European Security & Defence

Published in English for global decision makers in politics and armed forces

European Security & Defence (ESD) addresses focal aspects of European security and defence policy, force development and armament for an international audience in more than 100 countries. Contributors include high-level authors from politics, armed forces, public administration and science covering:

  • Security policy
  • International armed forces
  • Armament and procurement
  • Weapon systems and equipment
  • International defence technology
  • Research and technology

ESD's annual programme includes a special issue on „Defence Procurement in Germany“.

Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Peter Bossdorf
Deputy Editor-in-Chief: Col. (ret) Henning Bartels
Managing Editor (Magazine): Stephen Barnard
Managing Editor (Newsletter): Dorothee Frank
Marketing/Advertising: Juergen Hensel
Supported by the ES&T editorial team and an international network of correspondents and authors.

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ESD Spotlight

From January 2015 the magazine is accompanied by the newsletter ESD Spotlight. ESD Spotlight is published fortnightly, can be subscribed to free of charge and brings you up-to-the minute information and news in the areas of security policy, armament and procurement, and defence industry.

ESD Spotlight is distributed by email in PDF format.

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Current Issue

Contents of issue 1/2018 include:


  • By the Numbers – An Analysis of European Armoured Vehicle Fleets (David Saw)
  • Mobility versus Protection (Jack Richardson)
  • The 6x6 Scenario (David Saw)
  • Extending the Senses – AFV Situational Awareness (Tim Guest)
  • Evaluating the Eastern European Armour Picture (David Saw)
  • Tracks Support Tracks (Gerhard Heiming)


Further Content:

  • Geopolitical Impact of the Oil Price Decline – Winners and Losers (Frank Umbach)
  • Russia’s Naval Probes (Stephen Blank)
  • The Nagorniy-Karabakh Conflict: A Simmering War on the European Periphery (Gayane Novikova)
  • "The heart of our problems beats in Pakistan…" - Interview with Hamid Karzai, former President of Afghanistan
  • "The need for a strong, competitive air force has become evident!" Interview with Major General Mats Helgesson, Commander of the Swedish Air Force (Flygvapnet)
  • Slovakia Starts Ambitious Modernisation of Armed Forces (Miroslav Gyürösi)
  • "We want to have a flexible navy." - Interview with Admiral Gonzalo Nicolás Ríos Polastri, Comandante General de la Marina de Guerra del Peru
  • Trends and Developments in Joint Fire Support Operations (Tim Guest)
  • Tactical UAV Requirements (Giulia Tilenni)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems in European Military Services (Peter Austermann)
  • Drones – How to Mitigate the Threat? (Stefan Nitschke)
  • A Software for All Seasons? (Tim Mahon)
  • Small Arms Ammunition (Thomas Nielsen)
  • Ground-Based Joint Fire Support Trends (Waldemar Geiger)
  • Small Arms Training From Live Rounds to Lasers (William Carter)
  • Sniping Developments in Europe (David Saw)
  • The Challenge of CBRN Standoff Detection (Dan Kaszeta)
  • Will Indo-European Defence Relations Turn a New Page? (Bindiya Carmeline Thomas)
  • Intellectual Capital Protection by Patents (Heiko Borchert and Christian Helmenstein)
  • I/ITSEC – The Largest World Military Simulation and Training Event (William Carter)



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