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Belgium aligns to France’s ‘Scorpion’ programme

26th June 2017 - 11:00 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in London


The Belgium government has approved plans that will see the country’s land forces recapitalise its armoured vehicle fleet through closer cooperation with France, in a programme potentially worth around €1.1 billion.

On June 22, Belgium defence minister Steven Vandeput announced that the government would purchase Griffon troop carriers and Jaguar combat vehicles – currently under development for the French Army's Scorpion programme – as part of a wider effort to establish a partnership between both countries’ armed forces.

It is understood that Belgium is seeking ‘common organisation’ with the French military, as well as joint cooperation on education, training and

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Grant Turnbull


Grant Turnbull

Grant Turnbull was the editor of Land Warfare International and Digital Battlespace magazines with Shephard …

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