Founded in 2005 and added to Shephard's publishing portfolio in 2009, Military Logistics International is a truly global, market-leading publication covering the broad area of military logistics.
MLI's comprehensive coverage of ground, air and naval logistics ranges from fresh ‘after-action’ reports of logistics operations in the field, through logistics transformation issues, to analysis and discussion about industrial aspects of logistics and supply chain matters. The writing in MLI mirrors the common approach to military logistics: factory to foxhole.
Leading figures in the world of military logistics are regularly interviewed to give their views on crucial logistics matters. A highly respected international list of contributors ensures that MLI features the best analysis, comment and news.
3 EDITORIAL COMMENT
• US SOF services provision set to reduce
• Tunisia receives first C-130J
• Alenia secures Brazil AMX logistics contract
• RMMV announces Danish armed forces deal
6 STRONG COMPETITION
With the A400M due to enter service this year, a transformation is expected in the military air transport sector, as the competition for international contracts heats up among the main aircraft manufacturers. Claire Apthorp reviews the latest developments.
10 PROFIT MOTIVES
Performance-based logistics and similar concepts are now an established element of many Western militaries. Scott R Gourley compares theory and practice to find out whether the claimed savings are always being achieved.
14 ASSURED ACCESS
The Royal Danish Navy’s ARK Project is entering its second phase as it aims to meet the logistics support demands of national forces and fulfil NATO capability requirements. Tim Fish recounts the experience so far and details the new contractual arrangement with commercial shipping.
17 FEEDING FRENZY
Contractor-supplied catering is being extended from rear base facilities out to field kitchens for troops in-theatre. Mike Bryant investigates the role business can play in a crucial part of the logistics chain, and finds it is not always a smooth ride.
21 MAKING GAINS
Contracting out training services is becoming the preferred option for a number of militaries, primarily due to short-term cost-savings and the reduced risk of asset obsolescence, Beth Stevenson reports.
25 SISTERS OF MERCY
Putting large-hulled medical vessels to sea is a significant logistical challenge in terms of personnel, equipment and planning. Scott R Gourley explores how US Military Sealift Command provides frontline services with its two Mercy-class hospital ships.
28 GIANTS OF THE SKIES
Dmitry Grishin, sales director at Volga-Dnepr Airlines, talks to Tim Fish about the capabilities his company has been delivering to Western militaries over the past decade, and why he believes its aircraft are heads and shoulders above others in the strategic airlift market.
(I/ITSEC, Aero India, AUSA Winter, IDEX)
• Air Transport
• Bridging Systems
• Logistics Services
(LIMA, LAAD, IDEF, IMDEX)
• Pallets and Cases
• Climate Control
• Equipment MRO
• Trucks and Trailers
(Paris Air Show, DVD)
• Transport Aircraft
• Logistics Services
• Medical Support
(DSEi, Modern Day Marine, AUSA Annual, Seoul Air Show, Defence & Security Asia)
• Convoy Survivability
• Naval Stores
• Aerial Resupply
(I/ITSEC, Dubai Airshow)
• Logistics IT
• Field Power
• Water Supply
• Deployable Infrastructure
Military Logistics International is part of the land and support division in Shephard's internationally renowned publishing portfolio and delivers the audience logistics providers need.
MLI has circulation of over 7,300 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.
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