Since 1998, ASTRID has been developing, managing and maintaining a national radio communications network, a paging network and a series of control rooms. ASTRID is an initiative created by the Belgian federal authorities.
ASTRID’s mission and its execution are largely outlined by a legal framework.
The management contract signed by the federal government as represented by the Minister of the Interior and ASTRID outlines the different obligations of the various parties and the general framework within which ASTRID is expected to achieve its social objective. The management contract was drawn up by a Royal Decree dated 8th February 1999 (Belgian Official Journal dated 27th February 1999) and this was debated by the Council of Ministers.