If STAT, the French army technical department led by Brig. Gen. Charles Beaudouin, needs a motto, “Allons-y,” or “Let’s go,” would be appropriate. STAT writes requirements for new equipment, works on development and approves deployment. The organization has stepped up the pace of procurement lately as France’s equipment needs become more urgent with operations in Africa and elsewhere. Beaudouin spoke with DTI Senior European Editor Christina Mackenzie ...

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