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, bringing live coverage from major exhibitions and events as well as all the latest company information.

Deep impact

• US moves on next-gen combat vehicle
• Turkey boosts air defence
• Singapore selects M113 replacement
• Advanced Russian tank variant revealed
• Latvia close to M109 purchase
• Russian Army increases tank mix for Syria

From rifles to tanks, Turkey's defence industrial sector is moving fast towards the government's stated aim of reducing reliance on foreign equipment to less than 20%.

Faced with an expanding task set and domestic political change, USSOCOM is bracing itself for a bumpy ride as it endeavours to maintain its high standards and operational readiness.

With high-end solutions, competitive pricing and expeditious delivery times, Israel is rapidly strengthening its position as one of the main players in weapons exports to Africa.

Although a niche area of the market, developments in rifle optics continue to move apace, with advances in target identification, magnification and programmability.

With the ever-present danger created by burgeoning long-range capability, companies specialising in ground-based air defence are exploiting new technology to keep ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry.

Following years of trials and abortive procurements, the USMC finally appears to be close to selecting and fielding its first non-tracked amphibious assault vehicle.


The small Baltic state of Estonia is hosting units from several NATO nations as part of the alliance's Enhanced Forward Presence, which aims to strengthen deterrence in the face of a resurgent Russia. Grant Turnbull spoke to Meelis Oidsalu, the country's Undersecretary for Defence Planning, about the current situation.

Feb/Mar 2017
Middle East armour development
Close-quarter weapons
Brazilian Army modernisation
Light artillery systems

Event distribution
IDEX (Abu Dhabi, UAE)
Chatham House Security & Defence (London, UK)
AUSA Global (Huntsville, AL, USA)
LAAD (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Future Armoured Vehicles Situational Awareness (London, UK)

Apr/May 2017
Special operations – USSOCOM
Turkish land programmes
Rifle optics technology
Long-range GBAD

Event distribution

IDEF (Istanbul, Turkey)
Future Armoured Vehicles Central and
Eastern Europe (Prague, Czech Republic)
SOFIC (Tampa, FL, USA)
IDET (Czech Republic)
CANSEC (Ottawa, Canada)

Jun/Jul 2017
Amphibious armour technology
Heavy mortars
Assault rifles market
Night vision systems – Part 1

Aug/Sep 2017
European vehicle programmes
Sniper rifle development
Anti-materiel munitions
Armoured vehicle upgrades

Event distribution
MSPO (Kielce, Poland)
DSEI (London, UK)
Modern Day Marine (Quantico, VA, USA)

Oct/Nov 2017
Asian vehicle development
Heavy machine guns
Tank munitions

Event distribution
AUSA Annual (Washington, DC, USA)
Seoul ADEX (Seoul, South Korea)
Defence & Security (Bangkok, Thailand)
Milipol Paris (Paris, France)
I/ITSEC (Orlando, FL, US)

Dec 2017/Jan 2018
Night vision – Part 2
RWS market
Precision mortar and artillery
Tracks and wheels technology

Event distribution
Gulf Defence (Kuwait)
SHOT Show 2018 (Las Vegas, NV, USA)

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

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