GEOINT at DRM, the French military intelligence agency

The center for artificial intelligence at the Paris Sorbonne university is organizing a weekly seminar on the state of GEOINT in France, with a lot of distinguished speakers from the French ministry of the armed forces and from the industry. To open the series, they had none other than general (Air) Jean-François Ferlet, the head of the military intelligence agency DRM (Direction du Renseignement Militaire). He has been commanding the DRM since 2017, and before that was head of the center for planning and execution of operations (CPCO, Centre de Planification et de Conduite des Opérations) of the general staff. Here is a transcript of his intervention:

“I will start by presenting quickly the DRM, then present examples of how we use GEOINT, our futures challenges and then answer questions from the audience.


DRM is an agency which reports directly to the Chief of Staff, the Minister for…

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