"The National Gendarmerie Intervention Group (GIGN) created in 1973, specializes in counter-terrorist and rescue operations. They've taken part in over 1000 operations and have been selected by the ICAO to teach other member states Spec Ops hostage-rescue exercises abroad planes." — Siege In-game description
The National Gendarmerie Intervention Group, commonly abbreviated GIGN (French: Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale), is a special operations unit of the French Armed Forces. It is part of the National Gendarmerie and is trained to perform counter-terrorism and hostage rescue missions in France or anywhere else in the world.