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6th Sofins edition


From March 28th – 29th to 30th 2023, will be held the 6th SOFINS edition on the Camp de Souge in Gironde (33). This event comes to consecrate a year of meetings and intense work of the members of the Cercle de l’Arbalète.

Unique in Europe, this biannual event is the meeting point of high-tech industries with Special Forces and Special Units. During 3 days, small and medium-sized companies and large industrial groups will meet under the umbrella of the Cercle de l’Arbalète in order to offer unique solutions tailored to the needs of special operations.

The Souge camp will transform into a place of meetings and technical demonstrations: dynamic tests of equipment in conditions will allow innovative manufacturers to demonstrate the added value of their equipment for the operator of today and tomorrow. A new feature this year is an immersion in the SFs’ operating methods and tools.

Finally, will be added to this exhibition the SOFLAB: a space reserved for emerging companies selected by the Cercle de l’Arbalète. These emerging companies will have the privilege, during a whole morning, to speak in a short format in front of special forces to present their products.




  • 49 foreign SF delegations

  • Equipment testing on site

  • 600 business meetings

  • 3 prizes awarded during the SOFLAB competition

“The success of the first 5 SOFINS events shows how the evolution of threats requires the search for new technological solutions to meet the problems encountered by special forces in the field.

We are counting on you and your presence to demonstrate to the international special forces community the relevance of French industry’s solutions. Let’s live up to the audacity of our special forces!

Benoit de Saint Sernin,
President of the Cercle de l’Arbalète