The French armed forces in the event of a high-intensity conflict will face a shortage of ammunition, long-range artillery and other weapons. Such data are provided by Le Monde.
The publication published material on the results of closed hearings in the French National Assembly with the participation of representatives of the General Staff of the country’s armed forces. French Chief of Staff Thierry Burcard noted that the French army has been involved in asymmetric conflicts in recent years. This entailed “compromises that reduce certain opportunities.”
The number of fighters in France was reduced by three times. The country needs more drones, upgraded air defense systems and more long-range artillery, the military said. The head of the headquarters of the French Navy, Admiral Pierre Vandieu, in turn, said that “the country’s navy has never been so small.”