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RNLAF Reaper operators train in US

21 January 2019

The first two Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) MQ-9 Reaper medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle crews are being trained at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, the Dutch Ministry of Defence (MoD) reported on its website on 17 January.

RNLAF MQ-9 Reaper operators are being trained at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. (Dutch MoD)RNLAF MQ-9 Reaper operators are being trained at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico. (Dutch MoD)

The RNLAF’s 306 Squadron at Leeuwarden airbase is expected to fly Reapers starting in 2020, according to the MoD.

The Netherlands ordered four Block 5 Reapers under a government-to-government agreement signed with the United States on 17 July 2018 during the Farnborough International Air Show.

Training of RNLAF MQ-9 pilots and sensor operators began at Holloman in December and is expected to be completed by May.





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