French investors buy billions of euros more than 20,000 sets of the future soldier system (Figure)
man dressed in future combat system, the French soldiers
Global Network reporter Liang Xu reported, according to Jane’s reported that the French armament Department has indicated to the purchase of 16,454 sets of Sagem called FELIN (“communications equipment integration “) man combat equipment. Thus, France and Sagem’s final contract will be buying more than 22,000 sets of the equipment, a total of several billion euros.
Russia “link” Nov. 26 reported that under the contract, the first delivery of 1009 units, will be January to March 2010 for the French military forces. Another 3,000 units will be delivered end of 2010, all suppliers will be completed by 2015.
According to reports, FELIN systems including weapons, ammunition, bulletproof vests, helmets with display and headset, portable computers, communications and data exchange systems, satellite positioning system GPS, battery, one day rations and water, total does not exceed 25 kg. FELIN added equipment also charging system, installed in the AMX-10P, VBCI and VAB armored vehicles on the model.
FELIN firing four weapons: the FAMAS 5.56mm light automatic rifle, 7.62 mm FRF2 sniper rifles,: 5.56 mm light machine gun Minimi, and dual-use PAPOP, capable of firing 30-mm rockets as the 5.56mm rounds and the FAMAS.