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Quinlan turns to Newsweek, Treliant at Exigen, Beth with Oriol, Boulègue at Audere, Kerley joins Evelyn Partners
Journalist-hungry Quinlan hires Newsweek reporter
Treliant poaches exec from Exiger to increase corporate intelligence capacities
Battesti loses Dessenne but still with Beth
Post-Soviet expert Boulègue joins Audere and CEPA
Kerley joins Evelyn Partners
Special forces still the perfect incubator of generals
France's special forces continue to churn out as many generals as ever in the latest round of mid-year recruits.
French Army commandos await new chief
The surprise resignation of Eric Vidaud as head of French military intelligence, the DRM, in March is having all sorts of consequences on appointments in the French special forces.
CAE Aviation deploys new spy plane in Erbil
As large numbers of Islamic State fighters continue to hide out in Northern Iraq, a new IRS plane from CAE Aviation, a supplier to French intelligence, began monitoring the area on 14 April.
Special forces prepare Toujouse handover amid tense context
In the runup to its 30th anniversary, the special operations command is facing an unprecedented level of intervention. General Michel Delpit, who is set to take over from Bertrand Toujouse as its head, will have to face several challenges.
DRM shaken by chief Eric Vidaud's sudden exit
As the war in Ukraine rages on and with the French general election imminent, the ousting of French military intelligence chief Eric Vidaud, pushed by Emmanuel Macron, has highlighted the difficulties the service is facing as it undergoes a major overhaul.
World War II bombs halt Commando Hubert in its tracks
The French Navy's celebrated Green Berets will have to wait before they get their new abseiling training facility: following a survey by Geomines that revealed the site was littered with unexploded bombs and ammunition, the defence ministry has issued a tender for their removal.
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DRM favourite Toujouse's wings clipped by presidential veto
Bertrand Toujouse was in line to be appointed head of the DRM until the Elysee Palace intervened, unusually, over fears, particularly at the DGSE, that he might get a little too influential.
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.
Special forces provider interest group adds intelligence string to its bow
As he extends the scope of his services to special forces, Benoît de Saint Sernin, founder of French federation of special forces equipment suppliers Cercle de l'Arbalète, wants to grow its business with French intelligence agencies.
Summer shakeup underway in French special forces
With the French special forces engaged on several fronts, carrying out intelligence-gathering missions among others, several chiefs are poised to be replaced. Their commander Eric Vidau however will stay on for a third year.
French armed forces' new Reaper still being tested
French defence minister Florence Parly recently explained to parliament why there were delays in deployment of the Reaper Block 5.
French armed forces minister moves to streamline psyops
The French military is seeking to up its game in influence operations to counter Russia and other adversaries' online moves, as well as those of allies Britain and the US.
Musical chairs at Centigon, buffeted by competition
After the departure of Bruno Tanqueray from the armoured vehicle [...]
DGSE naval commandos return to Aspretto
The CPEOM (Centre Parachutiste d'Entraînement aux Opérations de Marine), the naval command run by the DGSE, has returned to its [...]
DGSI may get TV series before COS
The TV production company Tetra Media Studio acquired the rights [...]
Toyota v Toyota in the Sahel
The French special forces, the COS (Commandement des Opérations Spéciales) [...]
Anticip takes reins at Risk&Co
According to our sources, the takeover of the private security company Risk&Co by its rival Anticip will be signed in [...]