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Dutch Defence selects Embraer C-390M to replace the Hercules C-130

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The Dutch Defence has found a successor for the C-130H Hercules in the C-390M of the Brazilian manufacturer Embraer. The intention is that the...

[Pictures] Deployment of Dutch helicopter gunships in Florennes Air Base (Belgium)

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On 17 January, a series of exercises for a Dutch helicopter detachment started at the Florennes base. About 100 people are deployed at this...

Several European air forces scramble for two Russian Air Force Tu-160 “Blackjack” aircraft

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Around 1300 (UTC +1), two Russian Tu-160 “Blackjack” aircraft did not adhere to the identification procedures, according to the military. A Norwegian QRA (Quick...

Boeing accredited to maintain Chinooks for Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Accreditation enables scheduled maintenance for Chinooks and positions Boeing for future support work in Europe Boeing recently obtained maintenance accreditation in the Netherlands to provide...

The Royal Netherlands Air Force retires its last KDC-10 tanker

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On Thursday 7 October, the last KDC-10 tanker and transport aircraft of the Royal Netherlands Air Force (tail number T-235 'Jan Scheffer') will carry...

End of F-16 operations at Dutch Air Base Leeuwarden

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With the arrival of the F-35 as a new fighter aircraft, the era of the F-16s at Leeuwarden Air Base ends. The ceremonial end...

Dutch Chinook helicopters to the rescue to extinguish the forest fire in the Brecht (Belgium) nature reserve

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This Friday morning, a fire broke out in the military area of ??Brecht, north of Brasschaat (Belgium), during a shooting exercise by the 11th...

Dutch military transport aircraft practice in Belgian airspace

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force is holding a large-scale exercise in the Netherlands from 23 November to 11 December 2020. Next week they will...

Dutch army NH-90 helicopter crash in Aruba, 2 dead

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A Dutch army helicopter crashed on Sunday afternoon after taking off from the Netherlands Antilles island Aruba, killing two people, the Defence Ministry said...

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:...

Boeing delivers first CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

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Aircraft is first of 20 CH-47F Chinooks to be delivered to RNLAF The Netherlands is one of eight NATO nations to operate the...

Dassault sells its 96.85% shareholding in SABCA to Sabena Aerospace and SFPI/FPIM

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Dassault Belgique Aviation SA (“DBA”), Sabena Aerospace SA (“Sabena”) and Société Fédérale de Participations et Investissements – Federale Participatie- en Investeringsmaatschappij SA/NV (“SFPI/FPIM”) announce...

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...

Dutch Transport Museum receives Belgian Fouga Magister fighter jet

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

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

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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...

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

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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...

Boeing to modernise six Netherlands CH-47F Chinooks

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Dutch fleet increases to 20 F-model Chinooks, marks eighth international order of Chinooks in past two yearsBoeing and the Netherlands Ministry of Defence today...

British Airways Boeing 767 lost communication with air traffic control: two F-16 jets intercepted aircraft above Zeeland

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Last night 2 F-16's from the Royal Netherlands Air Force took off from Volkel Air Base for a QRA (Quick Reaction Alert), a British...

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