13th BCA mountain troops is second regiment of French army to be received FELIN equipment 0602116
Military News - France
Sunday, February 6, 2011, 11:01 AM
13th BCA mountain troops is the second regiment of French army to be received FELIN equipment.
At the beginning of January 2011, the13th BCA infantry mountain troops (13e bataillon de chasseurs alpins) of the French Army took delivery of the FELIN equipment.
The soldiers of the 16th BCA French army regiment mountain troops receive the FELIN equipment
Waited impatiently by the soldiers of the 13th BCA, the FELIN equipment “Integrated Equipment and Communications Infantryman” arrived at Chambery during the first week of January 2011. The soldiers thus perceived their new equipments and received the first training, under the vigilant eye of training team from SAGEM. As well in perception itself as in the instruction, a rigorous protocol is then applied.
The first reception had taken place at the end of 2010 by the 1° Infantry Regiment (1st RI) of the French Army, based in Sarrebourg. The first company of the 1st RI having received it is currently in a tactical production run, the other companies of the regiment currently receive the new equipment.
With this new FELIN equipment, symbol of a real modernization, the French soldiers enter in a new era which improves their effectiveness and decreases their vulnerability.