PRESIDENTIAL CARRIER DEPLOYS – P2
MULTIPLE THREATS IN A MULTIPOLAR WORLD – P3
NAVIES – P4, P6, P7, P16, P24/25
• Taiwan tests sea-based BMD.
• UK Type 45 destroyer ‘extremely effective’.
• Pakistan submarine launches cruise missile.
• China creates carrier killer.
• Kuznetsov heads back to Russia.
MARITIME AVIATION NEWS – P40/42
RCN FRIGATE RETURNS HOME – P16
ARGENTINA MAINTAINS ANTARCTIC PRESENCE – P17
COUNTER-TERROR TASK GROUP STAYS SHARP – P28
MAGNIFICENT SEVERN ON PATROL – P30
UK IS IN A STATE OF DENIAL OVER DEFENCE – P5
Claims of record spending on the military mask a reality of declining capabilities and diminished critical mass.
IS IT F-35 OR BUST FOR USN AND RN? – P8/11
President Trump has threatened to cut a key strike jet programme, so where will that leave US & UK forces?
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
CHINA’S ‘DON’T MESS WITH US’ MESSAGE – P12
Beijing deploys its carrier battle group off Taiwan.
NAVIES FACE HARD STRUGGLE – P14/15
Latin American drug lords are a top target.
UK & USA TO ABANDON NORTHERN FLANK? – P20/22
Potential moves put Norway commitment in doubt.
RUSSIA SEEKING A PSYCHOLOGICAL EDGE – P26/27
The Kremlin uses submarines to unsettle the West.
TRANSFORMING RNZN FLAGSHIP – P31/33
Interview with captain of a spearhead frigate.
THAWING ARCTIC DEMANDS ACTION – P34/35
How new icebreakers are crucial to Canadian security.
SAVIOUR OR LIABILITY FOR RN? – P36/37
Will the proposed Type 31 frigate deliver or hinder?
FREMM GOES FULL STEAM AHEAD – P38/39
Italy sends its latest frigate on a global mission.
DEEP SOUTH VOYAGE – P44/46
Thirty-five years on from the Falklands War it seems everything and nothing has changed.
BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48