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French Armed Forces : News,photos,videos

Discussion in 'Europe & Russia' started by Vergennes, Oct 19, 2016.

  1. GuardianRED

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    Great Pics

    Q1) How is the ROV operated? is it done by one of operator within the team or by someone outside the combat zone?

    Q2) Commando Hubert ?
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    It is operated by an operator within the team.

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    Commando Trépel. Alongisde the Commando Jaubert it has groups specialized in counter-terrorism and hostage rescue. (CTLO = Contre terrorisme et libération d'otages in French )

    On the last pic though,as shown in the patch,they are Commando Hubert operators.
     
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    Gessler Lt. Colonel Technical Analyst

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    The Task Force Wagram and their CAESAR canons supporting Iraqi forces' advance against ISIS.

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    Some cool Rafale pics,still in middle east. ;)

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    Very Cool :)

    1) The Patch on the solider - operation -???
    2) How many personnel per artillery piece?
    3) The Scarab on the Rafale frame is very cool - which Sq?

    @Abingdonboy and @Gessler - a thread should start with just patches of the Indian armed forces - no?
     
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    Operation Chammal. ;)

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    Generally 5,with a minimum of 3 personnels.

    I think that the Rafale is part of the Escadrille BR 128 "Scarabée",which itself is part of the squadron 1/30 Côte D'argent.

    On a Mirage2000

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    @Abingdonboy @Gessler @GuardianRED @Hellfire @Nilgiri @randomradio

    The size and resolution aren't great,but here's a (very) rare picture of DGSE (France's external intelligence agency) service action operators during an exercise.

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    Customised French SOF AK seen in Raqqa. Probably of the service action.

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    Im guessing the reason for the AKs is to have commonality (rounds) with the unit they are operating within + not to be distinguished from them too - thus keeping their services non-existent
     
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    Sometimes it's also to hide the fact they're there.
     
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    Discretion + logistics. If they're operating deep in hostile regions all alone it's easier to grab AK magazines off dead enemies than wait for 5.56 resupply.

    @Vergennes - HUGE thanks for those pics! Never knew about this unit (or that they use AKs!).
     
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    SOFs with FN SCAR :

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    @Vergennes got any more good pics of French SFs with SCAR?
     
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    These are the most recent pics I found. The SCAR is mainly used by the para commandos and the 2nd hussars regiment.

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    :victory:

    There's this one too. ;)

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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Air force commandos.



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