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Royal Netherlands Air Force

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The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), Dutch Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces. Its ancestor, the Luchtvaartafdeling (aviation department) of the Dutch Army was founded on 1 July 1913, with four pilots. The aerobatic display team of the Royal Netherlands Air Force is the Solo Display Team.

Force Structure[edit]

Basic Facts[edit]

  • Active Duty Personnel: 36,800
  • Reserve Personnel: 16,500
  • Combat Aircraft: 200
  • Transport Aircraft: 24
  • Helicopters: 116

List of Aircraft[edit]

  • Fighters
    • Bombardier CF-190 Crossbow x 18 (Stealth Multirole Strike Fighter)
    • Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II x 86 (Stealth Strike Fighter)
    • Saab JAS 39 Gripen E/F x 96 (Multirole Fighter)
  • Transport Aircraft
    • Lockheed Martin C-130H-30 Hercules x 6 (Tactical Airlifter)
    • McDonnell-Douglas KDC-10 Extender x 3 (Aerial Tanker)
    • Gulfstream Aerospace Gulfstream IV x 2 (VIP Transport)
    • Dornier Do-228 x 6 (Coastal Patrol Aircraft)
    • Bombardier CC-206 Yukon II x 7 (Strategic Airlifter)
  • Trainers
    • Pilatus PC-7 Turbo Trainer x 16 (Trainer Aircraft)
  • Helicopters
    • Aérospatiale SA316B Alouette III x 8 (Light VIP Transport Helicopter)
    • Agusta-Bell 412 x 12 (SAR Helicopter)
    • Boeing CH-47F Chinook x 22 (Heavy Lift Helicopter)
    • Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow x 30 (Attack Helicopter)
    • Eurocopter AS 532U2 Cougar Mk2 x 18 (Medium Utility Helicopter)
    • NHIndustries NH90 x 26 (Multirole Utility Helicopter)
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