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.

Bursting into life

• Downselect for Land 400 Phase 2
• Terrex eyes up MIV
• Canada TAPV gets initial acceptance
• Singapore Marauders to be commissioned next year
• Norinco offers 8x8 SPAAG

After a personnel and funding deficit lasting many years, the strain on South African defence may finally be easing with some long-overdue equipment upgrades.

Militaries in Europe and the US have seen many design projects fail in recent years, but now armoured vehicle programmes are seeing a new lease of life.

The Australian Defence Force is one of the most well-trained and equipped militaries in the Indo-Pacific region. A steadfast ally of the US, Canberra has announced plans in recent years to transform the ADF into a fully networked, integrated fighting force.

The sniper rifle remains a valuable tool on the contemporary battlefield, with technological developments pushing new capabilities and the shift in operating environment necessitating new approaches to training.

Remote weapon stations offer the benefits of protection, surveillance and target acquisition, and greatly improved engagement capability over pintle-mounted weapons.

Whether upgrading legacy equipment or acquiring brand new vehicles, the focus for many militaries today is bolstering MBT and IFV capabilities. An unpredictable geopolitical environment and the potential for a future conflict involving a well-equipped foe has seen renewed focus on armoured vehicle optics.

The UK Strategic Defence and Security Review in 2010 was widely panned for its lack of strategy and the Army 2020 reforms followed. Under the 2015 review, the service is being reformed again. Peter Antill and Jeremy Smith from the Centre for Defence Acquisition at Cranfield University assess whether the future is any clearer

Dec/Jan 2015/16

•    Optics
•    Air defence guns
•    Vehicle-mounted weapons
•    Reconnaissance vehicles

Feb/Mar 2016
(AUSA Global Force, DefExpo)

•    Artillery systems
•    Tracks and wheels
•    Rifle optics
•    Sniper rifles

Apr/May 2016

•    Precision munitions
•    Special operations infantry equipment
•    Special operations vehicles
•    Camouflage

Jun/Jul 2016
(Eurosatory, Farnborough International Airshow)

•    Assault rifles
•    European armoured vehicles
•    Night vision Part 1
•    Tyres and run-flat technology

Aug/Sep 2016
(Land Forces, MSPO, AAD, Modern Day Marine, ADAS)

•    Sniper training and technology
•    Future armoured vehicle design
•    Remote weapon station technology
•    Vehicle optics and targeting systems

Oct/Nov 2016
(AUSA Annual, Milipol Qatar, Indo Defence, I/ITSEC)

•    Vehicle-mounted cannon
•    Anti-tank weapons
•    Armoured vehicle upgrades
•    Mortars

Dec/Jan 2016/2017
(SHOT Show)

•    Night vision Part 2
•    Active protection systems
•    Power and mobility
•    Body armour

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.

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