LUXEMBOURG ARMY – NON COMMISSIONED OFFICER TAKE OATH

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keywords: lëtzebuerger arméi, army, defense, take an oath, luxembourg. On Tuesday 11 September 2018 with the presence of the Chief of Staff of the army General Alain Duschene that a non-commissioned officer of the Luxembourg Army took an oath. The non-commissioned officer attended the following trainings from February 2017 to March 2018: – “JZ9207 / JZ9203, Training Team & Long Section” at the Royal School of NCOs at the Saffraanberg Campus in Sint-Truiden, Belgium. – “GT2700 LOO CIS – 2017 – 9 – CCSpDeptCIS” at the Communication and Information System…

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DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – FIRM ORDER OF TWO H145M HELICOPTERS

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keywords: defense, helicopters Airbus H145M, defense plan 2025, luxembourg army, luxembourg police. Luxembourg issued a firm order of two H145M helicopters from the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus as announces today friday Defense Minister Etienne Schneider, these two new aircrafts will be an integral part of the new air component developed by the Luxembourg army. Assigned to the defense of the country and the airborne surveillance, the two helicopters will also be available to be used for the benefit of other actors, in particular Police Luxembourg. In their exploitation, these two helicopters…

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A400M LUXEMBOURG – MAINTENANCE EXPLOITATION SPENDING VOTED

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keywords: a400m luxembourg, logistics support, air component of the luxembourg army. The maintenance and operatipn budget of the A400M Atlas Luxembourg was voted this afternoon. A budget of 420 million euros for a 35-year operational period was approved by the MPs by a large majority (55 yes (CSV, LSAP, DP, déi gréng), 2 no (dei Lénk), 3 abstentions (ADR)). Postponed several times due to production problems of its manufacturer Airbus Military, the Defense branch of the European aircraft manufacturer, the arrival of the Luxembourg A400m in Findel is now scheduled…

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Luxembourg Army – 54 volunteer soldiers take oath proud to serve

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keywords: lëtzebuerger arméi, voluntary military service, solemn promise, luxembourg. Fifty-four volunteer soldiers were sworn in on Friday 20 April 2018 at Saint Michel Square in Mersch in the presence of the Secretary of State for Defense, Francine Closener. This ceremony marks for the volunteers the completion of the four-month basic training. This phase aims to prepare the volunteer soldiers for their 36-month military training, which can then be extended. Of a total of 78 recruits, 54 successfully completed basic training, a 69% success rate. Participation in exciting and rewarding missions…

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A Luxembourg registered NATO AWACS flying over Syrian border

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keywords: boeing awacs luxembourg, nato, conflict in syria, turkey. A NATO Boeing AWACS E3 Sentry flew over southern Turkey (NATO member) near the Syrian border on Wednesday 11 April. This overview comes in the context of tensions between the United States, Russia and Syria on the possible chemical attack (and likely in the opinion of the international community) of the Syrian army on part of the country’s population . An aircraft flying at an altitude of 30,000 feet (9,000 meters) can oversee an area of ​​more than 300,000 square kilometers,…

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A400M LUXEMBOURG – DELIVERY POSTPONED UNTIL 2020

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keywords: a400m airbus military, lëtzebuerger arméi, nato, belgium, luxembourg. The arrival of the Luxembourg A400M on the Findel runaway is once again postponed to be scheduled for early 2020. This was stated by the Minister of Defense Etienne Schneider Friday in response to a question by Fernand Kartheiser, ADR MP. The delivery of the A400M by Airbus Military, the defense branch of the European aircraft manufacturer, was previously planned for 2019. “Delivery postponed until early 2020, the A400M price remains unchanged” (Etienne Schneider, March 08, 2018)   Intended for strategic and tactical…

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LUXEMBOURG – DIEKIRCH MILITARY CENTER MODERNISATION

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keywords: military center, army, härebierg, diekirch, luxembourg. It is official since Wednesday, the Diekirch Military Center will know an unprecedented total investment of 137 million euros to renovate, modernise and expand the Barracks, pillar of the Luxembourg Army. EUR 137 million for the modernisation and extension of the Härebierg military barracks Built mainly in the 1950s, the Grand-Duc Jean barracks at Härebierg in Diekirch need to be renovated and modernised to better meet the ever-increasing missions of the Luxembourg Army, particularly within NATO. Over the last four years, investments of…

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DEFENSE – LUXEMBOURG TO BUY AN OBSERVATION SATELLITE

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keywords: lëtzebuerger arméi, observation satellite, NATO objectives, earth observation, defense, luxembourg. It’s official since today, the Luxembourg government will initiate a bill to allow the Luxembourg state to acquire, launch and operate a satellite and its ground segment for Earth observation allowing the government to satisfy its defense needs and obligations. As we know since last year, Luxembourg is implementing an ambitious defense strategy by 2025. Although the country is small and can not compete with its neighbours or other members of the Atlantic Alliance, it nonetheless wishes to respect…

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DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – 29TH SESION ARMY VOLUNTEERS TAKE AN OATH

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keywords: lëtzebuerger arméi, volunteer service to the army, voluntary military service, solemn promise, luxembourg. Forty-three new recruits took the oath on the 12 January at the Diekirch Military Center in the presence of Defense Minister Etienne Schneider and the new Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces General Alain Duschène. This ceremony marks for volunteers the completion of the four-month basic training. This phase aims to prepare the volunteer soldiers for their 36-month military training, which can then be extended. Of a total of 65 recruits, 43 have successfully completed…

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ARMY LUXEMBOURG – THE CONTINGENT IN LITHUANIA

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keywords: lëtzebuerger améi, d’arméi, otan, enhanced forward presence, lithuania, luxembourg. As a result of repeated attacks by Russia on Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, a NATO mission is to strengthen the protection of the most eastern members of the Alliance, Poland and the countries Baltic. Luxembourg as a member of NATO takes its part and actively participates in the “Enhanced Forward Presence” (eFP) mission in Lithuania, which represents a significant budgetary effort given the size of the country but shows the government commitment in its ambitious policy of supporting…

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DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – NEW CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE ARMY

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keywords: chief of staff, army, arméi, defense, luxembourg. On Friday, 29 September 2017, the ceremony appointing the new Chief of Staff of the Luxembourg Armed Forces took place between General Romain Mancinelli (retiring) and General Alain Duschène, in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense, Étienne Schneider, and the Secretary for Defense, Francine Closener. General Alain Duschène joined the Army as a volunteer-soldier in 1978 and climbed all levels. He then studied at the Royal Military Academy in Brussels and received a BA in Social and Military…

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DEFENSE LUXEMBOURG – ARMY VOLUNTEERS TAKE AN OATH

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keywords: voluntary service to the army, voluntary military service, solemn promise, luxembourg. Thirty new recruits of the Luxembourg Army took an oath last Friday in the presence of Secretary of Defense Francine Closener. This symbolic ceremony marks the end of the 4 months of basic training of new volunteers serving with the Army, who have committed themselves to a 36-month period (which may be extended). Out of a promotion of 56 volunteers, only 30 recruits or just over half will be allowed to continue their commitment. This year, seven volunteer…

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ARMY LUXEMBOURG – ANNIVERSARY CONCERT INVITATION

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keywords: “anniversaries” concert, army luxembourg, d’arméi, military music. As part of this year’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of volunteer military service and the 175th anniversary of military music, a concert will be organised at the Philharmonie on October 20th. The General Staff of the Army today informs that the general public is invited to attend this concert which will be given by the Grand-Ducal Military Music accompanied in part by the former musical group AWACS, army volunteer orchestra founded in 1982. The military music will accompany the screening of…

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LUXEMBOURG PALACE – SOLEMN CHANGING OF THE GUARD

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keywords: solemn changing of the guard, grand-ducal palace, luxembourg. This Saturday 09 September 2017 will take place the solemn changing of the Guard in front of the Grand-Ducal Palace in Luxembourg at 16:00. After the changing of July 08, it is the last time for this year 2017 that the public will be able to attend this event expected by inhabitants and tourists. The solemn changing of the Guard is experiencing a growing success from year to year, the Luxembourg Army demonstrating all its mastery and makes dream all the…

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LUXEMBOURG ARMY – DEPLOYMENT IN LITHUANIA – NATO MISSION

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keywords: enhanced forward presence, nato, lithuania, arméi, luxembourg. The Lithuanian Ministry of Defense confirms the arrival of Luxembourg soldiers on its soil by the port of Klaipėda on 17 July late night. These soldiers intervene as part of the “Enhanced Forward Presence” (eFP), a NATO mission to ensure the security of the Eastern European Alliance member countries ( The Baltic States and Poland) with regard to the potential risks posed by Russia following the annexation of the Crimea and support for the pro-Russian separatist militias in eastern Ukraine. This reinforcement…

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DEFENSE 2025 ROADMAP – BUDGET HIKE AND AMBITIOUS STRATEGY

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keywords: defense 2025 roadmap, francine closener, d’arméi, luxembourg. After the great success of the Open Door at Diekirch Military Center last Sunday, Defense Secretary Francine Closener presented today the “Guidelines of the Luxembourg Defense to 2025 and beyond”. The increase of the military budget, the recruitment strategy, the purchase of monitoring drones, but that’s not all. Reminding the efforts made since 2014 to increase the share of the military budget in GDP and the future efforts to be made in the new NATO missions, the following guidelines are announced: Confirmation…

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