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French SOF operators team with SMEs on innovations

26th May 2021 - 16:07 GMT | by Jean-Marc Tanguy in Paris


Current equipment for HAHO/HALO divers (left), next to a new helmet-mounted system invented by a French SOF operator. (Photo: Jean-Marc Tanguy)

New equipment for French SOF is based on ideas from the coalface.

SOF helicopter crews in the French Army are adopting digital data processing techniques, Shephard has learned.

A new solution called DOSAH draws on the experiences of a Gazelle pilot in the 4th Special Forces Helicopter Regiment, who had the idea of digitising analogue data streams from onboard optical and IR sensors ...

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