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Felin  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 31,600
Unitary Cost: EUR€28,000   (USD$38,514)
Origin: France
Corporations: NEXTER and Sagem Defense Securite
Parent System: Felin
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2007
Total Production: 31,600
Total Cost: EUR€1.0 billion   (USD$1.4 billion)
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Description: Felin is a new platform concept to enhance the infantryman combat skills in the areas of mobility, fighting, communications, survivability, ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), and logistics support. Other characteristics will be ease of maintenance and use, modularity, urban warfare capable system, interoperability, reliability and growth potential.
The Felin system will provide video in real time, combat awareness, IFF-capability and other advanced capabilities. Integration of GPS, optronic devices, weapons, laser, night/day goggles, navigation system etc. is requested in order to achieve Felin's objectives.
The Felin weapon system consists of FAMAS assault rifle, MINIMI machine gun, FRF2 precision carbine, light intensification goggles, infrared goggles, CCD-TV sensors mounted on the infantryman and FAMAS rifle, helmet-mounted display and communications suite, mission computer featuring USB 2.0 ports, individual power cells, and the protection dress.
One of the keys of the Felin platform will be the new FAMAS felin assault rifle. The Felin will be fully compatible with new armored vehicles being developed for the French Army such as the VBCI. The first French Felin-equipped regiment is slated for 2007 with two thirds of French infantry unit outfitted with Felin by late 2008.
In March 2004 the French DGA awarded a €796 million contract to Sagem for 31,600 Felin systems. Around 22,600 Felin systems are intended for 20 infantry regiments with the remaining 9,000 Felins to equip artillery, cavalry and engineering units.

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Chart includes Felin (21,499)
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Felin News

There are 13 news between
4 Mar 2004 and 19 Oct 2010
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010Sagem Selected as Prime Contractor for RIF-NG Felin Information Network
Tuesday, June 15, 2010Sagem Chosen as MBDA Partner on Medium-Range Missile
Tuesday, November 24, 2009French Army Orders 16,454 Additional FELIN Systems
Tuesday, September 8, 2009French Army Places New Order for 450 JIM LR Multifunction Infrared Rangefinders
Friday, November 21, 2008Sagem Receives Order for 560 SITEL Information Systems for the French Army
Friday, October 17, 2008Sagem Selects Thales Minie D Night Vision Binoculars for the FELIN Program Headgear
Tuesday, April 29, 2008French Army Orders 500 SITEL Information Systems
Friday, April 18, 2008French Army to Equip Another Five Infantry Regiments with FELIN System
Friday, April 11, 2008French Army Orders 5,000 Additional Felin Systems
Monday, November 26, 2007EADS and Sagem to Develop IMESS Swiss Infantry Fighting Capabilities

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
France31,600
YearHoldings
201522,588
Nov 201210,000
20116,134Number of systems expected equipping French Army's six regiments by 2011
May 201090

Grand Total 31,6001
Ground Sensors
JIM LR
JIM MR
Guns, Riffles & Grenade Launchers
FAMAS Felin

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