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    Post  milky_candy_sugar on Sat Feb 13, 2010 12:10 pm

    From the end of the 1st half of 2010, the troops engaged in overseas operations and regiment "Feline" will receive a new combat uniform generation. Its particularity: it is directly inspired by feedback (RETEX) of land, especially soldiers in Afghanistan.

    The battle dress new generation will be put into production in H1 2010 to reach a target of 365 000 trousers and 265 000 jackets! Developed with the tissue to these advanced technical specifications required will ultimately achieved with tissue-type ripstop (Ripstop). A market of over 3 million meters of fabric that has just been launched!

    The first distributions of this dress will speak the last quarter of 2010 or no later than early 2011, according to the stocks held called "T3" for troops engaged in overseas operations and regiment CAT. The Staff of the Army (EMAT) will then prepare a distribution plan based on deliveries.

    A holding field-proven

    Based on initial feedback from OMLT early 2008, the General Staff of the Army is accelerating the implementation of uniforms for the troops involved in Afghanistan. After some modifications of the model proposed by the industrial uniforms (called "lattice T3") are distributed to OMLT and "dismounted" GTIA of the Afghan theater in September. As and when, receptions markets, Lebanon and Afghanistan theaters are equipped gradually.

    The central research and achievements of the Commission's Army (SCERCAT) Rambouillet has prepared a questionnaire of satisfaction to the attention of "users" of the outfit in Afghanistan. A commission in February 2009 examines the findings of the satisfaction survey (several hundreds of replies), RETEX and samples of uniforms. Composed of soldiers returning from Afghanistan - 8th Parachute Regiment infantry Marine (8th RPIMa) Castres, 35th Infantry Regiment (35e RI) of Belfort and marching regiment of Chad (RMT) of Noyon - representatives schools and technical chain, this Committee has made proposals to SCERCAT.

    Several prototypes made by the SCERCAT were examined and tested including the 8th RPIMa, leading to new generation model, approved by the EMAT. In June, the achievement of required 3-color striped summer and winter outfits and sand is launched. The procedure of public procurement is initiated. After testing and scrutiny, the best bid is chosen (the quality over price).

    More comfort, thus more effectively

    The changes leading to the holding of new generation allow greater comfort, better adaptation of the holding in relation to equipment and greater ease of use. Ultimately, it is the efficiency that premium to be better adapted to the terrain.

    Examples of changes:

    for better adaptation to the ballistic vest: buttons Canadian replacement by self-gripping on the front of the jacket pocket elimination "cargo" chest, moving pockets of "cargo" and the opening chest pockets zip ...
    pants: bellows with zipper at the bottom, adjusting the kneepads and elbow protectors for flexible or rigid
    introduction self-gripping on pockets for various badges and insignia

    http://www.defense.gouv.fr/terre/actualite_et_dossiers/tenue_de_combat_nouvelle_generation_mise_a_jour
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:28 pm

    The French army continued to purchase VBL Mk2

    Mass production of light combat vehicles (Vehicule Blinde Leger, VBL) M11 continues, primarily for the purchase of the French army .

    In 2002, the French Army has placed an order for 500 such vehicles . In April 2006, it has also been ordered additional 91 reconnaissance vehicle VBL2L. The total planned order VBL of the French army in at more than 1,600 machines .

    As Mexico has placed before the first export order for M11 in 1985 , we can say that VBL enjoyed moderate success on the international market. In June 2004, the United Arab Emirates became the latest customer to receive delivery of 24 vehicles VBL.

    In October 2008, a Kuwaiti special forces entered with Panhard contract whose value is not disclosed, 20 reconnaissance vehicles VBL Mk 2. Deliveries took place in the second half of 2009. These machines complement of 20 units VBL, which by then were already in service with Kuwait .

    The French army zsobiraetsya maintain a steady level of production machines until 2019. Moreover , the French army since 2005 has increased the volume of purchases by almost 58%.


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    Eurocopter has completed the delivery of helicopters, EC-120B «Hummingbird" for training pilots French army

    Post  Vladimir79 on Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:35 am

    Eurocopter has completed the delivery of helicopters, EC-120B «Hummingbird" for training pilots French army

    TSAMTO, December 10. French company HeliDaks »(HeliDax) received from Eurocopter the last of the 36 training helicopter EC-120B« Hummingbird. "

    These helicopters, according to the signed with the Ministry of Defence of France in 2007, the contract is used for training cadets of the school of light aircraft Army (Ecole d'Application de l'Aviation Legere de l'Armee de Terre - EA-ALAT) in the DAX (the south- western France), says "International Defense Review."

    "HeliDaks" modifies and conducts tests supplied by Eurocopter machines before use.

    EC-120B «Hummingbird" was chosen to replace the EA-ALAT used by more than 30 years 54 helicopters and SA-341 SA-342 Gazelle. The school prepares students of piloting skills helicopter EC-725 "Caracal", "Tiger and NH-90.

    "Hummingbirds" could be used to study the implementation of a wide range of functions, including navigation, flying at night with night vision goggles, autorotation, flight instrument and initial flight in the mountains. Adoption of the new machines will also reduce the direct operating costs by 30% due to the smaller amount of maintenance and fuel consumption.

    "HeliDaks", which belongs to the International Defence Council »(DCI - Defense Conseil International) and INAER (formerly Proteus gelikopters"), provided the purchase of helicopters and is the owner, is responsible for operation, maintenance and repair. French army, under contract, lease EC-120B training for their pilots. Agreement, the validity of which is 22 years, is part of the public-private partnerships (implementation of public projects with private capital), the main advantage is cost savings, no need to purchase equipment and support government agencies.

    Training the first group of students using the EC-120 began in May 2010. Annual summer practice program "Hummingbird", including 100 flight hours or 35 hours at the gym, will take 100 cadets. EC-120 simulators will be delivered to the school in 2011.

    "Kolibri" is a multifunctional single-engine helicopter capable of carrying 5 people, or a weight of 750 kg with a cruising speed of 227 km / h at a distance of 730 km. The power plant consists of one engine "Turbomeca» 2F «Arrius" power of 504 hp with low fuel consumption. The machine is equipped with "glass cockpit" with modern instrumentation and navigation equipment, which allows for the maximum complexity of the problem. The control system provides piloting a helicopter in adverse weather conditions. The helicopter was certified by the standards of JAR 27 and FAR 27.

    Earlier EC-120B was chosen as the platform for pilot training flight schools in Spain, Indonesia and Singapore.

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    France signs flurry of new contracts

    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:49 am

    Sagem has won a contract for the supply of 1175 multifunctional infrared binoculars

    PARIS, Jan. 18. (ARMS-TASS). The company Sagem has won a contract to the General Directorate for Armaments (DGA) for the supply of 1175 multifunctional infrared binoculars, the new generation JIM LR 2 (jumelles infrarouges multifonctions) for the French armed forces. About this korr.ARMS-TASS reported in the company Sagem.

    The contract, issued by the company's "Sage", is part of a program implemented by DGA

    JIR-TTA-NG (Jumelle Infrarouge Toutes Armes de Nouvelle Generation) to equip a new generation of infrared binoculars of all types of French armed forces.

    Binoculars JIM LR 2 provide daytime and night vision designed for early detection of the enemy, precise targeting, range finding, as well as intelligence-gathering on the front lines. The binoculars have built-in receiver satellite global positioning system GPS, as well as the unit of data transmission. The design of the binoculars developers managed to implement the principle of the synthesis of images from the day-and IR channels, to provide a vision of the object through the camouflage cover in the daytime, as well as all-weather vision, especially in a smokescreen. The new device is part of the widespread use of digital technology in the theater of military operations and is fully unified with the command and coordination system is a new set of military uniforms FELIN.

    Terms of the contract also provides for delivery of 500 remote-controlled tactical terminal with a display of A4. The company Sagem will provide user training and technical staff.

    Following the issuance of a new contract total amount of binoculars JIM LR, located in the armies and special forces of NATO, has reached 4500 copies., Including more than 2000 of binoculars for the armed forces of France.


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    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:51 am

    Renault Trucks Defense receives new orders for the Syracuse program

    The French company Renault Trucks Defense has signed a contract with Thales for the supply of 21 units of machinery such as Premium, Midlum and tactical light trucks Sherpa Light.

    Deliveries will take place within the framework of Syracuse III, which is supposed to supply tactical stations for military communications and satellite communications.

    In 2009, Renault Trucks Defense has already sold 33 units of trucks Sherpa Light.

    The new machines will be delivered in 2011.

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    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:52 am

    France bought from Belgium 11 000 guns

    French Defense Ministry acquired the Belgian company FN Herstal about 11,000 single gun MAG, reports Le Figaro. The deal amounted to one hundred million euros. Under the agreement, the weapons will be transferred to the armed forces of France in the next eight years. As expected, the first batch of 500 guns customer will receive in 2011.

    Contract for the supply of single gun had been signed following the tender, which involved three companies, according to Belgian Portal Trends. Apart from FN Herstal in the competition involved a French company HK France. Name of the third company did not specify. Thanks to order FN Herstal will be able to provide jobs for 200 people. The Belgian company will supply its products to France for the first time.

    MAG issued since 1958 and adopted for the 80 countries, including USA, Switzerland, Spain and Canada. A single machine gun 7,62 mm weighs 11.79 pounds with a length 1.26 meters. Job Automation MAG facilitates extraction of the powder gases from the bore. Firing guns is up to a thousand rounds per minute, and the sighting range - up to 800 meters.
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:54 am

    Nice to see someone is willing to spend money.
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    Post  GarryB on Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:23 pm

    I read speculation they were looking for a foreign machine gun, and I am glad to see they went with the FN MAG.

    It would have been interesting if they had gone for a PKM in 7.62mm NATO of course but it would have been a bit unusual.

    There were four real contenders for the best GPMGs of the late 20th Century and they were the M60 (only because it was American and given away to allies to make its use fairly widespread), the FN MAG (used widely by the British commonwealth and other countries... including Argentina.), the PKM (defacto standard GPMG in the eastern political block, though some countries made their own versions), and the MG3 which wasn't as widespread in use as the M60 but certainly a better weapon.

    I guess for the French the M60 was not really an option but the best choice of the western weapons would be the FN MAG.
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    Post  Vladimir79 on Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:41 pm

    The French don't seem to care where they buy as long as it is Europe and not USA. EU companies have like a 50% advantage of US products just because of French fascination with European defence industry. It would be a good policy to have if they could only get the other EU nations to go along with it.
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    FELIN Future Soldier System

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    Post  George1 on Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:42 pm

    FELIN fine – equipping the dismounted soldier

    With dismounted soldiers forming the backbone of every modern army, ensuring infantry troops have the very best equipment is a constant struggle for today’s military forces. Colonel Michel Maury of the French Armament Corps discusses the French Army’s investment in FELIN, including its performance to date and planned upgrades.

    In May 2010, the first FELIN systems from a total order of 22,588 were delivered to the French military by SAGEM. An integrated infantry system that enhances close-combat mobility, lethality, survivability and C4I (command, control, computers, communications and information), France's dismounted soldiers are now among the best-equipped ground forces in the world. In total, the FELIN programme - including development, production, engineering and initial support - is worth around €1 billion.

    While it provides infantry forces with enhanced combat abilities, FELIN's design also focuses on flexibility and human centricity. Ergonomics and intuitiveness are vital if the soldier's work is to be made easier by new equipment.

    In January-June 2012, France's 1st Infantry Regiment was the first FELIN unit deployed to Afghanistan. In May that year, the 16th Chasseurs Battalion became the second. The new equipment received high praise from officers, along with stories of US soldiers being so impressed by the technology when they borrowed it from the French that they wanted to keep it for themselves.

    Now, four years on from when the FELIN systems were first received by the French military, Colonel Michel Maury of the French Armament Corps reflects on how the equipment has performed so far, and where the French Army will take it from here.

    What were the key ideas behind the creation of FELIN?

    Colonel Michel Maury: FELIN is an armament system dedicated to the dismounted soldier. Its creation came from three main ideas:

    • An integrated and global system should increase the capacity of dismounted soldiers to incorporate the technical performances of each device they use, and rationalising the whole equipment in terms of mass and power supply.

    • Before FELIN, dismounted soldier equipment had some gaps in observation, communication or protection fields. Moreover, that equipment was not consistent enough and lacked integrated thought, leading to a possible lack of combat efficiency. It was necessary to stop the incremental equipment logic that had endured through decades.

    • The need to connect the soldiers in inside the platoon, as well as the dismounted platoon, with upper level of commandment (C4I) in real time.


    The equipment must be thought of as a whole - as a human-centric system that is global, modular, integrated and flexible according to the missions, while keeping the soldier at the heart of the system.

    In addition to better sharing the information offered by C4I, FELIN gives new possibilities for dismounted combat, such as 'around the corner' observation and firing, combat in a CBRN environment and making combat by night similar to combat by day.

    What is FELIN's key technology and why is it significant?

    The key technology is the batteries, night observation and vision means (low-light imaging and infrared), radio link for voice, data and blue force tracking, protection solutions, and also wiring and clothing issues. The logic was to increase the collective performance of dismounted squads and platoons by improving the performances of individual soldiers.

    The solution, in terms of equipment being operated and carried, must not increase weight or burden for the soldier. Consequently, the human factors, such as ergonomics and intuitiveness, are key drivers.

    Moreover, the six core functions (observation, communication, mobility, lethality, survivability and sustainability) of armament equipment are not independent; they are linked. Only a system-based approach allows optimisation of these functions in a coherent way, which was a key approach for FELIN design.

    Which aspects of the FELIN system have proved most useful in combat?


    The FELIN system has been deployed since the end of 2011 in different foreign theatres, such as Afghanistan, Mali and the Central African Republic. The operational feedback notes special added value in: communication and observation devices; allowing shared and discreet cover of a controlled area; observation in large desert areas, especially by night - essentially, the early detection of operatives, allowing the driving back of attacks at FOB Tora in Afghanistan; level-4 ballistic protection for soldiers; robustness of parts; and increased clothing quality.

    Are US or other NATO forces also purchasing FELIN systems?

    For the time being, FELIN is the only system of this kind that has been mass produced and widely deployed. The prospecting of potential exports is ongoing, and some FELIN devices or related products, such as binoculars, are sold by SAGEM to other countries. In any case, the sale of FELIN systems or parts has to comply with exportation regulations.

    How many soldiers are currently equipped with FELIN?

    There are 13 infantry regiments equipped so far, which is about 10,000 soldiers. Eventually, about 18,000 will be equipped in total.

    Do you envisage any future changes to the FELIN system?

    The FELIN system is managed as a standard that allows evolution and modification in a consistent way. The main changes in the short term relate to:

    • For 2016, there will be a new design for the portable structure in order to reduce weight and allow better weight transfer between the shoulders and waist. The goal is to increase the tactical mobility of soldiers, especially in the offensive phase. This change will increase the performance-to-mass ratio according to the mission.

    • For 2014, there will be a new radio subsystem allowing major capacities. This will include dynamic relays inside radio sets and relays mounted on infantry vehicles (VBCI and VAB), allowing robust and secure radio links and networks despite natural screens, such as those found in urban environments, for instance.

    • A FELIN database management system (DBMS) software evolution for the first step of Project Scorpion.


    In the coming years, new assault rifles, such as a FAMAS replacement, will also be integrated with the FELIN system.

    How does FELIN fit into the wider Scorpion programme?


    Through DBMS evolution and new tactical radio, FELIN will be fully integrated into the Scorpion battle groups. Step two of Project Scorpion will address the future evolution of FELIN.

    What directions do you see dismounted soldier equipment taking in the future?

    French infantry forces are up to date thanks to the FELIN system and its planned evolutions. DGA is working on the next soldier system specifically within the Project Scorpion framework. The major issue is, and will continue to be, the ongoing search to reduce the mass of dismounted forces.

    Nevertheless, various other topics are addressed as well: individual protection, new power supplies, augmented reality, soldier navigation in areas not covered by GPS, integration of mini robots or drone control... all within a system-based approach.
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    SAAB SIGNS WARHEAD CONTRACT
    07 July 2015

    Defence and security company Saab has signed a warhead production contract with MBDA France for the MMP medium-range missile. The order has been placed with Saab’s subsidiary Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS). Deliveries are scheduled for 2017.

    The MMP (Missile Moyenne Portée, medium-range missile) is a high-technology, new-generation battlefield missile. It is established as one of the French MoD’s major new programmes, within its Military Planning Act 2014-2019, to modernise the French Army. This versatile missile, conceived by MBDA France, is currently in its development phase following notification of a development contract by the French defence procurement agency, the DGA.

    The warhead for the MMP has been developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland (SBDS). With high precision, the MMP will enable armed forces to neutralise the many different target types that they might encounter. Tests with the warhead against the latest generation of explosive reactive armour have been successfully completed. The warhead ensures that collateral damage is kept to a minimum while maximising the safety of the operator.
    “Our cooperation with MBDA France is extraordinary and mutually beneficial,” says Stephan Kocher, head of Saab Bofors Dynamics Switzerland.

    SBDS is an industry leader in the design, development and production of mortar rounds, warheads, less-lethal applications and other energetic products. The company is a specialist in total munitions life cycle management and provides servicing of different ammunition types, mainly for large-calibre products. SBDS operates as a subsidiary of Saab and is based in Thun, Switzerland where it maintains a start-of-the-art development and production site with advanced test and simulation facilities.

    http://saabgroup.com/Media/news-press/news/2015-07/saab-signs-warhead-contract/
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:36 am

    "France's Army Chiefs, Facing New Threats, Get New 'Pentagon'

    The building's walls are designed to withstand a missile strike and a highly secured operational room is hidden underground. France's army chiefs are moving into their new defense ministry, aimed at allowing a quicker response to the threats faced by the country — especially terrorism. About 9,300 military and civil staff who were previously dispersed around a dozen different sites are now based in the 4.2 billion euros building ($4.6 billion), dubbed the "French Pentagon." The joining together of army, air force and navy headquarters will make it easier to lead France's military operations abroad, said Jean-Paul Bodin, secretary general for the administration of the Defense Ministry. "This enables us to be in contact with each other much more easily than before and also to mobilize the staff quicker when needed."

    France's military is highly active internationally, with about 7,000 French troops involved in operations around the world, including in the anti-Islamic State coalition in Iraq and Syria and in operations against extremists in Africa's Sahel region. An additional 7,000 troops have been mobilized to patrol sensitive sites across France, following attacks in Paris in January on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery that left 20 dead, including the three Islamic extremist attackers. Bodin said the new military organization will make the army's decision-making process "more efficient." It will also help reduce costs and staff in the headquarters, as part of a government plan to reduce France's military from 270,000 people to 240,000 by 2019, he said. The ministry's employees left behind historical buildings in the center of Paris for the new modern site, in a quiet district in the south of the capital. Yet Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian keeps his office in a prestigious Paris mansion from the 18th century, closer to Parliament and the presidential palace.

    The new ministry is to be inaugurated by president Francois Hollande next month. It is named the "Hexagone-Balard" — the hexagon being the shape used to describe France's mainland, and also the shape of the heart of the building. From the outside, the seven-floor structure looks like a modern fortress with its white opaque glass front. It is topped by the largest solar-paneled roof of Paris. Inside, it evokes a small university campus with its succession of gardens surrounded by blue and green facades, and a series of facilities including a hairdresser, library, swimming pool, sports rooms, restaurants and preschools for the staff's children. Specific military equipment is being kept top secret —even from the architects."










    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/10/31/world/europe/ap-eu-french-pentagon.html?_r=1
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    Post  Militarov on Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:21 am

    "The number of young French people hoping to join the military has tripled in the wake of the country's terror attacks, according to official figures. Recruiters are dealing with an average 1,500 applications a day compared to 500 a day before the Nov. 13 massacre in Paris that killed 130 people, Reuters reported. Visits to air force recruitment offices have also tripled and requests for information are 20 times higher, according to figures on the military's website. The number of applications to join the French navy doubled during 2015 compared to last year, it said. France remains on maximum alert since last month's massacre, with President Francois Hollande declaring a state of emergency and deploying over 1,500 additional troops onto the streets.

    In addition to the November atrocity, the country has been dealing with the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting and related attacks in January, which left 17 people dead. Applications to join the country's land forces have already topped 170,000 in 2015 - a 41 percent rise on the 120,000 recorded in 2014 - the figures showed. By comparison, the uptick in U.S. military recruitment in the wake of 9/11 was relatively modest. By 2005, when the U.S. was embroiled in the worst of the civil war in Iraq, the Army missed its recruiting goal by nearly 7,000 soldiers, according to the New York Times. "This reaction makes me happy as a French soldier, to see that French youngsters are wishing to serve their country and their fellow citizens, by helping to establish peace when their country is in need," said Colonel Bruno Bert, head of military recruitment for the Paris region. "I think it is a reaction from young French people who felt threatened, who felt that they were being attacked because of the attacks on Nov. 13. It is a reaction which in some ways is totally natural, it is the reaction when one is faced with a threat."

    Alice Van Praet, who visited a recruitment center in the eastern Paris suburb of Vincennes, said that the attacks had only served to reinforce her desire to participate in army efforts."


    Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/paris-terror-attacks/french-military-enrollment-triples-after-paris-terror-attacks-n474781
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    Post  George1 on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:48 pm

    France plans to increase the number of modernized Leclerc tanks from 200 to 225

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/1734291.html


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    Post  George1 on Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:22 pm

    The first live-fire of French MLRS LRU against Islamists in Mali



    Three combat vehicles MLRS LRU from the 1st Artillery Regiment of the French army (in Belfort) were deployed to the theater of combat operations in February 2016. A total of 13 military vehicles LRU are in the French army.

    MLRS LRU (Lance-roquettes unitaire) is the modernization of combat vehicles known 227-mm 12-charging MLRS M270 MLRS, produced by issued by the General Directorate of arms (Direction générale de l'armement - DGA) French Ministry of Defense in 2011, Franco-German contract a consortium comprising the companies Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW), Airbus Defence & Space, Sagem and Thales.
    Total modernization undergone by LRU embodiment in 13 of 57 combat vehicles MLRS of French army. The 13 upgraded vehicles were handed over to the customer in 2011-2014 and included in the 1st Artillery Regiment (MLRS other French deposited).
    LRU equipped with upgraded fire control system EFCS, the new navigation system (using GPS) and the new communication system, and are designed for use correctable missiles M31 GMLRS. In addition, the launcher introduced electric actuators instead of hydraulic guidance, and improved cockpit book.

    For LRU systems ordered 504 GMLRS missiles monoblock warheads for delivery in 2013-2016. Actual revenues GMLRS missiles in firing units of the 1st Artillery Regiment, were launched in late 2014.

    Recall that the French Navy is also considering the possibility of applying MLRS LRU on deck of their amphibious assault ship Mistral type.

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    First pics of the upgrade French Leclerc
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 06, 2016 2:13 pm

    They favorites of the French tender for a new automatic rifle became known

    As the portal «Sentinelles» in the material «Remplaçant du FAMAS: H & K et FN Herstal au coude à coude» became known that the 5.56-mm automatic rifle Heckler & Koch HK416 (Germany) and the Belgian FN SCAR reached the final tender, which aims to find a replacement for the famous French rifle FAMAS. Study documentation volume of several thousand pages should not take much time, and the final decision should take the French military during the month. The main control arms (DGA) French Ministry of Defense officially the winner will be announced in the gap between November 2016 and January 2017.

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    Post  max steel on Wed Jul 20, 2016 1:12 pm

    French Army acquires Aculeus-LG induction laser guided rocket





    • IOC expected in 2019 timeframe

    • New round includes SAL homing and a new low CDE warhead


    Under the provisions of a three-phase contract awarded by the French General Directorate for Armament (Direction générale de l'armement: DGA) in early July, and valued at tens of millions of Euros , TDA (a wholly owned subsidiary of the Thales Group) will manufacture, qualify, and launch serial production of an initial batch of 68 mm Aculeus-LG induction laser-guided rockets (ILGRs) to equip ALAT Airbus Helicopters Tiger HAD (Hélicoptère d'Appui Destruction)-standard combat platforms.

    Matthieu Krouri, senior manager of Airborne Weapons Systems at TDA, told IHS Jane's that the initial contract provides for "more than 1,000 Aculeus-NG rounds", with a potential for additional follow-on orders.

    A development of TDA's Metric Precision Rocket (Roquette à Précision Métrique: RPM) initiative under the DGA's Metric Precision Munition programme, the Aculeus-LG ILGR is evolved from TDA's series of 68 mm induction unguided rocket systems. The company has, with DGA's support, been conducting research and development (R&D) on a new laser-guided variant for the past five years. In January and April 2013, the first airborne trials were conducted with a Eurocopter Tiger HAP, to prove the rocket's launch and separation characteristics. In July 2013, TDA conducted the first fully guided firing from a Tiger.

    However, development of the baseline Aculeus-LG is now finalised, Krouri confirmed. Full qualification of the round, in partnership with the DGA, will be conducted in 2018, following which it will be sent to the French Army for evaluation. An initial operating capability (IOC) with ALAT is expected in the 2019 timeframe. Krouri said that the industrialisation phase of the contract allows for additional design input into the final product.
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    Rifle Heckler & Koch HK416 is named the winner of the tender of the French army



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    French SPH CAESAR have shown good results in Iraq



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