The fourth edition of Sofins will be held from April 2 to 4, 2019 at the Camp de Souge military base near Bordeaux.
Unique in Europe, this seminar brings together special forces and their industrial partners.
Once again in 2019, Sofins will provide the ideal opportunity for large manufacturers as well as startups to present their newest products, which will be tested under real conditions by special forces and special units at Camp de Souge.
Given the new features and improvements added this year, it is with great pleasure that the Cercle de l’Arbalète looks forward to welcoming an even larger number of exhibitors and visitors to this major event organized on behalf of France’s Special Operations Command (COS).
“The success of the first three editions of Sofins shows just how much the rapid evolution of threats calls for new technological solutions to meet the challenges encountered by special forces on the ground.
We rely on you and your presence to demonstrate the relevance of the solutions developed by French industry for the international special forces community. Let us all abide by the famous special forces motto, Who Dares Wins.”
Benoit de Saint Sernin, President of the Cercle de l’Arbalète
“We note with the greatest interest that civil-military cooperation allows us to better achieve our common goal: to be strong and ensure military success.
This partnership is important because we face enemies who know how to adapt very quickly. These enemies can easily access off-the-shelf dual-use technologies and we need to develop solutions to counter them. I am pleased that the Cercle de l’Arbalète is always on the lookout for new and emerging products and ideas on behalf of the COS, focused on finding the best approaches to meet our needs.
Admiral Laurent Isnard, Commander of the French Special Operations Command (COS)