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LCA Navy Mk1 prototype makes it's first arrested landing https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EEV7NBvUcAAiBAf.jpg Twitter link
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Belgian Air Force dry-leases 2 Falcon 7X's for VIP transport. The deal with Dassault has a vallue of €124 million and involves 2 Falcon 7X aircraft, these will replace the Embraer 135/145 wich will be put up for sale. the deal was made without public knowledge, the contract has a period of 12 years. opinion: the deal has caused a stir in public opinion, especialy as the Belgian Armed Forces are underfunded and are struggling to pay wages to its personel. also the high cost of the deal raises questions, at that cost, they could have simply bought them, or lease executive aircraft from Belgian air charter companies.
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Belgian Air Force wet-leases 2 Falcon 7X's for VIP transport. The deal with Dassault has a vallue of €124 million and involves 2 Falcon 7X aircraft, these will replace the Embraer 135/145 wich will be put up for sale. the deal was made without public knowledge, the contract has a period of 12 years. opinion: the deal has caused a stir in public opinion, especialy as the Belgian Armed Forces are underfunded and are struggling to pay wages to its personel. also the high cost of the deal raises questions, at that cost, they could have simply bought them, or lease executive aircraft from Belgian air charter companies.
Your headline says wet lease while the article says dry lease... A dry lease seems to be better suited for an air force. ;)
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Your headline says wet lease while the article says dry lease... A dry lease seems to be better suited for an air force. ;)
my mistake :)

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Belgian F-16 crash over France. Both pilots OK.
A Belgian F-16 fighter jet crashed Thursday in western France, damaging a house, setting a field ablaze and leaving a pilot suspended for two hours from a high-voltage electricity line after his parachute got caught, according to French authorities. Emergency workers extracted the pilot safely after cutting off power in the area, and he was been taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation, a spokesman for the regional administration told The Associated Press.
https://news.google.com/articles/CBM...S&ceid=US%3Aen https://www.letelegramme.fr/fait-divers/crash-de-pluvigner-ce-que-l-on-sait-19-09-2019-12387298.php