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NATO Multinational MRTT fleet grows with delivery of eighth A330 aircraft

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On 19 June 2024, the Multinational Multi Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) Fleet expanded with the delivery of its eighth Airbus A330 MRTT aircraft, arriving...

Lockheed Martin delivers 2,700th C-130 Hercules tactical airlifter

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Lockheed Martin recently delivered the 2,700th Hercules multi-mission tactical airlifter, increasing the size, reach and strength of the worldwide C-130 fleet. This landmark aircraft is...

Details on Belgium’s choice of the Airbus H145M helicopter for the armed forces and federal police

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The Kingdom of Belgium will acquire 15 H145M multi-role helicopters for the Army and two helicopters plus three options for the Federal Police. The...

Exhibition: Aviation during the Battle of the Bulge at the Spitfire Museum at the Florennes base

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This Friday, May 31, at the Florennes base at the Spitfire Museum, the new exhibition was inaugurated with the theme of aviation in the...

Belgian Government approves purchase of Airbus H145M helicopters for Defence (15) and Police (2)

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On the proposal of Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder, the Belgian Council of Ministers agreed on 31 May 2024 to award a public contract for...

First joint NATO mission for Spain and Sweden: a historic aerial collaboration in Lithuania

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Spain and Sweden marked a historic milestone as they jointly participated in their first NATO mission in Lithuania. The mission saw an Airbus A400M...

Portuguese F-16s conduct First Alert scramble in Baltic air policing mission

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Portuguese F-16 fighter jets, currently deployed for NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission at Šiauliai Air Base, Lithuania, recently conducted their first alert scramble. The...

Swedish Gripen conduct first visual identifications over Baltic Sea as NATO member, together with Belgian and German allies

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Following Sweden's recent NATO membership, its air force engaged in multiple encounters with Russian planes over the Baltic Sea. The incidents involved Swedish Jas...

Eindhoven Airport facing five-month closure: Runway renovation to impact travellers and locals

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Eindhoven Airport is facing a five-month closure as the Dutch Defence undertakes a comprehensive renovation of the runway at Eindhoven Air Base. The project,...

Belgian F-16s intercept Russian Sukhoi-30s over the Baltic Sea

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Two Belgian F-16s intercepted Russian fighter planes over the Baltic Sea on Wednesday, NATO command said.NATO radars spotted unknown planes that had taken off...

This October, the “Frisian Flag” exercise took place at Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands

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The international air exercise Frisian Flag 2023 took place from Monday 2 to Friday 13 October 2023 at Leeuwarden Air Base, The Netherlands. Unrest...

Lockheed Martin conducts first flight in U-2 avionics tech refresh

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Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, in partnership with the U.S. Air Force, completed the first Avionics Tech Refresh (ATR) programme flight of the U-2 Dragon...

NATO launches large CBRN exercise ‘Toxic Trip 2023’ on Koksijde airbase (Belgium)

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The Koksijde air base in West Flanders, Belgium, is hosting a significant NATO chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) defence exercise called "Toxic Trip...

Denmark’s first F-35s arrive at Skrydstrup Air Base, heralding a new era of Danish Defence

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Denmark is the 10th nation to operate the F-35 Lightning II from its home soilDenmark’s first four locally-based F-35A fighter aircraft landed on home...

Announcement of the Belgian Air Force Days 2023, Kleine-Brogel on 8, 9 and 10 September

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From 8 to 10 September 2023, Belgian Defence will once again be organising an international air show, the Belgian Air Force Days https://belgianairforcedays.be/nl/ at...

[Pics] Aviatic MRO inaugurates aviation maintenance hangar at Šiauliai airport, Lithuania

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Aviatic MRO, a Lithuania-based aircraft maintenance and repair organisation, has inaugurated an advanced aircraft maintenance facility at Šiauliai International Airport (SQQ) in Lithuania. The...

The Netherlands and Denmark will together supply up to 61 F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited Denmark and the Netherlands, where both countries pledged to provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine. This decision comes shortly...

GA-ASI selects Belgium-based ScioTeq to support Detect and Avoid programme

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As General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc (GA-ASI) pursues its development goal of obtaining FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) clearance for its in-house developed Detection...

(Agenda) You’re invited ! Open Doors Melsbroek Airbase May 27th-28th

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You are cordially invited to attend the Melsbroek Airbase Open Doors on Weekend of May 27th and 28th Author: Martin GilletThe Chief of Staff, Colonel...

[Pics] Official opening of the BELUX National A400M Training Centre (BNTC) in Melsbroek

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Official opening of the BELUX National A400M Training Centre (BNTC) in Melsbroek Author: Martin Gillet On May 22nd, the Belgian Minister of Defence Ms Ludivine Dedonder,...

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