The French MoD DGA chooses DIGINEXT to optimise the preparation and support of SCORPION Joint Task Force operations.

Diginext, a subsidiary of the CS Group, has been selected by the French Defence Procurement Agency to provide the French Army with an optimised operational simulation system to improve the SCORPION Joint Task Force's close combat readiness.

As part of this project, the French Army aims to improve and streamline operational Level 5 and 7 close combat readiness tools. The SPARTE system (Shared Simulation and Reusable Applications for Tactics and Training) will provide the French Army with training capacity that supports simple but sophisticated means of creating and directing exercises and post-action analysis.

These tools will be reinforced by the ability to immerse soldiers in a 3D environment close to the reality of operations or the mission execution environment. SPARTE can be used to train soldiers in procedures and order frameworks, mission execution procedures for tactical echelons (teams, section/platoon groups), joint tactical command and decision making for section/platoon, Squadron Group, or Joint Task force (self-training) levels in a digital environment.

This training capacity will also be facilitated by the automation of realistic behaviours that can be managed by an artificial intelligence system opening up unprecedented possibilities for complex tactical situations. The SPARTE system will be deployed in training centres, regiments, and specialised training centres, such as CENTACs (Warfare Training Centre) and CENZUBs (OBUA Training Centre).

"We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with the French Army in the field of simulation and training of forces. This project illustrates our ability to deploy, as prime contractor, systems that combine virtual and constructive environments", commented Thomas Fourquet, Managing Director of Diginext.

Diginext worked on this project with four partners specialised in simulation with which it developed a lean industrial organisation to play the role of sole industrial project manager. "We have worked with Bohemia Interactive, DCI Group, PitchTechnologies, and RUAG Defence France in the field of simulation for many years" said Thomas Fourquet, Managing Director of Diginext. "Beyond common references, we share the same approach to innovation, expertise, and respect of our commitments to achieve our customers' objectives".


Incorporated in July 1996 and a subsidiary of the CS Group since 2005, DIGINEXT is a major stakeholder in operating systems, design and testing simulation systems, and training and military training solutions. DIGINEXT provides interoperable systems in its niche areas of strategic expertise, such as Tactical Data Links, Navigation Systems, HF Surface Wave Radar (HFSWR), Simulation & Virtual Reality, and Traveller Information Systems for public transport.