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In The Current Issue of WARSHIPS Magazine

    • AUSTRALIA BETS BIG ON NAVAL SECURITY
    • ARE EU NAVIES READY FOR THE MIGRATION CHALLENGE?
    • RUSSIA’S WARSHIP REVOLUTION
    • GROWING PAINS HIT SPAIN’S SUB FORCE
    • STOP-START THAIS ATTEMPT A NAVAL RENAISSANCE
    • HOW DAFT AN IDEA IS LABOUR’S ‘CHOCOLATE FIREGUARD’?
    • USN BOOSTS HITTING POWER TO COUNTER RISING THREATS
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Thursday, 14 April 2016 08:58

Editor WARSHIP IFR

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A Russian Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer attack aircraft makes a very low

altitude pass past the USS Donald Cook on April 12. Image: US Navy.

 

Two Russian naval strike jets made danger-close passes of an American guided-missile destroyer in the Baltic. Referred to by the US Navy as ‘several close interactions’, the incidents also involved a Helix helicopter adopting the Cold War tactic (used by both sides back then) of photographing a NATO vessel up close.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2016 10:35
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THE FAMILIAR OLD PROBLEM OF BUILDING WARSHIPS FIT FOR FIGHTING PURPOSE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 19:16

James Galvin tries to penetrate the fog surrounding how the Royal Navy ends up with warships that have potentially fatal flaws, suggesting similarities with events a century ago. He also looks at the disconnection between what politicians think warships are for and their actual purpose.

FAMILIAR PROBLEM 1

 

“There is something wrong with our bloody ships today!” So said Admiral David Beatty at the Battle of Jutland 100 years ago after witnessing the loss of the battlecruisers HMS Queen Mary and HMS Indefatigable. They had been destroyed by German shells, with great loss of life. What is less well-known is that he went on to say to his Flag Captain, Ernle Chatfield (like Beatty a future First Sea Lord): “and our systems too.”

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THE SCANDAL OF BRITAIN’S NAVAL DECLINE PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 19:12

Odin’s Eye

BRITAIN NAVAL DECLINE 1

 

By any measure, the Royal Navy is in crisis. It is a national scandal that an organisation so important to the UK is in such a pickle, with barely a whisper from politicians or the media about its serious decline and imbalance. The headline fact is the RN has fallen to a sub-critical mass.

 

Previously when the Royal Navy fell so low it could at least rely upon a cadre of officers who had experience of war to maximise the utility and application of sparse resources. It is now 35 years since the Falklands War - when the RN could field 60 frigates and destroyers - yet it continues to behave as though it were three or four times bigger than its present size.

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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 March 2016 19:21

Reports by Usman Ansari

  • KEY RCN UNITS SENT TO SCRAP
  • RUSSIA DEPLOYS AT HIGHER RATE THAN COLD WAR
  • REGIONAL SUPREMACY IS THE PRIME OBJECTIVE
  • SOUTH CHINA SEA TENSION
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KEEPING UP PRESSURE FROM THE SEA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 15:07

 

PRESSURE 1

Naval forces continue to play a key role in bearing down on the ISIL terrorist group in its Syrian and Iraqi bastions. The French Navy flagship and strike carrier Charles de Gaulle has been at the head of a multinational task group, with her Rafales and Super Etendards flying bombing sorties.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 February 2016 15:16
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