These are indeed the Light Utility Vehicles we (ParaCdo Bn) got to transport our 'heavy weapons': 60mm & 81 mm Mor, 50Cal, Milan, etc.
A good vehicle capable of transporting an entire squad if necessary (max 600Kg).
The army also bought a limited number of trailers that go with the LUV, these are only used by the 81 mm Mor squads /platoons.
(All translated using Google so sorry for any mistakes)
This exercise will take place in the provinces of West and East Flanders, Hainaut and Namur, Belgium
The purpose of the exercise, in collaboration with French soldiers from 35 (RAP Parachute Infantry Regiment) and the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, is training in the procedures and techniques for Non-combatant Evacuation Operations ( NEO).
Nearly 1,000 military Belgians, mostly from the 2nd Battalion of Commandos Flawinne and 3 Battalion Paratroopers Tielen, and 150 French soldiers, supported by 4 C-130, will participate in ACTIVE TRIP. They will travel mainly by foot or by using light wheeled vehicles
Belgian airborne units are on alert, with 3 Parachute Battalion from Tielen and 2 Commandos from Flawinne, are about to help Belgian expatriates in the context of Exercise Active Trip.
Led by the Immediate Reaction Capability (IRC - Para-Commando Regiment), this exercise will also see the participation of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The recent security crisis born of the earthquake in Haiti has highlighted the importance of coordination between the FPS Foreign Affairs and Defense during such a crisis. To gain experience in the field, a team composed of staff from both departments will participate actively in the consolidation of expatriates (about 450 civilians), reception and sorting of these before their evacuation by road or by air on board four C-130 Defence Belgian and a French C-160.
Belgian Para-commandos from 3 Parachute Battalion and 2 Commandos part of the Immediate Reaction Capability (IRC - Para-Commando Regiment) during exercise Active trip 2010 - Para-commando defending Ursel airfield
perhaps a bit off topic, but does anyone know if the SFG is already based in Heverlee?
I frequently pass by there. They are currently restoring the main buildings around the parade ground. At first sight only the current trasportation unit is based there.