Belgian Air Component

[Photo-report – Belgian Air Component] Ministerial update on the future investments totalling €300M for Belgian Defence – Press Conference Debriefing held at Florennes AFB

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Ministerial update on future investments for Belgian Defence Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. Last 18 April 2019, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister,...

Last flight of Belgian Air Force Agusta A109 helicopter H22 to its future home at VLOC

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This morning, Belgian Defence helicopter Agusta A109 registered H22 left Beauvechain airbase for its last and final flight. After a 2-hour flight over parts...

[Photo-Report] Pop-up Expo ‘We Make Difference’ : Behind the scenes of the Belgian Air Force

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Pop-up Expo 'We Make Difference' Behind the scenes of the Air Force of today and tomorrow During the summer holidays, from July 6th to August 31st,...

Last flight of the Belgian Air Force’s B-Hunter UAV

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As announced in June, the Israeli-built B-Hunter UAV is now officially retired from service at the Belgian Defence's Air Component. On 28 August 2020,...

[Belgian Air Force][Pictures & Report] Laying of foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin

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Laying of the foundation stone for new Airbus A400M hangar by Minister of Defence Philippe Goffin Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît Denet On...

Belgian Air Force receives second Falcon 7X VIP aircraft, both to be operational from 1 October

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Both high-end Falcon 7X business jets that Belgian Defence has leased from Luxaviation (formerly Abelag) will be operational on 1 October for the transport...

United Kingdom and Belgium agree to collaborate on the MQ-9B SkyGuardian

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The United Kingdom and Belgium have agreed a Bilateral Statement of Intent (SoI) to explore collaboration on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS)...

Belgian government sends aid to Beirut on a Belgian Air Force C-130

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Minister of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Philippe Goffin, announced that a C130 military transport aircraft (registered CH-12) left from Melsbroek to Beirut on Thursday...

Successful test flight of Belgian Air Force first Airbus A400M (updated)

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The Airbus A400M Atlas with production number MSN106 successfully performed its very first test flight on Thursday 30 July in the late afternoon. The...

Sabena Aerospace and Blue Aerospace awarded Belgian Defence Organisation C-130 fleet contract

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Sabena Aerospace, a BLUEBERRY group company, and Blue Aerospace, a HEICO company, announced today the award of the Belgian Defence C-130 aircraft fleet and...

[Pics & Interview] Belgian Air Force C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 honourably discharged after last flight on 23 July 2020

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C-130 Hercules Farewell featuring CH-04 (msn number 09329-20) honourably discharged after last flight on July 23rd 2020. Text and pictures by Martin Gillet & Benoît...

US approves sale of 29 light torpedoes for Belgium’s frigates and NH-90 helicopters

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The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Belgium of twenty-nine (29) All Up Round...

Top Aces of Canada acquires all 25 Belgian Air Force Alpha Jets

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Canadian adversary air support provider Top Aces has acquired all 25 former Belgian Air Force Dornier Alpha Jets, according to information from Belgian Press...

The last two Sea King helicopters of Belgian Air Force find new life in England

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RS02 and RS04, the last two Westland Sea King Mk-48 helicopters from Koksijde airbase have been saved. An English company, Historic Helicopters, wants to...

MQ-9B SkyGuardian: The next generation of remotely piloted aircraft

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The MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) possesses a number of unique advantages not found in manned platforms:...

Belgian Air Force reduces NH-90 TTH use and retires B-Hunter UAV

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Belgian Defence is undergoing profound changes and is facing an extraordinary challenge in the field of human resources. In this context, it was decided...

Belgian F-16s take over from The Netherlands for Benelux air surveillance

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On May 14, the Belgian Air Force will resume the Quick Reaction Alert mission from its Dutch colleagues. Since January 1, 2017, Belgium and...

First Dassault Falcon 7X enters Belgian Air Component “white fleet”

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On 29 April, the Belgian Air Component operated a few touch-and-goes with the first of its two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP aircraft. The private...

Mission accomplished for the Belgian Air Policing in the Baltic States after 8 months

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Belgian Defence Minister Philippe Goffin will be present at Melsbroek Military Airport this Thursday, April 30 for the return of the Belgian detachment of...

Belgian Air Force Airbus A321 operates repatriation flight from Bamako, Mali

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Last night, the Belgian Air Force Airbus A321 registered CS-TRJ operated a repatriation flight (BAF634) from Bamako, Mali to Brussels Airport. Onboard, 97 citizens...