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Luxembourg joins the EATC

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(BRUSSELS2) It’s done. Luxembourg has officially become the fifth country to join the European Air Transport Command (EATC). On the occasion of the fifth meeting of the multinational command committee, the Director General of Defense of Luxembourg, Patrick Engelberg signed the official agreement for his country's entry into the European initiative. Initially, Luxembourg will only participate in financing the Command. Ultimately, it should provide the men for a Belgian Hercules C-130. Based in Eindhoven in the Netherlands, these Luxembourg soldiers will come under the orders of French Air Division General Pascal Valentin alongside the Germans, Belgians, Dutch and Germans.

In 2012, Spain also expressed its desire to join the EATC. At the invitation of his command, Brigadier General Miguel Angel Martin came to present Spanish expectations in the area of ​​pooling its transport aircraft. The EATC is already working on this future accession which turns out to be more complex than that of Luxembourg whose forces already work regularly with the Belgians.

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