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On the website you will find articles and/or photographs covering exercises and squadrons / wings. Furthermore you can find aircraft order and delivery reports for aircraft manufacturers and countries. The aircraft section is currently being changed with a focus of reports presented by both manufacturer and aircraft role. For the last reporting is done on the primarily role of an aircraft (example: all C-130 Hercules aircraft are reported under Transport / AAR / MRTT despite its many versions and mission specially within the USAF).
Countries are added when at least one photograph of an aircraft is available but the main focus will be on EU and NATO countries. Within the Defence budget and review section you will find information about budget plans, request and strategic reviews.

Updates will be done on a regular basis. Please see below details for the latest updates made to the website or follow me at Twitter @phantomaviation.

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
Netherlands: exercise(s) 2020:

Frisian Flag 2020 EART 2020 Swift Blade 2020

Exercise notes:

Frisian Flag: Confirmed in the MoD budget 2020. Will take place from March 23 until April 3.

EART: The exercise has to be confirmed by the EATC but will normally run alongside Frisian Flag to provide the AAR assets.

Swift Blade: Will be organized by the DHC and run from Gilze-Rijen in April (period isn't yet published).

Publications to follow in the next months:

Falcon Leap / Market Garden 75 Sanicole spotters day Kleine-Brogel RNLAF 131 EMVO Squadron
RIAT 2019

Published Scramble 484 - Sept. 19.
421st (E)FS deployment to Europe, Spangdahlem AB, Germany.
RNLAF Luchtmachtdagen 2019.

Centrum Leteckého Výcviku (CLV – Flight Training Center), Pardubice, Czech Republic.

Quarterly / regular updates:

Oct 10: Boeing Defense
Oct 06: Airbus Defence, A310MRTT, A330MRTT, A400M, C-295
Oct 06: Lockheed Martin, F-16, F-22, F-35, C-5, C-130, P-3
Sep 27: NATO Air Policing Mission
Sep 25: DSCA Approved and FMS orders
Sep 24: 309th AMARG

Exercise and reports:

Oct 17: 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Zeebrugge
Oct 17: US Army Operation Atlantic Resolve. Combat Aviation Brigade rotations
Aug 25: RNLAF F-35 long range strike mission.
Aug 25: Exercise Dark Blade, Namest Nad Oslavou, Czech Republic
Aug 17: US Army OAR deployments to Europe
Jul 30: European Air Refuelling Training exercise 2019


Sep 10: RNLAF F-35's


Oct 05: Netherlands
Sep 27: Japan (nine E-2D's contracted by US DoD)
Sep 25: Organizations (EATC and NATO)
Sep 23: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, North America, Oceania and South America. All countries have been updated.

Air Show:

Jun 03: Čáslav May 25 (Czech Air Force open house)
Latest photographs
USMC KC-130J during Falcon Leap 2019.

Ukraine Air Force Su-27 Kleine-Brogel.

German Air Force C-160D Falcon Leap 2019.