A version of this article appears in the August 4 edition of Aviation Week & Space Technology. At long last, Belgium is formally beginning its search for a replacement for the air force’s fleet of 54 F-16s. As Defense Minister Pieter De Crem, who appears to have favored upgrading its fleet with Lockheed Martin F-35s, prepares to leave office, the defense ministry has begun collecting information about replacement options. On July 24, the defense ministry presented its “air ...

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