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The first Belgian soldiers, part of NATO’s rapid intervention force, leave for Romania onboard an Airbus A400M

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On March 4, an Airbus A400M departed from Melsbroek military airport bound for Romania. Onboard was the vanguard of Belgian soldiers who are part...

The 15 Wing of the Belgian Air Force says goodbye to the C-130s: the end of the legendary Belgian Hercules

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6sCX4Oa3cIOn Friday, December 17, the Air Component of the  Belgian army bid farewell to its legendary C-130 Hercules at Melsbroek Air Base (EBMB). After...

[Willerzie, Belgium] Special Air Service (SAS) Commemoration with multiple Belgian Special Forces jumps

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Special Air Service (SAS) Commemoration with multiple Belgian Special Forces jumps Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet. Lest we forget. Willerzie, Belgium, Monday September 13th.Willerzie (in Walloon...

Afghan girl in viral photo skipping on airport tarmac after arriving in Brussels following evacuation

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Belgium suspended evacuations after intelligence sources warned of an imminent terrorist attack at Kabul’s airport A moving photo of a young Afghan girl skipping on...

Belgian Defence evacuates 400 people from Kabul, repatriates 233 from Islamabad to Brussels

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Operation Red Kite in numbers Since 20 August, Belgian Defence has been conducting evacuation flights from Afghanistan. Also this weekend, Defence set up an airlift...

The mysterious diversion of a TUIfly Belgium military charter to Doha, Qatar

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We reported earlier that TUIfly Belgium had been contracted by Belgian Defence to operate military charters after the HiFly Airbus A321 formerly leased by...

[Belgian Air Component] 50 years in Belgian service: Tribute to the Mighty Hercules with a Celebration paint scheme

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50 Years in Belgian Service: Tribute to the Mighty Hercules with a Celebration paint scheme Authors: Benoit Denet & Martin Gillet, reporting from Meslbroek Air...

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] 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 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...

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