The December 2013 edition, on sale from November 22 is packed with news, commentaries and features, including:
- NAVIES TO COMBAT TRAFFICKERS? – A migrants crisis in the Mediterranean surely requires action at sea by NATO navies to clamp down on people traffickers?
- SPACE AGE ZUMWALT IS LAUNCHED – The radical-looking DDG 1000 (the future USS Zumwalt) is afloat, the first of three revolutionary new littoral combat destroyers.
- SUB-SURFACE WARRIORS - Pt2 of our Swedish Navy profile looks at its submarine force, which is among one of the most effective formations of its kind.
- FAREWELL TO THE TYPE 42 - Pt3 of our series tells the story of the British destroyer in action during the Gulf War of 1990/91.
- FLEET REVIEW WAS ABOUT MORE THAN JUST SHIPS - Our big interview with Rear Admiral Tim Barrett, the current Commander Australian Fleet. He talks to WARSHIPS IFR Editor Iain Ballantyne about what the centenary means to the RAN. They also discuss the Australian fleet’s way ahead and how the past informs it.
Pictured Above: The first of the new Zumwalt Class guided-missile destroyers, DDG 1000, is floated out of dry dock at the General Dynamics Bath Iron Works shipyard. Photo: USN/General Dynamics.
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