Belgian Air Component

Belgian Air Force F-16s scramble to intercept two Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” bombers

Today, two Belgian Air Force F-16s scrambled from Florennes Air Base and successfully intercepted two Russian Tu-160 Blackjack bombers above the North Sea. A...

Belgian Air Force to sell its five VIP aircraft

The Belgian Air Force is about to sell its fleet of five VIP aircraft. According to Defence Minister Steven Vandeput, an external supplier is...

New Belgian Defence NH-90 helicopters grounded for at least one year by radar problem

The four new Defence NH-90 “Caiman” helicopters will be grounded next week, reports radio news channel VRT. The Caiman was supposed to take over...

Missile warning and 3D-Audio/ANR for Belgian Defence F-16s

All original EPAF countries have now ordered the Terma PIDS+ pylons for their F-16s, equipped with the AAR-60(V)2 Missile Warning System.  With the Belgian Defence (BD) awarding a contract...

Belgian Air Force F-16s have returned to Belgium after “Operation Desert Falcon”

After 18 months of intense operations (Desert Falcon) against Islamic State terrorism in Iraq and Syria, the F-16s of the Belgian Air Force have...

Belgian Defence invests in Airbus A330-MRTT Multi-Role Tanker/Transport plane

Belgium will invest 258 million euros in an air-to-air refuelling plane to expand European defence capacity. The investment will increase the number of European tanker...

Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS) for Belgian Air Force NH90 helicopters

Last Friday, the Belgian Government has agreed the acquisition of an Electronic Warfare Operational Support (EWOS) system for the Belgian Air Force NH90 helicopters...

A Belgian Army B-Hunter drone crashed in Portugal

The Belgian army lost one of its B-Hunter drones on a deployment in Portugal last Tuesday, but the news came up only this weekend....

Six Belgian Air Force pilots have graduated as F-16 pilots

6 pilots of the Belgian Air Force received their wings of military pilots on Wednesday 27 September at Beauvechain Air Base. It was a mix...

Belgian F-16 fighters intercepted two Russian Air Force Su-27 jets and a cargo aircraft over the Baltic Sea

Belgian F-16 fighters intercepted two Russian Air Force Su-27 jets and a cargo aircraft over the Baltic Sea during an air-policing mission, NATO said...

Body of Belgian pilot that fell from an Agusta A-109 military helicopter in Amay has been found

During an airshow at Amay, Belgium last Sunday, an Agusta A-109 military helicopter pilot fell from the aircraft. The accident took place during a...

Belgian pilot falls from an Agusta A-109 military helicopter in Amay

During an airshow at Amay, Belgium, this Sunday, an Agusta A-109 military helicopter pilot fell from the aircraft. The accident took place during a...

The new Belgocontrol radar of Florennes is operational. It will be used for the Air Force base and Charleroi Airport

The new radar from Belgocontrol in Florennes is fully operational The manager of the air traffic in Belgium announced Wednesday that the new radar of...

British Airways Boeing 767 lost communication with air traffic control: two F-16 jets intercepted aircraft above Zeeland

Last night 2 F-16's from the Royal Netherlands Air Force took off from Volkel Air Base for a QRA (Quick Reaction Alert), a British...

End of the Belgian military cooperation with the Congo

On 31 July, a C-130 cargo plane coming from the Democratic Republic of Congo was landing at the military airport of Melsbroek. On board,...

The two former Belgian Air Force Airbus A310s scrapped at Brussels Airport

A piece of fuselage amputated from the outer half of the wings, its aft section and its front section: that's all there was left...

Belgian Agusta A-109 helicopter on standby 24/7 to intercept drones

The Belgian army keeps day and night a combat helicopter ready to intervene in an attack by a drone. Security services expressed concerns that...

Report: Helidays 2017 -1 Wing Beauvechain

On 11-12 April 2017, 1 Wing Beauvechain (Bevekom) Belgian Air Component opened its military air base to the public for the 2017 Helidays. On...

Belgian Government gives green light at launch of purchase procedure for new fighter jet

The Belgian government approved on Friday the launch of the procedure for the replacement of F-16 fighter bombers by 34 new combat aircraft, an...

2 F-16s scrambled above Belgium after Hungarian cargo plane lost communication with ATC

This morning 2 F-16 fighter jets scrambled from Florennes Air Base after a Hungarian cargo plane (SF34 registered HA-TAB operating Flight FRF101) lost communication with...