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Belgium orders Spike and Panzerfaust anti-armour weapons

15th January 2013 - 14:06 GMT | by Pieter Bastiaans in Breda


The Belgian Ministry of Defence has announced that it will purchase 60 Spike multi-purpose guided weapon systems to replace its current inventory of Milan medium-range anti-tank missiles.

Under a €41 million contract, the Spike missiles will be supplied by the EuroSpike consortium, which was founded in 2004 when Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, Diehl BGT Defence and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems joined forces.

It was earlier anticipated that Belgium might acquire Javelin anti-tank systems which are produced by Raytheon/Lockheed Martin. The US Defense Security Cooperation Agency issued a press release in August which indicated that the Belgian government had requested a possible

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Pieter Bastiaans


Pieter Bastiaans

A resident from Breda, the Netherlands, Pieter Bastiaans is an independent defence correspondent and photographer …

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