The military of Belgium is the Belgian armed forces. The Belgian Armed Forces have about 47,000 active troops. They are organised into one unified structure which consists of four main components: 1. Land Component, or the Army; 2. Air Component, or the Air Force; 3. Naval Component, or the Navy, 4. Medical Component.
The Belgian State Security Service, known in Dutch as Veiligheid van de Staat, or Staatsveiligheid (SV), and in French as Sûreté de l'État (SE), is a civilian agency under the Ministry of Justice. There also exists in Belgium an intelligence service under responsibility of the Minister of National Defense, which is called the Belgian General Information and Security Service.
This is a list of U. S. military bases in Belgium. Many of them are also used by NATO. Chievres Air Base . Kleine Brogel Air Base. This was a base of the US military. There are still nuclear warheads located at Kleine Brogel.
The Ministry of Defence is the Belgian ministry responsible for national defence and the Belgian military. It is the sole remaining ministry of the Federal Government. As a result of the first Verhofstadt Government's plans to modernise the federal administration, all other ministries were transformed into Federal Public Services (FPS) but in August 2007 there still was no Royal Order creating the FPS Defence, although that name is already in use on official websites.