• Events

    The Military Balance 2018

    21 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 21 February, 10–11.30am EST
    IISS–Americas, Washington DC
    Speakers:
    Dr Kori Schake, Deputy Director-General, IISS
    Dr Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    James Hackett, Editor of The Military Balance; Senior Fellow for Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
    Douglas Barrie, Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Nick Childs, Senior Fellow for Naval Forces and Maritime Security, IISS

  • Military Balance Blog

    European defence spending: the new consensus

    15 February 2018.  Changing threat perceptions and an improved economic climate have prompted European states to increase defence spending.

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter I, Part II: Big data, artificial intelligence and defence

    14 February 2018.  Military applications

    From tactical to operational
    Strategic advantage
    Ethical considerations
    2018 and beyond

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter I, Part III: Russia: strategic-force modernisation

    14 February 2018.  Defence industry

    Strategic forces: Land-based systems; Maritime systems; Strategic aviation; Early warning and missile defence
    Non-strategic nuclear weapons

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter I, Part I: Chinese and Russian air-launched weapons: a test for Western air dominance

    14 February 2018. 

    Chinese progress
    Russian resurgence
    Going electronic
    Long- and very-long-range engagement
    A challenging future environment

  • The Military Balance

    Chapter 2: Comparative defence statistics

    14 February 2018.  Defence budgets and expenditure
    Armed unmanned aerial vehicles: production and procurement
    Key defence statistics
    China: People’s Liberation Army main battle tanks
    China: air-to-air missile progress
    Selected Chinese and Asia-Pacific regional naval shipbuilding since 2000

  • The Military Balance

    The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018. 

    The Military Balance 2018 includes new arms orders and deliveries graphics, a wall chart focused on strategic-forces modernisation in China, Russia and the United States, and thematic texts on Chinese and Russian air-launched weapons, artificial intelligence and defence, and Russian strategic-force modernisation.

  • Events

    Launch of The Military Balance 2018

    14 February 2018. 

    Wednesday 14 February 2018, 9–10am GMT
    Arundel House, London
    Host:
    Dr John Chipman, Director-General and Chief Executive, IISS

  • Military Balance Blog

    Russia’s State Armament Programme 2027: a more measured course on procurement

    13 February 2018.  Russia is close to concluding its next ten-year armament programme, with a more modest level of re-equipment ambition.

  • Military Balance Blog

    New wall chart: Strategic-forces modernisation: China, Russia and the United States

    09 February 2018.  The Military Balance 2018 comes with a new wall chart, displaying the numbers of Chinese, Russian and US land-, air- and sea-based nuclear-delivery systems in 1987, 2017 and 2037.

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