Author: Terry J. Gander,Ian Hogg,Terry Gander

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0007183283

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 3427

Since the publication of the first edition in 1996, Jane's Guns Recognition has sold over 65,000 copies worldwide and this edition ensures it remains the international best-selling firearms handbook. This book does exactly what it says on the cover! This is the most comprehensive guide to identifying guns, for anyone who is likely to come into contact with any firearm that is in use today, covering modern service weapons to older guns still found today. With color photography and detailed specifications from the world famous Jane's Information Group resources, you will be able to recognize any gun with confidence and accuracy. Jane's Gun Recognition Guide also features details of manufacturers as well as listing all the brand names and markings you may come across around the world.
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Author: Richard D. Jones,Leland S. Ness

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710628343

Category: Reference

Page: 944

View: 1724

Provides you with country-by-country analysis of small arms, infantry weapons and associated equipment. This guide includes individual and crew-served weapons, with each individual entry giving details of development, technical descriptions and specifications. It is suitable for recognition, market intelligence and threat assessment purposes.
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Author: Gary Paul Johnston,Thomas B. Nelson

Publisher: Ironside International Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 1619846012

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 6893

The World's Assault Rifles is a definitive, comprehensive reference book covering the militaries of 50 countries in 71 chapters. Comprising more than 1,900 photographs, this book includes extensive assault rifle history, operating and locking systems, ammunition types, individual specifications and much more. With the 1200-page hardcover version weighing 9 pounds and now selling for hundreds of dollars, The World's Assault Rifles, as an eBook, offers convenient transportation and comfortable reading pleasure in the office, at home and during travel, not to mention the low cost. Now used by hundreds of military scholars and agencies world wide, The World's Assault Rifles in eBook format will provide instant fingertip access to information unavailable from any other source at an unbeatable price!
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Author: S. Mike Pavelec

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598841882

Category: History

Page: 427

View: 5640

The first complete reference on the military-industrial complex, from its Cold War era expansion to the present. • Over 100 alphabetically organized entries on the government agencies, defense contractors, academic institutions, individuals, historic events, and technological breakthroughs relevant to the emergence and growth of the military-industrial complex • Contributions from over 25 accomplished scholars and experts on various aspects of the military-industrial complex and its wide-ranging influence on Cold War and post–Cold War America • A detailed chronology of key events in the development of the relationship between industry, science and technology, and the government • An extensive bibliography guiding readers to a wealth of additional print resources for further investigation
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The Forza NEC Program

Author: Michele Nones,Alessandro Marrone

Publisher: Edizioni Nuova Cultura

ISBN: 8861348793

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 174

View: 4208

Information technology (IT) has had, and will continue to have, a deep impact on the defence sector. The most advanced countries, not only the U.S. but also France, Great Britain and Italy, over the past few years have undergone a transormation of their armed forces aimed at exploiting the strategic advantages of IT. The goal pursued in Europe, and also promoted by NATO, is Network Enabled Capability (NEC). That is combining equipment and soldiers, as well as different doctrinal, procedural, technical and organizational elements, into a single network to obtain their interaction in order to achieve substantial strategic superiority. In practice, this also occurs with a strong, efficient and secure telecommunications network, and through netcentric modernization of armed forces' capability and systems aimed at connecting them to the net. This research paper analyzes the military netcentric modernization and transformation programs - still in progress - in France, Britain and Italy, with special focus on the joint program led by the Italian army called "Forza NEC". Opportunities and challenges of "Forza NEC" have been considered according to the Italian armed force's requirements, developed during two decades of experience in international military operations, as well as in the light of the evolution of strategic doctrine at a European and transatlantic level. Particular attention has been devoted to the interaction between industry and the armed forces, and to the involvement of many Italian companies in different "Forza NEC" activities, as it represents one of the pillars of the procurement program.
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Essays in Memory of Michael Leifer

Author: Ralf Emmers,Joseph Liow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134226624

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 808

Michael Leifer, who died in 2001, was one of the leading scholars of Southeast Asian international relations. He was hugely influential through his extensive writings and his contacts with people in government and business in the region. In this book, many of Leifer’s students, colleagues and friends come together to explore the key themes of his work on Southeast Asia, including the notion of ‘order’, security, maritime law and foreign policy. The book concludes with an overall assessment of Leifer’s background, worldview and impact on his field. A scholarly and personal volume devoted to Leifer's vast contributions to the discipline of international relations, this text is a must-read for students and scholars specializing in the region.
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Chinese Air Force Employment Concepts in the 21st Century

Author: Roger Cliff

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 083305113X

Category: Air forces

Page: 274

View: 3707

Less than a decade ago, China's air force was an antiquated service equipped almost exclusively with weapons based on 1950s-era Soviet designs and operated by personnel with questionable training according to outdated employment concepts. Today, the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) appears to be on its way to becoming a modern, highly capable air force for the 21st century. This monograph analyzes publications of the Chinese military, previously published Western analyses of China's air force, and information available in published sources about current and future capabilities of the PLAAF. It describes the concepts for employing forces that the PLAAF is likely to implement in the future, analyzes how those concepts might be realized in a conflict over Taiwan, assesses the implications of China implementing these concepts, and provides recommendations about actions that should be taken in response.
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A Net Assessment

Author: Peter Chalk,Angel Rabasa,William Rosenau,Leanne Piggott

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833047590

Category: Political Science

Page: 238

View: 6707

Building on prior RAND research analyzing the motives, drivers, and capabilities of the principal extremist groups operating in the Philippines, southern Thailand, and Indonesia, this study examined the historical roots of militancy in these countries, the development and perpetuation of extremist ideological frameworks, and national and international government response efforts.
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Systems Upgrades

Author: Christopher F. Foss,Richard Stickland

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710630131

Category: Reference

Page: 555

View: 6235

Land Warfare Platforms: System Upgrades provides unrivalled reference data on upgrade programs to land platforms and systems currently in service around the world
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Author: Christopher G. Pernin

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833076397

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 9987

The U.S. Army's Future Combat Systems program aimed to field an ambitious system of systems, with novel technologies integrated via an advanced wireless network. The largest and most ambitious planned acquisition program in the Army's history, it was cancelled in 2009, and some of its efforts transitioned to follow-on programs. This report documents the program's complex history and draws lessons from its experiences.
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Exploring the Contours of China's Military

Author: Roy Kamphausen,Andrew Scobell,Strategic Studies Institute


ISBN: 9781312298637

Category: Education

Page: 588

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The U.S. Army War College and the National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) are two organizations with which I have a strong connection. I was in the class of 1976 at Carlisle and I currently serve on the Board of NBR where I am closely aligned with the Strategic Asia Program. As such, I was quite pleased when the NBR joined the continuing efforts of the U.S. Army War College's Strategic Studies Institute to study developments in China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) as cosponsors of the 19th PLA Carlisle Conference from October 6-8, 2006. Right-Sizing the People's Liberation Army: Exploring the Contours of China's Military is the ninth volume in this series published by the Strategic Studies Institute and represents the collective scholarly efforts of those who contributed to the 2006 conference. The book addresses how the leadership of China and the PLA view what size of PLA best meets China's requirements.
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Author: Tim Ripley

Publisher: Casemate Pub

ISBN: 9781932033106

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 3584

Tank Warfare looks at the way that tanks changed warfare from their first introduction on the static Western Front of World War I, through the proving ground of World War II, where the tank became the queen of the battlefield, to its more dangerous position on the modern battlefield. Today, the tank is still a major asset but against it there has evolved a range of defensive antitank options - light infantry-borne antitank weapons, mines, attack helicopters, and tank-busting aircraft - that do much to dull its edge of invincibility.Each chapter in Tank Warfare examines carefully the evolution of tanks in the period, illustrating the seminal types, and looks at the changes to the threats against armor, assessing the improvement of the tank's physical and tactical defenses against such threats. It is intelligently written, cogent, and extremely well illustrated and it provides a much-needed discussion of a vital component of land warfare. Tim Ripley is a research associate at Lancaster University's Centre for Defence and International Security Studies (CDISS) in the United Kingdom. Over the past decade he has traveled extensively in the Middle East and Balkan region as a correspondent for Janes's Defence Weekly, Jane's Intelligence Review and Flight International.
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A New Joint Operational Capability

Author: John Gordon,Agnes Gereben Schaefer,David A. Shlapak,Caroline Baxter,Scott Boston,Michael McGee,Todd Nichols,Elizabeth Tencza

Publisher: Rand Corporation


Category: History

Page: 132

View: 5393

At the request of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, a RAND research team examined options to increase the mobility, protection, and firepower of the Army's airborne forces, given likely future missions and threats, identifying a concept for enhancing today's forces by adding a light armored infantry capability. Because the Army requested near-term options, the new concept incorporates equipment and platforms that are already available within the U.S. Department of Defense. The near-term focus also meant that the current Air Force airlift fleet was an important consideration, since Army airborne forces rely on Air Force transport aircraft to deploy. The research team examined notional future brigade- and battalion-sized airborne units, including the numbers and types of vehicles that would be needed to create an airborne light armored force that could be airdropped or air-landed from Air Force transport planes. The primary light armored vehicle possibilities studied were the Stryker (currently used by the Army) and the Light Armored Vehicle, second generation (LAV-II, used by the Marine Corps and the militaries of several other nations). Each family of vehicles would have advantages and disadvantages for the Army's airborne force, with the LAV-II provisionally identified as the preferred candidate. A tabletop exercise with subject-matter experts, using scenarios developed through a review of historical Army missions, identified how the addition of light armor could enhance the performance of airborne units.
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Past, Present, and Future - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Stephen J. Blank

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296048198


Page: 528

View: 9813

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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Author: Ewen Southby-Tailyour

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780007183296

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 9374

This is the authority on special forces, ideal for any level of military enthusiast. So if you want to know about special forces weapons or transport or even their elite use of surveillance equipment including human presence sensors then this is the kit you need.
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