Armed Forces Overviews
Royal Netherlands Air Force/Navy
Royal Netherlands Air Force/Navy
In it’s lifetime within the RNLAF, the CH-47D Chinook has proved itself as a real workhorse. In 2012 deliveries started on six CH-47F Fox Chinooks. Three went to JNTD/302sq Fort Hood and 3 went to 298sq, Gilze-Rijen. Upgrade or replacing the current fleet of CH-47D is deplayed to 2015.
Photo: Richard Baas
Den Helder/De Kooy (EHKD)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 52°55'24"N 004°46'50"E
Elev: 3 ft
Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
Defence Helicopter Command

7sq NH90-NFH(on loan) Nimmer ten vang


860sq NH90-NFH
Arcens affligo
The SH-14D - Lynx left active service Q3 2012.
 
Eglin AFB (KVPS)
Rwy: 01/19, 12/30
Pos: 30°28'60"N 086°31'31"W
Elev: 85 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
33rd FW

DMO F-35 IOT&E F-35A
Since August 2012 DMO is responsible for 1 F-35A, joined by number 2 in June 2013. Both are based at Eglin AFB and move to Edwards AFB, CA late 2014.
 
Eindhoven (EHEH)
Rwy: 03/21
Pos: 51°27'00"N 005°22'28"E
Elev: 74 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


334sq Gulfstream IV
DC-10-30
KDC-10
Fokker 50
Do228-212
Semper et Ubique


336sq C-130H-30
C-130H
Sudore Ac Pulvere
The DC-10-30 is stored since 31 December 2013 and will be scrapped. The Gulfstream is kept untill 31 March 2014. Both Fokker 50's are up for sale fly from time to time to maintain airworthiness from EHLE. Two Dornier 228s are part of the Coastguard, controlled by 334sq and flown from Schiphol.
 
For Air-to-Air refuelling, the RNLAF uses two former civilian DC-10’s which where transformed to KDC-10 Tanker aircraft. A third ‘normal’ DC-10 was purchased for troop/cargo transport, entered service in 2011 and was withdrawn from dutie on 31 December 2013.
Photo: Jaco Haasnoot
Fort Hood-Killeen/Robert Gray AAF, TX (United States of America) (KGRK)
Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
Defence Helicopter Command

302sq AH-64DN
CH-47F
The Joint Netherlands Training Detachment was renamed 302sq in November 2013.
 
Gilze-Rijen (EHGR)
Rwy: 02/20, 10/28
Pos: 51°34'05"N 004°55'59"E
Elev: 49 ft
Command Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
Defence Helicopter Command

298sq CH-47D
CH-47F
Nihil Nobis Nimium


300sq AS532U2
Alouette 3
In Mobilate Vis Nostra


301sq AH-64DN Per Sapientam Efficiens et Immortalis
Nine AS532U2 Cougars are stored at gilze-Rijen, offered for sale by DMO. Eight Cougars remain active, also used for vessel deployments.
 
The mighty AH-64D Apache was delivered from 1998 and is the first and only attack helicopter. Six of them are on a permanent stay in the USA while others have operated in Afghanistan, Eritrea and Mali.
Photo: Jaco Haasnoot
Leeuwarden (EHLW)
Rwy: 05/23, 09/27
Pos: 53°13'43"N 005°45'38"E
Elev: 4 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


303sq AB412SP Servans in periculo


322sq F-16AM
F-16BM
Niet praten maar doen


323sq F-16AM
F-16BM
Impetu Feroci
The AB412SP operations continue in 2014 as delays struck the planned replacement by NH90.
In November 2014 323sq will stand down at Leeuwarden en resuract at Edwards AFB, CA as F-35 IOT&E unit
 
322sq is the oldest operational squadron and has been active since 1942. It was also the first unit to receive F-16’s in 1981.
Photo: Piet Luijken
Tucson IAP (United States of America) (KTUS)
Rwy: 11L/29R, 11R/29L, 03/21
Pos: 32°06'58"N 110°56'29"W
Elev: 2641 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge
162nd FW
162nd OG
Arizona ANG
148th FS F-16AM
F-16BM
Kickin' Ass AZ Arizona/NL Flag
 
Volkel (EHVK)
Rwy: 06R/24L, 06L/24R
Pos: 51°39'23"N 005°42'31"E
Elev: 72 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


312sq F-16AM
F-16BM
Audax Cum Consilio


313sq F-16AM
F-16BM
Scherpgetand
 
After the closure of Twenthe as operating main base in 2005, Volkel hosts 312sq and 313sq. With the adaption of night flying goggles and LANTIRN pods, as shown here, the F-16 is fully operational at night. This training is performed periodic
Photo: Piet Luijken
Woensdrecht (EHWO)
Rwy: 07/25
Pos: 51°26'57"N 004°20'31"E
Elev: 63 ft
Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Name Tail Code Tail Colour Badge


131(EMVO)sq PC-7 Mea Doctrina Volantes
Also based here is LCW (Logistiek Centrum Woensdrecht - Logistic Centre Woensdrecht ) taking care of heavy maintenance for RNlAF aircraft.
Stork Aerospace is also situated at this base. Maintenance for many RNlAF aircraft is performed here, but also for the KNL F-16 and Fokker aircraft of foreign states. Also many Fokkers are stored here.
 
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