THE FREEDOM OF THE SEA IS “A CAUSE WORTH FIGHTING FOR” – P2
NAVIES-IN-BRIEF – P4, P6, P29
• HMCS Margaret Brooke commissioned.
• French Navy carrier strike group lets fly with missiles.
• LPD for Taiwan. • New UK Royal Yacht dead in water.
• Egyptian frigate makes delivery voyage.
• Major defects found in South Korean subs.
• Chinese assault carriers ready.
• Ghana’s SBS graduates • Indian missile test.
NAVIES NEWS IN FOCUS – P11/12
NORTH KOREAN PROVOCATION PROMPTS BMD EXERCISE – P16
AUSTRALIAN NEWS FOCUS – P18/21
PRINCE AT ROSYTH FOR REPAIR – P40/41
WILDCAT MISSILE TRIALS – P44
RUSSIA v. THE WEST
NEWS ROUND-UP – P3
• Moscow claims Royal Navy blew up Nordstream pipelines.
• Cable repair ship calls at Devonport.
• German seabed survey mission.
• Barents Sea patrol by RNoN and RN.
ODIN’S EYE – P5
A ‘dark fleet’ is being used to fuel Russia’s war in Ukraine.
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR MOCK COMBAT – P22/23
The latest Joint Warrior Ex was in waters latterly frequented by Russians.
VENETIAN SUMMIT FOR NAVAL CHIEFS – P7/9
‘Dangerous Challenges’ are discussed in Venice.
GROUNDHOG DAY WITH A NEW TWIST – P13
Lawmakers contest USN plans to cut amphib ships.
SPEEDY POWER PROJECTION TESTED – P14/15
UK Littoral Response Group (North) in the Med.
SWARMS OVER THE SEA – P17
Part three of our look at aerial drones and navies.
VOYAGE INTO THE HIGH NORTH – P24/28
We sail in icy seas aboard HMCS Margaret Brooke.
VESSEL NAMED AFTER SCIENTIST – P30/31
Experimental ship aims to put UK fleet on cutting edge.
SUB-SAHARAN FLEET HITS HARD TIMES – P33/35
Lack of funding hampers the South African Navy.
ATLANTIC CRUISE FOR NEW USN CARRIER – P36/37
First operational foray for world’s biggest warship.
GERALD R. FORD IN HALIFAX – P38/39
We go aboard the ship during a Canadian port visit.
CATAPULTING INTO A NEW ERA – P42/43
A major refit for the UK’s Fleet Air Arm Museum.
OBITUARY – P46
BOOK REVIEW – P47