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Contents of this issue:  

  • Russia’s Strategic Game in Africa (Stephen Blank)
  • China’s Submarine Fleet in the Arctic (Debalina Ghoshal)
  • Russia’s Strategic Response to the Euro-Atlantic Security Framework (Beka Kiria)
  • EU Counter-Terrorism Strategy (Andreea Stoian Karadeli)
  • Monitoring Finland’s Air Space (Alan Warnes)
  • The Finnish Navy – ‘Leaner and Meaner’ (Guy Toremans)
  • “We are under no illusions about the current security challenges in the Baltic region.” Interview with Rear Admiral Jori Harju, Commander of the Finnish Navy
  • The Finnish Defence Industry. A Different Approach to Supporting Defence Capabilities (Tuija Karanko)
  • Polish Armed Forces to set new Modernisation Goals (Micha? Jarocki)
  • India’s Defence Modernisation Programmes (Suman Sharma)
  • “Naval warfare is undergoing a rapid transition.” Interview with Admiral Michael ‘Mike’ Gilday, Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), US Navy
  • Czech Air Force Modernisation (Alan Warnes)
  • Mortars – Accuracy through Munitions, Fire Control and Aiming (Tim Guest)
  • Dual Use Military Equipment and Techniques Transferred to the Law Enforcement Environment (David Saw)
  • Taking The Long View. Day and Night Optics for the Sniper Team (David Saw)
  • Israeli Spotting and Sniping Optics (Arie Egozi)
  • Enhanced Urban Assault Technology (Sidney E. Dean)
  • Small Arms Ammunition Developments (Sidney E. Dean)
  • The Art of Protecting Flight Crews. Aircraft Self-Protection Systems (Georg Mader)
  • Simulation and Training in the Gulf Region (Joris Verbeurgt)
  • WALRUS SSK Replacement Takes Centre Stage. The NIDV Defence and Security Exhibition in Rotterdam (Pieter Bastiaans)
  • “A better system at a much better price.” Interview with Christophe Fontaine, Director Strategic Development for Europe, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.

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European Security & Defence

Published in English for global decision makers in politics and armed forces

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:

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  • International armed forces
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  • International defence technology
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