French company launches Geonyx M inertial navigation system for naval SOF use.
French SOF awaits next VPS 2 batch
French company Technamm is delivering a second tranche of 35 VPS 2 special patrol vehicles for French SOF from May until the end of 2021.
VPS 2 is based on the Jankel Fox patrol vehicle with a modified Toyota 4x4 chassis. It is manufactured by Technamm under license in Aix-en-Provence and adapted for French requirements.
With VPS 2, for the first time, all French SOF units — commando parachutist unit CPA 10, the 1st Marine Parachute Regiment, the 13th Parachute Dragoon Regiment, Marine Commandos and the SOF HQ and signals company CCTFS — operate the same patrol vehicle.
Internest has adapted its Local Landing System to work with a drone landing platform for RIBs from Zodiac Milpro.
USSOCOM orders long-lead components and parts for the SOF variant of the CH-47 Chinook multirole heavy-lift helicopter.
Five teams take a share of the $19.3 million pot for Phase III prototype demonstrations.
French SOF take a do-it-yourself approach to drone development.
New equipment for French SOF is based on ideas from the coalface.