The World moves faster and faster, and the number of images produced grows even faster. But rest assured, TFB’s Photo Of The Day will keep its focus on guns and firearms. Here various Special Forces and other special units play a central role and today it’s time to say bonjour to GIGN (Groupe d’Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale) of France.
Created in 1974, GIGN is a national counter-terrorism unit operating both in France and abroad. The missions of the GIGN are varied: counter-terrorism, hostage rescue, arrest of dangerous madmen, close protection of diplomats abroad, fighting organized crime, etc.
Note the CZ BREN 2, most likely chambered in 7.62×39mm.
The GIGN is organized around these groups:
– The Intervention Force
– The Observation / Research Force
– The Security / Protection Force
– La Force Formation
– Security Group of the Presidency of the Republic.
Two Renaults in a car crash.
The images are from GIGN’s official Facebook (Cellule communication GIGN & Tim GIGN).
You can find GIGN’s homepage here: http://www.gign.fr/