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Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady is a Senior Editor with The Diplomat. Follow him on Twitter.

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, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor, and Slate among other publications.

Franz-Stefan also is a Senior Fellow with the EastWest Institute. 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.

Follow him on Twitter.

Contact: f[email protected] 

Posts by Franz-Stefan Gady
October 23, 2019

India Test Fires 2 BrahMos Supersonic Cruise Missiles From Mobile Launchers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Air Force carried out the missiles test launches on October 21 and 22 in the eastern Indian Ocean.

October 22, 2019

South Korea Scrambles Fighter Jets Against Russian Bombers

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Six Russian military aircraft were reportedly intercepted by South Korean fighter jets after they reportedly entered South Korea’s air space identification zone.
October 22, 2019

Russian Sub Aborts Test Firing of Ballistic Missile During Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A nuclear-powered submarine reportedly fired one instead of the planned two ballistic missiles into a test range during a recent military exercise in Russia.

October 21, 2019

South Korea to Procure 20 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force is expected to begin receiving twenty more F-35 fighter aircraft beginning in 2021.

October 18, 2019

Russian Subs Live-Fire Ballistic Missiles in Nuclear Combat Drill

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russian submarines of the Northern and Pacific Fleets test fired ballistic missiles from submerged positions during a recent military exercise.

October 17, 2019

Taiwan’s F-16 Upgrade Program Is Back on Schedule

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The country’s defense minister told parliament that the $4.5 billion upgrade program for 142 F-16 fighter jets is on schedule.
October 16, 2019

India Delivers 2 More Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Indian officials handed over the last two of four Mi-24v helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on October 15.

October 15, 2019

Russia Kicks Off Annual Nuclear Forces Readiness Exercise

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The exercise will reportedly involve 12,000 troops, 213 missile launchers, 105 aircraft, and five submarines.

October 07, 2019

New Russian Attack Sub Enters Sea Trials

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The first of six diesel-electric attack subs destined for Russia’s Pacific Fleet has entered state trials, according to a source.

September 25, 2019

Ajai Shukla on the Current and Future State of India’s Military

By Franz-Stefan Gady
What to expect from ongoing modernization efforts and the current capabilities of the Indian military.

September 19, 2019

Chinese Bombers Conduct Air Strikes During Military Exercise in Russia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Chinese military aircraft will practice an attack on ground targets during this year’s Central-19 strategic exercise in Western Russia.
September 18, 2019

South Korea to Publicly Display F-35A Stealth Fighter for First Time in October

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Republic of Korea Air Force will publicly display the F-35A for the first time during Armed Forces Day on October 1.

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