When the UAE were negotiating the purchase of Rafales from France, one of the conditions was that they would take over the 60 or so Mirage 2000-9s in service with their air force for around 1.5 billion €. And for a while, there was talk of handing them over to Iraq... But that was as far as the deal went.
The war film is one of the most common genres in the history of cinema, and has been since the beginning of the 20th century. From individual exploits to epics featuring entire armies, the 7th art has often been inspired by historical conflicts to tell extraordinary stories.
Vacations are coming and so are the moments of relaxation. And as often happens, we take the opportunity to buy a few books that end up in various states: some haven't even been opened, others barely started and others almost finished with a few chapters to go!
Did you know that every military shoe, regardless of the brand, has been designed for a specific purpose and will meet a particular type of mission? Making a mistake in the choice of your shoes can be disastrous in the field
Today, the military force represents more of a dissuasive force than a striking force. However, the soldier in the field must always be ready for any eventuality. This is why the EPMS (Military Physical and Sports Training) remains a preponderant part of the preparation of our soldiers.
During an annual three-week exercise, Army Special Forces conducted a variety of operations in preparation for high-intensity warfare. These elite soldiers practice under conditions similar to outdoor theaters, using different scenarios.
Special Forces selection is not only physically challenging. It's also an unparalleled mental and emotional stress. To create it, instructors put the candidate in a constant state of uncertainty. You never know how long it will last, what will come next, or how many more tests there will be before the day is over.
Sports evaluations are part of the recruitment process. The result counts for your overall record, but also for your choice of specialty: entering the special forces, for example, requires higher results than those expected in other specialties.