Article "Vivre dans ma ville Mouscron"


Ludivine DEDONDER, Minister of Defence, was in Mouscron to visit Sioen and Feronyl, two partner companies of her department.

For the first stage, Ludivine DEDONDER visited the Mouscron and Ardooie sites of the company Sioen. This visit was in line with the recent award of the contract for the "Belgian Defence Clothing System", the new military uniforms. Over the next 15 years,

The military will be equipped with new operational clothing and accessories from Mouscron for a total budget of 410 million euros. The contract was awarded to the consortium Sioen, Seyntex and Crye Precision in April 2022.

The second stage of the ministerial visit was to the Feronyl site, another flagship of the aerospace and defence industry. Feronyl is one of the companies in the SUB-ALLIANCE consortium and specialises in the development and manufacture of advanced polymer and composite components.

Ludivine DEDONDER: "Since the beginning of my mandate, I have been committed to rebuilding, consolidating and growing the Department of Defence. Beyond the policy that I am leading for the personnel, it seems essential to me to strengthen the links between the army and our defence and security industry, our common objective being to ensure the security of the Belgians, of our infrastructures and of our interests. The STAR plan provides for investments in equipment and capabilities of 1 billion euros between now and 2030. In addition, an unprecedented budget of 1.8 billion euros has been set aside to support a genuine strategy dedicated to research and innovation. These are all opportunities for our many Belgian companies, many of which are already flagships on the international scene.
So many opportunities also for our SMEs and start-ups. My objective is clear: to work together - defence, industry and research centres - and to strengthen our technological mastery and know-how for the benefit of economic development and employment in our country.

The Minister Ludivine DEDONDER took advantage of these visits to recall the ambitious recruitment plan for Defence that she has put in place since she took office and the very forthcoming setting up of the 5th cyber component.



Vivre dans ma ville december 2022

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