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Photos From Exercise Frisian Flag

Apr 05, 2017
Europe's largest annual gathering of fighters from across NATO, held as usual at Leeuwarden in the Netherlands. Over 50 fighters attended, flying two...

Leopold I On Film

Mar 29, 2017
Belgian Defense has produced a nice video of the Leopold I frigate to illustrate the range of missions it has conducted over the last two years, from...

Boeing’s New Air Force One To Get Additional Scrutiny

Mar 28, 2017
USAF has installed a two-star general to oversee Boeing’s Air Force One replacement, adding a new level of scrutiny to the high-profile program....

Dutch Chinooks Return From Mali

Mar 24, 2017
The second of three Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) Chinooks has returned to its home base of Gilze-Rijen from Mali on board a Strategic Airlift...

Anti-ISIS Allies Achieve Aerial Milestones

Mar 24, 2017
European air forces participating in coalition operations against the so-called Islamic State achieved two milestones this week....

First Benelux Air Policing Scramble

Mar 08, 2017
Two Belgian air force F-16s intercepted a Hungarian civil aircraft which did not react to air traffic control March 7. The aircraft, with three...

Para-Commandos Hone Skills During Exercise Belgian Beast

Mar 02, 2017
Belgian para-commandos are honing their skills during Exercise Belgian Beast in the Arizona desert Feb. 13 to March 12....

AAF Conducts Majority Of Air Missions In Afghanistan

Mar 02, 2017
The Afghan Air Force is conducting more air missions and air strikes than the U.S. Air Force in Afghanistan, Brigadier General Charles S. Cleveland,...

Afghanistan Requests Close Air Support

Feb 07, 2017
Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar requested support from NATO and its partners in the alliance's Resolute Support training...

Royal Netherlands Air Force Do Double Dutch Intercept

Jan 27, 2017
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16s made their first two intercepts Jan. 26 since they were deployed to Lithuania for NATO's Baltic air policing...

Belgian Navy Shadows Kuznetsov

Jan 25, 2017
The Belgian navy escorted Russia's Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier naval group through Belgium's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) between the...

Trump Probably Won’t Cancel F-35. Just Ask Jim Mattis

Jan 12, 2017
Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. James Mattis, provided a simple explanation for the President-Elect's muddled comments...
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Russian Ships, Drones Comb Tu-154 Crash Site

Dec 26, 2016
Russian ships, submarines, drones and divers are working day and night off the coast of Sochi to recover 92 victims and aircraft debris from the Dec...

Last Of The Bohicans

Dec 23, 2016
The Bundeswehr has released a video of 18 Bo-105 helicopters bidding farewell by flying in formation from their base in Celle, northern Germany, Dec...

Did Trump and Putin Resume the Cold War?

Dec 22, 2016
Trump pledges to make America's nuclear weapons great again after Putin promised a strong strategic force for Russia....
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