Odin’s Eye WARSHIPS PLOUGHSHARES The Cold War ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had been rendered bankrupt by the Reagan arms race. People in the West were promised a bounty - the so-called Peace Dividend - that would divert money spent on defence to public programmes. General prosperity and international goodwill would remove the danger of a Third World War and bring an end even to small conflicts. ...Read more
The Royal Navy still matters, but does the UK Government truly know it or rather understand how much? Does it properly comprehend the vast effort needed to create a full spectrum ...Read more
The First Sea Lord in a rallying call to the Navy and the nation asks that the Royal Navy should be judged on action not commentary (by which he means analysis ...Read more
Two occupied territories seized by Russia from the defeated powers at the close of WW2 are at the centre of new tensions. Bastion and Bal Anti-Ship Missile (ASM) systems have been ...Read more
Back in the day who among those who had the honour of sailing aboard warships in company with the Royal Yacht Britannia could not but admire her beauty and feel huge ...Read more
On the evening of September 17, 1939, the elderly British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous was leading a submarine-hunting group in waters to the south west of Ireland. She was following a flawed tactic ...Read more
As China reaches for true globe-girdling great power status, the new generation ballistic missile submarines of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) are a key element.
Just as ...