|Active||1671 - present|
The Arméi is the land forces element of the armed forces of Van Luxemburg. It consists of 121,913 employees, with a further 54,000 employees serve with the ALD, the integrated air service arm of the Arméi.
Even though private military regiments have existed since the earliest days of government in Van Luxemburg, the actual national military was only formed in 1671, when these regiments were reformed into the national army. Due to its age, the Arméi has a very rich history, but has seen little action overall. The most important engagements took place during the 100-year war against the Transperret Republic, from 1754 to 1854. In the last century, the Van Luxemburger military has merely been responsible for peacekeeping operations or the occasional increased readiness situation, such as during the Five Years' War.
The Royal Military Academy in Nei Hivez in the region of Luxembourg is responsible for the training and education of officers for the Arméi. It also accepts foreign applicants.
The current structure of the Arméi has divided the military force in 30 regiments, which are subdivided in regional headquarters, of which there are 9. One headquarters is known as the interregional rapid reaction force, responsible for urgent missions abroad. This force shares its command structure with a part of the Ruccolian military, with whom the Arméi jointly operates a rapid reaction division.
The makeup of a regiment can vary. The Arméi currently subdivides it’s mainstream troops into five categories: Mechanised (Karabinéier), Armoured (Kavaléier), Mountain (Biergjeeër), Marines (Marinekarabinéier) and Airmobile (Fallschiermjeeër). These are mostly battalion-sized forces that are combined together to form a regiment. Even though regimental organisations are fixed, some battalions may temporarily be relocated or exchanged with other troops, to create the required force.
Even though every regiments has different specialised units, new recruits usually do not apply for a certain regiment or for the army as a whole, but rather for one of the five main specialisations. Even though the specialisations mountain, marine and airmobile have harsher and longer training regimes than the 'standard' specialisations of both mechanised and armoured units, they are not as highly regarded as the soldiers of the Spezialkommando, which are usually recruited from the same mountain, marine and airmobile battalions.
The Karabinéier (English: Carabiniers) are the backbone of the Van Luxemburger army. They provide basic infantry that has been mechanised with IFV's and heavy reconaissance vehicles. The mechanised infantry of Van Luxemburg is unique in the sense that it is equipped with heavy fire support at platoon level, in the form of a SASDI Ghepardo. Mechanised infantry is the most common specialization in the Van Luxemburger armed forces; every regiment is equipped with at least 1 battalion of mechanized infantry.
The Kavaléier (English: Cavalry) are the armoured force of the Van Luxemburger army. They are equipped with heavy vehicles such as the SASDI-VLT Léiw main battle tank and related armoured vehicles. Being provided with heavily armed infantry, they are the armoured fist of the Van Luxemburger armed forces. Due to the high weight of the vehicles, however, the troops belonging to the Cavalry corps are hardly ever deployed abroad, as lighter units are preferred.
The Biergjeeër (English: Mountain Riflemen) are one of the more specific unit types in the Arméi. They are highly specialized in mountain and highland warfare, as well as arctic operations. Unlike the standard military training of 24 weeks, the training of the Biergjeeër is a course that takes at least 28 weeks and follows a separate training programme. While the units do have armoured fighting vehicles such as the SASDI Ghepardo, they have been specifically trained in moving through difficult terrain, using skis, mountain climbing techniques and snowmobiles.
The Marinekarabinéier (English: Marine Carabiniers) are a unit that has specialised itself in amphibious warfare, expeditionary tasks and naval intervention tasks, such as boarding teams. Due to the fact that the Marinekarabinéier are closely related to the Van Luxemburger Marine, they make use of the rank insignias of naval personnel to distinguish themselves from regular army units. The training of the Marine karabinéier is a course that takes at least 28 weeks and follows a separate training programme than that of any other military unit. In contrast to other specific units, the naval troops are equipped with all kinds of armoured fighting vehicles, but these vehicles however retain amphibious capabilities. Furthermore, the Marine Carabiniers are also equipped with a boating section that can offer marine and riverine support.
The Fallschiermjeeër (English: Paratroops) are specialised in rapid deployments by air, using helicopters or aircraft. They have had extensive training in making combat jumps, as well as redeployment using helicopters. For this matter, the Fallschiermjeeër units are equipped with lighter vehicles that can easily be carried using light and heavy transport helicopters, as well as tactical transport aircraft. They have extensive combat support from the ALD's attack helicopters, as well as any ground attack capabilities the ALD may otherwise have. Furthermore, artillery support is guaranteed through light howitzers and mortars. Training of the Fallschiermjeeër takes at least 28 weeks.
|1. Regiment Groussherzogliche Wuecht||Findelkasern, Luxembourg, Luxembourg||2 Mechanised, 1 Armoured, 1 Airmobile|
|2. Regiment Jean-Marie Tapp||Tappkasern, Mompach, Luxembourg||3 Mechanised, 1 Mountain|
|3. Regiment Yann Esch||Eschkasern, Biwer, Luxembourg||2 Armoured, 1 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
|5e Régiment de Garde Notre Comte||Caserne du Comté Villacoublay, Villacoublay, Villacoublay||3 Armoured, 1 Mechanised|
|7e Régiment François Gabriaux||Caserne du Mons, Mons-en-Baroeul, Villacoublay||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Airmobile|
|28e Régiment Troupes d’Alzette||Caserne Nationale, Châteauroux, Villacoublay||3 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
|8e Régiment Guides Perret||Caserne du Montagnes Perret, Livry-Gargan, Levallois-Perret||2 Mechanised, 2 Mountain|
|10e Régiment Division Atlantique||Caserne de la Mer, La Courneuve, Levallois-Perret||2 Mechanised, 1 Armoured, 1 Airmobile|
|30e Régiment Grand-Duc Floris II||Caserne Félin, Pessac, Levallois-Perret||2 Armoured, 1 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
|11. Regiment ‘Zinzendorfer Wächter||Marktschellenseekaserne, Zinzendorf, Zinzendorf||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Mountain|
|14. Regiment Ludwigsarmee||Burgseekaserne, Kreuth, Zinzendorf||2 Armoured, 1 Mechanised, 1 Mountain|
|31. Regiment Westschützen||Schützenkaserne‚ Düren, Zinzendorf||3 Armoured, 1 Amphibious|
|12. Regiment Enzersdorfer Landsknechten||Hirtenbergerkaserne, Gstöttenau, Enzersdorf||2 Mechanised, 2 Armoured|
|36. Regiment Freistaat Aubach||Baerkazerne, Aubach, Enzersdorf||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
|23. Regiment Zinzener Grenadiers||Oberburgaukaserne, Oberburgau, Enzersdorf||1 Armoured, 3 Mechanised|
|21. Regiment Weininger Alpenwächter||Grossherzog Anno-kaserne, Weiningeralp, Weiningen||2 Mechanised, 2 Mountain|
|33. Regiment Fueseliers||Flumenthalkaserne, Oberwil, Weiningen||2 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious, 1 Airmobile|
|22. Regiment Carasso||Reichenaukaserne, Bad Weissenhall, Weiningen||3 Armoured, 1 Mechanised|
|Region San Giustra|
|Regimente 29° Romeo Udinese||Caserma Piemonte, Castiglione, San Giustra||1 Armoured, 1 Mechanised, 2 Airmobile|
|Regimente 19° Enrico Dandolo||Caserma del Doge, Casciano, San Giustra||3 Armoured, 1 Amphibious|
|Regimente 34° Laura Schiavone||Caserma Centrale, Ciamprisco, San Giustra||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
|Regimente 20° Antonio Grimani||Caserma di Campolongo, Campolongo, Arvaglio||2 Armoured, 1 Mechanised, 1 Airmobile|
|Regimente 13° Alfonso Trevisani||Caserma Trevisani, Fiorentini, Arvaglio||1 Armoured, 3 Mechanised|
|Regimente 27° Carlo Pozzi||Caserma Mariani, Arvaglio, Arvaglio||2 Armoured, 2 Amphibious|
|24e Regiment Luikse Dragonders||Atlantiekkazerne, Kleinbosch, Sint Annabeek||1 Armoured, 3 Mechanised|
|25e Regiment Limburgse Jagers||Weiningerkazerne, Klein-Zwitserland, Sint Annabeek||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Mountain|
|26e Regiment Annabeeker Wachters||Regiokazerne, Sint Annabeek, Sint Annabeek||3 Armoured, 1 Amphibious|
|Bi-national rapid reaction division|
|87. Regiment Schweizerwuecht||Wuechtkaserne, Schaffhausen, Weiningen||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Mountain|
|54° Regimente Garde di Giustra||Caserma Centrale, San Giustra, San Giustra||1 Armoured, 2 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
|44e Régiment du Détroit||Caserne des Récifs, Stagno, Arvaglio||2 Armoured, 1 Mechanised, 1 Amphibious|
Bi-national rapid reaction division
Together with the armed forces of Ruccola, the Arméi runs a joint rapid reaction division. The troops of the interregional rapid reaction force of the Arméi serve in this bi-national structure on a rotational basis, with 2 unit on standby and 1 unit in regular service, rotating tasks every two years. In case of international problems, the Arméi will, together with the Ruccolian armed forces, deploy this bi-national unit. As both Ruccola and Van Luxemburg maintain very neutral policies, the division has never been deployed.
Arméi Loft Divisioun (ALD)
Strictly speaking, a Van Luxemburger air force does not exist. The ALD, together with the MLD of the Marine, is responsible for the military aviation in Van Luxemburg. Next to a sizeable helicopter contingent, it operates a large amount of multirole fighters, including a squadron of stealth fighters.
|Fiorentini PM220||Van Luxemburg||9x19mm||Pistol|
|Fiorentini FAM87||Van Luxemburg||6.8x43mm||Assault rifle|
|Müller G66||Van Luxemburg||7.62 x 51 mm||Assault Rifle|
|GA AGM-54Z||Van Luxemburg||12.7 x 99 mm||Heavy machine gun|
|Fiorentini FVM-56||Van Luxemburg||7.62 x 51 mm||Light machine gun|
|Müller MG-04||Van Luxemburg||6.8x43mm||Light machine gun|
|Fiorentini FSM-69||Van Luxemburg||9x19 mm||Submachine gun|
|GA AGM-01L||Van Luxemburg||9x19 mm||Personal Defence Weapon|
|Fiorentini FSM-56||Van Luxemburg||9x19 mm||Submachine gun|
|GA SSG-99Z||Van Luxemburg||12.7x99 mm||Anti-materiel rifle|
|GA SSG-99||Van Luxemburg||8.6 x 70 mm||Sniper rifle|
|GA GW-03L||Van Luxemburg||40 x 46 mm||Grenade launcher|
|GA GW-97Z||Van Luxemburg||40 x 53 mm||Grenade launcher|
|Müller PVW-86||Van Luxemburg||Anti-Tank tandem hollow charge||Semi-disposable missile launcher|
|Müller PVW-03||Van Luxemburg||Anti-Tank HEAT charge||Disposable missile launcher|
|Walter Defence LVW-77 BOLIDE||Van Luxemburg||Anti-Air shaped charge||Guided missile launcher|
|Walter Defence PVW-05||Van Luxemburg||Anti-Tank tandem-charge HEAT||Guided missile launcher|
|Tanks & light tanks|
|SASDI-VLT Léiw||Van Luxemburg||Main battle tank||310||The SASDI-VLT Léiw is the lead vehicle in a family of main battle tank-based armoured fighting vehicles produced by the Van Luxemburger defence consortium SASDI, in cooperation with VLT. It is the mainstay of the Van Luxemburger cavalry forces.|
|Müller Puma||Van Luxemburg||Main battle tank||
(300 in reserve)
|The Müller Puma is the previous generation of Main Battle Tanks of the Van Luxemburger Arméi. Most of these vehicles are maintained in mobilisable storage, awaiting sale or decommissioning. Approximately 10 have already been sold to domestic customers, with another 40 having been dismantled for their turrets.|
|Müller Leopard||Van Luxemburg||Main battle tank||
(400 in long-term storage)
|The Müller Leopard was replaced by the Müller Puma in the Van Luxemburger Arméi. Most of these vehicles are maintained in long-term storage, to be deployed in case of large-scale mobilisation. Whilst the figure of 400 might have been correct at the time of decommissioning, experts suspect that many of these vehicles have since been sold on or dismantled to use their turrets in static defenses.|
|SASDI Ghepardo||Van Luxemburg||Main battle tank||270||The SASDI Ghepardo is a wheeled main battle tank, primarily designed for service in quick reaction forces which would serve to reinforce and augment existing military formations in the event of an invasion. To this end, the vehicles were designed to be highly mobile to take advantage of Van Luxemburg's excellent infrastructure.|
|SASDI Landsknecht||Van Luxemburg||Light tank||190||The SASDI Landsknecht is a light reconaissance vehicle that is used to provide extra support to advance elements of the Van Luxemburger military in the field.|
|Courtemanche Ocelot||Van Luxemburg||Armoured car||10 (+190)||The Courtemanche Ocelot is the intended replacement of the SASDI Landsknecht in Van Luxemburger light divisions. Armed with either a 105mm rifled main gun or a 40mm autocannon plus ATGM's, it serves a reconnaissance and support role.|
|Infantry fighting vehicles|
|Jaguar||Van Luxemburg||Infantry fighting vehicle||350||The SASDI Jaguar is an infantry fighting vehicle based on the Léiw. Equipped with a 35mm autocannon, as well as a 7.62mm Fiorentini FVM-56 light machine gun as a coaxial weapon, the Jaguar can carry a total of 8 fully equipped soldiers, and has a crew of 3 (driver, gunner, commander).|
|Serval||Van Luxemburg||Armoured Personnel Carrier||350||The SASDI Serval is an Armoured Personnel Carrier which does not feature the turret of the Léiw but is equipped with a remote weapons system similar to the commanders’ weapon on the Léiw, instead. It can carry a total of 8 fully equipped soldiers, and has a crew of 2 (driver and gunner).|
|Monteluci Corazziere||Van Luxemburg||Infantry Fighting Vehicle||1,100||The Monteluci Corazziere was presented at an Army Open Door Day in late 2008, and will complement the Arméi’s tracked APC’s and IFV’s, while taking over their roles in the Marinekarabinéier, Biergjeeër and Fallschiermjeeër. It is available in a number of vehicle types, such as a IFV and APC, as well as an AMOS mortar carrier.|
|Courtemanche Fennec||Van Luxemburg||Armoured car||250||The Courtemanche Fennec is an armoured car which is used for various roles within the Arméi. Primarily used for reconnaissance or in forward positions where the M6 would be unsuitable, the Fennec is also used for guard duties and as a transport for mortar teams. Some vehicles are equipped with anti-air or anti-tank weapons.|
|Monteluci M6||Van Luxemburg||Infantry Mobility Vehicle||5.000+||The Monteluci M6 is the replacement of the Pessac P-series in frontline duties. It has better occupant protection against mines and IED's, and its modular approach allows the vehicle to be adapted for a multitude of different tasks. Therefore, it is also used as a lightweight anti-air and anti-tank platform.|
|Pessac P-series||Van Luxemburg||Light utility vehicle||5,000+||The Pessac P98 is the standard light utlity vehicle of the Van Luxemburger military. In non-stop service since 1967, the P-series have mainly been relegated to secondary tasks following the introduction of the Monteluci M6.|
|Artillery and support vehicles|
|Nashorn||Van Luxemburg||Self-propelled howitzer (155mm)||160||The Nashorn is a self-propelled howitzer based on the Léiw platform. It is equipped with a Hembrug Wapeninrichtingen 155mm L52 gun, capable of accurately firing at targets 40 km away (with assisted projectiles).|
|MOBAT||Van Luxemburg||Self-propelled howitzer (155mm)||80||Based on the VLT M5, the MOBAT is a mobile artillery system that was designed to be much lighter than the tracked MAK-08, to make it airmobile and thus fit the requirements of Van Luxemburg's specialized light infantry units. It is envisioned to eventually replace the Hembrug 155mm towed artillery pieces that still serve with these units.|
|RWA||Van Luxemburg||Multiple rocket launcher||50||Based on the VLT M5, the RWA is a multiple rocket artillery system that augments the howitzers in service. It can be configured with a variety of missiles, up to 227mm in size.|
|Luuss||Van Luxemburg||Self-propelled anti-aircraft gun||190||The Luuss is a self-propelled anti-air gun, which features a turret consisting of a radar array operating in the X and Ka radar bands, two 35mm anti-air guns, and up to twelve IRIS-T anti-air missiles.|
|ASRAD-R||Van Luxemburg||Air defence system, light||150 systems||Based on the Monteluci M6, the ASRAD is a vehicle system which consists of two modules, being a radar module and a missile module with RBS-70 BOLIDE missiles. The two modules can either be mounted on the same vehicle or be split between two vehicles, to allow for larger missile batteries being controlled by one fire control unit. It was especially designed for use with highly mobile infantry units.|
|ASTER||Van Luxemburg||Air defence system, heavy||30 systems||Based on the VLT M5, the ASTER is a vehicle system that can provide area air defence. Deployed on a number of trucks, the system is very mobile and can thus be used to protect important targets against both air attacks and ballistic missiles.|
|VLT M5||Van Luxemburg||Multipurpose truck||10,000+||The VLT M5 is the backbone of the Van Luxemburger military in that it provides virtually all logistics and secondary transport tasks.|
Aircraft mentioned here are part of the Arméi Loft Dienst (ALD), unless otherwise specified.