STORM OVER ARABIA GATHERS – P2
DOES DIEGO GARCIA RULING IMPERIL USA STRATEGY? – P3
GERMANY FINALLY COMMISSIONS F125 WARSHIP – P4
NAVIES – P6 & P18
- UK super-carrier to spearhead NATO
- Argentina procures ‘new’ subs
- China gifts frigate to Sri Lanka
- Italy launches new patrol ship
- Russian subs train under ice
- Beijing test fires new nuclear missile
- South Korea’s first KSS-III sub on trials
SEA TRIALS FOR ‘SUPER DESTROYER’ – P34
PLEA TO UK GOVT NOT TO IGNORE
TRIBUTE TO WW2’S LONGEST BATTLE – P42
ODIN’s EYE – P5
The world’s ‘Strongmen’ present a stark choice.
A NEW TANKER WAR? – P10
Do attacks in Gulf herald a return to 1980s?
THE BATTLE CONTINUES AT SEA – P37/38
A struggle evolves on the maritime flank.
VETERANS SET SAIL FOR NORMANDY – P39/41
A flotilla of vessels escorts a ferry carrying veterans of the battle across the Channel.
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
AMERICA STILL OUTGUNS RUSSIA & CHINA – P7
The US Navy is hanging onto its firepower lead.
BLAME GAME AFTER NEAR MISS – P8/9
Diplomatic row follows close call at sea.
US FORCES PUT ON HIGH ALERT – P12/13
Response to visit of Russian frigate to the Caribbean.
AUSTRALIAN POWER PROJECTION – P14/16
Interview with the boss of a major commitment.
BIGGEST NATO EXERCISE FOR DECADES – P19/22
Report and pictures from BALTOPS 2019.
STRIKE CARRIER WITH A MISSION – P23/27
The French Navy flagship’s seven-month deployment.
END OF DAYS FOR VETERAN VESSELS – P28/29
Three Australian ships reach the end of the line.
BIG DRESS REHEARSAL – P30/33
Ambitious sub rescue exercise in Black Sea.
OBITUARY – P43/44
The life and career of Admiral Sir Peter Herbert.
DIVE-BOMBER THAT STRUCK ‘THE BEAST’ – P45/46
One-of-a-kind naval aircraft raised from sea.
BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48
Two books that commemorate ‘the Grand Scuttle’.