• Short Summary

    The ninth exhibition of French military weapons and equipment opened on June 8 at the Satory army base near Paris, attended by Foreign Minister, Monsieur Charles Hernu and delegations from 59 countries.

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    GV Satory Army Base, near Paris.
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    2.
    SVs Missiles, and long-range artillery guns. (2 SHOTS)
    0.10

    3.
    CU PULL BACK TO GV Tank shells, tanks and revolving tank turret. (3 SHOTS)
    0.21

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    GV AMX-40 new battle tank.
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    GV ZOOM TO CU Exocet 40mm missiles and land-carrier.
    0.31

    6.
    GV & SCU Super Puma helicopter. (2 SHOTS)
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    7.
    GV Single-engined propeller powered airplane.
    0.41

    8.
    GV Demonstration of independent suspensions of armoured car.
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    SVs Missile-carrying armoured cars. (5 SHOTS)
    0.59

    10.
    SV Man demonstrates revolving anti-aircraft gun. Model of gyto-copter. (3 SHOTS)
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    11.
    SVs Group of French soldiers.
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    12.
    SVs Armoured cars. (2 SHOTS)
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    13.
    SVs Tanks and demonstration manoeuvres, with helicopters overhead. (11 SHOTS)
    2.38




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    Background: The ninth exhibition of French military weapons and equipment opened on June 8 at the Satory army base near Paris, attended by Foreign Minister, Monsieur Charles Hernu and delegations from 59 countries. The high point of the show, designed to display and sell French-built weapons was to reveal the new French battle tank. The 43-tonne AMX-40 was armed with a 120mm gun, developed to France-German standards and capable of firing shells used by the armies of both countries. The AMX-40, designed for use in the 1990s will serve with the French Army pending a possible joint development of a new tank by France and Germany. The AMX-40 is also intended for export to Saudi Arabia, France's largest tank buyer, which has already bought more than 1,000 of the AMX-32 and other earlier tanks. Military officials said several other Middle East countries, Switzerland and Greece had shown interest. The AMX-40 together with other armoured cars were displayed in cross-country manoeuvres, with helicopter support. Other weapons including gun platforms, Exocet missiles and light aircraft were on show.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACCISF0IYKIEJBMXOFEMRPGC7I
    Media URN:
    VLVACCISF0IYKIEJBMXOFEMRPGC7I
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/06/1983
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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