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43rd Mechanized Brigade (Netherlands)
Country Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands
Branch Royal Netherlands Army
Service history
Active July 1949–present
Size 3000 personnel
Colors Red & Blue
Battles War in Afghanistan
Commanders Brigadier General Hans van der Louw

The 43rd Mechanized Brigade (Dutch language:43 Gemechaniseerde Brigade ) is one of the three brigades of the Royal Netherlands Army. The others being the 13th Mechanized Brigade and 11 Luchtmobiele Brigade. The brigade has armored and non-armored vehicles to its disposal. The brigade can be used for combat operations, peace keeping and ceremonial tasks.[1]


The 43 mechanized Brigade is made up by the following units:


  • 97 Fennek armored reconnaissance vehicles
  • 92 CV90 infantry fighting vehicles


  1. The 43rd Gemechaniseerde Brigade at the Netherlands Ministry of Defence [1]

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