No. 297 December 2019

December 2019

Front cover

Main - HMAS Hobart leading a task group, with frigate HMAS Parramatta (background). For more, see P10/11 and P32.
Inset pic: Chinese Navy sailors parade in Beijing. See P14/17.

Photo by LSIS Tara Byrne/RAN. Inset: Gordon Arthur

Contents

NEWS

ALARM SOUNDED OVER SAN’S STEEP DECLINE – P2
UK-OWNED JETS ABOARD CARRIER – P3/4
NAVIES – P5 & P6

US Navy re-establishes SUBGRU2

Russian submarines in ‘torpedo duel’

UK SSN programme slows to a crawl

Beijing’s South Pacific toehold bid barred

DYNAMIC RETURN – P9
IBERIAN WATERS HOST BIG WORKOUT – P12/13
BOSTON IRISH MEET OLD IRONSIDES – P24/25
CALM BEFORE STORM FOR NEW DESTROYER – P32
PUSHING ENVELOPE OF NAVAL DRONE OPS – P33
ENDURING WORTH OF RAN’S SUB FORCE – P39
DUTCH & UK ESCORTS RIDE SHOTGUN ON CVN – P40
NEW BRITISH PATROL SHIP CHRISTENED – P42

 

COMMENTARIES

ODIN’s EYE – P5
War and peace too important to be left to politicans

 

FEATURES & ANALYSIS

NATO MUST CHANGE ASW GAME – P8
Robot submarines may be the answer to Russian threat.

JAPAN’S FLEET REVIEW CANCELLED – P10/11
Plans for naval spectacular fall victim to a typhoon.

CHINA’S NAVY SHONE IN BIG PARADE – P14/17
The might of the PLAN on display in Beijing.

NORTH KOREA’S SEA-BASED NUKES – P18/19
The latest SLBM test and boats that will carry it.

STERN WARNING FROM EX-FIRST SEA LORD – P20/21
The seizure of a tanker exposed UK Govt timidity.

MISSILES FLY IN THE PHILIPPINE SEA – P22/23
A SINKEX was the star event during USN-RSN exercise.

CREATING A FLEET FOR AN UNPREDICTABLE WORLD – P26/29
Our big interview with the boss of the Danish Navy.

STORMY AUTUMN SEES SMALL JOINT WARRIOR – P30/31
However, the future may be much bigger.

A THREAT THAT NEVER SLEEPS – P34/36
How the Peruvian Navy counters the cyber threat.

ALLIANCES ARE AUSTRALIA’S BEST DEFENCE – P38
Key leaders speak at a Sea Power Conference.

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC 80 – P43/44
Some opening moves in WW2’s longest fight.

BRITISH COMMANDER’S MASTERLY PLAY – P45/46
Henry Harwood’s River Plate victory.

BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48