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Welcome to Phantomaviation.nl

The website covers military aviation through articles covering exercises, squadrons, aviation reports (defence and budget reviews) and provides a summarized news section maintained by month. Focus of the website and its contents is aimed at the NATO countries. Based on press releases made by DoDs, aircraft companies etc. a quarterly overview of ordered and delivered aircraft is provided. For a number of aircraft more detailed information (country, operator, aircraft type, ordered, delivered) can be found in the aircraft section. The country section either provides an overview of aircraft and helicopters ordered and delivered and can include an unit (squadron, wing, group) overview but might also just contain one or more photographs. Countries are presented by continent and a country is added when at least one photograph is available.

All photo's on the website are made by me and are not allowed to be used without prior written approval.

M. Jaarsma
Latest updates
Monthly / Quarterly updates:

309th AMARG (updated March 24)

Defence budgets and Stategic Defence and Security Reviews (SDRC):

Netherlands: Defensie nota 2018 (Defense bill 2018)
United States: FY 2018 Defense Appropriations Bill

NATO Procurements and DSCA approved sales:

DSCA Approved and FMS orders (updated April 4. Slovak AF F-16V and Spanish army CH-47F).
Exercises and reports:

Article: Luke Lightnings (new March)

Day at the fence: Leeuwarden Mar. 15

Expected participants at the following exercises in The Netherlands:

Frisian Flag and Frisian Flag 2018
EART (April 9 - 20)
Exercise: APROC (May 23 - June 6)


A400M (update two deliveries - France and Germany)
An-26 (update, Serbia to acquire to former Russian AF aircraft)
C-17A (update - new photos)
F-35 (LRIP 13 and 14 Long Lead Funding)
EF-2000 / Typhoon (update)
H145 (update, contract US Army for 16 UH-72As).
M-346  (Poland orders an additional four aircraft)
NH90 (update, 28 aircraft sold to Qatar)
Latest photographs
German Air Force A400M arrival at Schiphol March 20. Royal Air Force Atlas C.1 departure at Rotterdam March 24.