14,15 and 16 april 2015 CAMP DE SOUGE MILITARY BASE





Created by Special Forces Command and placed under the High Patronage of the Minister for Defence, the Special Operations Forces Innovation Network Seminar (SOFINS) is an original concept designed to develop synergy in equipment between French Special Forces and the national fabric of industrialists, SMEs and the world of research.


A wealth of opportunities:

An exhibition area and business appointments to present your know-how and products.

Product tests by Special Forces operators in adapted zones.

Live demonstrations by Special Forces.

Product presentations to promote your activity.

Workshops to set up R&D programmes in line with Special Forces requirements.


A big success for the 1st edition in 2013.

The 1st edition was a big success and widely lauded for its ability to establish ties between Special Forces in search of adapted and sometimes tailored high-technology solutions to meet the demands of their missions, and innovative players, SMEs and large groups.


Click here for the 2013 Review.


The ambition of this 2nd edition is to establish SOFINS as the must-go biennial event for collaboration between the Special Forces community and French industrialists.

General de Saint-Quentin

Special Forces Commander

SOFINS 2013 was a great success, acknowledged by all our guests and by the Defence Minister in person. This outstanding partnership between companies and
operational forces is now being headed by the Cercle de l’Arbalète over a two year cycle culminating in this 3-day open-air seminar to be held at the Camp de Souge
Military Base.

Recent events have shown once again just how vital it is to fi nd solutions to our issues in the fi eld. We are counting on you and on your presence to demonstrate to the entire Special Forces community the relevance of the solutions found by French industry, your responsiveness and your inventiveness on a par with the audacity of the Special Forces.




Following the success of the first edition in 2013, we decided to create the Cercle de l’Arbalète, the main aim of which is to consolidate and further develop the links created between the Special Forces, SMEs and leading innovative industrial groups. The ambition of this 2nd edition, organised under the aegis of the Cercle, is to position SOFINS as the must-see biannual meeting for cooperation between the Special Forces community and the industrial world. At this seminar, we will carry on the work undertaken with our members throughout the year and will be announcing the new events on
the agenda of the Cercle for the year to come.

Benoît de Saint Sernin

President of Cercle de l'Arbalète