Belgium will receive seven A400M transport aircraft from Airbus between 2020 and 2023. The aircraft are part of the contract signed by Belgium in 2001 to replace the aging C-130s.
The A400M Belgo-Luxembourg will be delivered between 2020 and 2023, Belgium ministry of defense said in a statement Monday.
The different parts of the plane are produced on different sites. The fuselage is built in Bremen in Germany and Ankara in Turkey, the wings in Filton in the United Kingdom, the nose in Saint-Nazaire in France and the empennage in Stade in Germany. The engine components are also produced in various locations before being assembled and tested in Munich, Germany.
Belgium also plays a role in the production chain with the manufacture of certain equipment such as the leading edges and the doors of the landing gear. Everything then converges on the final assembly site in Seville, Spain. Some 24 months elapse between the production of the first parts and the delivery of the aircraft to the customer.
In its final configuration, the A400M will play an important role in the capacity of European military air transport. 15 Wing Air Transport will operate our aircraft as well as a Luxembourg Melsbroek aircraft, the statement read.
Jankel has secured a contract from the Belgium Ministry of Defence (BeMOD) to supply the countrys military with a new fleet of specialist tactical vehicles. The contract will see Jankel execute the delivery of 199 Light Troop Transport Vehicles (LTTV) using the Mercedes UNIMOG platform to the Belgium army
Belgium has rejected French offer of Rafale fighter jets for the countrys bid to replace aging F-16 fighter jets. “The French government already promised an economic return of$ 4 billion, there is now even $20 billion
France has not submitted formal offer to Belgiums bid to replace its aging F-16 fighter jets, has now offered economic and technology partnerships to sell Rafale fighter jets. Belgium had called for tenders in March to replace its ageing fleet of 34 F-16 fighter aircraft for an estimated $4
France has pitched for a wide-ranging military contract with Belgium including the sale of Rafale fighter jets manufactured by Dassault Aviation. The Rafale, manufactured by Frances Dassault Aviation, is competing on the Belgian contract with Lockheed Martin's F-16, Boeing F/A-18, Eurofighter Typhoon and Swedens Saab Grippen,
Airbus Defence and Space successfully demonstrated an Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refuelling of a fighter with another world-first – the same operation performed with a large receiver aircraft. In a joint operation with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Airbus A310 company development tanker performed seven automatic contacts with a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport
Schiebel has demonstrated search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities of the Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) to the Belgian Navy. Schiebels trials for the Belgian Navy aimed at building a knowledge base and developing a concept of operations for the use of UAS in support of search and rescue (SAR) as well as intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions, the company said in a statement Tuesday
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