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Gilze-Rijen Air Base

Antonov An-124 being loaded at Gilze-Rijen in 2005
Airport information
Airport typeMilitary
OwnerMilitary of the Netherlands
OperatorRoyal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF)
Koninklijke Luchtmacht (KLu)
LocationBreda, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Elevation15 m (49 ft)

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Gilze-Rijen Air Base ( ) is a military airbase in the Netherlands located between the cities of Breda and Tilburg, in the Noord-Brabant province. It is mainly, but not exclusively used as a base for attack helicopters. The airfield has two runways, the longest, complete with instrument landing system (ILS) is 2779 m long by 45 m wide in the 10/28 direction. The shorter runway (without ILS) is 1996 m by 30 m in the 02/20 direction.

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