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PROMISES OF NEW EQUIPMENT FALL SHORT OF SOLVING DEEP PROBLEMS PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:32

To follow on from our previous web site analysis, WARSHIPS IFR Editor Iain Ballantyne takes a deeper look at maritime aspects of the UK’s latest Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR). He breaks down the component parts and sums up what they mean.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:51
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News Digest PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:52

Reports by Usman Ansari

 

  • WEAPONS BOOST FOR LCS ON ASIA-PAC PATROL
  • MODERNISATION FIRST FOR CRUISERS
  • CORVETTE SAILS HOME
  • NEW INDIAN DESTROYER
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:54
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CLEARING THE FRIGATE FOG PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 November 2015 08:57

Divining the Naval Reality of SDSR 2015

 

UK Strategic Defence and Security Review Up-date

by Iain Ballantyne

 

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As the SDSR 2015 fog clears it appears the current generation Type 23 frigates of the Royal Navy will be replaced on a one-for-one basis, but not quite the way that was expected. And there are likely to be even more frigates on top of the 13. Cries of the frigate force being cut even further do not hold water…something very unusual after a UK defence review.

Last Updated on Monday, 21 December 2015 14:12
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“A GENERATIONAL CHALLENGE” PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 December 2015 11:29

Odin’s Eye

(From the January 2016 edition)

 

GENERATIONAL CHALLENGE

 

We are at the end of a cycle in global affairs, as outlined by the current US Secretary of State for Defense during a recent speech in California. Furthermore, Ash Carter suggested the world is confronted with “a generational challenge, like it was in [President] Reagan’s time.”

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PROMISES OF NEW FRIGATES FALL SHORT OF SOLVING DEEP PROBLEMS PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 08:23

by Iain Ballantyne,

Editor, WARSHIPS IFR

 

 

FUTURE UK FRIGATE T26

 

It takes years to create military and naval equipment and to train men and women for service in the UK Armed Forces, yet those hard won, carefully nurtured capabilities and people can be easily thrown away.

 

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