Editorial Calendar

FORCE Editorial Calendar 2021

As always, FORCE editorial will continue 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 is now 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 Defence Acquisition Policy 2020 and through government to government agreements.

FORCE will also be participating in a number of international defence and aviation shows in 2021. 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 2021

FEBRUARY

  • Aero India 2021, Bengaluru, 3-7 February 2021

(FORCE is media partner. FORCE will bring out Aero India Special issue in addition to three Show Dailies on February 3, 4 and 5)

 

JUNE

  • Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Paris, 21 to 27 June 2021

(June issue would be available for distribution here. July issue will carry the Show Report)

 

JUNE

  • IMDS, St Petersburg, 23 to 27 June 2021

(June issue would be available for distribution here. July issue will carry the Show Report)

 

JULY

  • International Aviation and Space Salon (MAKS), Zhukovsky, Moscow Region, 20 to 25 July 2021

(July issue would be available for distribution here. August issue will carry the Show Report)

 

AUGUST

  • International Military-Technical Forum ‘ARMY-2021’, Kubinka, Moscow 22 to 28 August 2021

(August issue would be available for distribution here. September issue will carry the Show Report)

 

SEPTEMBER

  • DSEI, ExCel, London 14 to 17 September 2021

(September issue would be available for distribution here. October issue will carry the Show Report)

 

NOVEMBER

  • Dubai Air Show 2021, Dubai, 14 to 18 NOVEMBER 2021

(November issue would be available for distribution here. December issue will carry the Show Report)

 

 

Issue Highlights in 2021

JANUARY 2021

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: Tactical Communications and Battlefield Management System
Special Report 2: Air and Missile Defence
Special Report 3: Artillery Modernisation
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

FEBRUARY 2021

Special issue on Aero India 2021. In addition to the February issue, as media partner for Aero India, FORCE will bring out three Show Dailies on February 3, 4 and 5. 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: Indian Air Force’s Fighter Stream
Special Report 2: Naval Aviation
Special Report 3: Unmanned Aerial Platforms
Special Report 4: Helicopters
Special Report 5: Aerial Weapons
Special Report 6: Air and Missile Defence
Special Report 7: ISR

 

MARCH 2021

This issue will carry post Aero India 2021 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 Indian private sector. Capacities and capabilities
Special Report 2: Disruptive technologies
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

APRIL 2021

Special Report 1: Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAVs
Special Report 2: Ammunition for Land Platforms
Land: Military Vehicles, including Indian FICV programme
Air: Medium Altitude Long Endurance UAVs
Sea: Maritime Reconnaissance Helicopters
Homeland Security: Counter Terrorism
Technology Update: Support Vessels
Civil Aviation: Safe Air Travel
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

MAY 2021

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
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

JUNE 2021

Special Report 1: Coastal Defence
Special Report 2: Curtain Raiser on Eurosatory 2021
Special Report 3: Regional Transport Aircraft
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 2021

Special Report 1: Homeland Security
Show Report 2: Paris Air Show
Show Report 3: IMDS
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
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

AUGUST 2021

This issue marks the 18th 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: Strengthening MROs in India
Special Report: Marine Engines
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

SEPTEMBER 2021

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: Defence Industrial Corridors as part of Global Supply Chain
Civil Aviation: Regional Connectivity
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

OCTOBER 2021

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: High Altitude Warfare
Special Report 4: Stand-off Weapon Systems
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

NOVEMBER 2021

Special Report: Tactical Data Communications
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 2021

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: Naval Diplomacy
Special Report 2: Marines Engines and Transfer of Technology
Special Report 3: Amphibious Operations
Special Report 4: Naval Aviation
Special Report 5: Submarines
News updates on the armed forces and defence industry

 

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