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[Belgian Air Component] First Visit of the Minister of Defence to the Air Component in Beauvechain

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First Visit of the Belgian Minister of Defence to the Air Component in Beauvechain Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Beauvechain Air Base...

Belgian Air Force formation flight to honour healthcare workers cancelled due to bad weather

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Belgium's air tour of honour scheduled for Thursday by the Belgian Defence as a sign of encouragement for medical staff will not take place...

Online petition to keep one Belgian Air Force C-130 in Melsbroek rather than in Beauvechain

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An online petition has been launched for keeping one C-130H Hercules military transport aircraft that the army is preparing to withdraw from service at...

[Belgian Air Component] Inland NH-90 Search And Rescue practice with graduation exercise

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Inland NH-90 Search And Rescue practice with graduation exercise Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Tournai diving site. December 8th, 2020, the well known NH-90 Search...

[Report and pics] The Airbus A330 MRTT: a good all-rounder!

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Further to our report on the presentation of the Airbus A330 MRTT to the two main Belgian television channels, we are giving hereunder further...

Belgian Air Force presented the new multi-role aircraft of NATO multinational unit: the Airbus A330 MRTT

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Before the end of this year, a Belgian Air Force aircraft will be able to refuel other combat aircraft in the air. Belgium, together...

Naval Air Station Lemoore Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet crashes during routine flight, pilot safely ejects

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On 20 October, a Boeing F/A-18E Super Hornet from Naval Air Station Lemoore experienced a mishap during a routine training flight in the Superior...

[Belgian Air Component] Airbus A400M CT-01 arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing

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A400M CT01 Arrival at Melsbroek 15th Wing Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Melsbroek Air Base. October 9th 2020, the press was invited for the...

First Airbus A400M ‘Atlas’ for Belgian-Luxembourg bi-national unit almost ready to take off

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About a year and a half after the official start of the production process and about six months after the first test flight, the...

[Belgian Air Component] Handing over of wings ceremony to new pilots within of Air Component

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Handing over of wings ceremony to new pilots within of Air Component. Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Beauvechain Air Base. 30 September 2020, the press was...

[Belgian Air Component] Operation Inherent Resolve : Belgian Defence once again sends F-16s to the Middle East

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Operation Inherent Resolve: Belgian Defence once again sends F-16s to the Middle East Press Conference Debriefing Authors Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Florennes Air Base. 29 September 2020,...

Belgian Defence sends F-16 fighter jets to Middle East again

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This Tuesday 29 September, four General Dynamics F-16s will leave Florennes airbase for the Middle East, as part of the international coalition's operation "Inherent...

[Photo Report] Israeli Air Forces visiting Nörvenich Air Force Base for exercises

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From 17 to 28 August 2020, a large detachment of the IAF was deployed to the Nörvenich base in Western Germany. The exercise named Blue...

[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,...

[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...

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...

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:...

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