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Contents of the current issue

Content includes:

Country Focus: Sweden 

  • If Peace Is under Threat: Sweden's Defence Policy (Tommy P. Christensen)
  • “What kind of soldier does Sweden need?” Swedish Defence Today and Tomorrow. (General Micael Byden, Supreme Commander of the Swedish Armed Forces)
  • “We expect an increase in investments.” (Interview with Lieutenant General Goran Martensson, Director General, FMV)

Further Contents:

  • The Visegrad Group’s Role in the European Security System (Michal Jarocki)
  • Forging New Relationships: The Czech Defence Minister Visits his Austrian Counterpart (Interview with the Czech Defence Minister Lubomir Metnar and the Austrian Defence Minister Mario Kunasek)
  • Turkey–US Relations: The Turkish Side of the Rubik's Cube (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • Russia In Central Asia: A Hegemon in Decline (Stephen Blank)
  • When Cooperation Becomes Synergy (Interview with Rear Admiral Wim Robberecht, Commander of the Belgian Navy)
  • Czeching Out: The Czech Air Force (Alan Warnes)
  • Czech Republic Army Modernisation Programmes (Edward Hobbs)
  • Poland's Billion-Dollar Procurement Programmes (Michal Jarocki)
  • “We need a long-range artillery capability.” (Interview with General Francisco Javier Varela Salas, Chief of Staff, Spanish Army)
  • Ballistic Missile Defence in Eastern Europe (Alexander Horobets)
  • “The conduct of the Russian military is characterised by criminal acts.” (Interview with Admiral Ihor Voronchenko, Commander of the Ukrainian Navy)
  • The Invisible Spear, Sword and Shield Electronic Warfare in the Third Decade of the 21st Century (John Antal)
  • The Turkish Air Force: Current Status and Perspectives (Georg Mader)
  • A New Generation of Submarine Combat Management Systems (Luca Peruzzi)
  • The Royal Netherlands Navy's Submarine Replacement Programme (Jaime Karremann)
  • The Norwegian ‘One-Stop Shop‘ Support Ship: The HNoMS MAUD (Guy Toremans)
  • Beefing Up NATO’s Artillery (Tim Guest)
  • Urgently Needed: Weapon-Locating Radars (Tim Guest)
  • Simulator Visualisation Systems (William Carter)
  • Gunnery Simulation and Training (William Carter)
  • The Turkish Defence and Aerospace Industrial Base: Players and Programmes (Kubilai Han)
  • Turkish Defence Exports and Political Environment (Korhan Ozkilinc)
  • Komatsu’s Withdrawal from the Armoured Vehicles Business (Shinichi Kiyotani)
  • Saudi Arabia Shows Off (Alan Warnes)

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