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The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force") 

Defensie.nl Organisatie Koninklijke Luchtmacht

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF; Dutch: Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu), "Royal Air Force") is the military aviation branch of the Netherlands Armed Forces. It was created in 1953; its ancestor, the Luchtvaartafdeling (aviation department) of the Dutch Army, was founded in 1913. The aerobatic display team of the Royal Netherlands Air Force, active from 1979 until 2019, was the Solo Display Team.

RNLAF "KLU"

Origin in 1913 The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) is the second youngest operational part of the Dutch Armed Forces, which consists of four parts: Navy, Army, Air Force and Marechaussee. Dutch air power started on 1 July 1913 with the founding of the Army Aviation Group (Luchtvaartafdeling or LVA) at Soesterberg airfield (vliegbasis Soesterberg) with four pilots. When founded, the Army Aviation Group operated one aircraft, the Brik, which was supplemented with three French Farman HF.20 aircraft a few months later. These aircraft were soon outdated and the Dutch government ordered several fighter/reconnaissance Nieuport and Caudron aircraft to replace them.

Created in 1953

Founded 27 March 1953; 69 years ago
Country Netherlands Type Air force
Role Aerial warfare Size 6,540
active military personnel (2021)
Part of Dutch Armed ForcesMotto(s) Latin: Parvus numero, magnus merito "Small in numbers, great in deeds"

Commander of the Royal Netherlands Air Force Lieutenant-general Dennis Luyt

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Fighter F-16, F-35A
Attack helicopter AH-64D
Cargo helicopter CH-47F, AS-532U2
Multirole helicopter NH-90, Patrol Dornier 228-212
Trainer PC-7, F-16
Transport C-130 Hercules, Gulfstream IVTanker A330 MRTT Embraer C-390K

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