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Contents of the current issue

Content includes:

Country Focus: The Netherlands 

  • A Question of Balance: The Netherlands between Atlanticism and European Army (Thomas Bauer)
  • “Europe has to take up its responsibility to secure and defend its citizens.” (Interview with Christoffer Jonker, Director International Affairs and Operations, Ministry of Defence, The Netherlands)
  • Increasing Investment in Defence: Procurement Overview: The Netherlands (Edward Hobbs)
  • The Netherlands' Maritime Defence Industry (Guy Toremans)
  • “It is very important for us to keep our OEM cluster alive” (Interview with Richard Keulen, Director Naval Sales Support, Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding)

Further Contents:

  • The US and NATO: What Lies Ahead? (John Antal)
  • A Ticking Bomb? Chinese Immigration to Russia’s Far East (Eugene Kogan)
  • The Policy of the United States in the South Caucasus (Gayane Novikova)
  • Cyber Defence: NATO’s Challenges (Joris Verbeurgt)
  • The European Air Transport Command: Tasks and Missions (Giulia Tilenni)
  • The NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence (Linda Curika)
  • Što Sada, Croatian Air Force? (Georg Mader)
  • Arming the Attack Helicopter (Doug Richardson)
  • Active and Reactive Vehicle Protection Systems (Sidney E. Dean)
  • British Army WARRIOR Upgrade Trials Under Way (Christopher F. Foss)
  • Water Purification (Dan Kaszeta)
  • Digitisation of Land Forces: The Military Embraces 4IR (Tamir Eshel)
  • Arctic Tests of the BRONCO 3 Completed (Gerhard Heiming)
  • Fleet Replenishment Ships: the Workhorses of Many Navies (Guy Toremans)
  • “The largest and most important procurement programme currently in place is AIR2030.” (Interview with Martin Sonderegger, Head of Switzerland's Federal Office for Defence Procurement armasuisse)
  • Will 3-D Printing Revolutionise the A&D Industry? (Bindiya Carmeline Thomas)
  • “Our team has developed a service portfolio that complements classification services for naval ships.” (Interview with Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen, Vice President Naval Business DNV GL Maritime) 

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