Two major French National Police special units were performing for the first time today at the Eurosatory 2018’s press live demonstration: the Research and Intervention Brigade (BRI) and the Search, Assistance, Intervention, Deterrence (RAID). The RAID is an elite police tactical unit of the French National Police. RAID is headquartered in Bièvres, Essonne, approximately 20 km (12 miles) southwest of Paris. Created in 1985, RAID is the National Police counterpart of the National Gendarmerie's GIGN. Both units share responsibility for the French territory.