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On the 6th of March 2014 the J-015, also known as the "Orange Lion," departed from Volkel airbase to Portugal.
Like any other F-16 within the Royal Netherlands Airforce periodically it gets an anti-corrosion treatment and is painted again.
Having flown in the orange color scheme with three of the F-16 demo teams for five years the J-015 will be painted in its operational gray color.

From an operational point of view, it was decided to apply the gray color so that this unit is available for operational missions.
Because of the reductions within our defense department and the decreasing number of F-16s this seasons F-16 demo team stationed at Leeuwarden airbase will therefore be flying demonstrations in a 'normal' gray F-16. 

Last changed: Mar 16 2014 at 12:15 PM