A contract was signed in 2007 for 4 NFH and 4 TTH (plus 2 optional TTH) Kaaiman. Serials RN01/RN04 and RN05/RN08 respectively. The NFHs are built in Donauworth, Germany and the TTHs in Marignane, France. On March 2011, first trials were conducted on frigate BNS Leopold I. First aircraft, TTH RN05, was delivered December 21, 2012
On October 1st 2013, the second Belgian NH90TTH ( serial RN06 test reg F-ZWCD, c/n 1296) was flown at Marignane, France. The first Belgian NFH version, RN01, is also at Marignane for crew/personel conversion training. The second NFH, RN02, is expected to make its first flight at Donauwörth any day now, and is expected to be delivered to Koksijde Air base somewhere between November 2013 and February 2014. The 4 TTHs will be based at Beauvechain AB and the 4 NFHs will be based at Koksijde AB. Maintainance will be concentrated at Beauvechain.
All 4 TTHs (RN05 to RN08) will be operated by 18 Squadron MRH at Beauvechain, the unit current Agusta A109s will then be transfered to 17 Squadron. the 4 NFHs (RN01 to RN04) will be operated by 40 squadron at Koksijde.
Rhe second NH90TTH, RN-06 (TBEA02), was delivered to Beavechain on January 26, 2014. Also it was noted that the 3rd NH90-TTH (RN07, TBEA03) was undergoing test flights at Marignane by January 2014 (possible test registration F-ZWCW). It has also been reported that RN02 will make its first flight at Donauwörth somewhere in February, with delivery to the 40th Squadron in Koksijde around April/May 2014. RN01 is also expected to arrive in Belgium in that same timeframe.
Black Blade 2016 in Belgium, 08-Nov-16 : European Defence Agency’s Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) organizing exercise Black Blade (BB16) for special forces in Belgium
Koksijde SAR Meet 2016, 07-Oct-16 : Belgium with Austria, Germany and Poland taking part of Search and Rescue SAR Meet 2016 at Koksijde, October 10-14
Belgian NH90 First SAR Mission, 28-Aug-15 : Belgium NH90 Kaaiman helicopter completed their first scramble rescue mission evacuating an ill cruise passenger in British waters
Belgian NH90 NFH Achieves IOC for SAR, 21-Aug-15 : Belgian 40th Squadron achieved Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for Search and Rescue (SAR) operations with the NH90 NFH helicopter
NHI Celebrates Belgian NH90 IOC Capability, 17-Jun-15 : Paris Air Show 2015 NHI celebrated today the Initial Operational Capability of the Belgian NH90s in the NHI pavilion during Paris Air Show.
Belgian NH90 Achieved Initial Operational Capability, 14-May-15 : Belgian NH90 MTH ((Medium Transport Helicopter) assigned to 18 Squadron achieved their Initial Operational Capability (IOC)
Belgium takes delivery of last NH90 TTH, 14-Nov-14 : Belgium received the fourth and final NH90 Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH). Belgium has ordered four NH90 TTH for army transport missions and four NH90 NFHs for Navy missions.
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19-Sep-12 - First Flight of the Belgian NH90 TTH
02-May-07 - Belgian Government orders ten NH90 helicopters
14-Dec-05 - Belgium Selects The NH90 Helicopter
|Years||Units||bold : Current base of the Unit|
|2013/now||40 Squadron|| Koksijde / Coxyde |
|2013/now||18 sq MRH|| Beauvechain |
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|C/N||Mod||Built||ID In this Organisation||In other Org|
|1040||NH90 NFH||2013|| RN01: NBEN01 Force Aerienne Belge; 30sep11 at Donauwoerth, Germany|
|1041||NH90 NFH|| RN02: NBEN02 Force Aerienne Belge; 30sep11 at Donauwoerth, Germany|| 98 52: Eurocopter toward RN02 |
|1237||NH90 NFH|| RN03: NBEN03 Force Aerienne Belge; Dec13 noted at Eurocopter Donau+|
|NH90 NFH|| RN04: NBEN04 Force Aerienne Belge;
|1257||NH90 TTH||2012|| RN05: TBEA01 f/f Sep12, test serial F-ZWBE|| F-ZWBE: NHI/Eurocopter toward RN05 |
|1296||NH90 TTH|| RN06: TBEA02, test serial F-ZWCD|
|1297||NH90 TTH|| RN07: TBEA03, test serial F-ZWCM|
|1305||NH90 TTH|| RN08: TBEA04, test serial F-ZKBA|| F-ZKBA: NHI/Airbus Helicopters; Jan14 at Marignane; Sep14 stil+ |