European Security & Defence

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Contents of issue 6/2019 include:

Country Focus: Austria

  • The Austrian Federal Army: Back to the Start? A Last-Minute Comment on the Current Political Turmoil in Vienna (Georg Mader)
  • “With 0.5% of GDP, we cannot even achieve rudimentary military defence.” Interview with General Robert Brieger, Austrian Head of the Defence Staff
  • The World Market Leader in Niches (Georg Mader)

Further Contents:

  • Relations between Iran and Syria: A Marriage of Convenience or an Axis of Resistance? (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • Russian Nuclear Strategy after the INF Treaty (Stephen Blank)
  • NATO and Georgian–American Military Relations (Eugene Kogan)
  • The NATO Military Engineering Centre of Excellence (Team of Authors)
  • "The technical revolution has changed the nature of conflicts." Interview with General Edson Leal Pujol, Commander of the Brazilian Army
  • Blue Homeland: Turkey’s Naval Exercise (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • “The security landscape is rapidly changing.” Interview with Rear Admiral Nils Andreas Stensones, Chief of the Royal Norwegian Navy
  • The Human Aspect in Modern Combat Aircraft (Tamir Eshel)
  • A Long Life for the Spanish EUROFIGHTER (Esteban Villarejo)
  • “Our aim is to refrain from taking separate national approaches.” Interview with Vice Admiral Carsten Stawitzki, National Armaments Director at the German Ministry of Defence
  • “Trident Juncture in Norway was a priceless opportunity.” Interview with Morten Tiller, National Armament Director at the Ministry of Defence of Norway
  • CASEVAC/MEDEVAC Aircraft: Current and Pending Systems (Sidney E. Dean)
  • “PESCO was a major step.” Interview with Raimo Jyväsjärvi, National Armaments Director at the Ministry of Defence of Finland
  • UAS for Reconnaissance and Surveillance (Sidney E. Dean)
  • “Greece spends more than 2% on defence.” Interview with Vice Admiral H.N. (Rtd) Kyriakos Kyriakidis, National Armaments Director of the Ministry of Defence of Greece
  • CHINOOK or KING STALLION? Heavy Lift Helicopter Alternatives for Europe (Georg Mader)
  • Airborne Early Warning: Watching the Noisy Neighbours (Alan Warnes)
  • “Belgium needed to invest in new major equipment to be prepared for the future.” Interview with Lieutenant General Rudy Debaene, National Armament Director of the Ministry of Defence of Belgium
  • UAS Detection and Countermeasures (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Switzerland’s Second Attempt (Georg Mader)
  • “All candidates will be evaluated according to the same principles.” Interview with Bernhard Berset, Chief Test Pilot of armasuisse and Project Leader Evaluation NKF
  • Management Issues (Thomas Withington)
  • New Horizons in CBRN Decontamination (Dan Kaszeta)
  • ASELSAN – a High-Growth Company with Global Potential: Interview with Osman Devrim Fidanci, Vice President Business Development and Marketing at ASELSAN
  • The Serbian Alternative: Developing Defence Export Momentum (David Saw)
  • “We are redefining aerospace.” Interview with Talel Kamel, Vice President MEA, Collins Aerospace
  • Joint Fires in South Africa (Gerhard Heiming)
  • ASDA 2019 (Igor Tabak)

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