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Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady is a Senior Editor with The Diplomat.

Franz-Stefan has reported from a wide range of countries and conflict zones including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan. His writing and photos have appeared in The International New York Times, BBC News, Foreign Affairs Magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, and Slate among other publications.

Franz-Stefan also is a Senior Fellow with the EastWest Institute where he edits the Policy Innovation Blog. He is the author of a number of monographs and book chapters on Asian and European security issues.

His analysis has been featured in The Financial Times and The Wallstreet Journal, and on Al Jazeera and PBSamong others.

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China’s New Attack Helicopter Completes Weapons Trials
May 18, 2018
China’s New Attack Helicopter Completes Weapons Trials
An export version of China’s WZ-19 light attack helicopter just completed firing tests.
China’s New Attack Helicopter Completes Weapons Trials
Will India’s Air Force Get 40 More Su-30MKI Fighter Jets?
May 18, 2018
Will India’s Air Force Get 40 More Su-30MKI Fighter Jets?
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited offered to build 40 additional Su-30MKI fighters.
Will India’s Air Force Get 40 More Su-30MKI Fighter Jets?
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Missiles
May 17, 2018
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Missiles
A littoral combat ship conducted a live-fire exercise off the coast of Virginia on May 11.
US Navy Littoral Combat Ship Fires Missiles
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August
May 17, 2018
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August
The Russian bomber is expected to conduct its maiden flight in the third quarter of 2018.
Russia’s Upgraded Tu-22M3M Long-Range Bomber to Make Maiden Flight in August
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
May 16, 2018
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
U.S. and Japanese fifth-generation stealth fighter jets are training for the first time in northern Japan.
US F-35B Stealth Fighters Train With Japanese F-35As for First Time
US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Just Got Even More Expensive
May 15, 2018
US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Just Got Even More Expensive
The U.S. Navy’s most expansive warship ever just got even pricier due to the need to fix a previously undisclosed failure at sea.
US Navy’s $13 Billion Supercarrier Just Got Even More Expensive
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft to Be Ready for Delivery by 2022
May 15, 2018
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft to Be Ready for Delivery by 2022
China’s AG600 is expected to be ready for delivery to customers by 2022.
China-Built World’s Largest Amphibious Aircraft to Be Ready for Delivery by 2022
Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
May 15, 2018
Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
Taiwan’s defense minister has recently reiterated his country’s interest in procuring the fifth-generation fighter jet from the United States.
Defense Minister: Taiwan Is Seeking F-35 Stealth Fighter
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Heads Out for Sea Trials
May 13, 2018
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Heads Out for Sea Trials
China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier headed out for sea trials on May 13.
China’s New Aircraft Carrier Heads Out for Sea Trials
US Navy Christens New Littoral Combat Ship
May 12, 2018
US Navy Christens New Littoral Combat Ship
The U.S. Navy christened its latest Littoral Combat Ship earlier this month.
US Navy Christens New Littoral Combat Ship
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
May 12, 2018
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
Chinese Su-35 fighter jets and H-6K bombers circled Taiwan during a long-range patrol.
China Flies Su-35 Fighters Over Bashi Channel for First Time
China’s J-20 Fighter Undergoes First Over-the-Sea Combat Training
May 11, 2018
China’s J-20 Fighter Undergoes First Over-the-Sea Combat Training
The J-20 fighter jet recently conducted its first over-the-sea combat exercise, according to the Chinese military.
China’s J-20 Fighter Undergoes First Over-the-Sea Combat Training
Russia Completes Delivery of 1st S-400 Missile Defense Regiment to China
May 10, 2018
Russia Completes Delivery of 1st S-400 Missile Defense Regiment to China
Delivery of the first S-400 regimental set including missiles and launchers has reportedly been completed.
Russia Completes Delivery of 1st S-400 Missile Defense Regiment to China
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Suffers Another Failure
May 10, 2018
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Suffers Another Failure
The new aircraft carrier’s propulsion system suffered a previously undisclosed failure in January, forcing the ship to return to port.
US Navy’s New $13 Billion Supercarrier Suffers Another Failure
Russia’s Navy to Receive Upgraded Variant of New Ballistic Missile Sub in 2019
May 09, 2018
Russia’s Navy to Receive Upgraded Variant of New Ballistic Missile Sub in 2019
An improved variant of the Navy’s newest class of ballistic missile subs will be delivered to the service in 2019.
Russia’s Navy to Receive Upgraded Variant of New Ballistic Missile Sub in 2019
Afghan Air Force Takes Delivery of 2 A-29 Light Attack Aircraft
May 08, 2018
Afghan Air Force Takes Delivery of 2 A-29 Light Attack Aircraft
The Afghan Air Force has received a further two A-29 light attack aircraft.
Afghan Air Force Takes Delivery of 2 A-29 Light Attack Aircraft
Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
May 07, 2018
Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
The Japanese government is currently deliberating the size of its P-1 maritime patrol aircraft fleet.
Japan Debating Size of Sub Killer Aircraft Fleet
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Fires Beyond Visual Range Missile
May 04, 2018
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Fires Beyond Visual Range Missile
The Tejas Light Combat Aircraft has successfully test-fired the Derby air-to-air beyond visual range missile.
India’s Light Combat Aircraft Fires Beyond Visual Range Missile
US Navy Accepts Delivery of New Stealth Destroyer
May 04, 2018
US Navy Accepts Delivery of New Stealth Destroyer
The second Zumwalt-class guided-missile destroyer was delivered to the U.S. Navy last month.
US Navy Accepts Delivery of New Stealth Destroyer
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Be Fitted With Advanced New Air Defense System
May 03, 2018
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Be Fitted With Advanced New Air Defense System
The Russian Navy’s flagship will get a new advanced short to medium range surface-to-air air defense system.
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Be Fitted With Advanced New Air Defense System
US Navy Accepts New Littoral Combat Ship
May 03, 2018
US Navy Accepts New Littoral Combat Ship
The latest Littoral Combat Ship will be commissioned later this year.
US Navy Accepts New Littoral Combat Ship
China Launches Second Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer
May 02, 2018
China Launches Second Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer
China has reportedly launched its second Type 055 guided-missile destroyer in April.
China Launches Second Type 055 Guided-Missile Destroyer
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
May 02, 2018
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
A study commissioned by Japan’s Ministry of Defense concludes that its latest class of helicopter destroyers can be turned into full-fledged aircraft carriers.
Study: Japan’s Largest Warship Can Support F-35B
Will China’s New Aircraft Carrier Start Sea Trials This Week?
April 23, 2018
Will China’s New Aircraft Carrier Start Sea Trials This Week?
China’s new aircraft carrier might take to the sea for the first time this week.
Will China’s New Aircraft Carrier Start Sea Trials This Week?
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