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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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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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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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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POLICE – PRISONERS TRANSPORT BY SPECIALISED PERSONNEL

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keywords: prisoners, justizvollzugsbeamter, grand ducale police recruitment, luxembourg. The staff of the Grand-Ducale Police are undersized in the face of all the missions the Police are confronted. The transport of prisoners from Court to prison is a good example of this, which is now underlined by MPs André Bauler and Max Hahn (DP). This action mobilizes staff who are forced to wait for long periods and during these periods they are not performing Police operations. Like the German “Justizvollzugsbeamter”, a specialised professional in the transport of prisoners, MPs question the…

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BELGIAN NATIONAL DAY – A PROMISING MILITARY PARADE

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keywords: belgian national day, military parade, d’arméi, belgium. The 21st of July marks the Belgian National Day and with it its military parade in the heart of Brussels on the Place des Palais. A military and civilian parade on the “proud to serve” theme this year 2017. An air parade opened by the Red Devils will precede the parade of the equipments and men. A detachment of the Luxembourg army with men and equipments will also be present, as well as French, German and Dutch detachments. A promising parade that…

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