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

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

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

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...

[WWII] 75th Anniversary D-Day – Tribute and Remembrance flight over Belgium (Belgian Air Component)

75th Anniversary D-Day - Tribute & Commemorative flight over Belgium (Belgian Air Component) Pictures Credit : Courtesy of Benoît Denet. This Thursday, June 6th, 2019,...

Belgian Air Force puts C-130 Hercules fleet on sale

The Belgian Air Force has put its fleet of Lockheed C-130 Hercules transport aircraft on sale: the nine remaining aircraft (from an initial fleet...

Nineteen companies to present capabilities at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.’s “Blue Magic Belgium”

    On 15 and 16 May, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) organized meetings with Belgian companies active in the aeronautical sector for a possible...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn104 (Luxembourg Air Component)

Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Last Tuesday, April 29th 2019, the final assembly of the first Belgian-Luxembourg A400M started at the AIRBUS assembly plant...

[Pictures] Seville Airbus A400M assembly plant visit featuring cn106 (Belgian Air Component)

Authors Benoît Denet / Martin Gillet Update on the A400M for the Belgian Air Force Programme In parallel to the onsite visit with the Luxembourg delegate...

Dakota C-47 “Betsy’s Biscuit Bomber”, Former Belgian Air Force K11 to return to Europe for WWII Commemorations.

In June 2019 the D-Day Invasion will be the 75th commemoration. It will most probably be the very last large commemoration of this historical...

Further details on the interview of Belgian Minister of Defence during his visit to Florennes AFB

This sunny day of April 18, 2019, saw the visit of the Belgian Minister of Defence Didier Reynders at the base of Florennes. After a...

Belgian Air Force 40th Squadron Heli to move from Koksijde Air Base to Ostend-Bruges Airport

Koksijde Air Base (Belgium), home of the Belgian Air Force 40th Squadron Heli operating NH90 NFH helicopters for search and rescue (SAR) missions, will...

[Belgian Air Component] Press Conference Florennes AFB Minister Didier Reynders commissioning F-35A and MQ-9B

On 18 April, Belgian Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a press conference at Florennes Air Force Base,...

[Plane spotting] Beauvechain Air Base Day 2019

On Wednesday 10 April, the Belgian Air Force held its annual airshow and static display at Beauvechain Air Base. Junior editor Thibault Lapers and...

The Flemish Aviation Training Centre in Ostend and Belgian Defence are entering into a unique collaboration: SeaKing RS-05 as teaching material

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, the inhabitants of Ostend will be able to enjoy a unique view: still a SeaKing in the sky of...

[Video] Final mission of Belgian Air Force (40th Squadron Heli) Westland Seaking Mk.48 (RS04)

On 15 February 2019, the 40th Squadron Heli, the helicopter squadron of the Belgian Air Force based at Koksijde Air Base performed the last...

Belgian Defence acquires an Airbus A400M flight simulator

This Friday, 28 December 2018, the Belgian Council of Ministers approved the purchase of a flight simulator for the training of future pilots of the Airbus...

Dutch Transport Museum receives Belgian Fouga Magister fighter jet

New attraction for children in Christmas holidays The Dutch Transport Museum in Nieuw-Vennep has received a Fouga Magister jet fighter. This trainer jet was used...

Last formation of three Belgian Air Force Sea King Mk48 helicopters performing navigation flight

A formation of three Sea King Mk48 helicopters of the Belgian Air Force performed a navigation flight over East and West Flanders for the...

Two fishermen rescued from sinking fishing boat in North Sea, spotted by Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 crew

On 5 November, the crew of a Belgian Air Force Agusta A-109 Helicopter noticed fishing vessel Lainey, sinking with two crew on-board approximately 6 miles...

Belgium buys 34 Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fighter jets

Belgium will buy 34 new F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. This was confirmed by the Belgian Government on Thursday 25 October...