belgium 18 Squadron

Force Aérienne Belge


18 sq MRH : Arès Leonidas
Belgian Air Force
Part of 1 Wing


2004 to present    




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From 2014, 18 Squadron MRH will operate 4 NH.90 TTHs (RN05 to RN08) at Beauvechain. The unit current Agusta A109s will be transfered to 17 Squadron.

The Squadron was renamed from MRH (Multi Role Helicopter) to MSH (Multi Support Helicopter) after the arrival of the NH90s.

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News about this Rotary Wing Unit :

Belgian NH90 First Deployment to Africa, 12-Sep-17 : Belgian NH90 Caiman helicopters perform first ever mission on African continent when deployed 4 weeks to Gabon to participate in exercise Tropical Storm supporting the paratroopers of the Light Brigade

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)


Locations

YearsLocationICAO/FAA
2010/nowBeauvechainEBBE
2004/10BiersetEBLG

Models Login to Edit

YearsModels
2013/nowNH90
2004/14A109BA


Construction Numbers (Not all in unit) Help Us

C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
0307 a109ba 1992 H07: BAF from 2004; in 2007 16sq MRH.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H07: Built 14 Aug 1992 as A109HO. c/s OT-ARG.
0320 a109ba 1993 H20: BAF from 2004; Sep05 squadron unknown, participated in exercise Volcanex +
H20: 16+17aug08 Kecskemet air show wing heli
H20: Jul14 HB2014 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Belgian Army Light Aviation H20: Built 22 Apr 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATB.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H20: Belgian Army in 1993 type:A109HA 18BnHATk.
0321 a109ba 1993 H21: BAF from 2004 ; in 2008 18sq MRH.
H21: 23jul13 pictured during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Belgian Army Light Aviation H21: Built 26 Apr 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATC.
0322 a109ba 1993 H22: 17jul07 Operational Intergration Exercise, photo call
H22: Jul12 HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Belgian Army Light Aviation H22: Built 13 May 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATD.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H22: Belgian Army; 1997 A109HA type asg 17BnHATk
0324 a109ba 1993 H24: BAF from 2004; Sep05 17sq MRH participated in exercise Volcanex 2005
H24: 06jul12 pictured (pic1) on static display at Fairford airshow, UK with spe+
H24: 13sep14 pictured (pic3) launching flares at Kleine Brogel
H24: 20may15 pictured (pic4) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
H24: 26may16 pictured (pic5) on display at THPU 2016
H24: 12apr17 pictured (pic6) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 201
Belgian Army Light Aviation H24: Built 28 May 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATF.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H24: Belgian Army; 1997 type:A109HA 17BnHATk.
0325 a109ba 1993 H25: BAF from 2004 ; in 2008 18sq MRH.
H25: 23jun12 at Florennes air show
Belgian Army Light Aviation H25: Built 31 May 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATG.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H25: Jun93 pictured brand new as /H267 at LeBourget air show 1993
0326 a109ba 1993 H26: 17jul07 Operational Intergration Exercise, photo call
H26: 12apr17 pictured at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
Belgian Army Light Aviation H26: Built 9 Jun 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATH.
0328 a109ba 1993 H28: BAF from 2004; 2007 18sq MRH; 2008 18sq MRH.
H28: 06jul08 pictured (pic1) at Beauvechai (EBBE) during Journees de la Defens+
H28: Jul14 asg 1Wing at HB2014 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
H28: 12apr17 pictured (pic2) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
Belgian Army Light Aviation H28: Built 30 Jun 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATJ.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H28: Belgian Army in 1993 type:A109HA 18BnHATk. ; 1997 18BnHATk.
0329 a109ba 1993 H29: BAF from 2004
H29: 25jun16 pictured at Belgian Air Days 2016, Florennes
Belgian Army Light Aviation H29: Built 8 Jul 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATK.
0330 a109ba 1993 H30: BAF from 2004; Sep05 squadron unk participated in exercise Volcanex 2005
H30: 17jul07 pictured at kleine-Brogel (EBBL)
Belgian Army Light Aviation H30: Built 9 Aug 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATL.
0331 a109ba 1993 H31: BAF from 2004 ; in 2008 17sq MRH.
H31: 16+17aug08 Kecskemet air show wing heli
H31: 13sep14 pictured (pic1) at Kleine Brogel
H31: 26may16 pictured (pic2) on display at THPU 2016
H31: 12apr17 pictured (pic3) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
Belgian Army Light Aviation H31: Built 18 Aug 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-ATM.
0333 a109ba 1993 H33: BAF from 2004
H33: 20may15 pictured at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
H33: Jun15 at Italian Blade in Viterbo
Belgian Army Light Aviation H33: Built 15 Sep 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKA.
0335 a109ba 1993 H35: BAF from 2004; in 2007 17sq MRH.; 2010 17sq MRH.
H35: Jul13 HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
H35: 26may16 pictured (pic1) on display at THPU 2016
H35: 12apr17 pictured (pic2) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
Belgian Army Light Aviation H35: Built 29 Sep 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKC.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H35: Landinggear badly dammaged during a exercise.
0336 a109ba 1993 H36: 2004 to Belgian Air Force (BAF) ; 2008 in 17sq MRH
H36: 30jul11 pictured at Balen-Keiheuvel aerodrome (EBKH)
Belgian Army Light Aviation H36: Built 15oct93 as A109HA for Belgian Army, c/s OT-AKD
Belgian Army Light Aviation H36: 18aug04 made an emergency landing in the afternoon on the military domain of Brasschaat (near Antwer...
Belgian Army Light Aviation H36: In reality, the blades hit a tank during a tactical flight....
Belgian Army Light Aviation H36: 1997 A109HA type with Belgian Army 17BnHATk
0337 a109ba 1993 H37: BAF from 2004; in 2007 18sq MRH.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H37: Built 13 Oct 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKE.
0338 a109ba 1993 H38: BAF from 2004; 20jul05 pictured in antitank configuration; 2007 17sq MRH.;+
H38: Jul11 pictured on static display without stub wing at RAF Fairford, UK dur+
H38: Jul13 HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Belgian Army Light Aviation H38: Built 25 Oct 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKF.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H38: Belgian Army; 1997 type:A109HA 17BnHATk.
0340 a109ba 1993 H40: BAF from 2004; 2007 18sq MRH.
H40: 20sep09 pictured (pic1) at Leopoldsburg-Beverlo airfield
H40: Jul13 pictured (pic2) during HB2013 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
H40: 20may15 pictured (pic3) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
H40: 26jun15 pictured (pic4) at Semmerzake ATCC Open Door. Sea King Mk48 RS02 o+
Belgian Army Light Aviation H40: Built 17 Nov 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKH.
0341 a109ba 1993 H41: 10jul12 pictured during HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Belgian Army Light Aviation H41: Built 29 Nov 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKI.
0342 a109ba 1993 H42: BAF from 2004
H42: 10sep06 Tag der Heeresflieger
H42: 2007 SLV
Belgian Army Light Aviation H42: Built 7 Dec 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKJ.
0344 a109ba 1993 H44: BAF from 2004; 2009 17sq MRH.
H44: 09jul12 pictured (bot) departing from the show at Fairford 2012, UK
H44: Jul14 HB2014 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
Belgian Army Light Aviation H44: Built 20 Dec 1993 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKL. Badly damaged 13 Oct 1997 (w/o ?).
Belgian Army Light Aviation H44: Has been repaired and flies again.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H44: 1990s pictured (top) with Force Terrestre at Bierset
0300 a109ba 1994 H46: 10jul12 pictured (pic1) during HB2012 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
H46: Jul14 HB2014 at Ovar airbase, Portugal
H46: 26may16 pictured (pic2) on display at THPU 2016
Belgian Army Light Aviation H46: Built 21 Jan 1994 as A109HA. c/s OT-AKN.
Belgian Army Light Aviation H46: Belgian Army; 1998 type:A109HA 17BnHATk.
1040 NH90 NFH 2013 RN01: NBEN01 Force Aerienne Belge; 30sep11 at Donauwoerth, Germany
RN01: f/f 05apr13 98+51, d/d Aug13
RN01: Jan14 at Eurocopter France for technicians and initial pilot training. Exp+
RN01: 13sep14 pictured at Kleine Brogel
1041 NH90 NFH RN02: NBEN02 Force Aerienne Belge; 30sep11 at Donauwoerth, Germany
RN02: 09may14 departure for delivery
RN02: 09may14 delivery flight arrived Coxyde for 40 smaldeel
RN02: 03aug14 pictured (pic1) at Koksijde
RN02: 26jun15 pictured (pic2) at Semmerzake ATCC Open Door
RN02: 19sep15 pictured (pic3) at Kleine Brogel
RN02: 17jul16 pictured (pic4) at Rescue Vlissingen 2016
RN02: 12apr17 pictured (pic5) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
Eurocopter Germany 98 52: Eurocopter toward RN02
1237 NH90 NFH RN03: NBEN03 Force Aerienne Belge; Dec13 noted at Eurocopter Donauwoerth factory+
RN03: Dec14 operational at Koksijde
RN03: 20may15 pictured (pic1) (pic2) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
RN03: 25jun16 pictured (pic3) at Belgian Air Days 2016, Florennes
1238 NH90 NFH RN04: NBEN04 Force Aerienne Belge; o/o
RN04: Apr16 to NHI for SAR update and configuration
1257 NH90 TTH 2012 RN05: TBEA01 f/f Sep12, test serial F-ZWBE
RN05: BAF d/d Dec12
RN05: 21jul13 pictured (pic1) at Brussels for Belgium National Day
RN05: 03oct13 at home base Beauvechain. c/n confirmed 1257
RN05: 02oct13 d/d 1 Wing, 18 Sqn in beauvechain
RN05: 20may15 pictured (pic2) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
RN05: 19jul15 pictured (pic3) at RIAT 2015, UK
RN05: 12apr17 pictured (pic4) at Beauvechain, Belgium during Helidays 2017
RN05: 11sep17 deployed by An-124 to Gabon for 4 weeks for exercise Tropical Stor+
Eurocopter France F-ZWBE: NHI/Eurocopter toward RN05
1296 NH90 TTH RN06: TBEA02, test serial F-ZWCD
RN06: unk date pictured (pic1) at Airbus Marignane, France
RN06: 30jan14 landing in Beauvechain wing
RN06: 13sep14 pictured (pic2) at Kleine Brogel
RN06: 20may15 pictured (pic3) at Beauvechain during THPU 2015
RN06: 26may16 pictured (pic4) on display at THPU 2016
1297 NH90 TTH RN07: TBEA03, test serial F-ZWCM
RN07: Apr14 undergoing flight testing in Marignane, France
RN07: 13sep14 pictured at Kleine Brogel
RN07: 11sep17 deployed by An-124 to Gabon for 4 weeks for exercise Tropical Stor+
1305 NH90 TTH RN08: TBEA04, test serial F-ZKBA
RN08: Dec14 delivered by Airbus Helicopters as the 200th NH90; Feb15 operational+
RN08: 19sep15 pictured (pic1) at Kleine Brogel
RN08: Nov16 pictured (pic2) during Black Blade 2016 european exercise
Airbus Helicopters France F-ZKBA: NHI/Airbus Helicopters; Jan14 at Marignane; Sep14 still
29 C/N found in this Organisation.

Operations

DatesOperation
14-nov-1602-dec-16 Black Blade 2016
20-may-1520-may-15 THPU 2015


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