Gilze Rijen Netherlands openhouse 2014
Gilze-Rijen Air Base is the
helicopter base of the Royal Netherlands Air Force. The helicopters are part of
Defence Helicopter Command. They are deployed in support of the airmobile
brigade, special forces units and Royal Netherlands Navy ships in particular.
They also take part in NATO and UN operations and can also be used as
firefighting helicopters. Gilze-Rijen Air Base has a research centre for
teaching military personnel survival techniques in the event of their aircraft
ditching in the sea or crashing.