A look at the Defence news 15 – 21 February

European countries increase availability of aircraft ammunition. The Netherlands has signed an agreement with several countries to improve the availability of aircraft ammunition.

Air force personnel checks a GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II, a so called dual mode weapon with laser and GPS for target guidance.
Air force personnel checks a GBU-49 Enhanced Paveway II, a so called dual mode weapon with laser and GPS for target guidance.

Previously the agreement only concerned Air to Ground Precision Guided Munition, but now the agreement has been expanded to include Air Battle Decisive Munitions. Thanks to this expansion, participants can now collaborate in the purchase, storage and transfer of any type of aircraft ammunition.

New military air bridge to Africa now in operation

A C-17 transport aircraft has transported supplies to Niger and Mali from Eindhoven Air Base. It was the first flight of the Africa Distribution Network Forum, with cargo from the Netherlands, Canada and Norway on board.