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  1. My two cents about conscription and markmanship :...

    My two cents about conscription and markmanship :

    I made my 'National Service' during the end 80's; Main thread was called RED; We were supposed to slow then enough by conventional means to allow...
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    Is our main problem regarding light infantry main...

    Is our main problem regarding light infantry main weapon and its efficiency in AfPak and small war is that they were design (M4, SA80, and others compact carbines) for high intensity conflicts where...
  3. Velocity can be determined by capturing time...

    Velocity can be determined by capturing time beween frames (infrared detection)

    See http://www.oehler-research.com/model35.html

    A good and consistent initial velocity is required to compute...
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    Looking at a special function requiring specific...

    Looking at a special function requiring specific training and high percentage of dismiss /reject is a little skewed for such study between well-being after deployment.
    I will not be surprised if NCO...
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    I wish to add some precisions to M-A Lagrange...

    I wish to add some precisions to M-A Lagrange last topic.

    Member of the Parlement (parliament, lower chamber) can ask, every Wednesday, direct and public writen question to any minister of the...
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    Hi Jmm99, First of all, about French military...

    Hi Jmm99,

    First of all, about French military dictionnary :
    Troupes de Marine (aka "La Coloniale" or "La Colo" or TDM) are infantry troups. Telling that TDM are like US Marines is confusing : US...
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    Please, do not forgot that declarations are both...

    Please, do not forgot that declarations are both internal (for French people) and external (allied countries/politicals, opponents).

    The facts that some French SOF fails to rescue the hostage...
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    IMO, close combat training and skills are more...

    IMO, close combat training and skills are more psychological training than physical training. It is very important for soldiers to be prepared to hand, knive, or bayonet fights.

    For many reasons...
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    I will try to explain immigration policies in...

    I will try to explain immigration policies in France from 1 century, highlighting for you the key points, IMO.

    - Until the WWII, immigrants where mainly Europeans, mostly Italians and Spanish....
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    Thanks for the link JMA, will look at that...

    Thanks for the link JMA, will look at that carefully.
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    There is different weight in body armor and I was...

    There is different weight in body armor and I was trying to compute the extra weight for the guys having to fight with these new "toys" [my reference weight was an infantryman of 80', without...
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    Thanks for clearing that point, Uboat509. In the...

    Thanks for clearing that point, Uboat509.
    In the same idea, do you think that FOBs are the best way for us to understand the expectations/limits of Afghanis and for them to accept us ?
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    So why do we continue to patrol on roads rather...

    So why do we continue to patrol on roads rather than patrol by foot avoiding roads and paths. And by the way, why patrolling instead of staying and living with the good guys, ambushing the bad armed...
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    To JMA : When I was 2Lt (peace time, never been...

    To JMA :
    When I was 2Lt (peace time, never been deployed), your package for 48h was between 10 and 15kg. If you add it the shield, the radio+batteries+Pda, the NVG, the 2 way telescope for everyone...
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    Well i'm balancing between in tactical domain :...

    Well i'm balancing between
    in tactical domain :
    - more immediate beedback to team member and team/platoon leader directly "on scene" can be an advantage to stay in contact, check progression,...
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    Ken, Thanks for correcting me. JMA :...

    Ken, Thanks for correcting me.

    JMA : Networking is the ability given to coys, team & platoon leaders to "see" where there subordinates are, (gps related), to send/receive small messages (like...
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    InfantryMen tools weight

    Don't know if that topic have been debated yet, if so please tell me on what thread attach this one.
    If the subject seems to be sensitive, please remove this topic.

    One of the major enhancement...
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    When I was younger, my idea was that Pdt. De...

    When I was younger, my idea was that Pdt. De Gaulle did a real mistake when he choose to leave, regarding agricultural & petrol resources of Algeria. My analyze, today is (as one of the greatest Pdt...
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    I did not apologize anyone. I only try to tell...

    I did not apologize anyone.
    I only try to tell that these guys was different than we are : most of them was born during or just after WWII, their scale was different than ours.
    Judging facts 45...
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    You have to put things in perspective and era : ...

    You have to put things in perspective and era :

    France have been kicked out Indochine/Vietnam few years ago
    most of Officers in duty during Algeria war have been POW and retain during...
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