Belgian Air Component

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...

SABCA to supply radomes for General Atomics Aeronautical Systems’ MQ-9B drone

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Belgium-based Société Anonyme Belge de Constructions Aéronautiques is proud to announce that is has been selected by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) to...

[Coronavirus] Belgian Air Force assists in evacuating tourists from Tenerife

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The Belgian Air Force 15 Wing Air Transport is up for the task! Yesterday tourists that were stuck in Tenerife were flown back home...

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...

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...

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...

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...

[Belgium National Day] “National Military Parade (Défilé) with Air Component low level pass”

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Today, 21 July, Belgium celebrates its National Independence Day. The Theme for 2019 is the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation. Festivities will take place all...

F-16s take over from Alpha-Jets the mission to spread Belgian colours on 21 July

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According to news agency Belga's military sources, trials have been made at Kleine-Brogel to prepare 3 F-16s to spread the Belgian colours in Brussels...

General Atomics has selected three Belgian companies for the support and development of the MQ-9B SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft

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Three finalists have been selected from General Atomics-ASI’s Blue Magic Belgium event (May 15th and 16th) with the goal of supporting GA-ASI and the...