Leopard 2, Leclerc, Merkava: What are modern battle tanks worth? (1/3)

Since its first appearance on the battlefield during the First World War, the battle tank has been the object of an extreme fascination for some,…

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Should France develop a medium tank in parallel with the MGCS program?

It is now no secret that the risk of seeing the French armies engaged in a High Intensity conflict has increased considerably in recent years, and that it ...

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The replacement of the Indian T72s is a unique opportunity for Nexter and the French Army

At the beginning of June, the Indian authorities officially relaunched the Future Ready Combat Vehicles program, or FRCV, aimed at acquiring 1700 heavy armored vehicles to replace some 2200 combat tanks ...

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New partners, new capabilities: Berlin has big ambitions for the MGCS program

If the first discussions around the Main Ground Combat System program, or MGCS, date back to 2012, this program intended to replace the heavy armored component in France (Char Leclerc) and…

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Nexter challenges Rheinmetall with its ASCALON cannon for the MGCS program

For the German Rheinmetall, the case was understood: the experience and the reputation acquired by the designer of the 120 mm Rh-44 L120 gun which equips the Leopard 2 justified, according to the…

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Does the MGCS tank program respond to Franco-German operational and industrial challenges?

When he arrived at the Elysee Palace after his victory in the 2017 presidential elections, French President Emmanuel Macron quickly undertook to launch a series of major programs with Berlin ...

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20 programs to strengthen the armies and preserve the French industrial fabric

Between the health and economic crisis linked to the Covid19 virus, and the security crises shaking the Middle East, the Mediterranean, Asia and Eastern Europe, the subjects of concern do not ...

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With SCORPION, the French Army revolutionizes its combat capabilities in contact

Among the main European defense programs, the French SCORPION program undoubtedly holds a very special place. Truly structuring, it foresees nothing less than in-depth modernization ...

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