The French army on show

Last Thursday, FOB went to the Nexter Systems site in Versailles-Satory (west of Paris) where the French army was putting on a show, a major event during which it demonstrated the extent of its capabilities in the framework of its new “In touch” organisation introduced in May 2015. Politicians, media, industry, students at the French IHEDN National Defence College, members of the military from France and the world over, gathered together to watch the hour-long demonstration which concentrated on the 3rd dimension and the mastery of the air-land element.

Eight successive scenarios presented the army’s joint capabilities notably in terms of intelligence, opening a theatre, logistics and to show the pertinence of the future Scorpion divisions.

 

 

Apologies that the video is only in French!

 

But enough of words, let’s leave space for photos to illustrate this intense hour of spectacle (click on the photos to enlarge them). And, above all, don’t forget to come back tomorrow for a report of the press conference given on the same occasion by General Jean-Pierre Bosser, army chief of staff.