BLACK SEA TAKES A TURN FOR THE WORSE- P2/3
LANDING SHIP HITS THE WATER – P4
NAVIES – P6
• Less frigates means more on operations, says ex-1SL.
• Australia signs AUKUS nuclear agreement.
• Fire in Canadian frigate on NATO duty.
• China told to ‘back off’ by Philippines.
• Taiwan dives into submarine construction.
ALBION HELPS FRENCH WITH PULLING POWER – P7
AFRICAN NAVAL NEWS FOCUS – P19/21
THE CHALLENGES OF UNKNOWN THREATS – P28
EX-USCG BOATS FOR UKRAINE – P33
HYPERSONIC MISSILE RACE – P34
ODIN’s EYE – P5
The naked truth below the UK Prime Minister’s ‘emperor’s new clothes’ in Defence.
UK NEEDS TO UPSCALE SHIP CONSTRUCTION – P26
New naval threats require urgent action.
CHINESE EXPANSION FORCES USA TO BUILD LOTS OF FRIGATES – P8/10
The US Navy will get into FFGs big time.
EX-FIRST SEA LORD ON STATE OF THE RN – P11/13
A frank assessment from Admiral Tony Radakin.
BIG EXERCISE FOR LATIN AMERICANS – P14/18
Our report from the latest UNITAS.
LAYING DOWN THE FUTURE TEMPLATE – P17
An interview with the UNITAS boss.
TEHRAN PUSHES ITS LUCK IN THE GULF – P22/25
An Iranian ‘copter gets too close to a USN ship plus news of cross-decking between American & UK navies.
KOREAN SUBMARINE RACE ACCELERATES – P30/31
Both the North and South are building ballistic missile boats for their navies.
USN MAINTAINS BLACK SEA VIGILANCE – P32
Destroyers pass the baton of patrolling.
AUSTRALIA NEEDS SSNS TO SEE OFF HARM – P35/36
A UK submarine visit to Perth and the case is made for nuclear submarines in national defence. FAMOUS BATTLESHIP NAME REBORN – P38
Was a battleship and is now a submarine.
JAPANESE ADMIRAL WHO UNDERSTOOD USA – P40/42
The man who devised the December 1941 aircraft carrier strike on Pearl Harbor.
SUBMARINES WERE MEANT TO STRIKE FIRST – P43/44
The aircraft got the headlines but Japan’s undersea warriors were supposed to do the main damage. Also the story of a US Navy submarine that got revenge for Pearl.
OBITUARIES – P46
BOOKS: A TWENTY YEAR ODYSSEY – P47/48
Julian Stockwin on his ‘Kydd’ novel series.