French Military News Thread

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Captain
Re: The Military of France

Yes, me too does not critizie France for the way the went, it proved successfull and they have definitly a capable defence industry.
With the growing costs of modern weapon programs, joint-european solutions would be best I believe. However, political interests of the decission-makers often hamper those projects.

BTW, when France pulled out of that specific project was the European Future Aircraft (EFA) program, later (at least in Germany) it was the fighter 90 :roll: finally it's the EF.
 

BLUEJACKET

Banned Idiot
Re: The Military of France

Anyone here knowledgable about the Foreign Legion? I heard some bad things about it. They are/may be sent to every corner of the Globe on short notice, and the pay is low compared with US enlisted ranks. Can a soldier retire from it?
For what it's worth, France, like the UK, is still a global power with posessions in the Carribean, off N.America, a colony in S.America, S.Indian/Pacific Oceans.
 

Kampfwagen

Junior Member
Re: The Military of France

As far as military-wise, I admire the French. People tend to forget that it was the French that held out for the three hellish years, along with their old nemesis England, of WW1 without the much vaunted assistance of the U.S-of-A. And, as others have said, doctrine and tactics, not equipment or fighting skill (in the former the French were actually largely superior) were the deciding factors in WW2. The French also preformed well in the Indochina war, which the U.S would, to a degree, continue through the 'Vietnam Conflict' and do just about as well in.

I also really like the FAMAS. It looks so...Chic...And works very well, from what I understand!
 

lcortez

New Member
Re: The Military of France

Foreign legion is definatly one of the worlds premier fighting forces,and probably in the top 5 when it comes to toughness of training.In terms of overseas deployments they can be seen on all the worlds continents,and have been entrusted with the defence of the European Space Agency installations in Guinea.
Not sure how to post links,but check this website out for all you need to know about the Legion;
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Wikipedia has a great
entry for the Legion as well.
 

MaxTesla

New Member
Re: The Military of France

The French Foregin Legion is the number 1 in traning and hardness and everything, but it is infantry traning in the jungle, and modern warfare is all about missiles

you have a missile to kill the other side so he builds a missile to shoot down your missile so you need to build a missile to shoot down his missile that wants to shoot down your missile and so on:china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china: :china:

But in the jungle, France is number 1, unless ofcurse you nuke the jungle :D
 

FuManChu

Senior Member
Re: The Military of France

Bad news for the armed forces if Royale (though she has slipped in the polls to 2nd place) becomes President - she says she'd spend money earmarked for a new carrier on non-military affairs.
 

lcortez

New Member
Re: The Military of France

Very bad indeed,considering the current one doesnt actually go anywhere!:)
This only strenghtens my belief that in Europe we should pool our resources on defence.
 

celtic-dragon

New Member
Re: The Military of France

that's what you get when you put a housewife in office.
Nice bit of sexist misogyny there. Do you expect to be cooked for, and cleaned up after as well? Anything to keep a housewife in her place. :nono:

What does being female have to do with defense policy, anyway? You can question her stance without dragging patriarchial condensation into it.
 

FuManChu

Senior Member
Re: The Military of France

What does being female have to do with defense policy, anyway? You can question her stance without dragging patriarchial condensation into it.
One of the biggest proponents of PA2 (the 2nd French carrier) is the Defence Minister - a woman. :D

Royal's problem is that she's been rattled recently, and is obviously defaulting to the safe option - traditional Socialist ideas. She's just wheeling so much absurd and impossible rubbish without saying how she will bring it about.

The Presidency is Sarkozy's for the taking right now, which I see as a good thing.
 
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