A Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft conducts a mission over Afghanistan, May 28, 2008
2 Jul 2014 By: Anno Gravemaker - FG
On 30 June, the last two Royal Netherlands Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16AMs completed their final mission for the air task force over Afghanistan.
For the last 12 years the service had maintained a detachment of F-16s to support the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force mission in the country. Since starting operations in October 2002, the Dutch aircraft amassed over 24,000 flight hours on more than 10,000 missions, mainly flown in support of coalition ground forces.