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7th edition of SOFINS


From April 1st to 3rd, 2025, the 7th edition of SOFINS will take place at Camp de Souge in Gironde (33), France. This event marks the culmination of a year of meetings and intensive work for the members of the Cercle de l’Arbalète.

SOFINS, unique in Europe, is a biennial event where high-technology industry meets Special Forces and Special Units. For three days, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as large industrial groups gather under the auspices of the Cercle de l’Arbalète to offer unique solutions tailored to the needs of special operations.

On this occasion, Camp de Souge will be transformed into a venue for meetings and technical demonstrations. Dynamic equipment tests under real conditions will allow innovative industrialists to highlight the added value of their equipment for current and future operators.

Additionally, SOFLAB will be integrated into this exhibition, providing a dedicated space for emerging companies selected by the Cercle de l’Arbalète. These young enterprises will have the privilege of presenting their products to special forces during brief presentations throughout a morning session.




  • 57 foreign SF delegations
  • Equipment tests in villages
  • 3 awards presented during the SOFLAB competition

“The success of the first 6 editions of SOFINS demonstrates how the evolution of threats requires the search for new technological solutions to address the challenges faced by special forces on the ground. We count on you and your presence to demonstrate to the international special forces community the relevance of French industry solutions. Let’s rise to the audacity of our special forces!”

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