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Dutch hold major multinational helicopter exercise

Falcon Autumn proved to be one of the most complex multinational rotary-wing airborne assault exercises witnessed in Europe in recent years. Joris van Boven and Alex van Noije report from the Netherlands

Dutch F-35As prepare for NATO Air Policing deployment to Poland

The Royal Netherlands Air Force is due to deploy eight of its Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning IIs to Malbork Air Base in Poland to support NATO Air Policing operations in February and March

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Inside the cockpit: Exercise Falcon Strike from a Dutch F-35 pilot's perspective

Read about a Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) F-35A pilot's time flying a training mission during Falcon Strike 22 defending a C-27 with paratroopers onboard from enemy SAM systems and a Navy cruiser vessel

RNLAF receives final CH-47F Chinook from Boeing

Boeing has delivered the 20th and final CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Helicopters gather in the Netherlands as Exercise Autumn Falcon kicks off

Over 1,000 military personnel and almost 40 helicopters are currently participating in Exercise Autumn Falcon at various locations across the Netherlands

Boeing delivers first upgraded AH-64E to the Netherlands

Boeing announced on October 25 that it has delivered the first upgraded AH-64E Version 6 Apache Guardian attack helicopter to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

Dutch MOD progressing with plan to reopen De Peel Air Base for F-35 ops

Plans to reopen De Peel Air Base for F-35A Lightning II operations from 2024 continue to make progress as the Dutch MOD strives to find room to expand its operational footprint following earlier base closures amidst the continued deterioration of the global security situation

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SNAPSHOT: Retro planespotting in Rotterdam

Long-time contributor Ron Mak shares a selection of images from Rotterdam The Hague Airport, taken between 1970 and the late 1990s

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Netherlands purchases second-hand Gulfstream G650

Following the decision to buy five C-390 Millenniums as a replacement for the C-130H(-30)s, six additional F-35As and four additional MQ-9s, the Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu, Royal Netherlands Air Force) has purchased one more additional aircraft

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Netherlands selects C-390M to replace Hercules

Five Embraer C-390M Millennium transport aircraft are to be acquired by the Netherlands to replace the four current Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) C-130H/H-30 Hercules