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Caption: Additional products in the BMS realm include a mobile C2 system exhibited at SOFINS by C4i Systems, designed to provide a mobile capability to the special operations community.
Displayed at SOFINS in a paratrooper configuration with collapsible butt stock, the XLMG provides soldiers with the same levels of firepower with the additional benefits garnered from its more streamline profile.
Addressing delegates at the SOFINS event Rear Admiral Laurent Isnard, head of the French Special Forces Command, explained the importance of support and logistical supply chains, while emphasising the integral nature of what he coined "future energy requirements ...
Addressing the SOFINS conference, RADM Isnard described how 3D printers, deployed at forward operating bases for example, could be used to print spare parts for a variety of systems including unmanned aerial or ground vehicles.
SOFINS participants attended the dinner banquet along with the French military brass and exchanged cordial talks before their departure.
Almost ayear on and the special forces community continues to consider such technologies, as was illustrated by the head of the French Special Operations Command, Rear Admiral Laurent Isnard, who explained to delegates at the SOFINS (Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar) held in Bordeaux, south-west France on 28th March 2017.
Speaking to Armada during the SOFINS event, industry sources described how important 'Hybrid Intelligence' was becoming to the international special forces community: "It's a smart world, hinged around four elements," sources explained while highlighting an operational and training environment encompassing a: "mixed reality of virtual and non-virtual technology, where software meets biology and where deep machine learning can be integrated with human intelligence".
Speaking to Armada duringthe SOFINS event Commander Daniel-Frederic Gigan from the UAV Centre of Excellence explained how the technology was changing the way defence organisations can produce objects, with options ranging from UAVs through to perovskite (a calcium titanium oxide material) solar cells printed on plastic.
14 (BNA): Royal Guard Special Force Commander Major Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa has arrived in France today to attend the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS), the only academic military seminar of its kind in Europe that attracts participants from all over the world.
Shaikh Khalid participated in the opening of SOFINS 2015, as well as the workshops and round table held on its sidelines.
Organised by the French Special Forces at the "De Souce" Military Base in the French city of Bordeaux, SOFINS is the meeting of Special Forces with research world and innovative manufacturers.