France intends to conserve a leading role among the European powers engaged in joint allied operations. It is on the ground however that the success of a military intervention is played out and materialised. The French forces, the army in particular, confronted with a profound modification of their environment (professionalism, refocusing on military missions, etc.) and users for still many years to come of Giat Industries equipment, must be able to count on Giat Industries, an indispensable industrial tool for the policy of France. Proud of its past, strengthened by its prior attainments and confident in its technical capabilities, Giat Industries intends to do all in its power to adapt to its environment and reestablish a durable economic balance in order to prepare to the best of its ability to participate in the industrial regroupings required.