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In The Current Issue of WARSHIPS Magazine

    • NATO BEEFS UP
    • THE AIR FORCE IS DEAD...
    • SHADOW GAME BACK IN BUSINESS
    • ANGLO-FRENCH FLEET?
    • MIDDLE EAST NAVIES EXPAND
    • SPAIN’S LEADING FRIGATE
    • USA’s NEW NAVY
    • HMS ALLIANCE REBORN
    • ECHOES OF SYDNEY
    • NATURAL FRIENDS TURNED FOES

     

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The New ‘Central Front’ is not on Land or in the air but at Sea PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:37

Odin’s Eye

DESTROYER SHADOWS RUSSIAN - Copy

 

In May 2014, as the Ukraine crisis rumbles on, the destroyer HMS Dragon shadows the Russian carrier Kuznetsov in the English Channel.

Photo: UK MoD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the immediate aftermath of the Berlin Wall coming down in 1989, signalling the political end of the Cold War, there was a brief period of two years when the military standoff was ostensibly continued.

Even so, a process of dismantling the forces that had maintained the East-West face-off began with almost indecent haste.

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Crimean Steal of the Century PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 April 2014 07:53

(Does Russia Want to Annex Ukraine’s Aircraft Carrier Construction Yard?)

by Iain Ballantyne with Usman Ansari


Putin in Conference

President Vladimir Putin during his historic speech last month (March) in the Kremlin.

 

Photo: Office of the President of Russia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was the last stand of the Ukrainian Navy. Try as they might, Russian forces for a long while failed to take the mine warfare vessel Cherkassy. Several times the Russians tried to storm aboard in a hail of stun grenades and gunfire while intimidating Mi35 helicopter gunships clattered overhead, but the defiant Ukrainians held out.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 08:27
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News Digest from the May 2014 Edition PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 25 April 2014 08:29

Reports by Usman Ansari & Iain Ballantyne

  • TOKYO ORDERS MARINE CORPS TO BE ESTABLISHED
  • KREMLIN ABSORBS UKRAINIAN NAVY
  • BEIJING BLOCKADES PHILIPPINES TROOPS
  • EXPANSION FOR UK SUBMARINE YARD
  • TAIWANESE ‘CARRIER KILLER’ IS LAUNCHED
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International Search and Rescue Needed to Watch Over Ungoverned Spaces? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 25 April 2014 07:42

Odin’s Eye

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE 1

Everything is so joined up these days the notion that a large aircraft can simply disappear off the face of the Earth is one that many people have struggled to accept. In an age when communication and dissemination via the Internet is instantaneous and we are so interconnected that governments can be toppled by social media campaigns, it is a deep shock when a whole jetliner with more than 200 souls onboard vanishes and we do not immediately know why.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 April 2014 07:53
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Crimea & Ukraine - FLASH NEWS PDF Print E-mail

UKRAINIAN NAVY FLAGSHIP HEADS HOME

And Proves She did not Defect to Pro-Russia Faction

 

Report and photographs by Special Correspondent Cem Devrim Yaylali, Istanbul

Hetman Sahaydachny

The flagship of the Ukrainian Navy, the Krivak Class frigate Hetman Sahaydachny, passed through the Turkish Straits and is today in the Black Sea. Despite conflicting reports (see our accompanying coverage) the Hetman Sahaydachny was flying the Ukrainian flag, indicating the ship is currently in the hands of pro-Kiev sailors rather than defecting to the pro-Russian autonomous region of Crimea.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014 14:52
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