As the Belgian Air Force ‘Stingers’ Squadron celebrates 105 years of service, Combat Aircraft Journal reports on its role and how it is preparing for the arrival of the fifth-generation F-35A Lightning II
Less than two years after receiving its first Airbus A400M, CT-01 in October 2020, 20 Squadron of the 15 Wing, Belgian Air Force, received its penultimate aircraft, CT-07 on May 11 2022. Maj Steven Vandervorst explains from CT-07's flightdeck what the unit has been up to since taking delivery of the A400M from Airbus.
The Belgian Air Component conducted its first international A400M exercise during October 11-25, this is after a detachment of 148 military personnel and two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft from the 15th Airlift Wing participated in the Airlift Block Training (ABT) at Pisa Air Base, Italy
Due to the ongoing situation in Afghanistan, the Belgian government approved evacuation operations from Kabul International Airport by Belgian defence air assets
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