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-terrorist and hostage rescue missions in France or anywhere else in the world.
The GIGN appear in the mission Comrades trying to stop the PLR cell operatives and the GRU operatives Dimitri Mayakovsky, Vladimir, and Kiril, who were attempting to retrieve a stolen nuclear device from the PLR.
The GIGN also appears in Battlefield 3's Co-op mode. The Alpha Team GIGN unit appears in the co-op mission, Drop 'Em Like Liquid. They also appear in the co-op mission The Eleventh Hour, assaulting PLR forces entrenched inside the Bourse de Commerce building.