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Giles Ebbutt

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Giles Ebbutt


Giles Ebbutt is a Shephard Media correspondent based in the UK who specialises in C4ISR and simulation and training technologies.

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Giovanni Rasio

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Giovanni Rasio


Giovanni Rasio is a Senior Naval Analyst at Shephard’s Defence Insight business intelligence service. Before joining the company in 2021, Giovanni worked as Research Intern for the International Team for the Study of Security (ITSS).

Giovanni holds an MA in National Security Studies from the War Studies Department at King’s College London and a BA in International Development and Cooperation from the University of Bologna.

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Gordon Arthur

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated in New Zealand, Gordon had a stint of nearly 20 years in the territory of Hong Kong before returning to NZ.

His work has appeared in nearly 40 international defence journals and magazines to date. His focus is primarily on Asia-Pacific countries, and he travels extensively in the region to attend defence shows and observe military exercises.

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Grzegorz Sobczak

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Grzegorz Sobczak


Grzegorz Sobczak is based in Warsaw, Poland.

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Ian Parker

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Ian Parker


Ian Parker became an aerospace and defence journalist in 1980 on Flight International and started powered flying, after having flown gliders with the Air Cadets and at Loughborough University, where he studied aerospace and ergonomics. 

In 1985, Ian joined Shephard to launch Space magazine and later Aerospace Composites & Materials. He also edited Helicopter World and Defence Helicopter for Shephard. 

In 1998, he joined Phillips Publishing as European editor for a number of aerospace titles, before going freelance in 2001. 

Ian now writes for several titles on aerospace, defence and engineering. In the late 1990s, he became a CAA class rating instructor on the Yak18T and 52 for Richard Goode Aerobatics. Now, he flies a 1952 ex-Air Cadet T-21 glider, the first type he flew in 1971. 

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İlker Aktaşoğlu

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İlker Aktaşoğlu


İlker is Defence Insight Manager at Shephard Media. He has over 15 years of experience in defence.

Prior to joining Shephard in July 2018, Ilker served as an officer in the Turkish Armed Forces, including overseas missions in Iraq and Washington DC. He has extensive experience in air defence specifically having been at various points: the Land Forces air defence liaison officer at  the Combined Air Operation Centre in Turkey, which commands all engagements; served as an air defence missile platoon commander; and as the air defence commander designing air defence architecture at Turkey's base in Iraq.

He holds an MA International Relations degree from War Studies Department at the King’s College London and BSc in Systems Engineering from Turkish Military Academy.

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Industry Spotlight

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Industry Spotlight


News and analysis content provided by the aerospace and defence industry, putting a spotlight on emerging trends and products across the sector.

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Koji Miyake

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Koji Miyake


Koji Miyake is a Tokyo-based writer.

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Lena Voelk

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Lena Voelk


Lena Voelk is a reporter for Shephard focusing on Naval Warfare. 

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Leonid Nersisyan

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Leonid Nersisyan


Leonid Nersisyan is a defence analyst and research fellow at APRI Armenia. He is a co-author of the books, Waiting for the Storm: The South Caucasus as well as Storm at Caucasus

Leonid's areas of focus include foreign policy and military policy in Russia and the CIS region, defence industry analysis, armed conflict and arms control.

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Marc Selinger

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Marc Selinger


Marc is a freelance contributor to Shephard Media's news streams, with decades of experience writing about US military and defence affairs. He is based near Washington, DC.

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Matty Todhunter

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Matty Todhunter


Matty Todhunter is the Senior UAS Analyst for Shephard Media's Defence Insight. Before joining Shephard, Matty graduated with distinction from the University of Glasgow, holding an MA and MLitt in History.

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Mrityunjoy Mazumdar

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Mrityunjoy Mazumdar


Mrityunjoy Mazumdar has been writing on naval matters, covering navies and coastguards around the world for a wide range of trade publications for over 30 years.

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Neelam Mathews

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

She has written for leading international defence publications primarily in the US and UK. 

Based in New Delhi, Neelam has an investigative eye while covering military affairs. She is regularly invited to speak at online defence-related conferences. 

She has written for dailies as part of the editorial team at top defence shows in Bangalore, London, Paris and Singapore.

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Norbert Neumann

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in 2022, Norbert was writing across land, air, sea and cyber for Global Defence Technology. Norbert also has experience in reporting on politics and social issues from a stint at Times Radio.

He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Westminster.

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Rahul Bedi

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Rahul Bedi


Rahul Bedi is a New Delhi-based journalist reporting for over 30 years on strategic, military, and security matters for overseas journals. He also writes on domestic political and foreign affairs for a variety of newspapers in the UK and in Ireland. 

Educated in Delhi, and in England, he also contributes to a handful of domestic news websites on varied social and contemporary issues.

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Roy Choo

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Roy Choo


Rex Choo is a freelance journalist based in Australia.

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Sam Cranny-Evans

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Sam Cranny-Evans


Sam is a freelance defence analyst and consultant, as well as a RUSI Associate Fellow. His analysis focuses on armoured vehicles, artillery, and the technology shaping warfare today and in the future.

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Sam Hart

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Sam Hart


Sam Hart is the Land Analyst for Shephard Media's Defence Insight. Before joining Shephard, Sam graduated from the University of East Anglia and is an Infantry Officer in the British Army Reserves.

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Scott Gourley

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army officer, he has previously served as a correspondent for a wide range of industry publications and was the editor of Shephard’s Military Logistics Forum and Special Operations Forum magazines. 

Scott has longstanding links with the military simulation and training community, and has been an editor of the I/ITSEC Show Daily for more than 15 years.

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