Belgian ministry of defense entered an urgent list for military equipment weapons systems 1202124
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Defense News - Belgium
|Sunday, February 12, 2012, 05:30 PM|
|Belgian ministry of defense entered an urgent list for military equipment and weapons systems.|
Belgium Defence Minister Pieter De Crem has put on his list of “urgent new programs” the purchase of AFAB-MR (anti-fortification and anti-armored vehicle) medium-range missile systems (up to 2,500 meters) to replace its Milan weapon system and two coastal patrol ships.
Belgian soldiers setting up the Milan anti-tank guided missile system.
Other urgent priorities include buying 111 short-range (up to a few hundred meters) anti-fortification and anti-armored vehicle missile systems with night vision and 238 projectiles; a personal defense weapon to replace the 9mm GP pistol that dates to the 1950s; and replacing fire service vehicles for the Air Force.
These new equipment purchases concern: