US pilot error among possible explanations for Reaper crash in Niamey
The drone of the French Air Force that crashed in mid-November was driven by a subcontractor. [...]
The DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire) has a role similar to the US Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), providing intelligence to the French armed forces. It reports to the chiefs of staff.
A report recently submitted to the French government on the sovereignty of geographical data stresses the role that the French geographical institute IGN can play in helping the French intelligence services, as it aims to become their leading GEOINT partner. [...]