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Thirteen French soldiers died in a collision of two helicopters in Mali

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On 25 November, shortly before 20:00 (UTC +1) thirteen French soldiers - engaged in operation Barkhane (an ongoing anti-insurgent operation in Africa's Sahel region)...

Hungary takes delivery of its first two H145Ms

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The first two of twenty H145M military helicopters have been delivered to the Hungarian Defence Forces. The H145Ms of the Hungarian fleet are equipped with...

Belgian Defence to build new hangar at Brussels Airport for the Airbus A400M

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At the military airport of Melsbroek (part of Brussels Airport), preparations are ongoing for the construction of the largest aircraft hangar ever built by...

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin reach agreement reducing F-35A cost by 12.8 percent

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The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin finalised a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest...

[75th Anniversary Commemoration] “Piper Cub Ardennes honouring Belgian skies”

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Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Saint-Hubert. September, no doubt, was quite hectic with all celebrations taking place in Belgium in order to...

[75th Anniversary Commemoration] Inauguration of the Monument “L-Birds 1944-1945” in Sibret, in the presence of Mrs Helen Patton, granddaughter of General Patton.

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Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Sibret. Further to the commemoration of the Battle of the Bulge taking place, the Project "Piper Cub...

Belgian government cancels Dassault Falcon 7X VIP “white fleet” deal

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Only one month after the decision to dry-lease two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP aircraft - and a procedure before the Belgian Council of State...

U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashes near Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; pilot OK

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On 8 October at about 15:00 (UTC +2), a U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon crashed near Zemmer, Germany, during a routine training sortie. The...

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey fleet surpasses 500,000 flight hours

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Osprey continues to provide unique tiltrotor capabilities to support worldwide military missions The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron...

Philippine Air Force orders Gulfstream G280 to be used for Command and Control

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Philippine Air Force has established a contract through the United States government to purchase a Gulfstream G280™ as well...

Ceremony of handing wings to new pilots of the Belgian Air Component

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Under a threatening sky on Wednesday, 2 October at 14:30, the Center of Competence of the Air Component (CC Air) organized the annual ceremony...

[Military Exercises] New Franco-Belgian partnership called “CaMo” (Motorised Capacity) Exercise CELTIC UPRISE 2019 (including Air Support).

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Authors : Benoit Denet / Martin Gillet From September 16 to 27, 2019, the Defence organised the exercise CELTIC UPRISE 2019. This is the first...

New T-7A Red Hawk honours legends of the past and heroes of the future

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  The U.S. Air Force has announced its name for Boeing’s new advanced pilot training system: the T-7A Red Hawk. The name is derived from the...

Boeing MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueller completes first test flight

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The successful test puts U.S. Navy’s first operational unmanned aerial refueller a step closer to the carrier fleet Boeing and the U.S. Navy today successfully...

Bombardier delivers first of three Global 6000 business jets to join German Air Force fleet

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Long-range Global 6000 aircraft to fulfil German diplomatic and parliamentary transport requirements Delivering best-in-class reliability, leading-edge technology and Bombardier’s signature smooth ride, Global...

Royal Netherlands Air Force will buy 9 more F-35 fighter jets

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force will receive nine extra F-35 fighter aircraft, during Prinsjesdag, it became official. The 9 extra F-35 fighter jets cost around...

Belgian Air Force F-16 jet crashes during exercise near Pluvigner, France

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On 19 September at 10:30 (UTC+2), a Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter jet registered FB-18 of the 2 Wing based at Florennes crashed near...

Belgian, Danish F-16 NATO jets intercept Russian Tu-160 bombers, Su-27 fighters

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On 17 September 2019, Belgian Air Force F-16 fighter jets leading NATO’s Baltic Air Policing from Šiauliai Air Base in Lithuania had their first...

41st Sanicole Airshow kicks off with stunning Sunset Program

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On Friday 13th, Sanicole kicked off its 41st edition with a stunning Sunset line up. Established in 1977, the award-winning International Sanicole Airshow plans and...

Belgian Air Component adds two Dassault Falcon7X’s to its VIP “white fleet”

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Last week, the Belgian government decided to lease two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP aircraft. The so-called "white fleet" of the Belgian Air Component consists...