Belgian Defense keeps sending decommissioned Volvo N10 trucks and Iveco LMV Lynx to Ukraine

On March 16, 2023, Belgium made an official announcement regarding the forthcoming delivery of 230 military vehicles to Ukraine, consisting of two distinct types: trucks and armored 4x4s.
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IVECO LMV Lynx used by Maj.Gen. Gerard, then commander of the Belgian Army's Land Component, who salutes Belgian Minister of Defense, Mrs. Ludivine Dedonder, during the rehearsal of Belgium's National Day 2022 military parade (Picture source: Army Recognition)

Among the vehicles earmarked for delivery are 150 units of the 6x6 Volvo N10 trucks, each coming in various configurations such as cargo, shelter, equipped with a Fassi auxiliary crane, and Manumat recovery versions. These trucks have been gradually phased out from active service within Belgium's Land and medical component units. In April 1986, Belgium acquired a total of 1,228 units of these trucks for 3.5 billion francs, which is equivalent to 87.5 million euros today. 150 of these Volvo N10 trucks have already been dispatched to Ukraine after undergoing necessary refurbishment.

Furthermore, the delivery encompasses 80 units of the Iveco LMV (Light Multirole Vehicle) Lynx, which have been a part of the Belgian army's fleet since 2007. These LMVs will be replaced starting this year by 322 JLTV "Falcon" command and liaison vehicles (Command and Liaison Vehicles, VLC). These JLTVs were procured from the American company Oshkosh Defense in 2020 at a cost of 134.7 million euros.

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Belgian army Volvo N10 loaded with cargo to be airdropped (Picture source: Belgian MoD)

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