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Belgium approved rearmament program before 2030 g

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At the end of 2015, Belgium approved a plan to purchase weapons up to 2030 in the amount of € 9,2 billion. With this money, the Ministry of Defense intends to purchase an 34 fighter, equipment for ground forces, several ships and UAVs. bmpd with reference to the resource Menadefense.


Belgium approved rearmament program before 2030 g
Lockheed Martin F-16ВМ Fighter Plane of the Belgian Armed Forces Component.

The “strategic plan” of procurement for 15 years provides for defense expenditures in the amount of 1,6% of GDP (according to NATO standards, no less than 2%).

"The largest program in the procurement plan will be the acquisition of 34 tactical fighter aircraft, designed to replace 56 existing obsolete fighter Lockheed Martin F-16AM / VM," writes the resource.

Which aircraft are supposed to be procured, the author does not indicate, however, reports that “in 2014, the Belgian government sent requests for information on Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II, Boeing F / A-18F Super Hornet, Dassault Rafale, Saab JAS- 39 Gripen NG and Eurofighter Typhoon. ”

According to the resource, “two frigates for the 2025 year should replace two frigates of type M, acquired from having the Netherlands at the beginning of 2000's (of the Karel Doorman type), six minesweepers will replace the same number of available ships of the Tripartite type. Two UAV complexes will be purchased in the 2021 year and four UAV complexes - by the 2030 year. ” The choice of the type of UAVs has not yet been made.

In addition, options are being considered for the purchase of tanker aircraft, VIP airplanes and search and rescue helicopters.
Photos used:
Luc Claessen / Belga / AFP
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  1. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 12 January 2016 12: 37 New
    +4
    "The largest program in the procurement plan will be the acquisition of 34 tactical fighter aircraft, designed to replace 56 existing obsolete fighter Lockheed Martin F-16AM / VM," writes the resource.

    And why not upgrade the 56 F-16AM / VM to version F-16V. Or did the F-35 lobby try again?
    As for the ships, Belgium, corvettes would be enough to protect the sea borders, which are cheaper than frigates.
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 12 January 2016 12: 47 New
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      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      And why not upgrade the 56 F-16AM / VM to version F-16V. Or did the F-35 lobby try again?
      As for the ships, Belgium, corvettes would be enough to protect the sea borders, which are cheaper than frigates.

      The American military-industrial complex rubs its handles pretty much in anticipation of profits. hi
      1. bort4145
        bort4145 12 January 2016 12: 48 New
        +2
        From an article on topwar 2011
        The American promising fighter F-35 Lightning II, created as a cheaper alternative to the most expensive US Air Force combat aircraft, F-22 Raptor, is becoming more and more expensive every year. According to a recent estimate by the Department of Defense, the cost of operating 2443 fighters over the course of 30 years will be about a trillion dollars. Such a high score is associated with several factors, including more frequent F-35 breakdowns compared to other fighters and imperfect forecasting.

        Well done Belgians, continue to work for the good of the United States - they even care about the long-term future of the American military-industrial complex.
        According to the assessment of the command of aviation systems of the US Navy, the cost of one hour of F-35 flight will be 30,7 thousand dollars. For comparison, one hour flight F / A-18 or AV-8B costs about 19 thousand dollars.
        According to the US Central Audit Office, the average cost of small-scale F-35 fighters in 2016 will amount to 142,5 million dollars.

        In addition, options for the purchase of ... aircraft for the transport of VIP
        - oh, this is our way lol
        1. Thunderbolt
          Thunderbolt 12 January 2016 13: 37 New
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          Quote: bort4145

          In addition, options for the purchase of ... aircraft for the transportation of VIPs are considered - oh, this is our way
          So the NATO headquarters is located there. Can you imagine how many generals flies there? And that's all on VIP yes . Against their background, flying in the usual class to Belgian generals and admirals is simply a shame and a shame for the state.)))
      2. Inok10
        Inok10 12 January 2016 13: 20 New
        +3
        Quote: vlad66
        The American military-industrial complex rubs its handles pretty much in anticipation of profits.

        .. if Swedes don't push their Saab JAS-39 Gripen NG .. it's half the price .. hi
    2. PAM
      PAM 12 January 2016 12: 47 New
      +2
      even cheaper boats and shore battery laughing
      1. Lt. Air Force stock
        Lt. Air Force stock 12 January 2016 13: 00 New
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        Quote: PAM
        even cheaper boats and shore battery

        Well, small NATO countries are attracted, for example, to patrol the Gulf of Aden in order to stop piracy. On a boat, anti-piracy activities are problematic due to low autonomy.
        1. PAM
          PAM 12 January 2016 15: 51 New
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          On a boat, anti-piracy activities are problematic due to low autonomy.
          but perhaps with such a number of military bases and support vessels.
    3. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 12 January 2016 12: 59 New
      +3
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      And why not upgrade the 56 F-16AM / VM to version F-16V. Or did the F-35 lobby try again?
      As for the ships, Belgium, corvettes would be enough to protect the sea borders, which are cheaper than frigates.

      What's wrong? Belgium is the pillar of the Western European security system! Their army and navy are guarding NATO headquarters in Brussels. NATO officials should feel protected - no money for that.
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 12 January 2016 13: 26 New
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        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        As for the ships, Belgium, corvettes would be enough to protect the sea borders, which are cheaper than frigates.
        Probably their military doctrine (and linking with NATO it concerns all the countries of the bloc) extends further than just guarding their own coast. Otherwise, why do they need refueling planes ...
        Quote: Lt. air force reserve
        why not upgrade the 56 F-16AM / VM to version F-16V
        the freshest ones were collected at the end of the 80s of the last century. For fighters, this is all the same age, and no modernization of prospects for development will give. They want to make a long-term investment. PS By the way, the Belgian Air Force is not so far from our borders as it might seem if you look at the map of Europe. On January 7, the Fritz changed in the sky of Estonia.
      2. excomandante
        excomandante 12 January 2016 14: 08 New
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        Right. Plus, Belgium is one of the main buyers of US Federal Reserve bonds, in the top five, if I'm not mistaken.
    4. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 12 January 2016 13: 12 New
      +1
      Quote: Lt. Air Force stock
      And why not upgrade the 56 F-16AM / VM to version F-16V. Or did the F-35 lobby try again?
      As for the ships, Belgium, corvettes would be enough to protect the sea borders, which are cheaper than frigates.

      That would be bad for us in Russia. And so I'm very glad that they are signing a contract for the F-35A. laughing
      1. USSR 1971
        USSR 1971 12 January 2016 13: 26 New
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        Эх, Сердюкова б туда, да с Васильевой, для более эфективного управления гособоронзаказом.Можно еще ОАО "Славянку" в помощь. Программа перевооружений полетит быстрее, денег будет освоено 200%.
  2. kot28.ru
    kot28.ru 12 January 2016 12: 38 New
    +3
    Looking at the pace of arrival of refugees in Europe, I doubt that Belgium as a state will survive by 2030! hi
    1. The black
      The black 12 January 2016 12: 44 New
      +4
      Well, why is it so pessimistic ... just an ordinary asker will be called there, and some Batal Pasha will be the Minister of Defense .. laughing
  3. Kolka82
    Kolka82 12 January 2016 12: 40 New
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    Quote: kot28.ru
    Looking at the pace of arrival of refugees in Europe, I doubt that Belgium as a state will survive by 2030! hi

    The optimists are these Belgians, however! laughing
    1. bort4145
      bort4145 12 January 2016 13: 03 New
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      Well, yes, but interestingly, they are not alone
      Norway plans to purchase fifty-two F-35A aircraft. The Netherlands Air Force fighter supply is planned for 2019-23. - 35pcs., Turkey - Planned order 120 F-35.
  4. VNP1958PVN
    VNP1958PVN 12 January 2016 12: 41 New
    +1
    Ну купят F-16. А самолёт уже не к чему-так рухлядь против Су-35... Но зато выполнили указания и "все вместе" в одной заднице!
  5. beer-youk
    beer-youk 12 January 2016 12: 45 New
    +1
    Oh, I'm afraid, I'm afraid, I'm afraid!
  6. Primus pilus
    Primus pilus 12 January 2016 12: 45 New
    +3
    Nursery does not stop the emigration of Arabs, rearmament is not needed.
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 12 January 2016 12: 48 New
    +2
    They do not need to buy airplanes, but strengthen the border and hang a lock on it. They spend money on the wrong threat.
  8. pts-m
    pts-m 12 January 2016 12: 59 New
    +2
    the Belgians have a trash market, of course they are friends from the ruins and the Baltic. like the people ... the things worn by the elders can be blasphemed by the younger ones ... only not for free.
  9. sieras
    sieras 12 January 2016 13: 44 New
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    and when are they going to use the armed forces? those. robbery, murder, violence of citizens, is this not a threat to national security? What else is needed for their application?