Paratus Defence Analysts and Consultants Limited is a strategic and military studies centre. Since its foundation in 1997, Paratus Defence Analysts and Consultants Limited has conducted research, provided information, and promoted debate on security, conflict, arms, and arms control in the modern world. It is a not for profit organisation. The company’s directors and researchers have had some 40 years experience in defence and political research, analysis, and consultancy work. Paratus Defence is independent. It alone decides what research to undertake and what activities to conduct. It owes no allegiance to any government or group of governments, nor to any political or other organisation. The company’s prime purpose is to provide authoritative facts and informed analysis of strategic issues. It stresses rigorous research with a forward-looking policy orientation and places particular emphasis on bringing new perspectives to the strategic debate.