Following varied requests from Ukraine and given the developments in Ukraine, Defence Minister Francois Bausch determined to offer deadly and non-lethal tools in addition to logistical help and a monetary contribution, but additionally to extend the army forces in Lithuania inside the framework of the bolstered NATO ahead presence. Luxembourg will ship 100 NLAW (Subsequent Era Mild Anti-Tank Weapon) anti-tank weapons, Jeep Wrangler 4×4 and army tents to Ukraine, the Minister of Defence mentioned in an announcement on Monday.

Luxembourg can also be providing allied international locations transport capacities on board its A400M army transport airplane and chartered plane. As a member of the Multi-Position Tanker Transport (MRTT) programme and along with the opposite member international locations, Luxembourg is presently offering NATO with air-to-air refuelling capabilities for an operation geared toward defending Allied airspace in the course of ongoing operations. As well as, the Directorate of Defence provides allied international locations the capability to move army or humanitarian materials through its A400M plane or its service contract with the corporate Cargolux.


Luxembourg Armed Forces (Lëtzebuerger Arméi) members arrange tents

Since 2016, NATO has established 4 multinational battle teams in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, based mostly on the precept of rotation inside the framework of Enhanced Ahead Presence (eFP). The Luxembourg military is presently current in Lithuania with 4 troopers offering transport functionality inside the Battle Group. Two further troops had been deployed to Lithuania on Monday morning to strengthen the Luxembourg presence, bringing the variety of Luxembourg troops in Lithuania to 6.

The NLAW (Subsequent Era Mild Anti-Tank Weapon) is a joint Swedish and British short-range fire-and-forget anti-tank missile system. In Swedish service, the missile is designated RB-57 (Robotic 57). Designed to be used by infantry, the NLAW is shoulder-fired and disposable, firing as soon as earlier than being disposed of. It’s a soft-launch system, permitting it for use by infantry from inside an enclosed house. It’s presently in use with the army forces of the UK, Indonesia, Finland, Luxembourg, Ukraine, and Sweden, amongst others.