NAVIES – P4, P6 & P28
• French Navy jet flies from American deck.
• Russian battlecruiser has punch enhanced.
• Brazilian frigates face fresh delay.
• Gaining the Arctic Edge.
WAR IN UKRAINE
MOSCOW’S OLD STYLE WAR ON THE WEST IS THE ‘NEW NORMAL’ – P2/3
The NATO boss sums up threats facing the Alliance.
• Russia’s drive to cut Ukraine off from the sea.
• Black Sea Fleet corvette not destroyed.
• Mine menace causes alarm off Turkish Straits.
• Russian landing ship sunk while unloading ammo.
ODIN’S EYE – P5
The ‘Peace Dividend’ is dead and now Europe must up its game.
FRANCE TRIPLES SEA-BASED DETERRENT – P7
The Marine Nationale has three SSBNs deployed.
NATO PROJECTS POWER ON ITS NORTHERN FLANK – P8/13
A massive exercise is staged in the Arctic.
GERMAN NAVY ON WATCH – P14
Berlin sends several vessels out into the Baltic.
NO-FLY ZONE DOES NOT HAVE WINGS – P15
The perils of NATO air power intervening.
NEW COLD WAR SPURS DEFENCE SPENDING INCREASE – P16/17
The Russian war in Ukraine has shocked Western politicians into vowing investment in Defence.
RESTRAINING VLAD THE INVADER – P18
A new kind of conventional deterrent is needed.
ICE PATROL SHIP CHECKS ON SCIENTISTS – P20
A Ukrainian base receives a visit from the Royal Navy.
BRITAIN’S ‘REFRESHED’ WARSHIP PLAN – P21
The conflict in Eastern Europe has already made it stale.
WARSHIP GREY AMBASSADORS – P39/41
British naval vessels offered the hand of friendship during defence diplomacy visits to a chaotic Russia.
ZUMWALT TRIO GO HYPERSONIC – P19
It’s a case of guns out and new missiles in.
MULTI-LAYERED ‘MILAN’ SPECTACULAR – P22/23
India leads a multi-national exercise.
ON THE ROOF OF THE WORLD – P24/27
US Navy submarines break through the ice.
SHAMBOLIC ATTEMPT TO PUT RN AT HELM – P29/30
Proposals for British fleet to counter cross-Channel migration are slammed by MPs.
UK’s GLOBALLY DEPLOYED PATROL SHIPS – P31/36
The inside perspective on HMS Tamar’s pioneering deployment and other UK OPVs news.
COMMANDING FAST BOATS IN CONFLICT – P42/43
A new book on a Coastal Forces legend.
THE SEA YIELDS ITS SUBMARINE SECRETS – P44/46
Intrepid divers solve two undersea mysteries.
THE ‘ONCE AND FUTURE WAR’ – P47/48
Lessons provided by the 1982 Falklands conflict.