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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Why does European cooperation fail so often?

In July 2017, in the midst of a trench warfare between Washington and Berlin on Defense issues as well as trade balance, Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel announced the launch ...

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Will the SCAF program survive Angela Merkel's departure?

Since its announcement a few months after the election of Emmanuel Macron to the Presidency of the French Republic in 2017, the program of the Air Combat System of the Future, or SCAF, has ...

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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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Military drones and ethics: real debate or pretense?

Since their entry into service about twenty years ago, drones have been in the news regularly, especially in a field where the development of ...

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Is technology moving too fast for industrial defense programs?

For the past two years, the United States Marine Corps has begun to reflect deeply on the nature of its mission in the years to come, and on the means by which ...

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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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Franco-German defense industrial cooperation crystallizes opinions in France

In recent weeks, Franco-German defense industrial cooperation programs, such as the new generation SCAF combat aircraft program and the MGCS combat tank program, have…

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