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New Mortars for the Danish Army

When fighting a peer or near-peer adversary, there is always an imminent threat of counter fire in response to your mortars or artillery engagement. Radars and drones in all variants have proven to be effective assets in providing target information. To defend the counter-fire threat, the Danish Army will have to change the way we […]

“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. Switzerland’s military procurement is unique, in that all defence projects are subject to a parliamentary decision, and in individual cases also to a referendum. ESD spoke with Martin Sonderegger, the Swiss Armament Director and Head of the Federal Office for Defence Procurement […]

Što Sada, Croatian Air Force?

It’s just embarrassing in many ways – for the Croatian political elite, for the Israeli programme officials involved and for the Croatian pilots who now have to risk their lives again in the worn-out MiG-21. The question in the title – “What now? – is followed by the sobering answer “Back to the beginning”. In […]

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