F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Belgians and Dutch send more F-16s

April 18, 1999 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The Dutch have contributed 16 F-16 fighters, based at the Amendola airbase in southern Italy. Belgium has contributed 10 F-16 fighters, also based at Amendola. Between them, Dutch and Belgian planes conducted more than 588missions in Yugoslavia up to April 15. Both countries are sending four moreF-16 jets. Denmark announced on that it plans to double the number of F-16 jets at Gazzanise airbase to eight. Later this week, the legislature is expected to formally endorse that. Norway F-16s are also based at Gazzanise. Portugal has deployed three F-16s which have been involved in patrols over the Adriatic and Bosnia.