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Franz-Stefan Gady

Franz-Stefan Gady

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

Franz-Stefan Gady is a Fellow with the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London and a columnist for The Diplomat. He is the author of a number of monographs and book chapters on Asian and European security issues.

Franz-Stefan was a Senior Editor with The Diplomat. He has also 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.

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

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Posts by Franz-Stefan Gady
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April 06, 2020

Sukhoi Plans for Su-57 Stealth Fighter Deliveries in 2020

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Russian Aerospace Forces will begin receiving the Su-57 this year, according to Sukhoi Corporation.
April 06, 2020

US Navy Commissions Latest Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarine

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Navy commissioned USS Delaware, the 18th Virginia-class attack submarine on April 4.

April 03, 2020

US Orders 78 New F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Lockheed Martin was awarded $4.7 billion to build 78 new F-35 fifth-generation combat aircraft.

April 03, 2020

Russia Offers India Three Refurbished Kilo-Class Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indian Navy is reportedly considering three refurbished Kilo-class boats from Russia.

April 03, 2020

Indonesia Is Reconsidering Contract With South Korea for 3 Diesel-Electric Submarines

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Indonesian government is considering cancelling a contract with South Korea for three Nagapasa-class diesel-electric attack subs.
April 02, 2020

Japan Rejects Lockheed Martin Plans for Next-Generation Fighter Aircraft

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Japanese Ministry of Defense has rejected proposals by foreign manufacturers to develop a new fighter aircraft, according to a government spokesperson.

April 01, 2020

Russian Navy to Speed up Test Launches of Tsirkon Hypersonic Missile

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Tsirkon hypersonic missile is slated to be test fired from a Yasen-class nuclear-powered submarine this year in conjunction with test launches from Russian Navy surface combatants.
April 01, 2020

India’s Navy to Begin Receiving 4 More P-8I Neptune Maritime Patrol Aircraft in May

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Delivery of the four P-8I maritime patrol aircraft is expected to be completed by January 2022.

March 31, 2020

Interview: Robert Ward and Yuka Koshino on Geo-Economics in East Asia

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Geo-economics can be a subtle tool of statecraft, but not all such tools are benign and their deployment can be destabilizing for countries as well as the international system.

March 31, 2020

Russia Upgrades Facility to Produce RS-28 Sarmat ICBM

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Russia has reportedly upgraded production facilities to mass-produce its latest intercontinental-range ballistic missile.

March 30, 2020

US Navy Destroyer USS Zumwalt to Be Fully Operational Within Days

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Work on the destroyer’s combat system is slated to be completed “within days,” according to a source.
March 30, 2020

China Lays Keel for Pakistan Navy’s Second Type 054A Missile Frigate

By Franz-Stefan Gady
China held a keel-laying ceremony last month at a shipyard in Shanghai for the second of four Type 054A-class frigates on order for the Pakistan Navy.

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