Allof this data have been taken from another forum read them and tell me are they right:
The Dutch have quite a reputation with the USN - in the fall of 1999, a single Dutch SSK 'sunk' a carrier and five of its escorts in only a few hours time...
A DACT-exercise of interest is also the highly-rumoured but poorly reported USN/IDFAF DACTing above the Negev a few years, where the USN reportedly had its (excusez le mot) ass kicked
In 1992, one of dutch F-16 squadrons "clashed" with F-14Bs from USS Saratoga in a series of DACM exercises over Sicilly, and - as it seems - the exercise ended pretty embarassing for USN fliers.
Well, I remember visiting the French Air Base from Cambrai, Home of the 12th escadre de chasse in the early 80's during an open door event...the 12 Escadre Mirage F1C were just coming back from the south of France where they had a joint DACM exercice with USN. There was a stand from the EC 3/12 with almost twenty black and white gunsight pictures showing F14A with a Mirage gunsight piper right in the middle of a it (Any flavor you want : from behind, vertically from above with the sea right under, and some time really close...). I talk with the pilots and they told me that the F14 was quite dangerous when it was in the long range arena, but in the close range, it was no problem for them... They even told me of an engagement where the Mirage were sucessfull in reaching a refuelling zone without been noticed and they "shoot down" the 2 A7 tanker and 3 F14 before the USN guys noticed something was happening...
Could anybody confirme this or its just a french/dutch vs USN wordsfight