Our services

Our services

To support its members in their development, GICAT offers many services ranging from access to strategic information to export support, communication and public affairs.

Access to strategic information

In a hyperconnected world where information of all kinds circulates without borders and without filters, it seems essential that companies have access to this strategic data, especially internationally.

In this context, GICAT provides its members with numerous services to anticipate needs, access new markets and protect know-how.

This service is exclusively reserved to GICAT members. Log in to the Member Area to access the information.

For more information: Hermance Baudry – hermance.baudry@gicat.fr

Technology watch on trade shows

GICAT/COGES conducts a technology watch on the main land and airland defence and security trade shows (AUSA, DSEI, Eurosatory, IDEF, IDEX, Indodéfense, MSPO, etc.) for the benefit of its members, by listing the equipment exhibited and informing them of the release of new summary documents.

Monitoring of tenders

GICAT provides its members with a mutualized commercial watch on the following sectors: Military Land Vehicles, Air and Ground (UAVs, Helicopters, Missiles), C4ISR-Optronics, Logistic Support and Homeland Security (Crowd Management, Site Protection, Emergency Situations). It systematically monitors calls for tenders…

Standardization coordination

GICAT coordinates current normative issues to help companies compete through good practices that respect human rights and environmental requirements.

Thematic studies

Each year, GICAT carries out 4 thematic studies on the land and airland-land defence and/or security markets for the benefit of its members. The objective is to enable GICAT members to understand the major equipment trends and potential opportunities offered by these markets.

Working groups and commissions

Within the framework of its commissions, GICAT proposes presentations by external speakers (French Army, DGA, Ministry of the Interior, private operators, export advisors, etc.) in order to enrich the work carried out within the framework of working groups. Industrial interlocutor of the operational forces …

Seminars / Study days

GICAT regularly organizes seminars and information days with French institutions specialized in the fields of Defence and Security (which can also include the organization of BtoG and BtoB meetings) for the benefit of its members:
Seminars/study days on various topics …

Export support

Exports allow industries to compensate for the constraints on national defence budgets. In the production phase, they allow to amortize investments by extending the series. In addition, they encourage the financing of certain programs by the export customer.

In this context, to help its members develop internationally, GICAT offers a number of “Export Support” services.

Exhibitions with GICAT presence

Through its subsidiary COGES, GICAT organizes and federates French Pavilions at numerous Defence and Security trade shows abroad. Under a common tricolor banner, the industrialists present can benefit from services provided by our group: cocktails, BtoB meetings, press relations, visibility, etc.).

Capacity brochures

GICAT brochures aim to structure industrial capability offers to meet identified and recurring operational needs within armies, security forces or private operators. Available in several languages, these capability brochures allow structuring and promoting …

Country files

The country file provides a summary of the geopolitical situation, bilateral defence relations, the situation and needs of armed forces and security forces, the state of the defence industry and a description of the equipment acquisition procedures of a given country.

Export control

The constant evolution of national and international regulations and procedures for controlling military and dual-use exports is difficult to follow from both a technical and legal point of view. Therefore, GICAT seeks to define common positions for the industry vis-à-vis the administrations…

Prospecting missions

This service is exclusively reserved to GICAT members. Connect to the Member Area to access the information. For more information: Hermance Baudry : hermance.baudry@gicat.fr

Export financing

French companies in the defence and security sectors can benefit from traditional public financing aids (national aids and territorial aids) and can also turn to aids created specifically to meet their needs. The “Guide to Export Financing” produced by GICAT …

Communication and public affairs

One of GICAT’s missions is to promote the know-how and image of the land defence and security industry. To do so, the group deploys an influential communication strategy and provides services to its members to optimize and develop their visibility.

Daily press review

Réalisée chaque jour, cette revue de presse permet de synthétiser et d’être au fait de l’actualité des secteurs Défense et Sécurité des dernières 24 heures. Vecteur de communication au service de ses membres, la revue de presse responsive design permet également de valoriser certaines de leurs actions. Les archives sont consultables dans la zone membre du site internet.

Visibility and support

GICAT provides its members with technical assistance and its network so that they can optimize their communication. The communication supports used by the Group, printed (brochures, etc.) or digital (website, mobile application, etc.), are tools allowing to increase the visibility and the notoriety of its members.

Visits and press trips

Every two years, before the Eurosatory exhibition, GICAT organizes two press trips, each bringing together some twenty French and foreign journalists to meet operational and industrial people working in land and air defence and security. These press trips are an opportunity to get feedback from the field…

Cercle Prospective Terre

The Cercle Prospective Terre is a space for reflection and exchanges between national elected officials, opinion leaders, military officials, political decision-makers and industrialists.

Cercle SecuriTerre

The SecuriTerre meetings are intended to promote exchanges between security actors (industrialists, institutions and parliamentarians). These meetings take twice a year.

Forum Prospective Défense

Discover the events of the Forum Prospective Défense, for joint activities.