Shephard’s Land Warfare International is the only global magazine dedicated to all elements of land warfare. The publication, which is distributed to a hand-picked audience of military and industry leaders, covers all aspects of the land battle.

LWI draws on the expertise of Shephard’s experienced staff of defence writers that span the globe.

The bi-monthly publication supplies readers with all the latest news analysis and keeps them up to date with the technologies and programmes that they need to know about.

The magazine is supplemented by a daily news feed www.landwarfareintl.com, bringing live coverage from major exhibitions and events as well as all the latest company information.

EDITORIAL COMMENT 

Militant tendency 

NEWS 

• Russia to counter sanctions with increased army spend 

• Loc wins Bradley IFV mobility contract 

• European land consolidation edges closer 

• Djibouti parades new acquisitions 

• PLA displays new small arms at open day 

TOUGH CUSTOMERS 

African armies have struggled with underfunding and sustained civil unrest over the years, but the requirement for modern equipment is now becoming critical, finds Helmoed-Römer Heitman. 

A BRIGHT SPOT 

Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq have demonstrated the advantages of equipping every soldier with optical sights to improve situation awareness and lethality. Ian Kemp explores the evolution of this technology. 

BANG ON TARGET 

Technologies are now available to greatly increase the accuracy of indirect fires. David Saw details the decades-long quest for precision and examines the guided munition options currently on the market. 

HARD CHOICES 

Combat operations in Gaza have shown that the combined arms team remains at the heart of Israel’s ground forces. Ian Kemp reports on army modernisation efforts in the face of competing budget pressures.

PULLING THE TRIGGER 

Bullpup or traditional? Upgrade or acquisition? Tim Fish examines how militaries around the world are approaching their current and future inventory of assault rifles, and what new trends are emerging. 

BODY OF WORK 

Soldier modernisation efforts around the world are resulting in some exciting developments in body armour, with unprecedented levels of protection, mobility and functionality being promised. Adam Wakeling reviews recent developments. 

PARTING SHOT 
ACCESSING AFRICA 

Stephan Burger, CEO of Denel Land Systems, talks to Helmoed-Römer Heitman about the African marketplace and how the company will position itself for exports.

Dec/Jan 2013/14
(Defexpo, Singapore Airshow 2014)

• Anti-materiel weapons
• Armoured vehicle upgrades
• Weapon sights and accessories
• 4x4 vehicles

Feb/Mar 2014
(AUSA Winter)

• Indian land procurement
• Heavy machine guns
• Amphibious vehicles
• Ammunition development

Apr/May 2014
(Defence Services Asia, IDEB, SOFEX)

• SOF vehicles
• South East Asian army modernisation
• Special operations equipment
• Rockets and launchers

Jun/Jul 2014
(Eurosatory)

• Track development 
• Assault weapons
• European land procurement
• Active protection systems

Aug/Sep 2014
(Africa Aerospace & Defence Exposition, MSPO)

• African army modernisation
• Israel army procurement
• Optics
• Body armour

Oct/Nov 2014
(AUSA Annual)

• Innovation - armoured vehicles
• US Army vehicle programmes
• Night vision systems
• Grenades

Dec/Jan 2014/2015
(SHOT Show)

• Sniper rifles
• Training equipment
• Future wheeled fleets
• Vehicle-mounted grenade launchers

Land Warfare International is part of the land and support division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio.

LWI has circulation of over 9,900 and each printed copy has a 4 times pass on readership. (Adestra Readership Survey 2010).

Circulation has been further enhanced with the launch of our new free digital editions service.

Shephard's publications are also distributed at all major shows throughout the year.

Advertising in LWI will ensure your message really is seen by the right people in the industry. Do not miss this unique opportunity.

For advertising enquiries contact:

Brian Millan, Advertising Sales Executive on: +44 (0)1753 727005, email brian.m@shephardmedia.com

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