According to information released by Thales on October 25, 2022, the Luxembourg Directorate of Defence has announced the procurement of 80 armed command, liaison and reconnaissance vehicles (CLRV) to provide the Luxembourg Army with a modern, secure and interoperable solution that will enable the country’s armed forces to continue to perform their missions effectively.
The Luxembourg Directorate of Defence has selected Thales and its partners General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) and FN Herstal to supply 80 command, liaison and reconnaissance vehicles (CLRV) for the Luxembourg Army. As programme prime contractor, Thales will provide all the onboard technologies required to support data-driven operations and collaborative engagements, including the common vehicle architecture (vetronics) and the software-defined radio systems developed under France’s CONTACT programme.
The new CLRV of the Luxembourg army will be based on the EAGLE V 4×4 armored vehicle manufactured by GDELS (General Dynamics European Land Systems) and will replace the current “Hummer” and “PRV” (Protected Reconnaissance Vehicle) vehicles currently uses by the army of Luxembourg, which have become obsolete.
To counter new threats and demonstrate unity with their NATO allies, the Luxembourg armed forces are in the process of modernising their capabilities in order to increase operational capacities under all circumstances and conduct all types of military reconnaissance missions.