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Volkel Air Base is a military airbase used by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) and is located near the village of Volkel in Brabant in the sputhern part of The Netherlands . It is one of the only two remaining fighterbases and home to two F-16 Fighting Falcon squadrons, No 312 and No 313. A third squadron formerly present at the airfield, No 311 Sqn, was officially disbanded on 27 September 2012. The airbase has two parallel runways, both in the 06/24 direction, and both being just over 3,020 metres (9,900 ft) long. 06L/24R is 45 m (148 ft) wide, and is capable of handling larger aircraft. It is also equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS). 06R/24L is narrower at only 23 m (75 ft) wide. From Volkel, F-16s train for worldwide missions. F-16 pilots train for attacking ground targets and providing air defence.