It ensures the promotion of French defence policy, communicates Singapore’s defence policy and drives the bilateral relations between the Ministries of the two countries. It is led by the Defence Attaché, a superior officer who forges the ties between France and Singapore in the military sphere.
Under the Ambassador’s authority, the Defence Attaché represents various roles for the Ministry of Defence in the country he is accredited to : Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, general delegate for armement, Head of strategic affairs, Head of military intelligence, Head of legal affairs...His role is to maintain, develop and promote French defence interests in the country he is accredited to, both with local authorities as well as with other countries operating locally.
Generally, the Defence Mission covers 3 broad areas :
defence policy exchanges,
and armement relations.
The Defence Mission is the local representative of the French Ministry of Defence for French defence companies.
Military cooperation : Defence Technology
The mission of the General Direction for Armement (DGA) is :
to equip the armed forces : the DGA is responsible for the conception, acquisition and evaluation of systems which equip the armed forces. Primary investor of the State, the DGA currently leads 80 armement programmes. Link : http://www.defense.gouv.fr/dga/actualite-dga/2014
to prepare the future : anticipate threats and risks, prepare technological and industrial capacities. Link : http://www.defense.gouv.fr/dga/innovation2/prospective
to promote armement exports : major part of French industrial policy -as much on the control aspect for French international engagements as onthe economic aspect for the development of defence entreprises (1/3 of the activity of French entreprises in this industry in the past ten years). Links : http://www.defense.gouv.fr/dga/international2/exportations
To know more : http://www.ixarm.com/index_fr
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