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News Digest from the April & May 2015 editions PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 April 2015 19:05

Reports by Usman Ansari, Iain Ballantyne, Juan Carlos Cicalesi & Charles Strathdee

 

  • RUSSIA THREATENS TO TARGET DANISH WARSHIPS WITH NUKES
  • ARGENTINEAN DESTROYER CANNIBALISED
  • UK ORDERS BAKER’S DOZEN
  • BEIJING FORTIFIES SOUTH CHINA SEA
  • ITALIAN NAVY CONFRONTS ISIL THREAT IN THE MED
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What To Do For Those In Peril On The Sea? PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 April 2015 19:00

(From the April 2015 edition of WARSHIPS IFR)

PerilonSea 

Tony Slatter provides a personal perspective on the fashion in which criminals are preying on desperate people fleeing wars and poverty.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 19:08
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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 19:10
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Defence Is Too Important To Be Left To Politicians (and Generals) PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 20 April 2015 18:56

Odin’s Eye

OdinDefence1

Another crisis, another round of wails from retired British Army officers that their special interest group is not getting the money they think it deserves. It is not like having a larger army will make much of a difference to the UK’s European partners - the one thing Europe has lots of is army units.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 19:09
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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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