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Belgian Air Force selects replacement for F-16 fighter-bombers

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19 April The Belgian edition of L'Avenir published a list of five potential replacement options for the F-16 fighter-bombers of the Belgian Air Force: Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, Dassault Aviation Rafale F3R, Boeing F / A-18E / F Super Hornet, Airbus Group Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab JAS-39E / F Gripen, reports "Military parity".

Belgian Air Force selects replacement for F-16 fighter-bombers


The publication notes that the F-35 has an undoubted advantage, since it is capable of using free-falling nuclear bombs. For several decades, Belgium was entrusted with the “NATO nuclear mission”: as part of its air force was a squadron of tactical nuclear carriers weapons based on Klein-Brogel, equipped first with F-84E fighters, then F-104G, and from 1982, F-16A. On the territory of Belgium constantly housed from 10 to 20 nuclear bombs, but the official confirmation or refutation of these data has not appeared.

It is possible that F-35A will be able to deliver nuclear strikes only after 2022, the French Rafale also have this ability, but their nuclear ASMP missile is unlikely to be exported. The Super Hornet cannot use nuclear weapons, and the Swedish authorities have directly banned the sale of Gripen fighter jets in the event that nuclear carriers are used on them. “Typhoon” was originally created as an interceptor and its shock capabilities appear very slowly.
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  1. The comment was deleted.
  2. sever.56
    sever.56 April 22 2015 12: 15
    +5
    For every F-35A there is its own S-500 !!!
    1. Linkor9s21
      Linkor9s21 April 22 2015 12: 27
      +7
      on the F35 there is also the S-400.
      And the SU-35s.
      1. Curculum
        Curculum April 22 2015 13: 17
        +7
        Quote: Linkor9s21
        on the F35 there is also the S-400.
        And the SU-35s.

        I propose more correctly: for every F-35A there Rocket from S-400, 500, Su-35S, etc.
        PS Or even a rocket may not be needed - it will not take off. laughing
        1. supertiger21
          supertiger21 April 22 2015 17: 03
          0
          I advise the Belgians to take F / A-18E / F. As far as possible, it does not tremendously lag behind the F-35, and the price is one and a half times less.
          1. crazyrom
            crazyrom April 23 2015 03: 03
            0
            For every F-35 there is just a boundless Russia. It will simply not reach our facilities, there will not be enough fuel. Yes, and he probably goes astray with any Buck and even Shell, not to mention C-300 (which should be easy enough).
    2. vodolaz
      vodolaz April 22 2015 12: 43
      +4
      Yes, here the Belgians have a problem of choice: it seems there is plenty to choose from, but in fact: there are limitations.
    3. Giant thought
      Giant thought April 22 2015 13: 25
      +5
      All of the above aircraft models are successfully amazed by the latest Russian air defense systems, so that the Belgians can choose any candidate.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith April 22 2015 14: 40
        +1
        Quote: Giant thought
        All of the above aircraft models are successfully amazed by the latest Russian air defense systems, so that the Belgians can choose any candidate.

        You will probably be surprised, but all the latest developments of Western aircraft designers are amazed by the outdated air defense systems of the USSR and Russia.
    4. vanya
      vanya April 22 2015 14: 04
      +1
      In this case, the best air defense is a missile strike at the Klein Brogel base.
  3. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 22 2015 12: 15
    +5
    To be honest, Belgium does not care at all. there are too many such microcosms (by Russian standards), and if you pay attention to each, then there simply will not be enough time to give one main thing by wort.
    1. DIVAN SOLDIER
      DIVAN SOLDIER April 22 2015 12: 21
      +4
      Well, Belgium, if anything, will not fight alone, but as part of NATO.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 22 2015 12: 27
        +3
        Thank you for opening your eyes. But is NATO ready to fight with Russia?
      2. Snake AAA
        Snake AAA April 22 2015 12: 39
        +2
        Well, many countries fought on the side of Hitler, we know the result! The main thing is that these NATO remember this!
    2. Sergey K.
      Sergey K. April 22 2015 12: 26
      0
      But if there are dozens of such countries, then the question will already take place.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 April 22 2015 12: 30
        +1
        There are dozens of them now. What changes the situation? If we could, we have long tried to fulfill our "blue" dream.
        1. ZU-23
          ZU-23 April 22 2015 12: 58
          +1
          Only the owner forces to rearm
  4. svp67
    svp67 April 22 2015 12: 20
    +3
    Belgian Air Force selects replacement for F-16 fighter-bombers

    I bet on F35 ...
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    2. Konar
      Konar April 22 2015 12: 30
      0
      Most likely upgrade F-16, rogue
      1. Jatviag
        Jatviag April 22 2015 13: 40
        +1
        These are the Belgians "rogue"? The country has a GDP of more than half a trillion dollars with a population of less than 11 million people.
      2. Bayonet
        Bayonet April 22 2015 14: 03
        +1
        Quote: Konar
        rogue

        My classmate lives there. We must tell him that he is a rogue! Let Oleg laugh!
  5. KBR109
    KBR109 April 22 2015 12: 22
    0
    Stunned! wassat The Belgian Air Force (!!!) are considering the use of nuclear weapons ??? Sha's gorgeous ears stick out. And this is called a sovereign state! The black master takes the lapdog on a leash to the path of the war with the bear ... Isn’t that a lapdog? Or doesn’t she know where they are pulling her? fool Well, these airfields have legitimate goals for the Iskanders and our KR with special warheads. Yes, I completely agree with you, Mr. Marshal - the F-35s will win.
    1. svp67
      svp67 April 22 2015 12: 27
      +2
      Quote: KBR109
      Stunned! The Belgian Air Force (!!!) are considering the use of nuclear weapons ???

      Well, not the Great Black Lord will do the black work, for this he has white slaves ...
  6. Basarev
    Basarev April 22 2015 12: 22
    -1
    Maybe the Belgians Drying push?
    1. DIVAN SOLDIER
      DIVAN SOLDIER April 22 2015 12: 25
      +3
      Can immediately mattresses on test sites ????
  7. shadow
    shadow April 22 2015 12: 27
    0
    F 35 worse than raptor. The Americans first make a plane, and only then a radar that does not see it and evaporates it for anyone. The S-300 has already shot down one raptor over Syria, and this scrap metal will be demolished.
    1. kote119
      kote119 April 22 2015 12: 58
      +2
      1.this is when the S-300 raptor managed to bring down?
      2. Does Syria have an S-300?
      3. Do not underestimate the F-35, they will bring to mind a little normal aircraft for specific tasks, many countries buy this car, so there is a reason. I repeat - each aircraft has its own niche.
  8. FunkschNNX
    FunkschNNX April 22 2015 12: 28
    -1
    Take the MiG-35 - you will not lose :-)
    1. lis-ik
      lis-ik April 22 2015 13: 29
      +1
      With all desire, they cannot take our planes.
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  9. DMoroz
    DMoroz April 22 2015 12: 29
    0
    Exactly, push them Dryers with bugs and remote switches ...
    1. Bayonet
      Bayonet April 22 2015 14: 07
      -1
      Quote: DMoroz
      Exactly, push them Dryers with bugs and remote switches ...

      Look out the window, maybe the line is really for Sushki?
  10. DMB3000
    DMB3000 April 22 2015 12: 44
    +2
    From the dryers they stick together. Corncob - that's what they need!
  11. evm-2005
    evm-2005 April 22 2015 12: 57
    0
    Let it be you, then.)))
    People have a serious concern, like eating a fish and ... well, you know .... Yes, and with the possibility of using nuclear weapons. Pretzel ... No words ...
    Is there a "gold reserve" for this event? Or will it be enough for a couple of F35s with Pen_osov piloting, service personnel and ground support at the expense of NATO?
  12. fox1993
    fox1993 April 22 2015 14: 12
    0
    F-35 Belgium will not pull, it is a very expensive and difficult to operate machine. The choice will be made, rather, between European brands, unless of course the Americans are forced to take their goods.
  13. _my opinion
    _my opinion April 22 2015 16: 07
    0
    Belgium ... a tiny country, with a population of just over 10 million. people, is a co-founder of NATO, from September 2013 to September 2014, it increased two (!) times the investments in American debt receipts and became the third (!!!) in terms of investments, their holder (after China and Japan) - as of Sep 2014 ... it looks very much like Washington’s Euro-branch.
    In my opinion, the "choice" in favor of the F-35 is obvious ...