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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 or quarterly updated sections:

309th AMARG (updated March 24)
DSCA Approved and FMS orders (updated May 4)
NATO Air Policing Mission (updated May 10)

Airbus Defence & Space quarterly order and delivery report (updated May 10)
Boeing Defense quarterly order and delivery report (updated May 10)
Fokker aircraft (new April 30).
Lockheed Martin quarterly order and delivery report (updated May 10)


Greece (updated May 10)
Netherlands: Royal Netherlands Air Force Squadrons 1990 - present (activation, deactivation and anniversary dates).


A330MRTT (updated May 10)
A400M (updated May 16)
C-130J Super Hercules (Update May 9) visit C-130 for a total Hercules overview.
C-295 (updated May 10)
H215M (new May 13)

Defence budgets:

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


APROC May 23 - June 6 expected participants(updated May 10).


Marine exercise Soesterberg May 18 (New May 20).
Luke Lightnings (new March)


NATO MFF Fleet (updated May 13)
Latest photographs
GAF CH-53GA with GAR NH90-TTH training with 11LM (Deelen CTR) May 16 RNLAF Cougar exercise with Dutch Marines. Soesterberg May 18.
37th AS on the ramp at Rotterdam May 8, 2015 NH90-NFH from 860 squadron at Almere May 5, 2018. Mexican Air Force B-787-8 Schiphol Apr. 23