40th Heli Squadron (Belgium)

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40th Heli Squadron
NH90-NFH of the 40th Squadron Heli
Country Belgium
BranchAir Component
RoleSearch and rescue and anti-submarine warfare
Garrison/HQKoksijde Air Base
EquipmentNH90 NFH

The 40th Heli Squadron (Dutch: 40ste Smaldeel Heli, French: 40 Escadrille Héli) is a helicopter squadron of the Air Component based at Koksijde Air Base. It is dedicated to search and rescue, anti-submarine warfare and troop transportation operations. It operates four NH90 NFH helicopters.[1] Before the arrival of the NH90 NFH the squadron operated Westland Sea King and Alouette III helicopters on behalf of the Maritime Component, the Squadron embarks a helicopter on F930 Leopold I and F931 Louise-Marie - Karel Doorman class frigates when sailing on deployment and has also have had helicopter embarked on Dutch frigates as well


40th Helicopter Squadron consists of

  • HQ staff and Support Flight
  • Helicopter Flight
  • Maintenance Flight