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 of Japan. Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, the Kaliningrad enclave - already stuffed full of military hardware and host to the major naval base and warship construction yard at Baltiysk - has ...Read more
On the evening of September 17, 1939, the elderly British aircraft carrier HMS Courageous was leading a submarine-hunting group in waters to the south west of Ireland. She was following a flawed tactic ...Read more
As China reaches for true globe-girdling great power status, the new generation ballistic missile submarines of the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) are a key element.
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To follow on from our previous web site analysis, WARSHIPS IFR Editor Iain Ballantyne takes a deeper look at maritime aspects of ...Read more
by Iain Ballantyne,
Editor, WARSHIPS IFR
Chief Analyst Usman Ansari examines Taiwan’s efforts to modernise its naval capabilities through foreign acquisitions or homegrown alternatives. It is part ...Read more