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    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:16 am

    The new tank of the French army will be Franco-German development

    As Jean-Dominique Merchet writes in the note "Le char futur sera franco-allemand", published in the French magazine L'Opinion, the head of the French Armed Forces General Directorate of Defense (DGA), Laurent Collet-Billon, March 6, 2017 Year concluded a "bet". It is that approximately in 2030 "the future tank [of the French army] will be Franco-German." During the press conference, he added that "the chassis and engine-transmission department will be German, and the tower - French." The tank will be produced by KNDS, created by the merger of the German company Krauss Maffei Wegmann and the French Nexter Systems.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Apr 15, 2017 10:16 am

    Costs for the maintenance and level of serviceability of ground forces of the French army

    Restless deputy of the National Assembly of France Francois Cornu-Gentius continues to send requests to the French Ministry of Defense regarding the level of combat capability of the French army. According to Jean-Dominique Merchet, in the French newspaper L'Opinion, based on the answers of the French Ministry of Defense to the requests of the said MP, the cost of maintaining one Leclerc tank of the French army in 2016, according to the publication "20,000 euros par mois pour un Leclerc opérationnel" Amounted to 246,249 euros, that is, in the month it reached almost 20,000 euros. That is, the maintenance of the Leclerc tank fleet (241 units in the French army), whose average age reaches 15 years, is almost 60 million euros per year. At the same time, the Leclerc tank readiness rate at the end of 2016 reached 61% (a 4% decrease compared to 2015). That is, on average, the number of serviceable tanks reaches 147 units.


    It is also reported that the level of serviceability of tank transport vehicles TRM 700/100 is very low - only 35%, that is, for a fleet of 116 vehicles this means an average of 40 vehicles on the go.

    The cost of servicing the VBCI armored personnel carrier is 54,107 euros, with an average age of six years. The troops have 625 VBCIs, their level of service is 74%.

    At the same time, a number of samples of equipment shows a very low level of serviceability, less than 50% is a light armored vehicle PVP (31%, in the French army there are 1176 units), heavy armored car AMX-10RCR (48%, 249 units, one more than Was in 2015), VAB armored personnel carrier (42%, 2475 units) and TRM 10000 trucks (38%, 1199 units).

    At the same time, only 171 mortars of 120 mm caliber were listed in the French army, of which only 51% were serviceable. In the army there were also 77 self-propelled 155mm howitzers CAESAR, with a level of serviceability of 68%. The cost of servicing one SAES CAU per year is 78068 euros, while one 120mm mortar is only 120 euros.

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    Post  George1 on Thu May 04, 2017 12:00 am

    The French army received the first shipment of automatic rifles Heckler & Koch HK416F

    The first batch of 400 HK416F rifles (out of 117,000 ordered for the three types of armed forces) was transferred to the DGA on May 3, which in turn would deliver them to the Land Force (93080 rifles ordered).



    Deliveries will be made within 10 years under a contract worth 350 million euros (including the supply of spare parts, the training of the first users and the initial maintenance). In 2017, 5,300 rifles will be transferred to the army. Then, until 2023, 10,000 rifles will be delivered annually. And before 2028 the pace of supply will drop to 5000 rifles annually.

    The automatic rifle HK416F has a caliber of 5.56 mm, it can shoot rifle grenades, and can also get a 40 mm grenade launcher. The rifle has a Pikatini bar, it features a modular design and an adjustable butt. According to the technical section of the Ground Forces, it is possible to produce up to 30,000 shots from a rifle without compromising accuracy.

    Two versions of the rifle have been adopted for the Army: the standard version with a barrel length of 90 cm for the first-line units (38,500 units, of which 14915 will be adapted for the FELIN serviceman's outfit in 2020-2021) and a short-barreled version with a barrel length of 80 cm.
    The first 400 rifles will be transferred to Larzac, French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian announced in October 2016, and that the 13th Brigade of the Foreign Legion will be the first unit of the Ground Forces rearmed to a new rifle.

    The first users from the beginning of April are trained under the guidance of an instructor of the technical section of the Ground Forces. In June, the first 250 rifles will be transferred to the 1st company and the platoon to facilitate the landing. In October, 250 new rifles will be delivered to the pyramids of the 1st company. Training in shooting will begin immediately after receiving rifles

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    Re: French Army: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:37 pm

    Schedule of automatic rifles HK416F for the French army

    On the page of the French ground forces in the social network "Twitter" is a visual infographics that covers the issue of deliveries to the troops of the new 5.56-mm automatic rifles Heckler & Koch HK416F, adopted by the French army. The first picture reflects the overall situation of the PPO program, the second - the schedule of deliveries of the screw in 2017-2018 in specific French units and units.





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    Post  George1 on Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:08 pm

    During the traditional military parade in Paris on July 14, 2017 in honor of the national holiday of France, the Bastille Day, this year also dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the arrival of American troops in France during the First World War, samples of modern French military equipment with samples of military equipment of the First World War. The parade was attended by US President Donald Trump.

    In particular, the modern French tank Leclerc was held in the same ranks with the French tank Saint-Chamond of the 1917 model, the modern VBCI armored vehicle was in service with another French tank Schneider CA1 M2 of the 1916 model, and the modern 155 mm / 52 self-propelled howitzer CAESAR in I am building with a car of the Renault EG15 of the 1914 model, towing 155-mm gun 155 GPF mle.1917. Also on the parade was a lightweight Renault FT tank on a trailer towed by a Latil TAR (4x4) tractor of the 1914 model.






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    Re: French Army: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:36 am

    The French army receives new body armor SMB

    According to the Ministry of Defense of France, infantrymen were the first to receive a batch of new bulletproof SMB (modular ballistic structure, structure modulaire balistique), compatible with the French individual equipment FELIN soldier in the number of 8600 pieces. During this year, bulletproof vests will enter new units and units of the French Army. In total, in 2017-2019, 22,000 SMB body armor should be delivered. The new bulletproof vest is a product of the merger of the existing body armor GPB and electronic waistcoat GE into a single structure. According to its characteristics, the new bulletproof vest surpasses all models that existed until today.

    A waistcoat is actually a body armor, unloading, plus additional peripheral devices (radio, computer, charging) can be connected to it, which essentially allows to increase the capabilities of the serviceman.



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