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Artillery Battalion
Active 2010-present
Country  Belgium
Branch Coats of arms of Belgium Military Forces.svg Belgian Armed Forces
Type Artillery
Size Battalion
Garrison/HQ Brasschaat, Belgium
Motto(s) Regis ultima ratio
Equipment 120 RT Mortar, LG1 Mark II Howitzer

105 mm howitzers of the Artillery Battalion

The Artillery Battalion (Dutch language: Bataljon Artillerie ) is the only artillery battalion in the Land Component of the Belgian Armed Forces. It was created in 2010 by merging all artillery units that remained in the Belgian military. It upholds the traditions of the disbanded 2nd Field Artillery Regiment. The battalion is based in Brasschaat and consists of a mortar battery, operating 120mm mortars and a howitzer battery, operating LG1 105mm howitzers. A third battery, which operated Mistral surface-to-air missiles and based in Lombardsijde, was disbanded without replacement on 31 December 2017. The artillery also has a paracommando capacity, which can provide fire support to the Light Brigade. The battalion supports other units with observations (employing forward air controllers) and artillery fire. In total, it consists of more than 900 soldiers.

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Website of the Battalion (in Dutch)

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