Export support

Export support

Export allows industries to compensate for the limitations on national defense budgets. During the production phase, they enable investment amortization with larger production runs. They also enable certain programs to be funded by export customers.

In this context, GICAT proposes a number of export support services to help its members with their international development.

Federation of national pavilions (« Pavillons France »)

GICAT, via its subsidiary, COGES, organizes and federates « Pavilions France » for a number of overseas defense and security exhibitions. Under the same French colors, the industrial operators present benefit from the services provided by our group: cocktail parties, BtoB meetings, press relations, visibility, etc.).


« Pavillon France » brochures

« Pavillon France » brochures boost the visibility of the industrial operators present at an exhibition. They are distributed to all journalists, official delegations and visitors, offering an overview of all the companies and solutions presented on the pavilion and enabling the promotion of French expertise at the exhibition.


Capacity brochures

GICAT brochures present the industrial capacity offers in response to identified and recurrent operational requirements of the armies, security forces or private operators. Published in several languages, these capacity brochures structure and promote the offer available.


Country files

Country files provide a summary of the geo-political situation, bilateral defense relations, situation and requirements of the armed and security forces, state of the defense industry and a description of the equipment acquisition procedures for a given country.


Technology watch at exhibitions

GICAT/COGES operates a technological watch at the main land and air-land defense exhibitions (AUSA, DSEI, Eurosatory, IDEF, IDEX, Indodéfense, MSPO, etc.) for its members, listing the equipment presented and informing of the release of innovations via summary documents.


Market prospection missions

Depending on the needs of its members and the opening of new defense and security markets, GICAT can organize prospection missions to identify prospects in a target country or geographic area, contact these prospects and organize a program of BtoB and/or BtoG meetings.


Export financing

French companies in the defense and security sectors can apply for traditional public funding (national or territorial grants) and may also be eligible for grants specifically created to meet their needs. GICAT has published a Guide to export financing ».


Export control

It is difficult to keep abreast of the constant changes, both technical and legal, to national and international legislation and procedures regarding military and dual-use export control. GICAT seeks to define common positions for industrial partners with respect to the administrations…


GICAT export trophy

The GICAT export trophy is awarded every two years to a French company at the Eurosatory exhibition. It recognizes remarkable export success in the fields of land and air-land defense and security. The selection criteria include…