The DGA has commissioned one third of the FELIN ordered for the French Army 1406127

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Eurosatory 2012
International Land Defence & Security Exhibition
Paris
, France
11 - 15 June 2012
 
One third of the FELIN ordered have been commissioned by the DGA
 
 
Thursday, June 14, 2012, 11:50 AM
 
At Eurosatory 2012, One third of the Felin ordered have been commissioned by the French Army.
The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA, French defence procurement agency) commissioned in early May the 7,143rd FELIN (Fantassin à Equipements et Liaisons Intégrés) system, thus permitting the equipment of a seventh French Army’s infantry regiment. The DGA ordered a total of 22,588 FELIN ensembles.
Visit Safran and Sagem at Eurosatory 2012 Hall 6 E 80
     
The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA, French defence procurement agency) commissioned in early May the 7,143rd FELIN (Fantassin à Equipements et Liaisons Intégrés) system, thus permitting the equipment of a seventh French Army’s infantry regiment. The DGA ordered a total of 22,588 FELIN ensembles.
FELIN (Fantassin à Equipements et Liaisons Intégrés) System at Eurosatory 2012
     

The realization of FELIN programme is due to a network of French and European high tech companies. Led by Sagem (Safran group), almost 25 first companies participate to the FELIN programme. Among them the French companies Nexter, Thales, Renault Trucks Defense, ELNO, MSA Gallet. FELIN systems are assembled in the Sagem industrial sites of Poitiers in the centre of France and Fougères in Brittany.

Every year, up to 2015, four new regiments will be equipped with FELIN. FELIN improves strikingly the functions of protection, observation, communication, fire power, mobility and support of the fighters for the direct contact with opponents. Equipments include vest of protection, battle dress, NBC dress, day/night vision goggles, communications and information systems, individual or collective weapons.

FELIN brings a qualitative jump in terms of operational efficiency and protection of the fighters confirmed by the first deployment on operational theatres. The aiming system of the weapons, completely reanalyzed, facilitates the neutralization of the opponents in the daytime and at night:
the firing range of the FAMAS rifle is improved by 70 % day (500 m instead of 300) and of 160 % night (400 m instead of 150)! FELIN also improves largely the manoeuvre and the night fighting through increased observation and geo-localization capacities. Finally, the information system of FELIN facilitates the integration of the fighting groups in the digitized chain of command which allows henceforth the connection of all the levels, from the general officer commanding the operation to the soldier on the field. It brings the soldier a real capacity of fight in network.

 

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