European Security & Defence

Published bi-monthly in English for global decision makers in politics and armed forces

Sister journal of the German monthly
Europäische Sicherheit & Technik

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.

Single copy: €5.90 (+ shipping)

Subscription rates (print):

Annual subscription Germany: €26.70 (+ shipping)
Annual subscription other countries:
€35.60 (shipping inclusive)

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.

Download ESD Spotlight, issue 40 (MSPO Special) here!

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Current Issue

Contents of issue 6/2016 include:

Country Focus: Spain

  • Ready to Adapt - The Spanish Defence and Security Alignment (Nuria Fernández)
  • The Spanish Armed Forces in the 21st Century (Fernando García Sánchez)
  • “Most programmes managed by DGAM involve significant challenges in the long term.” (Interview with Lieutenant General Juan Manuel García Montaño, Director General of Armament and Material, Spanish Ministry of Defence)
  • Spanish Perspective, Global Vision - The Spanish Defence Industry (Adolfo Menéndez)
  • “Navantia has the clear objective to increase its presence in the international market.” (Interview with Gonzalo Mateo-Guerrero, Commercial Director, Navantia)
  • Security Issues in the Mediterranean (Giulia Tilenni)
  • Ukraine’s Energy Security and Energy Foreign Policies on the Way to Europe (Frank Umbach)
  • Keeping NATO Connected (Interview with RAdm. Thomas Daum, Ph.D., Chief of Staff, NCI Agency)
  • Aspects of International Armoured Vehicle Development (Rolf Hilmes)
  • Training and Simulation Developments (William Carter)
  • F-35 LIGHTNING II: A Fighter for the Information Age (Doug Richardson)
  • Space-Based Reconnaissance Systems Technological Trends and Current European Programmes (Nicholas Fiorenza)
  • Defence Procurement in Denmark – Current Programmes (J. Bo Leimand)
  • Close-In Ship Defence – Confronting Missile Threats (David Saw)
  • Russia’s Hypersonic Cruise Missile (Debalina Ghoshal)
  • Russian Defence Industry in the Era of Putin (Eugene Kogan)
  • Turkey: Maritime Strength and the Naval Industry (Korhan Özkilinc)
  • Meggitt on the Export Trail (Interview with Winn Hines and Darren Shavers, Meggitt Training Systems)



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