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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...

A legend returns to her homeland at Florennes Air Base, Belgium

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Last Thursday, 11 May, a small event was organised by Corps Commander Colonel Cedric Kamensky and his staff at Florennes air base, Belgium. A...

The Belgian Ministers of Economy and of Defence announce the signature of a service contract with Lockheed Martin aimed at supporting Belgian aeronautical industries to stand out in the F-35 market

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The Belgian Council of Ministers this Friday approved the signature of a framework agreement with Lockheed Martin. This framework agreement, entitled "Industrial Participation Plan...

Foundation stone laid for the new F-35A complex in Florennes Belgian Air Force Base

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This March 27, 2023, is a great day for Florennes Air Base. Defence Minister Ludivine Dedonder  at the controls of a bulldozer placed the...

[Pics] First Belgian F-35A on Lockheed Martin’s infrastructure production line in Forth Worth, Texas (USA)

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The first Belgian F-35A is on the production line at Lockheed Martin's facilities in Forth Worth (USA). This is the outer wing box, which is...

New Belgian Air Force F-16 detachment left for Operation Enhanced Vigilance Activities in Estonia

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On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, three F-16s departed from the Florennes air base for Estonia to participate in the NATO Enhanced Vigilance Activities (eVA)...

SmarT Eco-friendLy anticontamination technologies for LAminar wings- STELLAR project in test at Florennes AFB

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The STELLAR project aims to produce sustainable solutions to reduce drag on aircraft, allow laminar flow over time with a direct impact on fuel...

New colours for the Lockheed Martin F-16 FA-57 – 105th anniversary of the 1st Sqn BAF emblem

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On 16 April 1913, the First Squadron was born with the creation of the l'Aviation Militaire Belge – Compagnie des Aviateurs (Belgian Military Aviation...

[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...

Belgian and British fighter jets scrambled because of two Russian military aircraft in Dutch airspace over the North Sea

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Two Belgian F-16s were deployed this morning over the North Sea because two military planes from Russia approached Dutch airspace.The Russian Tu-142 "Bear" aircraft...

[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 – 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,...

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,...

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 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...

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...

Poland signs contract to acquire 32 F-35A fighter jets from Lockheed Martin

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After Belgium, Lockheed Martin registers a new purchase contract in Europe for its F-35 fighter jets with Poland.In today’s signing ceremony, Polish Defence Minister...

Pentagon and Lockheed Martin reach agreement reducing F-35A cost by 12.8 percent

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The F-35 Joint Program Office and Lockheed Martin finalised a $34 billion agreement for the production and delivery of 478 F-35s at the lowest...

[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 GilletFrom September 16 to 27, 2019, the Defence organised the exercise CELTIC UPRISE 2019. This is the first...

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