Check https://cervens.net/legionbbs123/showthread.php?21722-13th-DBLE-Vs-2nd-REI-and-HK416/page5&highlight=famas+replacmentIs the Legion changing the FAMAS to the HK 416? I heard the French army is replacing the FAMAS this year.
Looked like poorly researched sensationalist crap by a lazy journo to me. IMHO in the future there will be far less men in the field with western armies , drones and robots will be sent in first followed by a few elite/SF to clean up , the majority of “soldiers’ will be operating from control rooms which could be anywhere in the world. Saying that there will always be a need for human contact and policing once the sh*t has been cleaned up.I was watching the news yesterday (France 2 20h 19 Jan) when they were talking about the soldier of the future. It compares the American soldier of the future to the French. The American, d'après la journaliste, will represent Robocop. The French soldier will be more free in his movements and will be more aware of his immediate surroundings. What I found strange was that the French soldier ‘of the future’ was carrying the good old FAMAS. Skip through to 18 mins 30.
Gen Barrera who we see interviewed by the journalist was commanding ‘Opération Serval’ in Mali in 2013.I was watching the news yesterday (France 2 20h 19 Jan) when they were talking about the soldier of the future. It compares the American soldier of the future to the French.
I guess you mean a “terrorist wannabe”, not a Legion one. Better to clarify...They arrested a wannabe here in the Nîmes area the day before yesterday (...)
Yes, Lunel (a small town between Nîmes and Montpellier) is well-known for hosting a Muslim community, which has a significant percentage of extremists.(...) We are not far from Lunel (must be some kind of recrutement haven).