On 15 September 2022, Luxembourg’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence, Mr François Bausch, announced the acquisition of 80 Command Liaison and Reconnaissance Vehicles (CLRV) for the Luxembourg Army. The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) will support Luxembourg with the acquisition and the CLRV fleet life-cycle-support requirements up to End-Of-Service-Life (EOSL). The future CLRV will replace both the Protected Response Vehicle (PRV) fleet as well as the aging High-Mobility-Multipurpose-Wheeled-Vehicle (HMMWV) fleet of the Luxembourg Army. The fleet upgrade enhance the operational capabilities of the Luxembourg Armed Forces.
“Luxembourg had engaged NSPA to find the most efficient and effective solution to fulfil Luxembourg’s requirement for a modern ground fleet. The capability we have shaped in partnership with Luxembourg fully meets their requirements, in addition to providing interoperability with other NATO Nations. We are proud of our Host Nation’s ongoing trust and we look forward to working with the Luxembourg Army to deliver this important project,”Ms Stacy Cummings, NSPA General Manager said.
“With the support of the NSPA, the Luxembourg Defence will acquire new CLRVs, meeting the latest military standards. Three points were essential in this project. First and foremost, the security and protection of our troops during a mission. Secondly, to modernize our equipment and thus increase operational capabilities and thirdly, to ensure interoperability within the Army and with our close allies,” Mr François Bausch – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defence said.
The CLRV requirement was borne out of a study conducted by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) that examined Luxembourg’s options for modernising its ground vehicle fleet. The multi-role and multi-purpose CLRV will feature high ballistic and mine protection. It will be equipped with a specific remote weapon station and French SCORPION programme based mission equipment to ensure interoperability with international partners. Mission equipment commonality with Belgium and France will allow common obsolescence management and logistic synergies, thus reducing CLRV fleet support costs.