Brigadier General Nicolas Cordier-Lallouet



Brigadier General (Armament) NICOLAS CORDIER-LALLOUET is married and father of one son and one daughter. He was born in ORLEANS on  June 22nd, 1974.

He graduated from the Ecole polytechnique, an engineering school, in 1996, and from the Ecole nationale supérieure de l’aéronautique et de l’espace, an air and space engineering school, in 1998. He attended the French air force academy for two years and qualified as a fighter pilot in 2000.

BG CORDIER-LALLOUET spent his career at the General armaments directorate (DGA), the French defense procurement agency.

In 2000 he was assigned to the Flight test center in CAZAUX as a project manager, then in charge of the airborne test facilities division.

In 2006 he joined the Submarine launched ballistic missile (SLBM) program team in Paris, as the technical manager. In 2009, he was appointed program manager for the development and production of the M51 SLBM.

In 2011, he joined the Unmanned air systems department as deputy head. He was appointed head in 2013, as well as program manager for the « Medium altitude long endurance unmanned air systems ».

In 2015, he was appointed head of the SLBM department and program manager for the M51 deterrence missile system.

In 2017, he was appointed deputy director of the “Helicopters and missiles programs” management unit.

He graduated from the Centre des hautes études militaires – Centre for Higher Military Studies, in 2020.

In 2020, he was appointed architect for Air mobility, Surveillance and Protection defense systems, in the Service in charge of the architecture of Defense systems.

He has been Deputy director of the Defense Innovation Agency since May 2023.