20th September 2017

Ready for the Invictus Games


It was with laughter and in good humour that 30 wounded soldiers, veterans and civilians of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces underwent their last training session today at the National Centre for Defence Sports (CNSD) in Fontainebleau (60km south of Paris) before flying out to Toronto tomorrow for the 3rd Invictus Games from […]

Sentinelle changes tack


While yet another French soldier on patrol with the Sentinelle Operation was attacked this morning in central Paris, (fortunately he was uninjured), the new modus operandi of Sentinelle presented yesterday by the Minister of the Armed Forces and the Minister of the Interior should make the soldiers on patrol less liable to this type of aggression. […]

An APC version of the VBCI


The Mechanised Infantry Vehicle (MIV) programme, which is being fiercely disputed behind the scenes at the DSEi show being held this week in London, aims to provide a new 8×8 armoured vehicle to the British Army, and has in three years become one of the most promising export markets for French manufacturer Nexter with its […]

Thales new assault rifle: the F90MBR


Thales today unveiled at London’s DSEI (Defence and Security Equipment International) show, a new generation ambidextrous and NATO interoperable military assault rifle, the F90MBR – Modular Bullpup Rifle, developed by its Australian branch, Thales Australia. The F90MBR is the new generation of the F90 Assault Rifle, currently in service with the Australian Defence Force. Chris […]