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French Armed Forces Update

French Armed Forces Update

Permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, founder of the Atlantic Alliance on the one hand, of the European Union on the other hand, France, due to the geographical extension of its territory, shares with the United States the concerns of a global power. In the concert of nations, France also wants to be a balance power.

The "French Armed Forces Update" gives you an overview of the deployments of French forces around the world. In total, nearly 30,000 French soldiers, sailors and airmen are committed daily to meet the challenges that threaten the collective security of France and its partners, foremost among them the United States, whose France is the first ally.

These updates also keep you in the know about current topics within the French defense community, such as ongoing reforms within the Ministry of the Armed Forces, doctrinal studies, capacity issues, strategic reflections, official speeches on major defense issues.

This content is published by the French defense mission in Washington, DC. It is addressed to all those interested in French defense.

French / U.S. commemorations of WWI Battle of Belleau Wood

This year, absent the traditional French/US commemorations of the famous Belleau Wood fighting during World War I, the US Marines provide a 6 minute testimony on the brotherhood in arms that ties them to the French soldiers. Take the time to have a look at those who are proudly serving in the operational units of our respective nations.

FRENCH ARMED FORCES UPDATE

#005 September 2020

  • In Memoriam
  • Operations
    • Deployment of the French Armed Forces
    • Operational news
      • Operation BARKHANE: global sub-saharan anti-terrorist mission
      • Operation CHAMMAL: multinational joint operations in Syria and Irak
      • Operation SENTINELLE & RESILIENCE: continental France protection missions
  • Operational Superiority 2030
    • The Chief of Staff of the French Army’s Vision
    • The Why
    • The Strategic Objective: operational superiority
    • The Routes of Success
  • From the field
    • One more step for the European SOF task force Takuba
    • LYNX 7: French soldiers In Lithuania
    • High North: A look back at several simultaneous naval deployments in this strategic area
    • France is offering to host the future Space Center of Excellence (CoE) for NATO
    • The Army Supports The National Civilian Protection
  • The national Holiday celebrations
    • A national symbol
    • A committed, united and cohesive nation
    • Nowadays heroes
    • The 14 JUILLET: the right day to join the service of the nation
  • Historical corner
    • 70th anniversary of the Korean war: the French warriors of the 23rd U.S. Infantry regiment French Lions in Asia
    • A flying French woman at the forefront of the military helicopter boom
  • Military thinking: Foch’s living legacy
  • Innovation corner
    • French Maritime Patrol aircraft (MPA) at the cutting edge
    • Star navigation to mitigate GPS jamming
    • A new material to enhance helicopters survivability
    • Advanced manufacturing corner
    • Which cyber warrior are you?
  • The French Army vol.6: CYBER – CIS
    • SCORPION-CIS to boost land forces capacities on the battlefield
    • The FR Army Communication & Information Systems Command (CISC) and the Signals Center of Excellence (ETRS)

#004 July 2020

  • In Memoriam
  • Operations
    • Deployment of the French Armed Forces
    • Operational news
      • Operation BARKHANE: global sub-saharan anti-terrorist mission
      • Operation CHAMMAL: multinational joint operations in Syria and Irak
      • Operation SENTINELLE & RESILIENCE: continental France protection missions
  • From the field
    • In depth action for BARKHANE
    • In depth actions in the guyanese jungle against traffickers
    • Happy birthday FR Army
    • Blue, green and khaki books
    • French destroyers earn prestigious award
  • The French Armed Forces into the covid fight
    • From the field
      • Logistic support to isolated populations in French Guyana
      • Dismantlement of the field hospital in Mulhouse
      • The mission continues in the Caribbean
    • Recruiting & training despite the pandemic
    • Online solidarity to support the Bleuet de France
  • FR - US relationship
    • Building the future together
    • A new FR-US partnership
  • International cooperation corner
    • An estonian robot in Mali
    • Redeployment of the Spanish detachment MAMBA in Senegal
    • Interoperability exercise in Lebanon
  • Innovation corner
    • Two innovative projects to fight the pandemic
      • A new generation of respirator
      • NOMORECOV: a new screening technology
    • A new helmet for the augmented infantrymen
  • The French Army vol. 4: The Logistic Command (LOG CMD)
    • Missions
    • Locations and structure of the french logistics battalions
    • The main assets
      • The road workhorse of the FR Army: the PPLOG multi-purpose logistic carrier
      • Recovery assets
      • The utility trucks of the FR Army
      • Mobility support and traffic control missions
    • Transportation corps history and traditions

STRATEGIC VISION OF THE CHIEF OF THE FRENCH ARMY (2020)

Download the "Strategic vision of the Chief of the French Army – ’2030 operational superiority’"
[In English, 20 pages - PDF, 2.1Mo]

DEFENSE AND NATIONAL SECURITY STRATEGIC REVIEW (2017)

Download the "Defense and National Security Strategic Review"
[In English, 100 pages - PDF, 776ko]

FRENCH MILITARY FORCES AROUND THE WORLD

 

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