Jane's Fighting Ships 2016/2017

Yearbook
Author: Commodore Stephen Saunders
Publisher: Ihs Jane's
ISBN: 9780710631855
Category:
Page: 1035
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

British Gallantry Awards


Author: Peter Edward Abbott,J. M. A. Tamplin
Publisher: Enfield : Guiness Superlatives ; London : Seaby
ISBN: 9780851121734
Category: Decorations of honor
Page: 359
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Living Systems

Innovative Materialien und Technologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur
Author: Liat Margolis,Alexander Robinson
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3764382287
Category: Architecture
Page: 192
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Die Revolutionierung der Landschaftsarchitektur durch intelligente Materialien und Technologien Living Systems stellt eine Vielzahl von neuartigen Materialtechnologien für die Landschaftsarchitektur dar. Die Projekte und Materialien sind in enger Zusammenarbeit von Entwerfern, Ingenieuren, Wissenschaftlern und Ökologen entstanden. In einer Verbindung aus praxisorientierter Darstellung und theoretischem Hintergrund rücken Technologien zu Themen wie Wachstum, Fließen, Metabolismus, Klima und Wetterphänomenen in den Mittelpunkt. Die Darstellung vernetzt die Materialien und Technologien entsprechend ihrer Funktionsweisen, Prozesse und Eigenschaften miteinander. Detaillierte Zeichnungen und konstruktionsrelevante Fotos illustrieren die 36 internationalen Projekte und 23 Materialbeispiele. Zu den komplexen Systemen gehören vertikale Wachstumsstrukturen, Prävention vor Überflutungen, Anlagen zur Regenwasserversickerung sowie zur Minimierung von Bodenerosion. Beispielprojekte stammen unter anderem von West8 (Niederlande), GROSS.MAX (Großbritannien), Weiss-Manfredi Architects (USA), Kathryn Gustafson (USA) und Vogt Landschaftsarchitekten (Schweiz).