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Under the Capacité Motorisée (CaMo) strategic agreement, Belgium and France have agreed on comprehensive armaments cooperation in the field of land mobility. Parts of the French Scorpion programme will be used to equip the Belgian armed forces. The agreement entered into force on June 21, 2019.

The first procurement contract for 382 Griffon multi-purpose armoured vehicles and 60 Jaguar armoured reconnaissance vehicles was worth €1.6 billion. The manufacturer is a consortium of Nexter, Thales and Arquus. The delivery is to take place between 2025 and 2030. The Griffon and Jaguar, which are compatible with their French counterparts, will replace the existing Piranha III C and Dingo, which have been used in the Belgian army since 2008.

For the parade on Belgian National Day (July 21, 2019), a Griffon and a Jaguar will be provided from the contingent delivered on the occasion of French National Day (July 14, 2019).

In September 2019, a joint exercise of French and Belgian army units is planned to review command procedures.

Gerhard Heiming