Jane's Defence Weekly (abbreviated as JDW) is a weekly magazine reporting on military and corporate affairs, edited by Peter Felstead. It is one of a number of military-related publications named after John F. T. Jane, an Englishman who first published Jane's All the World's Fighting Ships in 1898. It is a unit of Jane's Information Group, which was purchased by IHS in 2007. The magazine has a large circulation and is frequently cited in publications worldwide.
|Jane's Defence Weekly|
Cover for 18 March 2013 edition.
|Features Editor||Kate Tringham|
|Europe Editor||Nicholas de Larrinaga|
|Asia Pacific Editor||James Hardy|
|Middle East/Africa Editor||Jeremy Binnie|
|Publisher||Sean Howe, SVP, IHS Inc|
|Based in||Coulsdon, Surrey|
In 1984, only months after the magazine was established, Jane's Defence Weekly gained worldwide attention after printing several images from an American spy satellite of the Nikolaiev 444 shipyard in the Black Sea, showing a Kiev-class aircraft carrier under construction. The images were leaked by Samuel Loring Morison, an American intelligence professional, leading to the only conviction ever passed against a US government official for giving classified information to the press.