NAVIES – P6, P4
• Latin American drug cartels increase focus on West Africa
• SAN gets OPV boost
• RN destroyer upgrade.
ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINES NEWS – P18
AMERICAN & INDIAN DUO TEAM UP – P26
CHINESE SPY SHIP OFF AUSTRALIA – P28
SUBMARINER MEMORIAL’S ROYAL DEDICATION – P32
WAR IN UKRAINE
BATTLE FOR SNAKE ISLAND CONTINUES –
Drones to the fore in the struggle at sea.
BLOCKADE OF UKRAINE A CRUCIAL ‘FRONT’ – P9/10
Putin threatens the world’s poor with starvation.
WARY NATO NAVIES HUNTING MINES – P11
Regional fleets tackle the unseen menace.
RUSSIAN DOLPHINS SENTINELS – P12/13
The use of mammalian harbour guards is nothing new.
UK DEFENCE HEADING IN RIGHT DIRECTION – P14/15
The boss of the Royal Navy gives his assessment.
ODIN’S EYE – P5
Russia still seeks to cut Ukraine off from the sea.
BLOCKADE BUSTING BY FORCE A NO-GO – P11
Calls for warships to break through are a sequel to the unworkable No-fly Zone.
FALKLANDS WAR 40
LESSONS OF THE 1982 CONFLICT – P2, P37/42
• Royal Navy needs to be more offensive.
• The war in the air delivered a warning about UK carrier use today.
• Britain and the power projection challenge.
• Argentina’s failure to learn.
ANXIOUS US MILITARY INVESTS IN ‘QUICKSINK’ – P8
Lack of direction as the US Navy tries to grow.
UK FLEET NEEDS ‘PRICKLY PLATFORMS’ – P15
A Government minister calls for more ‘lethality.’
APPROACH TO DEFENCE LACKS URGENCY – P16/17
UK Government urged to tackle serious RN problems.
TOUR OF DUTY RIDING SHOTGUN ENDS – P20/21
Norwegian frigate concludes a carrier escort mission.
DEBUT FOR GERMAN NAVY WARSHIP – P22/23
First of five new corvettes is christened.
BIRD AWAY! – P24/25
Danish frigate’s first SM-2 firing.
SOLOMON ISLANDS BASE FOR CHINA – P29/30
How a new security pact poses a threat to Australia.
POST-WW2 DESTROYERS & CRUISERS – P34/36
Part one of a look at their shape and missions.
THE QUEEN AND THE NAVY – P43/46
Naval reviews that have saluted the British monarch.
BOOK & MOVIE REVIEW – P47/48
An inside view of the Libya War & ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’