• NEW FOR FEBRUARY 2017: MILITARY BALANCE+

    Trusted reference soon available online

    Military Balance+ is a new online database that will enable users in government, the armed forces, the private sector, as well as academia and the media, to make faster and better-informed decisions. Harnessing pioneering technology, Military Balance+ will allow users to customise, view, compare and download data instantly, anywhere, anytime.


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    Military Balance 2016

    The Military Balance 2016

    The Military Balance 2016 was launched on Tuesday 9 February 2016.

    'Because military affairs are inevitably clouded in fog, the IISS Military Balance is an essential companion for those who seek to understand.'
    Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, former UK Defence Secretary and Secretary-General of NATO

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    Military Balance 2016 Wall Chart

    Gulf region missile defence

    The Military Balance 2016 comes with a new wall chart focusing on ‘Gulf region missile defence’, showing for selected states defensive and offensive missile systems, combat air assets and illustrative radar-detection fans and missile-range indicators.


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    The Military Balance 2016

    New features in The Military Balance 2016

    The Military Balance 2016 includes new equipment analysis graphics, a wall chart detailing Gulf regional missile defence and essays on armoured vehicles, Chinese ballistic missiles and cyber deterrence.

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Military Balance 2016

Middle East and North Africa

Despite continued US-led military actions against the Islamic State, the group retains significant territory in both Syria and Iraq. In Syria, the Assad regime’s armed forces were bolstered by the deployment of Russian airpower. The Saudi-led coalition continues military action against Houthi rebels in Yemen. This year's analysis covers these and other issues, such as Libya, Iran and the Iraqi armed forces.

Military Balance 2016

Europe

While NATO continued to assure allies and adapt its forces in light of Russia’s military activity, defence budgets and capabilities remained under scrutiny.

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