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Portuguese F-16s conduct First Alert scramble in Baltic air policing mission

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Portuguese F-16 fighter jets, currently deployed for NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, recently conducted their first alert scramble. The...

Greek F-16 crashes in Aegean Sea, pilot rescued in swift operation – Turkish Minister offers well wishes

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A Hellenic Air Force F-16 fighter jet participating in a training exercise over the Aegean Sea crashed near the island of Psathoura. Thankfully, the...

Swedish Gripen conduct first visual identifications over Baltic Sea as NATO member, together with Belgian and German allies

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Following Sweden's recent NATO membership, its air force engaged in multiple encounters with Russian planes over the Baltic Sea. The incidents involved Swedish Jas...

Meeting/interview with Thibauld Jongen, the CEO of SABCA, who is leaving this prestigious position after eight years.

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At the end of February 2024, Thibauld Jongen, CEO of SABCA, was stepping down after eight years at the helm of this major Belgian...

U.S. F-16 fighter jet crashed into Yellow Sea off South Korea

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A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the Yellow Sea west of the Korean Peninsula after experiencing an "in-flight emergency."The incident took place on...

Lockheed Martin delivers first two F-16 Block 70 aircraft to Slovakia

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Lockheed Martin has successfully delivered the first two F-16 Block 70 jets to Slovakia, marking a significant advancement in technology and a commitment to...

Lockheed Martin to partner with multiple European companies on F-16 training center in Romania

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 The first European F-16 Training Center was inaugurated today, 13 November, at the Fetesti Air Base in southern Romania. Lockheed Martin and subcontractors, Daedalus...

Approval by the Belgian Government of the aid project to Ukraine through the sale of F-16 fighter jets

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This Friday, October 13, the Belgian Select Council of Ministers approved the proposal of the Minister of Defence, Ludivine Dedonder, to grant F-16 defence...

Belgium to retire its first F-16 fighter jet during Belgian Air Force Days on 10 September

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Belgium will soon retire its first F-16 fighter jet after the mandatory 8,000 flight hours limit imposed by manufacturer Lockheed Martin for that type...

The Netherlands and Denmark will together supply up to 61 F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Denmark and the Netherlands, where both countries pledged to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. This decision comes shortly...

US approves F-16 fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine from Denmark and The Netherlands

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The United States has granted approval for F-16 fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine from Denmark and the Netherlands, to bolster Ukraine's defence...

Belgian Air Force to withdraw a first F-16 from service this summer

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The F-16 registered FA-95 will be withdrawn from service next summerThe Belgian Army's Air Component will soon enter the era of the F-35 with...

[Pics] Belgian Air Force celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the 349th Squadron

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The Belgian Air Force celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the 349th Squadron Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin GilletOn November 3rd, at Kleine-Brogel (KB, EBBL)AFB, the...

[Pics] Belgian Air Force has a new ambassador for 2022 Airshows: Senior Captain Steven De Vries call sign ‘Vrieske’.

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The Belgian Air Force has a new ambassador for the 2022 air shows. Senior Captain Steven De Vries 'Vrieske' has extensive experience with the...

New colours for the Lockheed Martin F-16 FA-57 – 105th anniversary of the 1st Sqn BAF emblem

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On 16 April 1913, the First Squadron was born with the creation of the l'Aviation Militaire Belge – Compagnie des Aviateurs (Belgian Military Aviation...

Belgian aerospace Blueberry Group announces strategic partnership with the Kingdom of Morocco

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Sabca and Sabena Aerospace, part of the Blueberry Group, Belgium's leading sustainable aerospace ecosystem, and the Kingdom of Morocco and Lockheed Martin recently signed...

Belgian firm SABCA loses maintenance contract for the U.S. F-16s in Europe in favour of Polish company

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After initially choosing SABCA in early 2021, the US Air Force ultimately preferred to select a Polish aircraft company to maintain its European-based F-16s,...

Greek F-16 crashes in the Peloponnese – Pilot ejects to safety

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A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed as it was landing at the military airport of Andravida on the Peloponnesian peninsula on Thursday afternoon; the...

Belgian F-16s return from mission against ISIS

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Belgian F-16s return from JordanOn Friday 1 October, the four Belgian F-16s deployed in Jordan landed at Kleine-Brogel airbase. This is a one-year mission...

End of F-16 operations at Dutch Air Base Leeuwarden

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With the arrival of the F-35 as a new fighter aircraft, the era of the F-16s at Leeuwarden Air Base ends. The ceremonial end...

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