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F-22 Raptor fighter jets visit Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium

F-22 Raptor aircraft arrived at Kleine Brogel Air Base, Belgium today from RAF Lakenheath, England, to conduct local training with the Belgian Air Force. The...

Saudi Royal Air Force Hawk plane crashes during training mission

A Saudi Royal Air Force plane crashed on during a training mission in the northwest region, leaving all of its crew dead, an official...

The F-16 incident at Florennes Air Base: Belgian Air Force reacts to an unworthy newspaper article

This weekend, an article appeared in Belgian newspaper De Standaard about the incident with an F-16 fighter jet at Florennes Air Base. The commanders...

US, UK and Israel ground entire F-35 stealth fighter jet fleet

The United States military has grounded its entire fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets, worldwide, until it can find out why one of the...

Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance – Collateral damage on second F-16

On 11 October around 14:10 (UTC +2), a Belgian Air Force F16 caught fire during maintenance works at Florennes Air Base. The fire completely...

Malaysian Airbus A400M transport aircraft undertakes flights to support relief efforts in Indonesia

The Indonesian Government, the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) and the Airbus Foundation have been working together to support humanitarian relief efforts in Palu,...

Dutch Air Force scrambles 2 F-16s to escort KLM flight from Abu Dhabi with unruly passenger

The Royal Netherlands Air Force scrambled two F-16 fighter jets this Saturday morning 6 October to escort a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight from...

Two Sudan Air Force Antonovs crashed into each other while landing at Khartoum Airport

On 3 October, two Sudan Air Force Antonov AN-26 and AN-32 crashed while landing at Khartoum Airport, Sudan. According the video footage (see tweet...

Boeing wins U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training programme contract

$9.2 billion award funds 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment U.S. Air Force pilots will soon train for combat with T-X jets and...

Boeing MH-139 to replace U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey fleet

Boeing will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used...

Lufthansa Technik hands over a converted Airbus A321 to the German Armed Forces

Delivery on schedule and within budget to the Federal Office of Defence Procurement On Friday, Lufthansa Technik AG handed over a converted Airbus A321 to...

Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-20 disappeared from the radar flying near the Syrian coast

On 17 September, a Russian military Ilyushin IL-20 disappeared from the radar close to the Syrian coast, in the Mediterranean Sea. "The turboprop airline...

The Netherlands take over from Belgium the responsibility for monitoring Benelux airspace

From today, 14 September 2018, the Dutch F-16s protect the airspace of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Belgium and the Netherlands carry out this...

The 2018 Belgian Air Force Days in pictures

This weekend (from 7 to 9 September), the Belgian Air Force is holding its yearly air show and defence event. Aviation24.be was present to report...

Boeing KC-46 tanker programme completes FAA certification

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Boeing’s KC-46 tanker programme a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC), verifying that its refuelling and mission avionics...

Singapore Air Force receives first Airbus A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT)

Airbus has delivered the Republic of Singapore Air Force’s (RSAF) first A330 Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT). The aircraft made its first official public...

A Lockheed-Martin F-35 will touch base on Belgian soil and that’s a first

A Lockheed-Martin F-35A Joint Strike Fighter from the Italian Air Force is set to appear at the Belgian Air Force Days, held at Kleine...

U.S. Navy awards Boeing a contract to provide carrier-based unmanned aerial refuelers

Boeing will build the U.S. Navy’s first operational carrier-based unmanned aircraft, the MQ-25 aerial refueler, through an $805 million contract awarded today. Boeing was awarded...

NATO Baltic Air Policing: Belgium to take over lead and Germany to augment

Belgian F-16s and German Eurofighter Typhoons will contribute to NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission The 48th rotation of detachments contributing to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing...

Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon accidentally fires missile in Estonia

A Spanish Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jet accidentally launches an air-to-air missile in the Estonian air space The incident occurred on 7 August at 3:44 PM...