one of its four areas of focus.[10] Between 2015-2019 several interactions were organized by the IDIC to intensify cooperation in cybersecurity between both countries. Delegations of policy makers were organized, such as a formal Startup delegation in 2015 led by Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp that visited Israel to enhance bilateral cooperation in the gas and cyber sector. Also, R&D missions were operated by the IDIC such as the Bilateral Forum signed during the visit of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte in 2013.[11]

Usage of Israeli Arms:

 
  • Aerostar UAV: Used by Dutch army in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan[12]
  • Litening AT: Used by Dutch air force on F-16 Fighting Falcon aircrafts.
  • Reccelite XR: Used by Dutch air force on F-16 Fighting Falcon aircrafts.
  • Spike MR: 237 launchers and 1,974 missiles were assigned to Royal Netherlands Army, 60 launchers and 459 missiles were assigned to Royal Netherlands Marine-Corps. The first missiles were fired by the infantry regiment “Regiment van Heutsz” in 2004. The regiment was later stationed in Afghanistan between 2006-2010.
  • Iron Fist: in use by Royal Netherlands Army on CV9035 armed vehicles.[13]

Violations of Human Rights:

 

The Netherlands forcibly returns asylum-seekers whose claims were rejected to Afghanistan, including families with children, in breach of the principle of non-refoulement (i.e., forced return to a country or territory where persecution is likely). In other cases, Venezuelans seeking protection were denied their rights and faced deportations without individual assessment of their protection needs and were held in detention centers in appalling conditions. [14]

The Netherlands automatically places people suspected and convicted of terrorism-related charges in two special high-security detention units, without any prior individual assessment. Security measures routinely used in these units included frequent invasive body searches, prolonged isolation and constant monitoring. [15]

The Intelligence and Security Services Act that is planned to go into effect in the future will provide sweeping surveillance powers to intelligence and security services, threatening the rights to privacy, freedom of expression and non-discrimination. Also, the possibility of information-sharing with intelligence agencies in other countries and direct access to databases of informants will be part of the new law.[16][17]

Regarding the Dutch army, the biggest deployments currently underway are in Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bahrain, Libia and Somalia. The Dutch army is taking part also in different border control operations in Gaza, Lebanon, Syria.[18]

Sales Records Table:

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Product
Company
Year
Deal Size
Comments
Source
C41 Cyber Intelligence System
2019
for the Dutch National Police
https://elbitsystems.com/pr-new/elbit-systems-subsidiary-selected-to-supply-a-cyber-intelligence-system-to-the-dutch-national-police/ .. https://armadainternational.com/2019/07/elbit-systems-subsidiary-selected-to-supply-a-cyber-intelligence-system-to-the-dutch-national-police/
Infantry Defense System”
Elbit
2019
200 m$
implementation in 150 Vehicles of Dutch army
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3770665,00.html
Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS)
IMI
2016
supplied through BAE Systems, for CV9035 Armed vehicles of RDA
https:// techtime.news/2016/12/29/iron-fist/
Cyber Intelligence systems
Cyber Intelligence ltd.(Elbit)
2019
for Dutch National Police
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3765690,00.html
Thermal imagining systems
Elop (Elbit)
2006
for the Leopard 2/A5, Dutch army
https://www.burojansen.nl/pdf/SecurityIndustrylinksIsraeltheNetherlands.pdf , p.17
NL-CST computer system for virtual exercises
Elbit
2010
for Dutch army
https://www.burojansen.nl/pdf/SecurityIndustrylinksIsraeltheNetherlands.pdf , p.17
Battle Management Systems (BMS) and enhanced Tactical Computers
Elbit
2003
for Dutch army
https://www.burojansen.nl/pdf/SecurityIndustrylinksIsraeltheNetherlands.pdf , p.17
Battle Management Systems (BMS)
Elbit
2008
$40m
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/90405/elbit-wins-dutch-army-bms-contract.html
Defense gear,Battle Managment Systems (BMS)
Elbit
2019
$65m
https://www.timesofisrael.com/elbit-inks-65-million-deal-to-supply-netherlands-with-defense-gear/
Five Aerostar drones
2009
$50m
for use in Afghanistan
SIPRI, https://www.flightglobal.com/aeronautics-boss-outlines-aerostar-deal-with-dutch-military/85655.article
22 Litening AT EO Systems
2006 (2007-2008)
$40m
ordered through USA
SIPRI
6 Reccelite Aircraft Recce System
Rafael
2005 (2007)
$40m
for F-16 aircrafts
Sipri
2400 Spike-R missiles
Rafael
2001 (2006-2011)
$150-225m
Production of components in Netherlands
Sipri

1. ^ https://embassies.gov.il/hague-en/aboutisrael/Relations/Pages/Relations.aspx

2. ^ http://www.diplomatmagazine.eu/2019/11/02/dutch-israeli-relations-a-look-ahead/

3. ^ https://www.export.gov.il/api//Media/Default/Files/Economy/Snapshots_2019/Netherlands.pdf

4. ^ https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/nato-israel-joint-military-training

5. ^ https://stopwapenhandel.org/node/1950

6. ^ https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2014/05/19/minister-hennis-visits-israel

7. ^ https://www.government.nl/latest/news/2014/05/19/minister-hennis-visits-israel

8. ^ https://www.netherlandsworldwide.nl/countries/israel/about-us/embassy-tel-aviv-departments/defense-department

9. ^ https://investinholland.com/news/nfia-israel-working-in-a-thriving-and-dynamic-business-culture/

10. ^ https://www.rvo.nl/sites/default/files/2017/06/israel-cyber-homeland-security.pdf

11. ^ https://www.rvo.nl/sites/default/files/2017/06/israel-cyber-homeland-security.pdf

12. ^ https://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Dutch-to-Rent-Israeli-UAVs-for-Afghanistan-05254/

13. ^ https://techtime.news/2016/12/29/iron-fist/

14. ^ https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/europe-and-central-asia/netherlands/report-netherlands/

15. ^ https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/europe-and-central-asia/netherlands/report-netherlands/

16. ^ https://www.amnesty.org/en/countries/europe-and-central-asia/netherlands/report-netherlands/

17. ^ https://www.vpnmentor.com/blog/dutch-intelligence-security-services-act-referendum/

18. ^ https://english.defensie.nl/topics/missions-abroad/current-missions

Netherlands

Israel and Netherlands maintain close diplomatic, economic, and military relations. The Netherlands, being one of the largest trading partners for Israel, imported goods from Israel worth $2,2b in 2018. Israel exported a wide variety of arms to the Netherlands between 2000-2019, including drones, air-to-ground missiles, battle management systems and Reccelite systems. The two countries established close cooperation in the cyber security field as well, with around 25% of Netherlands’ investment in cyber security being invested in Israeli companies.

Israel and the Netherlands have signed several bilateral conventions, such as cultural conventions, a social security agreement, a Double Taxation Convention, a memorandum on industrial research and development and a convention on joint agricultural research. Furthermore, Israel is represented by the Netherlands in the board of the International Monetary Fund.[1]

Several bilateral visits of the highest political level have taken place in Israel and in the Netherlands: Dutch prime ministers and ministers have visited Israel; the queen paid an official visit to Israel in 1995, where she spoke in the Knesset, the Israeli parliament and the Israeli Prime Minister Mr. Netanyahu visited the Netherlands twice as Prime minister. Many ministerial meetings have taken place between the two countries.

The Netherlands is one of the largest trading partners for Israel in the world. In the years 2006-2009 The Netherlands was the biggest trading partner for Israel in Europe and the third largest in the world. About eighty percent of Israeli exports are composed of chemicals, medicine, agricultural goods, machinery and electrical appliances. Israel has a trade surplus with the Netherlands; many of the Israeli products are exported to the Netherlands and then sold all over Europe. Many Israeli companies also have their European headquarters in the Netherlands.

Commerce between the two sides amounts to around $5 billion[2]. The Israeli Export trade to Netherlands stood on $2.2 Billion at 2018, Machinery, mechanic and electronic equipment and optic machinery being the main goods. [3]

Israel and the Netherlands are holding close military relations. Israel exported a big variety of arms to the Netherlands between 2000-2019, including drones, air-to-ground missiles, battle management systems and Reccelite systems to the Dutch army.

In 2005 Israeli forces joined a three-week submarine exercise in Italy, together with the Dutch army and others.[4]. Dutch corps of the commando troops went to train in Israel in 2012 and 2014.[5][6]

In 2014 the Dutch minister of defense Jeanine-Plasschaert visited Israel to discuss military cooperation with the Israeli counterpart.

Exchange of knowledge between Israel and the Netherlands taking place in different areas such as:

unmanned aerial vehicles, measures against improvised explosives, cyber-security. [7]

The Dutch embassy in Israel operates a “Defense Team”, that is responsible for the development and deployment of activities aimed at bilateral military cooperation.[8]

Cybersecurity:

Cyber security is another field where Israel and the Netherlands have strong credentials, around 25% of the money invested in cyber security is invested in Israeli companies.[9]

Israel offers organizes leading conferences in the field such as CyberTech and CyberWeek. The Netherlands offers Israeli startups a unique testing environment for the application of new technologies as well as a gateway for Israeli scaleups to rest of the EU (European Union) and the global market.

The IDIC (Israeli Dutch Innovation Center) acts as a facilitator between Israel and Dutch technology companies, relevant government organizations and startups. Cybersecurity is one of its four areas of focus.[10] Between 2015-2019 several interactions were organized by the IDIC to intensify cooperation in cybersecurity between both countries. Delegations of policy makers were organized, such as a formal Startup delegation in 2015 led by Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp that visited Israel to enhance bilateral cooperation in the gas and cyber sector. Also, R&D missions were operated by the IDIC such as the Bilateral Forum signed during the visit of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte in 2013.[11]

  • Aerostar UAV: Used by Dutch army in Uruzgan Province, Afghanistan[12]
  • Litening AT: Used by Dutch air force on F-16 Fighting Falcon aircrafts.
  • Reccelite XR: Used by Dutch air force on F-16 Fighting Falcon aircrafts.
  • Spike MR: 237 launchers and 1,974 missiles were assigned to Royal Netherlands Army, 60 launchers and 459 missiles were assigned to Royal Netherlands Marine-Corps. The first missiles were fired by the infantry regiment “Regiment van Heutsz” in 2004. The regiment was later stationed in Afghanistan between 2006-2010.
  • Iron Fist: in use by Royal Netherlands Army on CV9035 armed vehicles.[13]

The Netherlands forcibly returns asylum-seekers whose claims were rejected to Afghanistan, including families with children, in breach of the principle of non-refoulement (i.e., forced return to a country or territory where persecution is likely). In other cases, Venezuelans seeking protection were denied their rights and faced deportations without individual assessment of their protection needs and were held in detention centers in appalling conditions. [14]

The Netherlands automatically places people suspected and convicted of terrorism-related charges in two special high-security detention units, without any prior individual assessment. Security measures routinely used in these units included frequent invasive body searches, prolonged isolation and constant monitoring. [15]

The Intelligence and Security Services Act that is planned to go into effect in the future will provide sweeping surveillance powers to intelligence and security services, threatening the rights to privacy, freedom of expression and non-discrimination. Also, the possibility of information-sharing with intelligence agencies in other countries and direct access to databases of informants will be part of the new law.[16][17]

Regarding the Dutch army, the biggest deployments currently underway are in Mali, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bahrain, Libia and Somalia. The Dutch army is taking part also in different border control operations in Gaza, Lebanon, Syria.[18]

Download as XLS or PDF or view the Google-Doc

Product
Company
Year
Deal Size
Comments
Source
C41 Cyber Intelligence System
Elbit
2019
for the Dutch National Police
https://elbitsystems.com/pr-new/elbit-systems-subsidiary-selected-to-supply-a-cyber-intelligence-system-to-the-dutch-national-police/ .. https://armadainternational.com/2019/07/elbit-systems-subsidiary-selected-to-supply-a-cyber-intelligence-system-to-the-dutch-national-police/
Infantry Defense System”
Elbit
2019
200 m$
implementation in 150 Vehicles of Dutch army
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3770665,00.html
Iron Fist Active Protection System (APS)
IMI
2016
supplied through BAE Systems, for CV9035 Armed vehicles of RDA
https:// techtime.news/2016/12/29/iron-fist/
Cyber Intelligence systems
Cyber Intelligence ltd.(Elbit)
2019
for Dutch National Police
https://www.calcalistech.com/ctech/articles/0,7340,L-3765690,00.html
Thermal imagining systems
Elop (Elbit)
2006
for the Leopard 2/A5, Dutch army
https://www.burojansen.nl/pdf/SecurityIndustrylinksIsraeltheNetherlands.pdf , p.17
NL-CST computer system for virtual exercises
Elbit
2010
for Dutch army
https://www.burojansen.nl/pdf/SecurityIndustrylinksIsraeltheNetherlands.pdf , p.17
Battle Management Systems (BMS) and enhanced Tactical Computers
Elbit
2003
for Dutch army
https://www.burojansen.nl/pdf/SecurityIndustrylinksIsraeltheNetherlands.pdf , p.17
Battle Management Systems (BMS)
Elbit
2008
$40m
http://www.defense-aerospace.com/article-view/release/90405/elbit-wins-dutch-army-bms-contract.html
Defense gear,Battle Managment Systems (BMS)
Elbit
2019
$65m
https://www.timesofisrael.com/elbit-inks-65-million-deal-to-supply-netherlands-with-defense-gear/
Five Aerostar drones
Aeronautics Defense Systems
2009
$50m
for use in Afghanistan
SIPRI, https://www.flightglobal.com/aeronautics-boss-outlines-aerostar-deal-with-dutch-military/85655.article
22 Litening AT EO Systems
Rafael
2006 (2007-2008)
$40m
ordered through USA
SIPRI
6 Reccelite Aircraft Recce System
Rafael
2005 (2007)
$40m
for F-16 aircrafts
Sipri
2400 Spike-R missiles
Rafael
2001 (2006-2011)
$150-225m
Production of components in Netherlands
Sipri