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Since 1986 Military Periscope has been the defense industry's premier online database for accurate open-source global defense information. Offering timely in-depth coverage of orders of battle, equipment inventories, plans and programs for more than 165 nations. Plus, descriptions and technical characteristics of virtually every major weapon, platform and systems worldwide all just a click or two away.

  1. How did Military Periscope begin?
    Initially developed by the United States Naval Institute in 1986, Military Periscope has become the world.s easiest-to-use, most up-to-date, open-source military database. For nearly 30 years, Military Periscope has put facts and information for more than 160 nations and 6,500 weapons systems at the fingertips of our users. We provide information on the world.s military systems, orders of battle, equipment inventories, plans, and programs.

  2. How often is the information updated?
    The data is continuously updated to provide our users with the most current and relevant open-source global defense information available today.

  3. Who typically subscribes to Military Periscope?
    Our range of users varies greatly. Among our existing customers, we serve:
    • National governments
    • Defense and intelligence agencies
    • Military commands and libraries
    • Industry and defense contractors
    • Educational institutions
    • News and media organizations
    • Embassies
    • Individual subscribers

  4. What does the Military Periscope subscription include?
    A full subscription to Military Periscope includes access to:
    • Weapons/Systems/Platforms
    • Nations. armed forces and orders of battle
    • Peacekeeping Missions
    • Terrorist Organizations
    • Special Reports
    • Daily Defense News Capsules (email delivery and online access)

    Military Periscope also offers individual subscriptions to the Daily Defense News Capsules (email delivery and online access). The Special Reports are also available by individual purchase or through a subscription.

  5. What makes Military Periscope better than the competition?
    Time and again, our users have told us why they appreciate our benefits and keep returning to us:
    • Save time - Maximize valuable research time with coverage of thousands of weapons systems and detailed defense information on virtually all nations. And it is all in one place.
    • Up-to-date - Stay current on the activities of international terrorist organizations; quickly scan daily abstracts of military-related and foreign-policy news from around the globe; and dig deeper with exclusive special reports on a range of defense topics.
    • Powerful Search - The search engine covers all the content, including our Daily Defense News Capsules. Relevant hyperlinks, advanced search capability within the DDNCs and intuitive browsing options provide faster, easier navigation. Multiple access points permit users to drill down quickly to the desired level of detail.
    • Useful Alerts - The monthly .What.s New. page underscores selected information. Hyperlinks drive users to featured records.
    • Affordable - We know budgets are tight, so we work individually with each customer.

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