French commandos drop interminable parachute programme

The SMTCOPS programme entrusted to Safran in August 2016 is intented to provide French special forces paratroopers with new state-of-the-art parachute systems. But with it facing delays, some units have bypassed the defence procurement agency (DGA) and turned to other suppliers. [...] (406 words)
Issue dated 16/07/2021 Reading time 2 minutes

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