Land equipment maintenance is evolving rapidly. It now has to be able to respond to the increase in operations and rising costs while improving the support it gives to the armed forces. To that end two major changes were made by the Army in 2005. The first is aimed at improving support to the forces by being closer to them and reacting more effectively, through a major reorganisation of the equipment service of the Army, which is in hand. The aim of the second is to make the industrial side of maintenance more effective by gradually implementing new supply policies worked out by the DGA (the French armaments agency) together with its public and private partners.