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

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

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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...

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

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

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

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

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

Belgian Air Force F-16 destroyed by fire during maintenance – Collateral damage on second F-16

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On 11 October around 14:10 (UTC +2), a Belgian Air Force F16 caught fire during maintenance works at Florennes Air Base. The fire completely...