Jane's Fighting Ships 2016/2017

Yearbook

Author: Commodore Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Ihs Jane's

ISBN: 9780710631855

Category:

Page: 1035

View: 9844

IHS Janes Fighting Ships is the worlds leading open-source maritime defense reference resource, delivering exhaustive profiles of naval platforms in development, in production and in service globally. IHS Janes Fighting Ships provides comprehensive coverage of the worlds naval platforms, supporting military and security organizations by delivering reliable technical and program information on current and future naval capabilities, and providing maritime defense market intelligence to enable A&D businesses to carry out successful marketing, strategy and product development activity.

The Naval Arms Trade

Author: Ian Anthony

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198291374

Category: Political Science

Page: 221

View: 8533

This book offers a sober appraisal of the world trade in naval weapon systems at a time when recent attacks on merchant shipping in the Persian Gulf have kept maritime security at the centre of global attention. At the same time India, outside the international non-proliferation regime, has become the first-ever customer for a nuclear attack submarine. In 1987-88, the most expensive and controversial arms sales were related to naval systems, and yet while regional navies are busy increasing their firepower, the traditional naval powers remain dependent on their sea-borne trade. In particular the book highlights critical areas in which trade in naval systems differs from the sale of land or air systems, and it discusses the implications of these differences.

Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy

India, Iraq and Israel

Author: Timothy D. Hoyt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351558161

Category: History

Page: 309

View: 9828

Military Industry and Regional Defense Policy re-examines military industrialization in the developing world, focusing on policy-making in producer states and the impact of security perceptions on such policy-making.Timothy D. Hoyt reassesses the role of regional state sub-systems in international relations, and recent historical studies of international technology and arms transfers. Looking at Israel, Iraq and India, the three most powerful regional powers in the Cold War era, he presesnts an expert analysis of the three-sided phenomena of the regional hegemony, the regional competitor and the small over-achiever.This new book breaks away from existing literature on military industries in the developing world, which has focused on their economic and development costs and benefits. These past studies have used primitive methodologies that focus on the production of complete weapons systems - a misleading gauge in a world of growing international defense cooperation. They have also ignored empirical evidence of the impact of local military industrial production on Cold War regional conflict, and of the defence planning and concerns that drove development of indigenous military industries in key regional powers. This new text delivers an incisive new perspective.

Jane's Fighting Ships 2010-2011

Author: Stephen Saunders

Publisher: Janes Information Group

ISBN: 9780710629203

Category: Reference

Page: 1018

View: 1441

Jane's Fighting Ships is your essential reference to the world's navies. Country by country, you will find authoritative commentaries for each ship, complete with comprehensive details of: displacement and dimensions, main machinery, speed and range, weapons systems, construction and modernisation programmes, latest operational status and strength of fleet including sales to other navies.

Contest for the South China Sea

Author: Marwyn Samuels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113657560X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

View: 8127

First published in 1982. Wide-ranging and fully documented, this book is the first detailed study of the origins, contexts and consequences of the long-standing dispute between China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines over the Paracel and Spratly Archipelagos in the South China Sea - one of the world's most strategically important inter-ocean basins and China's southern maritime frontier. Samuels' analysis: * Highlights the impact of the shifting balance of power in Asia and the growing competition for oceanic resources * Examines the implications of the dispute in terms of the historical and modern role of china as a maritime power in Asia.

The U.S.-China Military Scorecard

Forces, Geography, and the Evolving Balance of Power, 1996–2017

Author: Eric Heginbotham,Michael Nixon,Forrest E. Morgan,Jacob L. Heim,Jeff Hagen,Sheng Li,Jeffrey Engstrom,Martin C. Libicki,Paul DeLuca,David A. Shlapak,David R. Frelinger,Burgess Laird,Kyle Brady,Lyle J. Morris

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833082272

Category: History

Page: 430

View: 3580

A RAND study analyzed Chinese and U.S. military capabilities in two scenarios (Taiwan and the Spratly Islands) from 1996 to 2017, finding that trends in most, but not all, areas run strongly against the United States. While U.S. aggregate power remains greater than China’s, distance and geography affect outcomes. China is capable of challenging U.S. military dominance on its immediate periphery—and its reach is likely to grow in the years ahead.

The Indian Navy and Southeast Asia

Author: G. V. C. Naidu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788186019269

Category: Asia, Southeastern

Page: 208

View: 914

The study examines the growth and development of the Indian Navy in the context of the initial fears and apprehensions in South Asia over India s naval expansion.

Die Geschichte meiner Zähne

Author: Valeria Luiselli

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3956141083

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 1889

Gustavo Sánchez hat eine Mission: Jeder seiner hässlichen Zähne muss ersetzt werden. Glücklicherweise ist er Auktionator – der weltbeste Auktionator –, was ihm dabei hilft, Geld für die neuen Zähne zu sammeln. Dabei entdeckt er, dass es entscheidend ist, die Objekte, die er anbietet, mit Geschichten auszustatten. Das steigert ihren Wert immens. Auch wenn er noch ein paar andere Fähigkeiten besitzt, die ihm Geld verschaffen: Nach zwei Gläsern Rum kann er Janis Joplin imitieren, Glückskekse deuten und wie Christopher Kolumbus ein Hühnerei auf den Tisch stellen und beim Schwimmen den Toten Mann machen. Das Geschichtenerzählen aber entwickelt er zur Meisterschaft. Und die Sammlung seiner Zähne berühmter Menschen kann sich sehen lassen: von Plato zu Plutarch, Michel de Montaigne, Virginia Woolf und Enrique Vila-Matas. Sanchez aber will die von Marilyn Monroe ... Valeria Luiselli hat mit der Geschichte meiner Zähne ein Buch über den kreativen Prozess, den Wert von Kunst, den Kult um literarische Berühmtheiten geschrieben, eine herrliche Mixtur aus Erinnerung, Erfindung und autobiografischer Reflexion, in deren Zentrum ein Mann mit einem »Mund voller Horror« steht. Eine exzentrische, ganz und gar außergewöhnliche Geschichte, die die Konvention der literarischen Genres sprengt.