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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 Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet
May 22, 2019
China Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet
The fighter aircraft was reportedly returned to the Pakistan Air Force in March.
China Overhauls Pakistan Air Force JF-17 Fighter Jet
South Korea Opens Bid for 12 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters
May 22, 2019
South Korea Opens Bid for 12 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters
The South Korean defense ministry has kicked off a bid for the country’s second batch of anti-submarine warfare helicopters.
South Korea Opens Bid for 12 Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopters
Delivery of Russia’s First <em>Yasen-M</em> Attack Submarine Pushed to 2020
May 21, 2019
Delivery of Russia’s First Yasen-M Attack Submarine Pushed to 2020
Technical problems will reportedly delay the delivery of the new attack sub Kazan by a year or more.
Delivery of Russia’s First Yasen-M Attack Submarine Pushed to 2020
India Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
May 21, 2019
India Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
India delivered the first two of four Mi-24V helicopter gunships to the Afghan Air Force on May 16.
India Delivers Two Mi-24V Attack Helicopters to Afghanistan
Russia’s Next Generation Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2025-26
May 20, 2019
Russia’s Next Generation Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2025-26
The first prototype of Russia’s new PAK DA bomber will reportedly be rolled out in 2021 or 2022.
Russia’s Next Generation Strategic Bomber to Make Debut Flight in 2025-26
US Submarine Test Fires Ballistic Missile
May 20, 2019
US Submarine Test Fires Ballistic Missile
The U.S. Navy conducted a ballistic missile launch from a nuclear-powered submarine off Florida on May 9.
US Submarine Test Fires Ballistic Missile
India’s Navy Successfully Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability During Missile Test
May 20, 2019
India’s Navy Successfully Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability During Missile Test
The service for the first time successfully tested a real-time sensor netting system during a missile launch last week.
India’s Navy Successfully Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability During Missile Test
US State Department Approves Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles to South Korea
May 20, 2019
US State Department Approves Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles to South Korea
The estimated cost for the missile sale is $314 million.
US State Department Approves Sale of 94 SM-2 Block IIIB Missiles to South Korea
US Government Report Outlines Problems With Navy’s <em>Zumwalt</em>-Class Destroyers
May 16, 2019
US Government Report Outlines Problems With Navy’s Zumwalt-Class Destroyers
Multiple issues persist with the U.S. Navy’s Zumwalt-class guided missile destroyer program, according to a new U.S. government survey.
US Government Report Outlines Problems With Navy’s Zumwalt-Class Destroyers
Russia to Procure 76 Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jets by 2028
May 16, 2019
Russia to Procure 76 Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jets by 2028
Russia is set to procure 76 Su-57s by 2028, according to the Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia to Procure 76 Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jets by 2028
Russia’s Second Poseidon Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2020
May 15, 2019
Russia’s Second Poseidon Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2020
The Russian Navy’s Project 09851 special purpose submarine is expected to be launched in the spring of 2020.
Russia’s Second Poseidon Underwater Drone-Carrying Submarine to Be Launched in 2020
Pakistan Air Force to Receive Final Batch of JF-17 Block II Fighter Jets in June
May 15, 2019
Pakistan Air Force to Receive Final Batch of JF-17 Block II Fighter Jets in June
The final three JF-17 Block II fighter aircraft will be delivered to the Pakistan Air Force next month.
Pakistan Air Force to Receive Final Batch of JF-17 Block II Fighter Jets in June
Interview: Michael O’Hanlon on the Senkaku Paradox and the Risk of Great Power War
May 15, 2019
Interview: Michael O’Hanlon on the Senkaku Paradox and the Risk of Great Power War
How to prevent a local military crisis from escalating into a great power war.
Interview: Michael O’Hanlon on the Senkaku Paradox and the Risk of Great Power War
China Launches 19th and 20th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
May 13, 2019
China Launches 19th and 20th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
Two Type 052D guided-missile destroyers were reportedly launched at the Dalian shipyard on May 10.
China Launches 19th and 20th Type 052D Guided Missile Destroyer
India Takes Delivery of First AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter
May 13, 2019
India Takes Delivery of First AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter
Indian Air Force representatives took delivery of the first AH-64E Apache attack helicopter in Mesa, Arizona on May 10.
India Takes Delivery of First AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopter
Russia Ready to Export Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jet to India
May 11, 2019
Russia Ready to Export Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jet to India
The Russian defense industry hopes it can interest the Indian Air Force in the Su-57 fighter jet.
Russia Ready to Export Su-57 Stealth Fighter Jet to India
US Navy Ends Search for Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter
May 11, 2019
US Navy Ends Search for Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter
The U.S. Navy has officially ended its search for a missing Japanese F-35A Lighting II Joint Strike Fighter that crashed last month.
US Navy Ends Search for Japan’s Crashed F-35A Stealth Fighter
Taiwan Unveils Model of Indigenously-Designed Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
May 09, 2019
Taiwan Unveils Model of Indigenously-Designed Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
The model was revealed on May 9 during a groundbreaking ceremony for a submarine shipyard in the southern port city of Kaohsiung.
Taiwan Unveils Model of Indigenously-Designed Diesel-Electric Attack Submarine
Trump to Inspect Japan’s <em>Izumo</em>-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
May 09, 2019
Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
The U.S. president will likely board the Japanese flattop during a state visit to Japan in late May.
Trump to Inspect Japan’s Izumo-Class Aircraft Carrier in May
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020
May 08, 2019
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020
The Russian shipbuilding industry still expects to meet the 2021 deadline for finishing repairs and upgrades on the flagship of the Russian Navy.
Russia’s Sole Aircraft Carrier to Remain Docked in 2020
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
May 08, 2019
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
Part of the flight data recorder was recovered “on or after May 3,” according to Japan’s defense minister.
Japan Recovers Parts of Crashed F-35A‘s Flight Data Recorder
US Navy to Stand Up Unmanned Robot Ship Development Squadron
May 08, 2019
US Navy to Stand Up Unmanned Robot Ship Development Squadron
The U.S. Navy is planning to stand up a new development squadron to help integrate autonomous ships into the existing fleet structure.
US Navy to Stand Up Unmanned Robot Ship Development Squadron
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
May 08, 2019
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
The Chinese and Russian navies jointly conducted a live-fire air defense exercises on May 4.
China, Russia Conduct First Joint Live-Fire Missile Exercise at Sea
India Launches 4th <em>Kalvari</em>-Class Attack Submarine
May 06, 2019
India Launches 4th Kalvari-Class Attack Submarine
India’s latest diesel-electric attack submarine was launched in Mumbai on May 6.
India Launches 4th Kalvari-Class Attack Submarine
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