NAVIES – P2/3, P4/7
- Iran tells ‘Alien’ USA to stay out of the Gulf
- US Navy commissions a fleet “ready to fight”
- USN intercepts ‘arms from Iran’
- Indian carrier modernisation
- Task group to bear down on terror-funding trade
- Russian ‘harassment’ of shipping in Black Sea
- China participates in Australian exercise
- UK strategic defence ‘on thin ice’ in the Arctic
CHILE’S NIMBLE RESEARCH VESSEL – P23
BACK TO FUTURE FOR NEW RAN SUB BASE? – P38
LUXURY WATCH COMMISSIONED FOR CARRIER – P44
ODIN’s EYE – P5
‘Scallop Wars’ trawl up uncomfortable truths.
THE UK NEEDS A LATTER DAY ‘HOME FLEET’ – P12/13
Time for the UK to get serious in the N. Atlantic.
FEATURES & ANALYSIS
RUSSIA’S NAVAL STRIKE AMBITIONS – P8/11
Putin promises a pragmatic build up for global reach.
NEW UK CARRIER’S WESTLANT MISSION – P14/17
HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for her first F-35B landings.
“NO POINT IN KEEPING HER IN HOME WATERS”- P17
The CO of HMS Queen Elizabeth provides his perspective.
DESTROYER’S NEW INTEL-GATHERING FIT – P18
HMS Defender returns from a refit with boosted powers.
ON THE CUTTING EDGE OF MINE WARFARE – P19/21
Belgium and Holland blaze a trail to future MCM ops.
U-BOAT GIFT REDISCOVERED – P22
WW2 craft located off Japan by a high-tech expedition.
JAPAN LAUNCHES SUPER DESTROYER – P24/26
JS Maya will be her nation’s first line of defence.
BRITISH FLAGSHIP DRAWS BIG CROWD – P27/29
HMS Albion proves a star attraction in Tokyo.
NAVAL REGENERATION PLANS HAMPERED – P30/32
Poland’s modernisation effort is a stop-start affair.
REGIONAL POWERPLAYS BY INDIA & CHINA – P34/35
Bangladesh plays both ends in the Bay of Bengal.
WESTERN EUROPE UNDER THE SEA – P36/37
Part one of a look at European subs 1991 – 2018.
BRAVE POLES PUNCH ABOVE THEIR WEIGHT – P40/41
Concluding part of a look at Polish naval history.
TURBULENT NAVAL CENTURY – P42/43
The strife-torn story of Estonia’s battle for freedom.
BOOK REVIEWS – P46/48