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Belgian Air Force to get 34 new fighters

Belgian Air Force to get 34 new fighters

Postby Gary » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:30 pm

Belgian Air Force going to get 34 new fighters to replace the F-16

Agreement of the government: Cash Register, army and police under the Christmas tree

The government is going to buy 34 new fighter planes. The Manufacturer and model chosen have still not been communicated. The first aircraft should be delivered between 2023 and 2028. The Defense will also invest in two frigates and six minesweepers The investments could reach 9,2 billion, while the staff of the army will be gradually reduced to 25 000 people by 2030 instead of 32 000 currently.

6 Drones will also be purchased by the government. Two in 2021 and the four other later.
Finally, the average age of the military is expected to increase from 40 to 35 years by 2030 according to the minister of defence Steven Vandeput (N-VA).


Info translated from rtbf.be and the BAF Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Belgian-Air-Fo ... 3/?fref=ts
RAF Tornados left in service = 36 :( 437 ish days left in service
GR4 =30, GR4(T) =6
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Re: Belgian Air Force to get 34 new fighters

Postby Mike » Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:33 pm

"Finally, the average age of the military is expected to increase from 40 to 35 years"

The translator got that bit wrong. :lol:
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