Free Newsletters - Space News - Defense Alert - Environment Report - Energy Monitor
. Military Space News .




MILTECH
Integrated soldier kits for more troops
by Staff Writers
Paris (UPI) Dec 19, 2012


disclaimer: image is for illustration purposes only

A 10th infantry regiment of the French army will be using integrated individual soldier kits early next year.

The kits, known by the French initials FELIN, include protective vest, combat uniform, NBC protective clothing, day- and night-capable firing sights and observation equipment.

Individual radio, and information-sharing equipment, as well as individual and squad weapons, are part of the equipment suite, the French defense procurement agency DGA reported.

"FELIN provides a quantum leap in terms of operational effectiveness and ballistic protection of combat troops, as confirmed by its initial deployments on operational theaters," DGA said. "The weapon sights, completely redesigned, make it easier to neutralize enemy combatants by day and night; and the effective range of the FAMAS automatic rifle is substantially extended.

"FELIN also greatly enhances infantrymen's ability to deploy and fight thanks to its increased observation and geo-location capabilities. Finally, FELIN's information system facilitates the integration of battle groups in the digital chain of command. It gives infantrymen a real network-enabled combat capability."

Production of the kits involves companies such as Sagem, Nexter, Thales, Renault Trucks Defense, ELNO, MSA Gallet and others.

DGA said that as of the end of November, it had received 10,170 FELIN kits and future deliveries will allow the equipping of four additional regiments per year until 2015.

.


Related Links
The latest in Military Technology for the 21st century at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





MILTECH
Lockheed Martin Wins Role on Army Software and Systems Engineering Contract
Orlando, FL (SPX) Dec 19, 2012
The U.S. Army selected Lockheed Martin to compete for task orders through a new Software and Systems Engineering Services Next Generation (SSES NexGen) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract will support the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) community across the Department of Defense and in civilian ag ... read more


MILTECH
U.S. seeks double Israel missile funding

NATO chief denounces Iran's allegations on Patriots

Russia shuts down Azerbaijan radar station: Baku

Turkey assures Russia Patriot missiles for defence: diplomat

MILTECH
Raytheon awarded contract for SM-2 production

Brazil invests in rocket technology

Brazil, S. Africa collaborate on missile

Scud attacks signal Syrian regime alarm

MILTECH
Boeing Demos Unmanned Little Bird for Republic of Korea Army

Boeing's Reusable, Unmanned X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Begins Second Flight

Mystery Air Force space plane launched

US drone strike kills at least three in Pakistan

MILTECH
N. Korea satellite appears dead: scientist

AEHF Team Completes Major Integration Milestone Ahead Of Schedule

US Air Force selects Raytheon to develop future Protected SATCOM System

General Dynamics Awarded Contract Under New U.S. Army Rapid-Acquisition Communications Program

MILTECH
NGC Provides Attitude Heading Reference For Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter

Lockheed Martin Wins Role on Army Software and Systems Engineering Contract

Integrated soldier kits for more troops

Britain's Charles shown Tata's new military-grade steel

MILTECH
Boeing Raises Dividend 10 Percent and Resumes Share Repurchase Program

Ruag picks up Rosebank Engineering

Russia and Libya: will they restore military and technical cooperation?

Russia's arms export plan exceeded

MILTECH
Japan's Abe voices security concerns

Commentary: Geopolitical malignancy

US to deploy newest weapons to Asia-Pacific

US to open military ties soon with Myanmar: official

MILTECH
Nanocrystals Not Small Enough to Avoid Defects

Nature Materials Study: Boosting Heat Transfer With Nanoglue

New optical tweezers trap specimens just a few nanometers across

How 'transparent' is graphene?




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement