Franz-Stefan Gady, Foreign Policy

Franz-Stefan Gady

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Past articles by Franz-Stefan:

For Europe, Military Conscription Is No Answer to Russia’s War

As large-scale conflict appears possible again, NATO members should focus on reserves. → Read More

What the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict Revealed About Future Warfighting

Last week’s Russia-brokered peace deal between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh ended 44 days of bloody clashes. The ostensible Azerbaijani victory has triggered intensive interest among military analysts about the conflict’s lessons for future warfighting. → Read More

How the US Space Force Doctrine Paves the Way for Future Warfighting

The first doctrine for the new U.S. military branch answers some key questions — and raises some more. → Read More

Delivery of Rafale Fighters to India Likely Delayed Due COVID-19

The delivery of the first batch of Rafale fighter jets to the Indian Air Force will likely be delayed by three months, according to Indian defense sources. → Read More

Commissioning of Russia’s First Upgraded Borei-Class Ballistic Missile Sub Delayed

The Knyaz Vladimir is expected to be delivered to Russia’s Northern Fleet by the end of June. → Read More

US Navy Reports First COVID-19 Death of USS Theodore Roosevelt Crew Member

A sailor of the coronavirus-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier died Monday. → Read More

Japan Intercepted Chinese Military Aircraft 675 Times in Fiscal Year 2019

This marks a 6 percent increase compared with the same period in fiscal year 2018. → Read More

US Navy Carrier USS Gerald R. Ford Undergoes Combat Systems Tests

The aircraft carrier completed tests of vital combat systems during its post-delivery test and trials phase in March and April. → Read More

MH-60R Helicopters to Begin Flight Trials Aboard Royal Australian Navy’s Largest Warship

First-of-class flight trials for the service’s new MH-60R helicopters will begin aboard the HMAS Adelaide shortly. → Read More

Sukhoi Plans for Su-57 Stealth Fighter Deliveries in 2020

The Russian Aerospace Forces will begin receiving the Su-57 this year, according to Sukhoi Corporation. → Read More

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft. → Read More

Russia Offers India Three Refurbished Kilo-Class Submarines

The Indian Navy is reportedly considering three refurbished Kilo-class boats from Russia. → Read More

Japan Rejects Lockheed Martin Plans for Next-Generation Fighter Aircraft

The Japanese Ministry of Defense has rejected proposals by foreign manufacturers to develop a new fighter aircraft, according to a government spokesperson. → Read More

Interview: Robert Ward and Yuka Koshino on Geo-Economics in East Asia

Geo-economics can be a subtle tool of statecraft, but not all such tools are benign and their deployment can be destabilizing for countries as well as the international system. → Read More

Russia to Test Fire Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile From Yasen-Class Submarine

The launch will reportedly take place as part of the Tsirkon missile’s state trials. → Read More

Japan Developing New Anti-Ship Missile for P-1 Maritime Patrol Aircraft

A P-1 aircraft carrying the new air-launched anti-ship missile conducted its first test flight earlier this month. → Read More

US Navy: Chinese Destroyer Targeted P-8A Aircraft With Laser

The US Navy claims that a Chinese warship fired a military grade laser at P-8 surveillance aircraft last week while it was flying over the Pacific Ocean. → Read More

US Defense Firm Awarded $121.5 Million Deal for Work on US Navy’s New Guided Missile Destroyers

Raytheon has received a $121.5 million deal for integrated logistics support and engineering services support for the Navy’s latest class of warships. → Read More

Australia and UK Open F-35 Reprogramming Laboratory in US

Australia’s and the UK’s F-35 capabilities are moving forward. → Read More

US Navy to Arm Virginia-Class Attack Subs With New Hypersonic Weapon

The Navy aims to deploy its conventional prompt strike hypersonic weapon on Virginia-class attack submarines. → Read More