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Netherlands to receive two more F-35As next month

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) will take delivery of another two Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters next month.

RNLAF unveils special schemed Chinook

The Koninklijke Luchtmacht (Royal Netherlands Air Force/RNLAF) has unveiled a specially painted Boeing CH-47D Chinook to celebrate the 75th anniversary of 298 Squadron.

RNLAF receives first upgraded CH-47F

Boeing has delivered the first CH-47F Chinook heavy-lift tactical transport helicopter with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF).

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Dutch Lightning Leader

Last October, a first Dutch F-35A to be permanently stationed at Leeuwarden arrived at the base in the north of the country. At the controls was Lt Col Ian ‘Gladys’ Knight, who talked to Bob Fischer about Dutch F-35 numbers and dogfighting in the stealth warplane.

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Determined Dutchmen

A handful of Netherlanders made a significant mark in the air during World War Two...

RNLAF renews PC-7 maintenance contract with RUAG

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has renewed a contract with RUAG MRO Switzerland to provide propeller maintenance to its Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer fleet.

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Spreading the Knowledge

From Leeuwarden Air Base in the Netherlands, Kees van der Mark reports on the latest edition of the multinational F-16 Fighter Weapons Instructor Training course.

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BRIEF CANDLES

When Germany invaded the Netherlands during May 1940, pilots of the country’s tiny Fokker D.XXI force fought ferociously to defend its homeland...

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In the footsteps of legends

Seventy-five years after the event, Operation Market Garden is still a focal point of remembrance for today’s airborne operations specialists.