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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The French Army has announced the "fighter 2020" program in order to improve the individual equipments of its soldiers.

    This includes ;

    -A new uniform named F3 adapted to new threats. It will be adapted to the specificities of the soldiers.
    -A new composite helmet.
    -A ballistic modular structure (SMB) which is an individual and customizable vest adaptable to all types of missions and compatible with FELIN equipments.
    -New Special Combat Shoes for Hot Environments.
    -Reinforced combat gloves.
    -Ballistic goggles against projectiles, dust and sun.
    -Clothes such as underwear, jackets, pants etc. adapted to the cold and bad weather.


    @Abingdonboy @Fox @Nilgiri @Hellfire @Gessler

    The NFM vest

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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    .... and of course,a new rifle ! The HK416F.

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    I think you meant a saving, not a gain -- it's lighter, not heavier.
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Not technically military, but still :

    RAID officer with HK417

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    @Vergennes - can you confirm if he's RAID?
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Yes. :yes4:

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    @Gessler @Abingdonboy @Nilgiri @Hellfire @GuardianRED


    The French army is set to introduce the F3 uniform in 2018. The new cut will allow the uniform to be much closer to the body and will avoid the baggy-like look of the current one. There should be more details soon.

    The current one ;

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    The F3

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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    Looks cool! It appears the torso pockets were designed especially to allow access even when the soldier is wearing a vest over it.

    Any plans for a new camo as well? Not that there's anything outright wrong with the current one, it's just that I've noticed a lot of your SOFs have adopted Multicam...are the regulars planning to follow suit?

    Personally I only care about effectiveness - and a huge part of that comes from COLORS rather than pattern.
     
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    The first series of the F3 uniform should remain in Centre-Europe and Daguet patterns.

    According to what I read,the defense procurement agency,is working with Arktis to develop new ones,however there will still be two distincs camos,one for wooded areas,the other for desertic theaters. So,no multicam.
     
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    Im liking the multiple pockets, ie torso X 2, Shoulder X 2 , Sleeves X 2 and hips X 2 . What is the usual material is this made of ?

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    The Camo is just great - pity the menkey making fun of the IA :p
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    No details yet,but I'll post them if they are available. :biggthumpup:

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    Commando Marine

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