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France to integrate FELIN soldier system into overall Scorpion update

15 March 2019

The French Army will integrate its existing Fantassin à Équipements et Liaisons Intégrés (FELIN) dismounted soldier system into its Scorpion modernisation programme and is investigating capabilities to add even more, including an augmented reality (AR) visor.

The overall Scorpion programme encompasses two new vehicles (the Griffon and Jaguar); an upgrade to the Leclerc main battle tank; the new Contact software-defined radio (SDR) from Thales to replace the PR4G; and the new Système d'Information du Combat SCORPION (SICS) battle management system from Atos that will be introduced at battle group (BG) level and below.

The first SCORPION BG is planned for operational deployment in 2021 and the first brigade in 2023.

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