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by nils
03 Aug 2022, 21:39
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: F-35 Lightning II developments
Replies: 2256
Views: 690900

Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

Belgian F-35A's will be serialed FL-01 to FL-34.

source: https://www.aviation24.be/manufacturers ... NEmZ8PcJqs
by nils
20 Jul 2022, 19:35
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: F-35 Lightning II developments
Replies: 2256
Views: 690900

Re: F-35 Lightning II developments

earlier this week, Belgium has shown intentions to order additional F-35A's, this was envisioned in the STAR-plan, but that was scrapped after protest by the socialist- and eco parties, the funding went to R&D. however, there are plans that funding will be made available in the next defence plans fo...
by nils
23 Jun 2022, 20:25
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgian Air Force to buy 4 new SAR helicopters
Replies: 0
Views: 511

Belgian Air Force to buy 4 new SAR helicopters

As part of the STAR-plan, approval has been given to launch a tender for 4 new SAR helicopters. these will take over the SAR duties currently performed by the NH90-NFH, freeing up the type for MAR and ASW duties from 2025 onwards. a budget of €180 million has been allocated for the new helicopters o...
by nils
21 Jun 2022, 19:59
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Ex-Belgian C-130H's sold to Pakistan
Replies: 0
Views: 517

Ex-Belgian C-130H's sold to Pakistan

7 or 8 C-130H that the Belgian Air Force retired end-2021, have been sold to the Pakistan Air Force.
earlier this week, CH-12 was noted repainted in PAF colors.

https://pakstrategic.com/2022/06/20/pak ... -aircraft/
by nils
17 Jun 2022, 19:41
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...

Boeing's sales manager has hinted that belgium has requested pricing on the CH-47F Chinook.

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by nils
01 Jun 2022, 19:38
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Defence Nota Netherlands 2022
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Defence Nota Netherlands 2022

so what will replace the C-130H's, the C-130J-30 or the Airbus A400M.
for the cougar replacement, im guessing either the H225M Caracal or the UH-60M Blackhawk will be the most possible candidates.
by nils
26 Mar 2022, 12:48
Forum: Civil Aviation News
Topic: used Boeing 737-300SF for Buffalo Airways
Replies: 0
Views: 268

used Boeing 737-300SF for Buffalo Airways

in a youtube video, vice president of canadian based Buffalo Airways, Mikey McBryan, has announced that the company has bought a used Boeing 737-300SF. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn4eQek3sKM this is not only the first Boeing 737 for the airline, but its also the first (somewhat) modern jet, as ...
by nils
19 Feb 2022, 20:25
Forum: Helispot
Topic: AZ Sint-Jan Brugge stelt nieuwe EMS heli voor.
Replies: 0
Views: 241

AZ Sint-Jan Brugge stelt nieuwe EMS heli voor.

Vandaag werd in het AZ Sint Jan in Brugge, de nieuwe MUG-heli voorgesteld. het toestel, een Eurocopter EC135T1 (gehuurd van SAF Helicoptéres, serial F-GMTU, MSN0042) zal vanaf begin maart EMS Vluchten uitvoeren. ze vervangt hierbij de oude AS355F1 (OO-HSN, gehuurd van Heli Service Belgium) die eind ...
by nils
28 Jan 2022, 15:48
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...

Canberra TT.18 wrote: 28 Jan 2022, 09:05 No news on a replacement of the more then 50 year old SF260?
Or is this no part of strategic vision?
i was wondering the same thing, no news yet on that front.
most likely they will outsource it.
by nils
27 Jan 2022, 20:05
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...

Update: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2022/01/27/de-regering-gaat-fors-investeren-in-defensie-opnieuw-meer-milit/ https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2022/01/27/defensie-wil-vijftien-lichte-europese-h-145-helikopters-kopen-p/ there will be more investments then first planned, in Air assets we will have: -15...
by nils
22 Jan 2022, 12:58
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Re: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...

it has been confirmed that the BAF will indeed recieve 18 new helicopters, 14 LUH and 4 Heavy lift. the NH90-TTH will be taken out of service, althought its unclear if they will be sold or used as a spares source for the NFH variants. the NH90-NFH will be releaved of the SAR mission and focus comple...
by nils
12 Jan 2022, 14:08
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...
Replies: 6
Views: 2023

Belgium: Strategische Visie 2030 - New helicopters, additional tanker, drones,...

according to an article in La Libre Belgique, MoD Ludivine Dedonder is making changes to the current strategic plan for the future of the Belgian Armed Forces. https://twitter.com/Stoonbrace/status/1481208424289472514 roughly translated, changes and new investment plans are as follows: -replacement ...
by nils
12 Jan 2022, 14:00
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: A.330mrtt
Replies: 12
Views: 1741

Re: A.330mrtt

in a leaked note, Belgium is making changes ot its Strategic plan "Horizon 2030".
one proposition is the investment in an additional A330-MRTT.

https://twitter.com/Stoonbrace/status/1 ... 4289472514
by nils
22 Sep 2021, 08:50
Forum: Military Aviation News
Topic: Belgian AF A400M transporter deliveries to Brussels, 2020 onwards into 2021/2022...
Replies: 9
Views: 3010

Re: Belgian AF A400M transporter deliveries to Brussels, 2020 onwards into 2021/2022...

the 3rd Belgian A400M delivery, CT-04, is to arrive at Melsbroek AB (EBBR) tomorrow 23.09.2021, ETA 7PM