Belgian ministry of defense entered an urgent list for military equipment weapons systems 1202124

a
 

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.
     
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.

In the medium term, De Crem wants to replace non-armored jeeps used by paratroopers with rapid-reaction vehicles. In a vision statement released in January, De Crem stresses that a number of projects need to be achievable in the short term.

These new equipment purchases concern:
- Remote weapon system for the light Multipupose Vehicle LMV IVECO Defence Vehicles
- Maintenance and operations for he NH90 helicopters
- Buying armoured vehicles and 61 Multipurpose Protected Vehicles, as the Dingo 2.
- new fighter aircraft to replace old F-16.

 

This website uses cookies to manage authentication, navigation, and other functions. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.