11 Air Manoevre Brigade is an unique entity within the Dutch armed forces. It is
a cooperation bond of the Tactical Helicopter Group of the Royal Airforce and 11
Airmobile Brigade (Air Assault) of the Royal Army. These two entities can
operate separately, but preferably together. Their fully integrated operations
form a force multiplier (in that case one add one is not two, but three).
The last years much work has been done to fully integrate operations of 11
Airmobile Brigade (Air Assault) and the Tactical Helicopter Group into an well
In October 2003 the brigade, in a large-scale exercise, has shown that it is an
effective force in the hands of the government. The brigade is pre-eminently
suitable for missions in hotspots all over the world. The brigade can be
committed in peace operations, but also in anti-terrorism operations, armed
conflicts of full war.
The brigade, approximately 4500 man strongly, is a unique unit because air
manoeuvre ground units, fully integrated with transport and attack helicopters
can be put into action under all thinkable circumstances. This tight form of
cooperation is only possible when operations are trained intensively by day and