Editorial Calendar

FORCE Editorial Calendar 2018

In 2018, FORCE editorial will endeavour to build a bridge between the user and the provider through specialist articles on existing and emerging technologies as well as concepts. This would be woven in with the government of India’s ‘Make in India’ policy which would now be the most desirous form of procurements. Hence, FORCE will frequently do assessment articles on domestic manufacturing capabilities, both in the public and the private sector.

Each issue of FORCE will address modernisation pertaining to defence, security and civil aviation, through the prism of ‘Make in India’; the challenges it faces and the limitations it has. FORCE will be the ‘one-stop-shop’ for all issues pertaining to procurements, both under DPP and through government to government agreements.

FORCE will also be participating in a number of international defence and aviation shows in 2018. While FORCE will be available for distribution at all these shows, in some of these events, FORCE will bring out Special Issues and Show Dailies. After all these events, FORCE will do a post-Show Report in the following issue.

 

FORCE at International Defence and Air Shows in 2018

FEBRUARY

  • DefExpo 2018, Goa, 21-25 February 2018

(FORCE is media partner. FORCE will bring out DefExpo Special issue in addition to three Show Dailies on February 21, 22 and 23)

 

MARCH

  • Wings India 2018, Hyderabad, 08-11 March 2018

(FORCE is media partner. March issue would be available for distribution here)

 

APRIL

  • ILA 2018, Berlin, 25-29 April 2018

(FORCE is media partner. April issue would be available for distribution here)

 

JUNE

  • Eurosatory 2018, Villepinte, Paris, 11-15 June 2018

(FORCE is a media partner. June issue would be available for distribution here)

 

JULY

  • Farnborough Air Show, Farnborough, 16-22 July 2018

(July issue would be available for distribution here)

 

AUGUST

International Military-Technical Forum ARMY2018, Russia, 21-26 August 2018

(FORCE is a media partner. August issue would be available for distribution here)

 

OCTOBER

  • Euronaval 2018, Le Bourget, Paris, 23-26 October 2018

(FORCE is a media partner. October issue would be available for distribution here)

 

Issue Highlights in 2018

 

JANUARY 2018

This will be the Indian Army special issue to mark the Army Day on January 15. The issue will focus on policy, doctrine and capability-building through interviews with the chief of army staff and other heads of directorates. In capability-building, the focus will be on planned and critical procurements.

Special Report 1: Infantry Soldier: Small arms (pistols, carbines, assault rifles, sniper rifles, weapon fitments, ammunition); communications; and medium arms (mortars, grenades and man portable ATGMs)
Special Report 2: Night vision and Fire Control Systems
Special Report 3: Tactical Communications and Battlefield Management System
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

FEBRUARY 2018

Special issue on DefExpo 2018. In addition to the February issue, as media partner for DefExpo, FORCE will bring out three Show Dailies on February 21, 22 and 23. These will be distributed at the show and will also be sent to the FORCE subscribers. The issue will carry interviews with senior government officials and industry heads.

Special Report 1: Land Based Radars
Special Report 2: Mini and Micro UAVs
Special Report 3: Counter IED Technologies
Special Report 4: Anti-ship missile systems
Special Report 5: Coastal Surveillance systems
Special Report 6: Artillery Fire Finding Radars
Special Report 7: Vehicle Add-on Armour

 

MARCH 2018

This issue will carry post DefExpo 2018 show report, including interviews conducted during the Show, MOUs and JVs signed and agreed to, and the general mood of the show.

Special Report 1: A review of the Defence Procurement Procedure, with special focus on Strategic Partnership
Special Report 2: Curtain raiser on Wings India 2018, Hyderabad, 08-20 March 2018
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

APRIL 2018

Special Report 1: Ammunition for Land Platforms
Special Report 2: Curtain Raiser on ILA 2018, Berlin
Land: Military Vehicles, including Indian FICV programme
Air: Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAVs
Sea: Maritime Reconnaissance Helicopters
Homeland Security: NBC Protection Gear
Technology Update: Support Vessels
Civil Aviation: Safe Air Travel
Show Report: Wings India 2018
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

MAY 2018

Special Report: Human Assistance and Disaster Relief
Land: Land-based Fire-power
Air: Heavy Lift Helicopters
Sea: Close-in Weapon Systems
Homeland Security: Manned/Unmanned Counter IED Equipment
Technology Update: ISR
Civil Aviation: Business Jets
Show Report: ILA 2018, Berlin
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

JUNE 2018

Special Report 1: Cyber Warfare
Special Report 2: Curtain Raiser on Eurosatory 2018, Paris
Special Report 3: Coastal Defence
Land: Personnel Protection (body armour and helmets)
Air: Infra-red search and track systems
Sea: Ship Sonars
Homeland Security: Crowd control and non-lethal equipment
Technology update: Robotics
Civil Aviation: Heli-Ambulances
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

JULY 2018

Special Report 1: Indian Border Guarding Forces
Show Report 2: Curtain Raiser on Farnborough Air Show 2018
Land: Night Vision Capabilities
Air: Active Electronically Scanned Array Radars
Sea: Submarine Masts and Periscope
Homeland Security: CCTVs and Tech-Int
Technology Update: Cruise Missiles
Civil Aviation: Review of Civil Aviation in India: Growth and Challenges
Show Report: Eurosatory 2018
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

AUGUST 2018

This issue marks the 15th Anniversary of FORCE, which was launched in August 2003. The issue will provide comprehensive overview of external and internal threats, the state of the indigenous defence industry, and procurements of the three defence services and paramilitary forces (BSF, CRPF and ITBP).

Special Report: Curtain raiser on International Military-Technical Forum ARMY2018. Russia 21-26 August
Show Report: Farnborough Air Show 2018

 

SEPTEMBER 2018

Special Report: Homeland Security
Land Armoured fighting vehicles turrets
Air: Airborne reconnaissance and target designation pods
Sea: Coastal Radars
Homeland Security: Counter Terrorism
Technology Update: Missile Seeker Technology
Civil Aviation: Regional Connectivity
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

OCTOBER 2018

This will be the Indian Air Force special issue to mark the Air Force Day on October 8. The issue will focus on policy, doctrine and capability-building through interviews with the chief of air staff and other heads of directorates. In capability building, the focus will be on planned and critical procurements and time-lines.

Special Report 1: IAF Combat Strengths and Challenges
Special Report 2: Integrated Air Command and Control
Special Report 3: IFF systems
Special Report: Curtain raiser on Euronaval 2018, Paris
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

NOVEMBER 2018

Special Report: Cruise Missiles
Land: Surveillance and Reconnaissance Solutions
Air: Aero-Engines and Aero-Structures
Sea: Anti-submarine Warfare
Homeland Security: Land-based unmanned systems
Technology Update: Border and Perimeter Security
Civil Aviation: Air Traffic Management
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

DECEMBER 2018

This will be the Indian Navy special issue to mark the Navy Day on December 4. The issue will focus on policy, doctrine and capability building through interviews with the chief of naval staff and other heads of directorates. In capability building, the focus will be on planned and critical procurements and their time-lines.

Special Report 1: Short and Medium Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
Special Report 2: Amphibious Operations
Special Report 3: Tactical Surface Ships
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry