TDPU 2005

By Piet Luijken

Photo: Piet Luijken

The TDPU, which stands for Tactical Discussion and Procedure Update, is a NATO exercise in order to discuss tactics, experiences and opinions on a certain subject. The aim is to standardize procedures and create an improved coorporative attitude between NATO squadrons. The TDPU 2005, which will be held at Florennes, Belgium, will focus on the datalink ( Link 16 ) procedures and possibilities. As the hosting unit 350 Smaldeel has a Air Defence tradition and role, and has received the newest updated F-16AM/BM's with Link 16, the TDPU will be used to learn and teach Link 16 capabilities in a air-to-air combat battle scenario. For that reason, this week will coincide with a Fighter Meet, also organized by the 350 Smaldeel, which will offer a multitude of foreign aircraft, from NATO and PfP countries, as duelling partners.
 

  

TDPU 2005   11/07/2005-15/07/2005   Florennes, Belgium

Air Force/Unit

Type of Aircraft

Serial/Code

Role

Arrival

Departure

KLu/323 sq F-16AM J-204 TDPU/FM 28/06/2005 15/07/2005
KLu/323 sq F-16BM J-210 TDPU/FM 28/06/2005 15/07/2005
RDAF/Esk 726 F-16BM ET-210 TDPU/FM 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
RDAF/Esk 726 F-16BM ET-614 TDPU/FM 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
RDAF/Esk 726 F-16AM E-606 TDPU/FM 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
RDAF/Esk 726 F-16AM E-603 TDPU/FM 27/06/2005 15/07/2005
RDAF/Esk 726 F-16AM E-609 TDPU/FM 27/06/2005 15/07/2005
BAC/350 sm F-16AM FA-57 TDPU c/s TDPU/FM based 15/07/2005
BAC/350 sm F-16AM FA91 TDPU/FM based 15/07/2005
BAC/350 sm F-16AM FA92 TDPU/FM based 15/07/2005
BAC/11 sm Alpha Jet 1B+ AT18 special c/s static 14/07/2005 15/07/2005
RNoAF F-16AM 658 TDPU/FM 27/06/2005 15/07/2005
RNoAF F-16BM 689 TDPU/FM 27/06/2005 15/07/2005
AN/11F Super Etendard 13 static 13/07/2005 14/07/2005
AN/11F Super Etendard 25 static 13/07/2005 14/07/2005
AdlA/EC03.004 Mirage 2000N 325/4-CC TDPU/FM 11/07/2005 13/07/2005
AdlA/EC03.004 Mirage 2000N 360/4-CB TDPU/FM 11/07/2005 13/07/2005
AdlA/ET00.064 C-160R R210/64-GJ transport 12/07/2005 13/07/2005
AdlA/ET00.064 C-160R R213/64-GM transport 12/07/2005 13/07/2005
AdlA/GRV00.093 C-135FR 737/93-CI fly-by 14/07/2005 14/07/2005
NATO/ NA&EWF E-3C LX-N90448 TDPU 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
SLW F/A-18C J-5006 FM 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
SLW F/A-18C J-5008 FM 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
SLW F/A-18D J-5236 FM 11/07/2005 15/07/2005
Lw/JBG 32 Tornado ECR 46+33 static 14/07/2005 15/07/2005
Lw/JBG 31 Tornado IDS 45+56 static 14/07/2005 15/07/2005