The Belgian government has approved a plan to
modernize Belgische Luchtmacht / Force Aerienne Belge (Belgian Air Force) aging
F-16 fleet by 2030, but at a cost of a reduction in personnel. Cost of upgrade
will be $10 billion however there will be a decrease in the military and
civilian workforce from 32,000 to 25,000. The Belgian Air Force was one of the
first four international customers for the F-16 Fighting Falcon. These
aircrafts are block 15 standards.