All Royal Netherlands Air Force articles – Page 2

  • F-35A - Edwards AFB 17 Sq T&E est - Crown Copyrigh

    RAF's 17 Sqn assumes control of F-35 test and evaluation


    The Royal Air Force’s 17 Squadron has assumed control of the test and evaluation of its first Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning II, marking the start of independent operational testing by the UK of its future Joint Strike Fighter.

  • A330 MRTT boom - Airbus Military

    NATO trio could pool A330 tanker fleet


    ​A consortium of NATO nations could acquire a four-strong fleet of Airbus A330 multi-role tanker/transports, the European Defence Agency has announced.

  • Dutch F-35 - Lockheed Martin

    Dutch F-35 orders ready to take off


    ​The Netherlands’ defence ministry has announced plans to order a first batch of eight operational Lockheed Martin F-35s, with the type to be delivered from 2019.

  • Raven UAV - Royal Netherlands Army

    Dutch army seeks Raven replacement


    ​The Royal Netherlands Army is in the process of preparing a request for proposals for the replacement of its AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven unmanned air vehicle, which it expects to release in early 2015.

  • Dutch F-35 - USAF

    First Dutch F-35 squadron established


    ​The Royal Netherlands Air Force on 4 November changed the command of its Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II detachment at Eglin AFB, Florida to 323 Sqn. The unit had been officially disbanded on 31 October at Leeuwarden air base, having previously operated the Lockheed F-16.

  • Dutch F-16 - Rex Features

    Dutch commit F-16s to anti-IS coalition


    On 25 September, the Dutch government announced its decision to deploy eight Lockheed Martin F-16s to the Middle East in support of the international action against Islamic State militants.

  • Dutch Fokker 50 - Bob Fischer

    Peruvian navy buys surplus Dutch F50s


    The Peruvian navy has purchased two surplus Royal Netherlands Air Force Fokker 50 transports.

  • News

    Dutch F-16s fly last mission in Afghanistan


    ​On 30 June, the last two Dutch air force Lockheed Martin F-16AMs completed their final mission for the Air Task Force over Afghanistan.

  • News

    Dutch air force scraps DC-10 transport


    ​A Royal Netherlands Air Force-owned McDonnell Douglas DC-10 transport/freighter has been flown to the UK for scrapping, less than three years after entering use with the service.

  • News

    Netherlands to deploy Chinooks to Mali


    ​After committing four Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopters in November last year to support the UN's stabilisation activities in Mali, the Dutch air force has announced that it will also deploy three Boeing CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters.

  • Dutch NH90 thumb

    Dutch maritime NH90s suffer corrosion


    The Dutch air force has experienced higher than expected corrosion during the first maritime deployments with its NH90 helicopters.

  • Dutch F-35A - US Air Force

    Netherlands details F-35 transition plan


    The Royal Netherlands Air Force's 322 Sqn will become the service's first operational unit to fly the Lockheed Martin F-35, after converting to the type from the Lockheed F-16.

  • Dutch F-16 - Rex Features

    Dutch F-16 pilot strafes range control tower


    The Royal Netherlands Air Force has launched an investigation after a Lockheed Martin F-16AM pilot accidentally strafed the control tower at the Vliehors range on the island of Vlieland during a training flight on 4 November.