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.

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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 1/2017 include:

  • NATO on its Way from the Warsaw to the
  • Brussels Summit – A Polish Perspective (Tomasz Szatkowski)
  • Russian-Turkish Convergence and the Black Sea (Eugene Kogan)
  • Operation "Alpenglow...?" – Austrian Federal Army 2017 (Georg Mader)
  • ASW Capabilities of the Italian Armed Forces (Giulia Tilenni)
  • Indian Air Force: Grand Ambition (Jay C. Menon)
  • Filling The Firepower Gap: Mortar Developments (David Saw)
  • Satnav and Inertial Sensors Team to Guide the Soldier (Doug Richardson)
  • Clear the Battlefield and Let Me See (Doug Richardson)
  • Shootout in Virtual Reality (Tamir Eshel)
  • The Whys and Wherefores of Precision Guided Munitions (Tim Guest)
  • Future Markets and Trends for the Defence Business (Interview with Giovanni Soccodato, EVP Strategy,
  • Markets and Business Development, Leonardo)
  • International Demonstration Day at EXPAL (Waldemar Geiger)
  • Shared Burden to Gain the Most Modern Air Defence System (Interview with Joe DeAntona, Vice President and Business Development Executive, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems)
  • Collaboration, Organisation, Communication – We Are Learning (Interview with Kelly Ortberg, CEO, Rockwell Collins)

Regional Focus:

  • United Arab Emirates – Good Times at the Crossroads? (Thomas Bauer)
  • The United Arab Emirates Defence Environment (David Saw)
  • Sharpening the Falcon’s Claws - United Arab Emirates Strengthens Its Defence (Heiko Borchert and Shehab al Makahleh)

Cluse-Up: Armoured Vehicles

  • Wheels in Combat (Paolo Valpolini)
  • Meeting and Managing Challenges and Requirements (Interview with Général de Brigade Charles Beaudouin, Commander of the Section Technique de l’Armée de Terre (STAT))
  • The ACCDC – Holistic and Effective (Interview with Brigadier General Bernhard Liechtenauer, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander, (German) Army Concepts and Capabilities Development Centre (ACCDC))
  • Protection Solutions for Ground Vehicles (Michael Horst)
  • Transparent Protection (Michael Horst)
  • Armoured Vehicle Turret Weapon Trends (David Saw)
  • No Mere Coincidence (Interview with Amar Karia, Head of Armoured Vehicles Portfolio, Defence IQ)
  • Tank-killing Missiles for the Modern Battlefield (Doug Richardson)


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