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Contents of the current issue


  • The French Strategic Vision: National, European & Global (David Saw)
  • A Search for New Directions - The Changing Shape of the French Defence Industry (David Saw)
  • The Direction générale de l’armement – Seizing the PESCO Opportunity - Interview with General (armament corps) Joel Barre, Chief Executive of the Direction generale de l’armement (DGA), the French Defence Procurement Agency

Further Content:

  • Many challenges and problems to address” - Interview with Mario Kunasek, Minister of Defence, Austria
  • Whither the Russian-Chinese Alliance? (Stephen Blank)
  • Israel-NATO Relations (Eugene Kogan)
  • Sweden and Russia – A Complicated Relationship (Jorgen Elfving)
  • “We envisage an agreement with the European Commission on defence” - Interview with The Rt Hon. the Earl Howe, Minister of State for Defence and Deputy Leader of the House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Crimea: Sink or Swim in Russia's Waters (Gayane Novikova)
  • The Royal Netherlands Navy (Jaime Karremann)
  • Military Operations in Urban Terrain (Doug Richardson)
  • Serbia Evaluates Defence & Strategic Choices (David Saw)
  • “As submarines evolve, so must the techniques to find them.” - Interview with Rear Admiral Andrew Lennon, Commander Submarines NATO (COMSUBNATO)
  • The Canadian Submarine Force: A Strategic Security Asset for Canada - Interview with Captain Christopher Robinson, Commander Canadian Submarine Force.
  • From Light to Heavy: Military Trucks from North America (Sidney E. Dean)
  • “Nationally, the focus is on security islands.” - Interview with Lieutenant General Norbert Gehart, National Armaments Director, Austria
  • Powering the Battlefield (Tim Guest)
  • “There is no option to increase funds.” - Interview with Vice Admiral (HN) retd. Kyriakos Kyriakides, General Director for Defence Investments and Armaments (GDDIA), Greece
  • Field Camps – Operators Can Expect New Technologies (Stefan Nitschke)
  • “Lithuania has been following NATO guidelines.” - Interview with Colonel Valdas Šiau?iulis, National Armaments Director, Lithuania
  • New Artillery for the Danish Army (Michael Johnsson)
  • Sensors for Armoured Vehicles (Doug Richardson)
  • “Our top priority is the procurement of light armoured vehicles.” - Interview with Alma Ljuljanaj, Director General of the Directorate for Material Resources, Montenegro
  • Standing Guards Supporting Ground Forces (Tamir Eshel)
  • “Romania initiated five major materiel programmes.” - Interview with Andrei Ignat, State Secretary and Chief of the Armaments Department of the Ministry of National Defence, Romania
  • Brilliant Camouflage – Advances in the Art of Deception (John Antal)
  • “It is crucial for Latvia to improve host country support.” - Interview with Aivars Purins, Undersecretary of State for Logistics, Ministry of Defence of Latvia
  • Institution, Evolution, Revolution - Software Defined Radio (SDR) is Changing the Face of Military Communications (Tim Mahon)
  • Handheld CBRN Detection Instruments (Dan Kaszeta)
  • Protecting Vehicles from CBRN Threats (Dan Kaszeta)
  • The Battle for Underwater Supremacy (Bindiya Thomas)
  • Attack Submarine Weapons and Sensors (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Is the EU Defence Industry at a Crossroads? (Giulia Tilenni)
  • On Target! Fire! – Hirtenberger Mortar Experience 2018 (Waldemar Geiger)
  • Russian Arms Exports (Eugene Kogan)
  • Thales' Big Cybersecurity Bet (Esteban Villarejo)
  • Solutions for a Persistent Global Threat - Interview with Frank St. John, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control

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