Netherlands Defense Market - Size and Trends, Budget Allocation, Regulations, Key Acquisitions, Competitive Landscape and Forecast, 2023-2028

Netherlands Defense Market - Size and Trends, Budget Allocation, Regulations, Key Acquisitions, Competitive Landscape and Forecast, 2023-2028


Prior to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Dutch government did not make defense spending a priority. Since the return of high-intensity warfare to Europe, the Netherlands has made a more determined effort to modernize its armed forces and share NATO’s burden. The increase in defense spending over the historic period (2020–24) demonstrates this commitment. While the Netherlands only spent $12.8 billion on defense at the start of the decade, 2024 is expected to be a consequential year. With $22.8 billion earmarked for defense in 2024, the Dutch government has budgeted for a 41.8% increase from 2023. The historic period (2020–24) registers a CAGR of 15.5%, further highlighting this change in posture.

Against the backdrop of war in Europe, the country’s defense budget is expected to increase throughout forecast period (2025–29), if only gradually. During this period, the Dutch defense expenditure is expected to register a CAGR of 4.1% and reach $31.2 billion by 2029. The forecasted data suggests the Netherlands will spend more than 2.0% of GDP on defense for the remainder of the decade.

Key Highlights
  • Following the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, the Netherlands committed to increased defense expenditure to meet NATO targets and strengthen its defense capabilities.
  • Modernization
  • Even prior to the invasion of Ukraine, the country sought significant defense modernization through several acquisition plans.
  • Pressure from Allies
  • Dutch leaders face external pressure to meet NATO targets, especially as Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte seeks to become Secretary General of NATO.
  • Major ongoing procurement program include procurement of C-390 Millennium, F-35A, and the Belgian-Dutch rMCM program
Who Should Buy
  • Defence Startups, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), Defence Planners, Aerospace and Defence Integrators, Venture Capital Firms, Government Agencies, Head of Marketing, Head of Sales, CEOs and Senior Executives.
  • The concerned stakeholders can utilize the report to identify high growth segments and customize their offerings to match the project requirements.
  • The Venture Capital Firms can utilize the project details, growth rate, and market size to identify and fund high potential startups.

This report offers detailed analysis of Netherlands defense market with market size forecasts covering the next five years. This report will also analyze factors that influence demand for the industry, key market trends, and challenges faced by industry participants.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following -
  • Netherlands defense budget: detailed analysis of Netherlands 2024 defense budget broken down into market size and market share. This is coupled with an examination of key current and future acquisitions.
  • Regulation: the procurement policy and process is explained. This is coupled with an analysis of Netherlands military doctrine and strategy to provide a comprehensive overview of Netherlands military procurement regulation.
  • Security Environment: political alliances and perceived security threats to Netherlands are examined; there help to explain trends in spending and modernisation.
  • Import and Export Dynamics: analysis of prevalent trends in the country’s imports and exports over the last five years
  • Competitive landscape and strategic insights: analysis of the competitive landscape of Netherlands defense industry.
Reasons to Buy
  • Determine prospective investment areas based on a detailed trend analysis of Netherlands defense market over the next five years
  • Gain in-depth understanding about the underlying factors driving demand for different defense and internal security segments in Netherlands market and identify the opportunities offered.
  • Strengthen your understanding of the market in terms of demand drivers, market trends, and the latest technological developments, among others
  • Identify the major threats that are driving Netherlands defense market providing a clear picture about future opportunities that can be tapped, resulting in revenue expansion
  • Channel resources by focusing on the ongoing programs that are being undertaken by Netherlands government
  • Make correct business decisions based on in-depth analysis of the competitive landscape consisting of detailed profiles of the top defense equipment providers in the country. The company profiles also includes information about the key products, alliances, recent contract awarded, and financial analysis, wherever available

Executive Summary
Defense Budget Assessment
Budgeting Process
Defense Market Size Historic And Forecast
Drivers Of Defense Expenditure
Analysis of Defense Expenditure Allocation
Analysis Of Defense Budget Allocation
Key Market Trends and Insights
Military Doctrine And Security Environment
Military Doctrine And Strategy
Strategic Alliances and Geopolitics
Political, Social and Economic Scenario
Market Entry Strategy And Regulations
Defense Procurement Bodies
Funding Opportunities
Trade Associations and Defense Clusters
Types of Contracts and Opportunities
Types of European Procurement Procedure
Procurement Policy and Market Regulations
Market Entry Routes
Key Challenges
Major Deals and M&A
Market Attractiveness And Emerging Opportunities
Market Attractiveness By Defense Sector
Top Sectors in the Netherlands’ Defense Market
Top Defense Segments By Value
Defense Platforms Import and Export Dynamics
Defense Platforms Import Dynamics
Defense Platforms Export Dynamics
Defense Platform Acquisitions
Defense Platform Acquisitions By Value
C-390 Millennium
Anti-Submarine Warfare Frigate (ASWF)
Medium-Range Air Defense System
Belgian-Dutch rMCM program
Fleet Size
Air Force
Competitive Landscape
Defense Companies Operating In The Netherlands
Main Defense Companies
About This Report
About Us
Contact Us

Download our eBook: How to Succeed Using Market Research

Learn how to effectively navigate the market research process to help guide your organization on the journey to success.

Download eBook
Cookie Settings