NAVIES – P2/5, P37
- Black Sea hots up with Azov Sea tension
- NATO & Russians stage major exercises in east Med
- Australia may reopen WW2 base to close down China
- ‘Dry Qual’ Dolphins risk ’UK Kursk’
- US and Chinese navies on collision course
- New UK Special Forces submersible
- Carrier Charles de Gaulle out of dock
- Seoul considers ‘LPX’ power boost
- GERMAN NEWS FOCUS – P20/21
CORVETTE CONSTRUCTION MILESTONE – P23
MULTI-NATIONAL FLEET GATHERS – P34
CROATIAN NAVY’S NEW MISSION – P40
ODIN’s EYE – P6
Lessons of the Falklands War should not be ignored
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
HMS ALBION’S FREEDOM PATROL – P7/9
A British assault ship sails into a South China Sea storm.
VOSTOCK-18 SHOWS RUSSIA’S NEW TEETH – P10/13
Moscow’s massive time-zone spanning exercise.
POLITICS COULD SCUTTLE ICEBREAKERS – P14
Funding President Trump’s ‘Wall’ might divert cash.
BEIJING STEAMS AHEAD WITH RAILGUN – P15/16
The US Navy hits the buffers but the PLAN makes a leap.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST – P17
The lineage of the new USN drone tanker.
U-BOATS BACK IN ACTION – P18/19
After a torrid time Germany’s submarine force revives.
CARRIER STRIKE GROUP 3D – P22
Cutting edge print technology to the rescue.
LIGHTNING STRIKES IN THE MIDDLE EAST – P24/27
The F-35B makes its maiden combat deployment and news of naval exercises off Arabia, including Saif Sareea 3.
FAST AND FURIOUS ON THE RIVERS – P28/29
New patrol craft boost Argentina’s anti-narcos efforts.
GERMANY DOMINATES SUBMARINE PRODUCTION – P30
Pt2 of our survey of Western Europe under the sea.
NAVAL HISTORY IS MADE – P31/33
HMS Queen Elizabeth welcomes aboard her first F-35Bs.
SEABED HANDSHAKE PROVES CAPABILITY – P36
A practice rescue staged by US and Chilean navies.
STRUGGLE TO MODERNISE WILL CONTINUE – P38/39
There are no easy answers for Poland’s fleet.
A BITTER STRUGGLE FOR SUPREMACY – P42/43
How WW1 at sea unfolded in 1917/18.
HERO FOR WHOM THE BELL STILL TOLLS – P44
The adventures of a remarkable Canadian submariner.
‘STRINGBAG’ WARRIORS – P45/46
WW2 naval aviators are reunited with the remarkable Swordfish during an amazing air station gathering.
BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48