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French Armed Forces : News,photos,videos

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  1. Vergennes

    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The French Armed Forces currently deploy more than 30.000 personnels in various operations all over the world but also on its own national territory and of course to maintain its sovereignty over its overseas territories.

    Let's take a look at the French Armed Forces' current deployments ;

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    Ongoing major operations ;

    -13.000 personnels deployed on mainland France as part of the ongoing home anti terrorism operation called Sentinelle and the safeguard of our aerial and maritime space.

    -4.000 personnels deployed all over the Sahel as part of the Operation Barkhane to fight terrorist groups in cooperation with the countries of the region.

    -1.200 personnels deployed in Syria and Iraq as part of the Operation Chammal to fight the ISIS terrorist group.

    -900 personnels deployed in Lebanon as part of the Operation Daman,it's our contribution to the UN force to maintain peace in the area.

    -100 personnels were deployed over the Baltic states as part of the Baltic air policing to protect the Baltic countries' sky. (the rotation is now over.)

    We also deploy several hundreds personnels (mostly navy) in other various operations ;

    -250 personnels deployed in western Africa as part of the Operation Corymbe in order to be able to evacuate French and European citizens from western Africa,fighting piracy and supporting other French forces.

    -200 personnels deployed east to Africa as part of the Operation Atalante to fight against piracy and protect the naval trade.

    -100 personnels deployed in the Mediterranean sea as part of the EUNAVFOR MED.


    Maintaining our sovereignty over our overseas territories ;

    -1.000 personnels deployed in the French west indies.

    -2.100 personnels deployed in French Guyana.

    -1.600 personnels deployed on La Réunion island.

    -900 personnels deployed in French Polynesia.

    -1.450 personnels deployed in New Caledonia.

    Our armed forces are able to maintain a presence in several foreign countries thanks to agreements with their governments ;

    -350 personnels deployed in Senegal.

    -950 personnels deployed in Ivory Coast

    -350 personnels deployed in Gabon.

    -1.450 personnels deployed in Djibouti.

    -650 personnels deployed in the UAE.

    And several hundred others as part of other NATO/UN/EU missions. (like EUTM,EUSEC etc.)
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    Wow - I can see Leclerc, VBCI, VAB, VBL, Caesar and some LSVs & logistics trucks I don't recognize (one truck could be Actros?).
     
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    Dassault Rafale C French Air Force flying Display

     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    10.02.2017

    We are pleased to announce that NFM has concluded a contract with the Armed Forces Commissariat in France for the supply of 31,600 Modular Ballistic Structures for which we hold an exclusive patent. This contract marks an important step in the commercial cooperation between France and Norway. NFM relies, for a considerable part, on French raw materials and production for the accomplishment of this contract.

    http://www.nfm.no/en/news/nfm-awarded-contract-by-the-french-armed-forces

    The basic system.



    NFM is quit becoming popular in France. The company is already supplying uniforms to the special forces,the army ..... and is currently supplying several thousands of ballistic protection sets to the army.

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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    A short documentary about French forces hunting terrorists in Mali in cooperation with the Malian army. The title of the video is wrong as the soldiers are not special operators,but don't pay much attention to it. If you want a specified part of it translated,just ask me.



    PS : At 4:07,as surprising as it might seem,Malian soldiers are using morse code to communicate with their base.

    @Abingdonboy @Nilgiri @PARIKRAMA @AbRaj @Levina @Gessler @Austerlitz @R!CK @Blue Marlin @Hellfire @Robinhood Pandey and others.
     
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    Vergennes Strategist Staff Member MILITARY STRATEGIST

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    The HK416F ongoing tests. It will be soon delivered to the army. The 13 DBLE (FFL) will be the first unit to receive them.

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    French Navy Rafale M Fighter Launched ASMPA Missile During Simulated Nuclear Strike Mission

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    The French Ministry of Defence announced that a French Navy (Marine Nationale) Rafale M carrier-borne multirole fighter successfully launched an ASMPA missile during a simulated nuclear strike mission.

    During the test which took place on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, a Rafale M took off from the Avord Air Force Base and completed a flight of more than four hours. The flight involved all the phases of an airborne deterrent mission: transit flight, successive refuelings, low-altitude penetration, very low altitude phase with terrain following radar and precision launch of the ASMPA missile on a test area at the DGA missile test center of Biscarrosse (South West of France).

    This assessment and evaluation of the Rafale / ASMPA missile combo is representative of a real mission of the French airborne nuclear component.

    Long planned and carried out on a regular basis, the force evaluation firings are a demonstration of the reliability of the airborne weapons system over time. This new success reinforces the technical and operational credibility of French deterrence.

    The Strategic Air Forces (forces aérienne stratégiques or FAS) is a branch of the French Air Force created in 14 January 1964 and responsible for the use of air-launched nuclear weapons. It is one of the French nuclear deterrence arms, the other one being the SSBNs and their ICBMs.

    In the French Navy, there is a small air-launched nuclear arm as well called FANu (Force aéronavale nucléaire). A select number of pilots are trained to deploy ASMPA missiles from their Rafale M taking off from the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier.

    Designed and produced by MBDA, the ASMPA (air-sol moyenne portée amélioré) is defined by some as a tactical air to surface nuclear missile. In French nuclear doctrine however, it is called a "pre-strategic" weapon or a "last warning" weapon prior to the full-scale employment of strategic ICBMs from SSBNs.

    This pretty unique missile has a range of about 500 kilometres (310 mi) with a speed of up to Mach 3 thanks to its ramjet engine fed by two air intakes. It is fitted with a TNA (tête nucléaire aéroportée) 300kt thermonuclear warhead.

    According to MBDA, ASMPA is destined to replace the ASMP (strategic and ultimate deterrent air-launched nuclear missile, for deployment by France’s strategic air forces and which can be carried under the Mirage 2000N). The transition scenario from ASMP to ASMPA was initial entry into service on the K3 standard of the Mirage 2000N (in 2009) and subsequently on the F3 standard Rafale (in 2010).

    The concept is similar to that of ASMP. The ASMPA air vehicle uses the air vehicle pre-developed for the Vesta activity (ramjet air vehicle) in conjunction with the ANF future anti-ship programme (ANF was suspended at the end of 1999). The missile is powered by a ramjet motor. This mode of propulsion, compared to a traditional rocket propulsion system, allows for the significant reduction of both the required space within the missile as well as missile weight in relation to the required range and warhead charge. It allows the missile to cover a large part of the flight envelope at high supersonic speeds. The range and penetration capabilities have been significantly enhanced in relation to ASMP. The missile is nuclear-attack hardened.

    http://www.navyrecognition.com/inde...-during-simulated-nuclear-strike-mission.html
     
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    Hundreds of French Gendarmes were deployed in Afghanistan. Their mission was mostly to assist and train the local Afghan police forces.

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    HK416 Felin

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    French soldiers at IDEX practicing some CQB drills this morning. Looking good with the Felin gear.

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    My former unit training

     

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