- DE GAULLE STANDS DOWN - After a third deployment to conduct air strikes against the ISIL terror group in Syria and Iraq the French Navy strike carrier Charles de Gaulle has returned home to Toulon for a major refit.
- THE KREMLIN’S ENDURING CARRIER AMBITIONS – Fully fledged strike carrier operations via a nuclear-powered big deck ship remain on the priority list for the Russians.
- SUNSET FOR THE USA’s BIG STICK – With President Trump taking office, is the traditional deployment pattern of the US Navy’s super-carriers to certain trouble spots to coerce potential enemies to be curtailed?
- THE WORLD’S ‘BEST SMALL NATION NAVY’ – The boss of the Royal New Zealand Navy discusses his ambitions for his fleet.
- WHY DOES THE UK GOVT IGNORE GROWING MARITIME DEFENCE RISKS? – There appears to be a worrying lack of awareness in critical RN capability deficiencies even at the highest level of British government.
Pictured Above: The French Navy strike carrier Charles de Gaulle on operations alongside the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower at the end of 2016.
Photo: US Navy.
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