NAVAL FORCES (NAFO) the World's leading Naval Defence & Maritime Security Journal. Since 1980, NAFO is committed to attending and supporting the world's major international expos, specialist conferences, and expert symposia. NAFO provides readers with the most compelling news, opinions, analysis, products information and programme requirements. It is regularly updated by Dr Stefan Nitschke, NAVAL FORCES' Editor-in-Chief and Stephen Elliott, NAVAL FORCES' Co-Publisher.
Friday, 4 July 2014
What is NAVAL FORCES Magazine?
What is NAVAL FORCES Magazine?
Is it the world's most trusted, most prolific,
most successful, most professional Naval Defence and Maritime Security journal?
OK, what else?It is a community.
Nigh on 35 years, our editors, publishers and
journalists have been fixtures, friends and sometimes famous personalities at
Naval Defence and Maritime Security conferences, expositions, and symposium worldwide. These people reach out, encounter and experience developments, events, innovations and sometimes revolutions in what has become a community of
serious defence and security professionals.
NAVAL FORCES magazine's Editor-in-Chief Dr
Stefan Nitschke (on left in photo, left) and I discussed this after MAST Eurasia, and UDT Liverpool to
some extent and realized that we are responsible for continuing this and taking
it further than ever before as an ally, advocate and communicator for the
global military-industrial complex. We
need to help the armed forces connect with scientists, innovators, and
institutions ensure the freedoms, prosperity and security many of us in
"The western world" enjoy and hope to share with the rest of the
During DIMDEX IN Qatar, we hosted a dinner
inviting key people from about a dozen companies to listen to their concerns
and needs in the GCC market. We will do this again at Euronaval 2014, and perhaps MAST Asia in Yokohama and / or IMDS in St Petersburg.
At UDT in
Liverpool, this mission of blending a personal "human spirit" into what we do was underscored when we were invited to a 60th birthday party for Atlas UK's CTO John Wickenden. (photo, right).Many might know him for his great many contributions to maritime safety, such as with MCM and de-mining. Even those at other companies and research recognise him for his expertise. There are many more professionals like John - and YOU - with whom we hope to meet or continue to engage in lively discussions around the world.
Each conference or exposition we are involved
with, we insist on being a meaningful media partner - often the main media
partner as we are the only news and analysis organisation willing to fully "project" the "power" of NAVAL FORCES behind a gathering of the best of the best in
the naval dance and maritime security
community...and what that is, and what we foster, is a community.We'd like to call it the "NAVAL FORCES Community," bringing together concepts, ideas, innovations, people, progress and
- almost ironically - peace from conflict.
Dr Nitschke(photo, above) and I invite you to join us in embracing
our editorial and even commercial mission as colleagues, partners, friends as
the years progress into the fourth decade of NAVAL FORCES.
Be aware, we are progressive and are actively
seeking out you, your ideas, your aspirations. We invite you to engage with us
and be a part of the NAVAL FORCES global community.
Using the often-heard phrase of Dr Nitschke when he meets anyone
around the world:
WELCOME! - Stephen Elliott esq. Co-Publisher, NAVAL FORCES