Jane's Intelligence Review
is a monthly journal on military intelligence
Military intelligence is a military discipline that exploits a number of information collection and analysis approaches to provide guidance and direction to commanders in support of their decisions....
published by Jane's Information Group
Jane's Information Group is a publishing company specializing in transportation and military topics.-History:It was founded by Fred T...
(Jane's). Its coverage includes international security issues, ongoing conflicts, organized crime
Organized crime or criminal organizations are transnational, national, or local groupings of highly centralized enterprises run by criminals for the purpose of engaging in illegal activity, most commonly for monetary profit. Some criminal organizations, such as terrorist organizations, are...
, and weapons proliferation.
It was first published in January 1989 as Jane's Soviet Intelligence Review
, although a pilot edition had been produced in September the previous year and distributed at the Farnborough Airshow in order to test the market. Uniquely for Jane's – and its parent company, the Thomson Corporation – the magazine carried no advertising but relied on subscription revenue only. It was profitable in its first year of publication and is believed to have remained profitable ever since. Amongst the first subscribers were the then vice-president of the USA, Dan Quayle
James Danforth "Dan" Quayle served as the 44th Vice President of the United States, serving with President George H. W. Bush . He served as a U.S. Representative and U.S. Senator from the state of Indiana....
, and the author Tom Clancy
Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr. is an American author, best known for his technically detailed espionage, military science, and techno thriller storylines set during and in the aftermath of the Cold War, along with video games on which he did not work, but which bear his name for licensing and...
. Included in the January 1989 issue were articles on the Soviet 2S6 air-defence system, the Soviet Mi-24
The Mil Mi-24 is a large helicopter gunship and attack helicopter and low-capacity troop transport with room for 8 passengers. It is produced by Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant and operated since 1972 by the Soviet Air Force, its successors, and by over thirty other nations.In NATO circles the export...
helicopter and the new commanding general of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany
The Group of Soviet Forces in Germany , also known as the Group of Soviet Occupation Forces in Germany and the Western Group of Forces were the troops of the Soviet Army in East Germany....
, Army General Stanislav Postnikov.
Specialist correspondents for the magazine in 1989 included Joe Bermudez (an expert in the development of ballistic missile technology by developing countries). Chris Foss (editor of Jane's Armour and Artillery
), David Isby (author of Weapons and Tactics of the Soviet Union
), Group Captain Duncan Lennox (editor of Jane's Air-Launched Weapons
) and John Taylor (editor of Jane's All the World's Aircraft
In 1991, in response to the break-up of the Warsaw Pact
The Warsaw Treaty Organization of Friendship, Cooperation, and Mutual Assistance , or more commonly referred to as the Warsaw Pact, was a mutual defense treaty subscribed to by eight communist states in Eastern Europe...
, the magazine changed its title to Jane's Intelligence Review
although it had already expanded its coverage to include a special report on Iraq
Iraq ; officially the Republic of Iraq is a country in Western Asia spanning most of the northwestern end of the Zagros mountain range, the eastern part of the Syrian Desert and the northern part of the Arabian Desert....
in October 1990 following that country's invasion of Kuwait
The Invasion of Kuwait, also known as the Iraq-Kuwait War, was a major conflict between the Republic of Iraq and the State of Kuwait, which resulted in the seven-month long Iraqi occupation of Kuwait, which subsequently led to direct military intervention by United States-led forces in the Gulf...
- Paul Beaver: pilot issue, 1988
- Henry Dodds: 1989–1992
- Robert Hall
- Peter Felstead
- Christopher Aaron
- Christian Le Mière: 2006–2010
- Anna Gilmour: 2010-