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Belgium resumes F-16 operations after engine woes

The Belgian Air Component has gradually resumed the operation of its F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon fleet, after it was grounded earlier this month due to the discovery of a defect with the multi-role fighter’s powerplant

Belgium grounds F-16 fleet due to engine concerns

Belgium has grounded its entire fleet of Lockheed Martin F-16AM/BM (MLU) Fighting Falcon multi-role fighters, meaning that the nation’s air defence duties have now been temporarily taken over by the Netherlands

Belgium receives second Airbus A400M

The Belgian Air Component has taken delivery of the second of seven Airbus A400M transport aircraft it has on order

New look for Belgium’s A109BAi helicopter demo team

The Belgian Air Component rolled out a new, colourful paint scheme for the demonstration aircraft of its Agusta A109BAi single-ship helicopter display team at Beauvechain air base on January 28

Airbus delivers first A400M to Belgium

Belgium became the eighth operator of the Airbus A400M Atlas heavy-lift tactical transport after it accepted its first of seven aircraft at the A400M Final Assembly Line in Seville, Spain, on December 22

Belgium to deploy F-16s to the Middle East

On September 29, four Belgian Air Component-operated Lockheed Martin F-16AM (MLU) Fighting Falcons will deploy to the Middle East in support of Operation Inherent Resolve – a coalition mission against so-called Islamic State.

Belgium to scale back NH90 TTH operations

Belgium’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced plans to reduce the operations of its NHIndustries NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) fleet.

Belgium brings forward B-Hunter UAV retirement

The Belgian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced that it will retire its Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) B-Hunter reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) four months earlier than planned.

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'Vipers' on Patrol!

The Belgian Air Component completed the latest Baltic Air Policing detachment in April, the latter portion of which was conducted under new regulations bought about by the coronavirus pandemic.

Belgium commences Falcon 7X training

The Belgian Air Component has started training operations using the first of two Dassault Falcon 7X VIP transport aircraft.