Belgian army gets cyber division




The Belgian army from 2019 gets a cyber power. The new division of the Belgian army should not only everything that has to do with secure Internet and data traffic, but also be able to carry out attacks.

Because the dependence of traffic is so big, want Defence Minister Steven Vandeput that the new army division, the data traffic of the country can defend well, VRT News has learned from sources close to the Belgian Ministry of Defence. The knowledge to themselves to carry out attacks, is also important: other countries or organizations may be to attack the country discouraged.

The role of the military secret service must also be larger. This will require defense drones in various shapes and sizes to purchase for spying and surveillance. The plan, according to VRT have a break, because the ambitious plan a future government will tie up with a solid increase in defense costs. The inhabitants of Belgium now provide about 70 cents per 100 euros on defense, which is then from 2019 1.30 euros, though there is noted that the cost of cyber power “are relatively low compared to the purchase and maintenance of frigates and combat aircraft.


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