LUXEMBOURG

 

Population
Defence budget 2010
GDP 2009
Land area
Capital
Life expectancy
Population growth rate
483,000
Euros 190 million (US$231 million)
Euros 39 billion (US$46 billion)
2,586 sq kms (994.6 sq miles)
Luxembourg (Population 79,000)
78 years
1.3 per cent
 
 
Total Armed Forces  
Army
Gendarmerie
900
600
   
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE  
Contact Details Ministry of Defence
Plateau du St Esprit
L-2915 Luxembourg
Luxembourg

Tel: +352 478 2806
Fax: +352 462 682

 

CHAIN OF COMMAND

Chain of Command
Notes:
(1) Police personnel strength is approximately 460
(2) There is no Navy and no Air Force although for legal purposes, the 17 x E-3A Sentry aircraft of the NATO Airborne Early Warning Force are registered in Luxembourg as are the 3 x Boeing 707 TCA.
(3) Luxembourg provides a small contingent to the EU French-German Battlegroup. Other contributors are Spain and Belgium.


 

ARMY ORGANISATION

 

Army Strength: approximately 900 including 40 x officers, 125 NCOs and about 100 civilians.
 


 

LUXEMBOURG ARMY OUTLINE STRUCTURE

 

Luxembourg Army outline structure

The Light Infantry Battalion consists of the following company groups:

Luxembourg Eurocorps Reconnaissance Company

This company provides the Luxembourg contingent to the Eurocorps and is generally under the command of the Belgian Land Component with:

2 x reconnaissance platoons
1 x anti-tank platoon
1 x forward air control team
1 x logistic support platoon

Luxembourg NATO Reconnaissance Company

This company provides the Luxembourg contingent to the NATO pool of deployable forces with:

2 x reconnaissance platoons
1 x anti-tank platoon
1 x forward air control team
1 x logistic support platoon

Headquarters Company

Providing administrative and logistic support across the whole battalion structure.

The Military Training Centre has an Education and Instruction Company that provides both basic training and educational courses for military career advancement.
 


 

MAJOR ARMY EQUIPMENT

 

Reconnaissance (Recce) 24 x M 1114 (HMMWV) Enhanced Capability Vehicle
Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) 5 x Commando (Wheeled)
Mortars (Mor) 12 x 81 mm (estimate)
Anti-Tank (Atk) 6 x TOW ATGW
  100 x 66 mm M72 LAW (estimate)
Low Level Air Defence (LLAD) 12 x 12.7 mm MG (estimate)


CURRENT UNIT DEPLOYMENTS

(over platoon strength 30 personnel. These are approximate figures)

None over platoon strength but some personnel are deployed as follows:

NATO (ISAF) Afghanistan        9
NATO (KFOR) Kosovo   25