Météo-France ensures the needs of the Ministry of the Armed Forces and training of non-commissioned officers in the meteorological branch are met in accordance with the provisions of its founding decree (decree no. 93-861 amended 18th June 1993), supplemented by the interministerial decree of 8th September 1998, as concerns the armed forces.
Meteorological support provided to the forces is instrumental insofar as:
- it contributes to the safety and the success of military operations;
- it conditions the performance of weapons systems;
- it facilitates ability-driven optimisation;
- it is involved in the ability to judge situations both independently and as part of the State, as well as in the operational effectiveness of the armed forces.
Two framework agreements describe the multifaceted support that Météo-France provides to its two main partners in the Ministry; the General Staff Headquarters of the French Army, and the French Directorate General of Armements.
These partnerships are illustrated by the three examples to have taken place in 2017.