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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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 TO BUY TANKER-AIRCRAFTS

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keywords: defense, nato, tanker-transport aircrafts, brussels, luxembourg. At the initiative of Luxembourg and the Netherlands a memorandum of understanding for a European multinational fleet of Airbus tanker-transport aircrafts was signed in July 2016, ordering two Airbus A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircrafts, which should be delivered in 2020. On Thursday, June 29, 2017, Germany and Norway join the initiative, and at the same time the fleet goes from two to seven ordered aircrafts. The units will be delivered from 2020 onwards. Four will be stationed at Eindhoven airbase (the Netherlands), the…

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DEFENSE – AIRBUS A400M DELIVERIES DELAYED AGAIN

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keywords: a400m, airbus military, nato, defense, luxembourg. With an increasing military budget, Luxembourg army wants to take on a new dimension. By 2020, the government plans to raise the military budget from 0.4% of GDP to 0.6% of GDP, a 50% increase. This increased budget allows the large recruitment of soldiers and the purchase of equipment such as drones, helicopters and transport aircraft. As for the transport aircraft, it is an Airbus Military A400m purchased jointly with other NATO allies (France, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Turkey). According to Reuters, Airbus Military may need…

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