On its route to possible Taliban targets over Afghanistan. The Royal Netherlands Air Force deployed four F-16AMs on a rotational basis to Afghanistan for some ten years. This J-199 is marked with an 311 sqn badge, this squadron was disbanded in September 2012.
In 1980 the Belgian, Danish, Dutch, Norwegian and US air forces established an operational test and evaluation unit to smoothen the introduction of the F-16s into their air arms. Here a Norwegain participant makes its way to the runway.