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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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 37 here!

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Current Issue

Contents of issue 5/2016 include:

  • Norwegian Defence Policy and Role in NATO  (Bjørn Domaas Josefsen)
  • The Need to Reform and Strengthen the Norwegian Armed Forces  (Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen)
  • “The annual budget for defence materiel investments is approximately NOK 13 billion.” (Interview with NDMA’s Investment Director, Major General Dag Hugo Stølan)
  • Capabilities Made in Norway - Norwegian Defence Industry Supplies World-Class Defence Equipment to Armed Forces around the World - (Torbjørn Svensgård)
  • The Enhanced Role of Frontex  (Interview with Berndt Koerner, Deputy Executive Director of Frontex)
  • Perspectives for Ukraine’s Long-Term Security  (Iryna Solonenko)
  • Israeli-Turkish Relations: Coming Together but Going Alone  (Eugene Kogan)
  • "In the future, we have to manage and understand a sea of data.” (Interview with NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment, Mr Patrick Auroy)
  • “The acquisition of new combat vessels plays a critical part in maintaining the Navy’s capability.” (Interview with Commodore Timo Hirvonen, Chief of Staff, Finnish Navy)
  • PXR BALTOPS 2016 – Expanding in Numbers and Reach (Georg Mader)
  • “The modernisation of the Navy is achieved with the involvement of the domestic industry and partner nations.”  (Interview with Rear Admiral Predrag Stipanovi?, Chief of the Croatian Navy)
  • British Naval Construction Current Programmes and Future Prospects  (Conrad Waters)
  • Multi-Role Combat Ship Class 180 First Experiences with the Competitive Contract Award Procedure (Rudolf Braun)
  • The Italian Navy’s New PPA and LSS (Luca Peruzzi)
  • AEGIR Type Support Vessels A Cost-Effective Response to Modern Naval Logistics Support Requirements (Conrad Waters)
  • Technology Application Plus Common Sense Combat Multiplication Possibilities for the Infantry (David Saw)
  • Joint Light Tactical Vehicle – Deliveries Begin (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Weapons and Sensor Concepts for Surface Combatants (Bob Nugent)


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