The French armed forces have ordered will maintain theshort range in service through 2020. Last month received an order worth €66.5 million, for combat and training missiles destined for the Army and Marine commandos. Deliveries will commence between the second half of 2008 through 2011. Under a separate forthcoming contract is will also improve parts of the missiles currently in service, particularly the tripod.
is a 13kg anti-tank weapon system, capable of defeating armoured vehicles at ranges of 50 to 600 meters. According to , of the 52,000 missiles produced to date some 7000 were fired scoring over 90% successful hits. The missile entered service with the in 1993 and is operational with seven countries.