In order to diversify its portfolio and open new markets, Défense Conseil International (DCI) eyes to increase its visibility and position in Latin America. As a result, DCI exhibited in the Expodefensa show in Bogota (from 30th November to 2nd December) in Colombia. The main objective was to foster, awareness of its capabilities to transfer the French Armed Forces know-how to the continent’s Armed Forces
DCI President, Jean-Michel Palagos, has already been to Colombia in March 2015 at the CARTAGENA DIALOGUE summit where he was the only official representative of the French ministry of Defence. This event held under the patronage of the Colombian ministry of Defence was gathering the main partner countries of Colombia. Moreover the capability approach presented by DCI has attracted huge interest from Colombian authorities.
Since the arrival of Jean-Michel Palagos at the helm of DCI in December 2013, the company has implemented a Latin America development plan. In the past, DCI has been heavily involved in the Chilean submariners training and in the Brazilian Mirage 2000 fleet operational support.
The future looks bright as DCI is going to train the first SCORPENE submarine crew of the Brazilian Navy soon. Other projects are being developed in Mexico and Peru. Bilateral meetings between the Peruvian Armed Forces Command and the French Armed Forces Joint Staff were held from 8-14 September 2015, in Lima.
DCI was the only French company present during this bilateral meeting and was tasked by the French ministry of Defence to undertake the missions of transferring operational skills to Peruvian armed forces.
The relationship with Peru is bound to strengthen with the next visit of President Palagos to Lima in December. He will meet the highest military authorities of the country along with the Peruvian ministry of Defence. Known for their confidence in the future and unfailing dynamism, the peoples of Latin America can also rely on France support based on a longstanding friendship based on a shared culture and history.
Reference operator of the French Ministry of Defence for the international transfer of French military know-how to the Armed Forces of friendly countries, DCI group has been operating across the entire defense and security spectrum for more than 40 years. Holding the “French Armed Forces Training” label, DCI is offering tailor-made services in the fields of consulting, training and technical assistance.
DCI group has its headquarters in Paris with several sites all over France. It also has permanent offices abroad, in particular in the Middle East with Qatar, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, in addition to South East Asia with Malaysia and Singapore and more recently in India.
DCI is pursuing its international development with innovative services with high added value while developing new partnerships in Asia and Latin America.
With a workforce of more than 900 employees, DCI group generated a turnover of 240 million euro in 2014.