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THE COST & WORTH OF NAVAL FORCES IN A DANGEROUS WORLD PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 February 2015 14:55

Odin’s Eye

(From the February 2015 edition)

 

COST WORTH 1

In 1969, the Royal Navy was operating 45 submarines, among them just eight nuclear-powered, composed of four attack boats and four ballistic missile submarines. Across the Atlantic the Americans were operating 156 submarines, a mix of diesels and nuclear-powered but within a decade they would have 115 nuclear-powered submarines and just three diesels.

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Japan Offers to Fill UK’s Sub Hunter Gap PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 February 2015 15:01

(From the March 2015 edition)

by Usman Ansari

 

SUB HUNTER GAP

Bedeviled by project management and technical issues though it was, the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4 in 2010 left a hole in Britain’s maritime defences that now appears open for exploitation by Russian submarines. US Navy, Canadian and French patrol aircraft had to be seconded to Britain at the end of 2014 in order to carry out searches for suspected submarines off the Scottish coast.

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News Digest from the January 2015 edition PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:31

Reports by Usman Ansari

 

  • LASER WEAPON TESTED IN THE GULF
  • DANISH WARSHIPS TO BE ARMOURED
  • US MARINES TO FLY FROM RN CARRIER?
  • UK STRUGGLES WITH T26 FRIGATE COSTS
  • SONAR AGREEMENT

 

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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 February 2015 15:05

(From the February & March 2015 editions)

Reports by Usman Ansari, Iain Ballantyne & Charles Strathdee

  • USA’s RUSSIAN THREAT WARNING PROVOKES MOSCOW’s ANGER
  • POLAND RESPONDS TO RUSSIA FEARS
  • UK TO ESTABLISH FORWARD BASE
  • IRAN BOOSTING MISSILE BOATS
  • CANADIAN FLEET TAKES THE HELM
  • FREDERICTON ON ‘REASSURANCE’ TASK
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SWEDES STICK TO THEIR GUNS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:25

Analysis Article

Usman Ansari examines the latest development in the mystery surrounding an alleged intrusion into Swedish waters. It saw the Scandinavian country’s military unveiling confirmed evidence of a foreign submarine. He also considers how the episode will have a broader impact on Sweden’s defence forces.

SWEDES STICK 1

 

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 12:33
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