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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 over 30 years, Military Periscope has put facts and information for more than 165 nations and 7,500 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. 

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

Military Periscope is an encyclopedic database that provides information on the following:

  • Nation’s Armed Forces - Features complete details about air, ground, naval, special warfare, paramilitary and strategic forces for 165 nations. Plus, information on deployment plans, programs and budgets.
  • Weapon Systems – Provides detailed overview and illustrations of more than 7,500 weapons, systems and platforms from across the globe.
  • Militant Organizations Archive – An in-depth historical archive on international terrorist groups as defined by the U.S. State Department.

Military Periscope is proud to be an approved FEDLINK member. (Service ID: UC and Contract Number: LCFDL24D0002). As a FEDLINK vendor, we are able to offer discounted pricing to FEDLINK members. 

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