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Latest update: May 2018
 
Abbr.: Order and inventory status information: Abbr.: Order and inventory status information:
       
Order. No. of aircraft ordered. WFU No. of aircraft Withdrawn From Use.
Opt. No. of aircraft options. Sold No. of aircraft sold to another country.
Opp. No. of possible aircraft sales. Oth. D. No. of aircraft bought from another country.
Canc. No. of aircraft ordered cancelled. LS↓ No. of aircraft leased from another country.
Del. No. of aircraft delivered. LS ↑ No. of aircraft leased to another country.
On Or. No. of aircraft to be delivered. Act. No. of aircraft operational.
W/O No. of aircraft Written Off (crashed).    
       
Lease: When the no. of aircraft LS↓ and LS ↑ are equal the leased aircraft have been returned to the owner.
 
Order and production overview - aircraft totals
 
Aircraft totals Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
A330MRTT 8 3       8             0
AH-64 30       30 0 2       12 12 28
AS532 17       17 0   5         12
Bell 412 3       3 0     3       0
BO-105 31       31 0 3 24 4       0
C-130 2       2 0       2     4
CH-47 26       12 14 2     7     17
F-5 105       105 0 15 23 67       0
F-16 213       213 0 38 50 58       67
F-35 10   27   2 8             2
Fokker 27 14       14 0   9 5       0
Fokker 50 2       2 0     2       0
Fokker 60 4       4 0     4       0
GIV           0       1     1
KC-10           0   1   3     2
Lynx 24       24 0 3 21         0
MQ-9     4     0             0
NH90 20       20 0             20
P-3 13       13 0     13       0
PC-7 13       13 0             13
SA.316 77       77 0 10 22 45       0
Total 612 3 31   582 30 73 155 201 13 12 12 166
 
Comment(s):

KC-30 (A330MRTT):

Aircraft will be owned by NATO and operated in a pooling arrangement. The KC-30s will be registered in the Dutch military aviation register and are therefore listed in The Netherlands order and production report. Two aircraft will be delivered in 2020 which will see both KDC-10s retired.

AH-64D Apache:

All the Apaches will be retrofitted to AH-64E Apache Guardian standard. A FMS contract with the US DoD / Boeing has to be signed.

H215M (AS532U2 Cougar):

Slated to be withdrawn from service first eight and later 12 Cougars remained in service to fulfill the medium transport need as well as operating from Royal Netherlands Navy ships. The helicopters will be withdrawn from service in 2023 however the RNLAF intends to keep the Cougar in service until 2030 as dedicated Special Forces helicopter.

CH-47D/F Chinook:

14 new build CH-47F Chinooks have been ordered. The six CH-47Fs already in use will be retrofitted to the same standards as the new helicopters. CH-47Ds will be withdrawn from use.

F-16AM/BM Fighting Falcon / F-35A Lightning II:

In 2019 eight F-35As will be delivered. Six will be build at Ft. Worth, Texas and be assigned to a USAF fighter squadron (to be activated) at Luke AFB, Arizona. The other two are build at Cameri, Italy.
Based on current plans the first F-35A will arrive at Leeuwarden on October 31, 2019.

G-IV:

The sole VIP transport aircraft was also slated to be withdrawn from use. However the defence bill 2018 outlining the procurement and upgrades programs 2018 - 2033 contains the purchase of a new aircraft to enter service in 2022.

MQ-9 Reaper:

The FMS contract for four MALE UAVs has to be signed. First aircraft to arrive in 2021.

NH90:

All 20 NH-90NHFs have been delivered. However the first helicopters delivered will be retrofitted and the entire fleet will receive upgrades until 2020.

PC-7:

All aircraft will be upgraded by Pilatus in Switzerland. From 2025 a new (to be selected) aircraft should enter service.

For additional and more in depth information related to the NATO MMF KC-30 and the Dutch DoD defence bill (2018 - 2033) / RNLAF net availability of its transport helicopters (2016 - 2021) see the relevant links below:
 
Netherlands:
 
Budget and defence reviews Exercises and reports NATO MMF Programme
     
  RNLAF squadron anniversaries  
   
 
Order and production overview - aircraft detailed
 
Aircraft detailed Order. Opt. Opp. Canc. Del. On Or. W/O WFU Sold Oth.D. LS↓ LS ↑ Act.
KC-30 8 3       8             0
AH-64A           0         12 12 0
AH-64D 30       30 0 2           28
AS532U2 17       17 0   5         12
AB412SP 3       3 0     3       0
Bo105CB 4       4 0 3 1         0
Bo105CB-4 27       27 0   23 4       0
C-130H           0       2     2
C-130H.30 2       2 0             2
CH-47D 6       6 0 2     7     11
CH-47F 20       6 14             6
NF-5A 75       75 0 12 20 43       0
NF-5B 30       30 0 3 3 24       0
F-16A 63       63 0 31 32         0
F-16AM 114       114 0 5 8 43       58
F-16B 11       11 0 1 10         0
F-16BM 25       25 0 1   15       9
F-35A 10   27   2 8             2
F-27.100 3       3 0   2 1       0
F-27.200MAR 2       2 0     2       0
F-27.300M 9       9 0   7 2       0
Fokker 50 2       2 0     2       0
Fokker 60 MPA 2       2 0     2       0
Fokker 60 UTA-N 2       2 0     2       0
G-IV           0       1     1
KDC-10           0   1   3     2
SH-14B 1       1 0 1           0
SH-14D 22       22 0 1 21         0
UH-14A 1       1 0 1           0
MQ-9     4     0             0
NH90-NFH 20       20 0             20
P-3C CUP 10       10 0     10       0
P-3C-II½  3       3 0     3       0
PC-7 13       13 0             13
SA.316B 77       77 0 10 22 45       0
Total 612 3 31   582 30 73 155 201 13 12 12 166
 
AH-64A Apache:

Before the delivery of the AH-64D the RNLAF leased 12 AH-64As from the US Army.

Peru:

The AB412SP, Fokker 50/60 which were withdrawn from service were all sold to the Peruvian Air Force and Navy.
 
Squadron and wing overview
 
Wing Group Squadron Aircraft Tailcode Base State Command
162nd FW   148th FS F-16AM/BM AZ Tucson IAP Arizona  
    7 Squadron NH90-NFH   De Kooy   DHC
    131 (EMVO) Squadron PC-7   Woensdrecht    
    298 Squadron CH-47D/F   Gilze-Rijen   DHC
    300 Squadron AS532U2   Gilze-Rijen   DHC
    301 Squadron AH-64D   Gilze-Rijen   DHC
    302 Squadron AH-64D   Ft. Hood Texas DHC
    302 Squadron CH-47F   Ft. Hood Texas DHC
    312 Squadron F-16AM/BM   Volkel    
    313 Squadron F-16AM/BM   Volkel    
    322 Squadron F-16AM/BM   Leeuwarden    
    323 TES F-35A   Edwards AFB California  
    334 Squadron G-IV   Eindhoven    
    334 Squadron KDC-10   Eindhoven    
    336 Squadron C-130H/C-130H.30   Eindhoven    
    860 Squadron NH90-NFH   De Kooy   DHC
               
 
Comment(s):

All helicopters are assigned to the Defensie Helikopter Commando (DHC - Defense Helicopter Command).

148th FS is responsible for the RNLAF F-16 pilot training. 10 F-16s are based at the Arizona Air Force Base. The unit will be disbanded when no more F-16s are trained. F-35A training will be conducted from Luke AFB, Arizona with a yet to be named fighter squadron within the 56th Fighter Wing.

302 squadron is responsible for pilot training it operates four CH-47Fs Chinook and eight AH-64D Apache helicopters. Five times a year it organizes a joint Assault training for helicopter crews and 11 Air Mobile Brigade (Royal Netherlands Army). Additionally Apache pilots, Chinook pilots and loadmasters follow the Initial Mission Qualification Training twice a year. Except Royal Netherlands Air Force and Army personnel the squadron also has members of the US Army assigned.
 
Photo gallery
 
AH-64D Apache AS532U2 Cougar AB412SP
     
BO-105CB C-130H Hercules C-130H.30 Hercules
     
     
CH-47D Chinook  CH-47F Chinook NF-5A Freedom Fighter 
     
     
F-16AM Fighting Falcon F-16BM Fighting Falcon  F-35A Lightning II 
     
Fokker 27  Fokker 50 Fokker 60
     
     
G-IV  KDC-10  Lynx (SH-14D) 
     
     
MQ-9 (USAF, LMD 2013, Volkel) NH90-NFH  P-3C Orion 
     
     
PC-7    SA.316B Alouette III