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 4/2017 include:

  • China’s New Geopolitical “Silk-Road-Initiative” (Frank Umbach)
  • EU Defence Capabilities (Giulia Tilenni)
  • Fifteen Years of Western Engagement in Afghanistan (Martin Pabst)
  • Turkey’s Relations with and Relevance for NATO (Eugene Kogan)
  • The “Gideon” Multi-Year Plan – Why and How (Gadi Eizenkot)
  • The Serbian Defence Environment (David Saw)
  • The Rise of the Drones (Tim Guest)
  • Current Trends in Fighter Avionics and Sensors (Doug Richardson)
  • GRIPEN – Still Hungry (Georg Mader)
  • T-X: Training Pilots for 5th Generation Combat Aircraft (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) MALE (Peter Preylowski)
  • US Army Future Vertical Lift (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Looking Within - India’s Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft (AMCA) (Jay C Menon)
  • Realistic Ambitions - Port and Harbour Security Takes New Shape (Stefan Nitschke)
  • US Navy Littoral Combat Ships (Conrad Waters)
  • CBRN Detection and Protection in the Urban Environment (Dan Kaszeta)
  • PIRANHA V Enters Series Production (Gerhard Heiming)
  • “My objective is that OCCAR offers the best possible management services.” - Interview with Arturo Alfonso-Meiriño, Director OCCAR
  • Rebooting the Austrian Armed Forces and Defence Industry (Wilhelm Theuretsbacher)
  • “Our aim is to be the pre-eminent transatlantic defence supplier in Europe” - Interview with Jonathan Hoyle CBE, Vice President Europe, Lockheed Martin
  • RUAG Looking at the Future (Paolo Valpolini)
  • Royal Netherlands Navy to Get Early Warning Capability (Stefan Nitschke)
  • “We not only recognise the trend; we want to play a role in shaping it.”
  • Interview with Jörg Prediger, Managing Director, Steiner Optik GmbH
  • IDEF Highlights (Paolo Valpolini)


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