HMS DRAGON IN THE BLACK SEA – IFC
US NAVY TO SHRINK IN
ORDER TO GET ‘BIGGER’ – P2/3
NAVIES-IN-BRIEF – P4, P6, P8/9, P14 & P33
• SBS storm oil tanker in stowaways stand-off.
• Frigate Gorshkov fires ‘carrier killer’ missile.
• China deploys missiles to reach Taiwan waters.
• ‘Birds away’ for USS Zumwalt.
• New Australian tanker arrives.
• German corvette shadows Russians.
• French air warfare frigate debut.
• Egypt’s submarine quartet complete.
• Brazil calls times on venerable Type 22s.
• New Zealand frigate trials.
GUARD SHIP RETURNS TO CARIBBEAN – P13
WHITE ENSIGN AROUND THE WORLD – P36
ODIN’s EYE – P5
‘The Special Relationship’ at sea, plus why it matters more than ever.
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
BEARING DOWN ON PIRACY – P10/12
Coalition navies off Arabia boost operations.
BUSY FLEET CEMENTS DEFENCE TIES – P16/17
An active autumn for the Royal Australian Navy.
FUTURE FRIGATE TAKES SHAPE – P18/19
Belgium and The Netherlands co-operate for a new major surface warship.
PANDEMIC & STORMY WEATHER – P20/23
Joint Warrior goes ahead despite adverse factors.
UK CARRIER STRIKE GR OUP FIRST – P24/25
A milestone for the the Royal Navy.
ITALIAN NAVY GETS READY FOR NEW ERA – P26/29
Interview with the CO of ITS Cavour on how his ship has been remodelled for the F-35B.
CHINA SEEKS TO MATCH USA BY 2049 – P30/32
However, major war could still erupt before then.
MAJOR EXERCISE GETS FRANCE IN SHAPE – P34/35
The French Navy prepares to spearhead a NATO force.
BRINGING BATTLESHIP FIGHTS BACK TO LIFE – P38/40
A globe-conquering naval wargame strives for realism.
LEGENDARY SHIPS WILL SAIL AGAIN – P41/42
The US Navy is reviving some famous names.
TOUGH BOSS GOT THE JOB DONE – P43
A profile of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Philip Vian.
‘LITTLE SHIP’ PORTRAIT OF COURAGE – P44/45
Dunkirk evacuation vessel gets a big salute.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – P46
BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48