Today, another Great Game is in play, with Western nations confronted by a new southwards expansion of Russian interest.Read more
A brief on what's in the April 2017 issueRead more
IRANIAN WEAPONRY STILL FUELLING YEMEN WAR Despite a UN-authorised coalition presence at sea, weaponry suspected to have mainly originated in Iran, is being smuggled to Houthi rebels. A recent report by the think-tank Conflict Armament Research highlighted how Australian, French, ...Read more
The lead vessel of Italy’s FREMM frigate class, Carlo Bergamini, was the first ship of her kind to fire an Aster 30 missile during a test on the Quirra missile range.
The test was undertaken as part of ...
Odin's casts his eye over some of NATO's members defence spending.Read more
Odin’s Eye WARSHIPS PLOUGHSHARES The Cold War ended in 1991 with the collapse of the Soviet Union, which had been rendered bankrupt by the Reagan arms race. People in the West were promised a bounty - the so-called ...Read more
The Royal Navy still matters, but does the UK Government truly know it or rather understand how much? Does it properly comprehend the vast effort needed to create a full spectrum fighting fleet capable of handling any foe that threatens ...Read more
Two occupied territories seized by Russia from the defeated powers at the close of WW2 are at the centre of new tensions. Bastion and Bal Anti-Ship Missile (ASM) systems have been deployed to the Kurile Islands off the northern tip ...Read more