Sunday, May 26, 2013

Belgium




Belgium


Belgium
Capital:Brussels




NATO member nation

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

NATO is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium


Boulevard Leopold III 
1110 Brussels, Belgium

Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE)
Located in Casteau north of Mons, Belgium
Central command of NATO military forces


28 nations are members of NATO
U.S.
U.K.
France
Germany
Spain
Italy
Belgium
The Netherlands
Portugal
Norway
Denmark
Luxembourg
Canada
Iceland
Bulgaria
Czech Republic
Estonia
Hungary
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Albania
Croatia
Turkey
Greece

Believed to have around 10 U.S. B61 nuclear bombs in storage at Klein Brogel Air Base in Belgium. Can be used on Belgian F-16 aircraft.

Belgian military Coat of Arms


Belgian Air Component
8,600 personnel

F-16 fighter jets (60)

Alpha Jets (29)
Magister CM.170 aircraft used for light attack and training
SF 260 (34)
Alouette III helicopters (3)
Agusta A109 attack/reconnaissance helicopters (27)
NH 90 helicopter

Alouette II helicopters
Puma helicopters

FN Five Seven pistols used by pilots

RQ-5 Hunter Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


Belgian Air Force personnel






Marinecomponent
Naval Component 
1,600 personnel
Frigates (2)
F930 Leopold I

F931 Louise-Marie


Mine Warfare vessels
M915 Aster

M916 Bellis
M917 Crocus
M921 Lobelia
M923 Narcis
M924 Primula

Patrol Vessel
P901 Castor

Auxiliary vessels
A950
A958
A960
A962

SH-3 Sea King helicopters (4)








Land Component
25,000

Brown beret- Infantry, Chasseurs a pieds


Black beret- Armored units, scouts and reconnaissance units

Green beret- 2 Commando and Para Commando Field Artillery

Dark Green beret- Medical


Large green beret- Chasseurs Ardennais. Currently battalion size. Wild boar insignia.


Maroon beret- 1 Para Commando Brigade and 3 Para Commando Brigade


Bright red beret- Military police


Cobalt Blue beret- Logistics and Administration



Leopard 1A5 tanks (40)
MOWAG Piranha III 8x8 wheeled armored fighting vehicles. (242)

Pandur I 6x6 wheeled armored fighting vehicles (60)
Dingo 2 armored vehicle (158)

Iveco LMV (620)
Volkswagen Iltis 4x4 wheeled utility vehicles (being phased out)




M110 203mm self propelled howitzers (still in service?)
LG1 Mark II 105mm towed howitzers (14)


120 RT 120mm mortars

M1 81mm mortars
M19 60mm mortars

M6A2 anti-tank land mines

HAFLA DM34 flame device


SPIKE MR anti-tank guided missiles
Milan Anti-tank guided missiles
Panzerfaust 3
M-72 LAW

MECAR M93RG rifle grenades for the FN FNC
MECAR M-72 hand grenade
M2HB .50 cal machine guns
FN MAG machine guns

FN Minimi machine guns

FN Model 30-11 sniper rifles
Accuracy International Arctic Warfare sniper rifles
FN F2000 bullpup assault rifles

FN FAL assault rifles

FN Para assault rifles
FN FNC carbines

FN P90 5.7x28mm sub-machine guns

FN Hi Power

FN Five Seven 5.7x28mm pistol

Air Defense
Mistral surface-to-air missiles



Special Forces









Federal Police





CGSU
SWAT like counter-terrorist unit belonging to the Federal Police. Nicknamed "Men in Grey"






Federal Judicial Police (FJP)


Local Police





Intelligence
(VSSE)-Belgian State Security Service or Veiligheid van de Staat (SV)- State Security 

Algemene Dienst Inlichtingen en Veiligheid (ADIV) or General Intelligence and Security Service (GISS)-Military intelligence.






Companies
MECAR
Fabrique Nationale or FN
Carat Security Group (manufacturers of armored vehicles)


Belgian military pictures






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