|Direction du renseignement militaire|
|Formed||June 16, 1992|
|Jurisdiction||French Armed Forces|
|Parent department||Ministry of the Armies|
The Directorate of Military Intelligence (French: Direction du renseignement militaire, DRM) is a French intelligence agency that has the task of collecting and centralizing military intelligence information for the French Armed Forces. Created in 1992, after Gulf War, its role is similar to that of the DIA (United States), the DI (United Kingdom) or the GRU (Russian Federation). The DRM reports directly to the Chief of Staff and to the President of France, supreme commander of the French military.
The DRM is part of the French Intelligence Community.
The mission of the DRM is to provide timely intelligence and meet the needs of the French defence ministry and defence agencies. The stated aims of the DRM:
Budget and staff of the DRM are secrets.