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In-service support for military equipment - Continuing rationalisation


On 29 September 2014, The Cour des comptes - French Supreme Audit Institution - hereby issues a thematic public report regarding In-service support for military equipment - Continuing rationalisation. In a previous report, in 2004, the Cour noted that the crisis of availability of military equipment observed at the beginning of the 2000s was explained by reduced allocation of in-service support funds at the end of the 1990s, and by structural causes connected with the organisation of the Ministry of Defence in particular. Although the allocation of funds has since increased, and the Ministry of Defence has thoroughly reorganised in-service support, difficulties nevertheless remain, characterised by inadequate availability and increasing cost. In a context of intensive involvement of French armies in operations, an effective in-service support, able to guarantee optimal availability of military equipment, is a legitimate demand.

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