Belgian Air Force Days 2018 Highlights


“Ready for the future” is what the Belgian Air Force (BAF) showed during the Belgian Air Force Days 2018, which were held on 7-9 September at the Kleine-Brogel Airbase. The BAF is in full transition with all its capabilities in order to face the security challenges of the future. The modern and powerful NH90 Cayman helicopter is used for land and maritime support without forgetting its renowned search and rescue task. The A400M Atlas is soon expected as Belgium's new strategic and tactical transport capability, replacing the old but famous C-130E Hercules. Even in the world of the remotely piloted aircraft the BAF will continue to invest in a new program. Finally there is the replacement of the country's combat capability, the ACCaP program. The F-16 FALCON will gradually be replaced in the coming years by a newer fighter.