BLACK SEA TENSIONS SPIKE – P2/3
NAVIES-IN-BRIEF – P6/9 & P28
• USN ‘Boomer’ sails into Gibraltar.
• Jakarta buys Italian frigates.
• New Dutch support ship keel laid.
• Tomahawks for US Marines.
• First F-35C front line deployment.
• Canadian submarine exits modernisation.
• EU Libya mission renewed by the UN.
GERMAN WARSHIP TRAINS FOR ASIA-PAC – P13
AUSTRALIAN NAVAL NEWS – P22/23
UK STRIKE GROUP ACE CARD REVEALED – P35
ODIN’s EYE – P5
If the UK is to build a new Royal Yacht, it is worth doubling up and making the ships work hard.
THE 2036 SINO-AMERICAN WAR – P14/17
How a future sea conflict between the USA and China might unfold and go global.
MORE ESCORTS NEEDED, NOT NUKES – P36
The UK should not increase its nuclear arsenal.
CANCELLED PORT VISIT ROCKS GIBRALTAR – P37
Spanish pressure likely caused a change of plan.
FUTURE SIZE OF US BATTLE-FLEET DEBATED – P10/11
Lawmakers will force the USN to build more ships.
NAVAL CLOSE ENCOUNTERS – P12
A US DoD report does not rule out alien visitors.
NO SHORTAGE OF SUITORS – P18/20
Several bids to provide Greece’s new frigates.
NATO SEEKS BALTIC COMBAT SKILLS – P24/26
The Alliance trains from the sea to across the shore.
RN RETURNS TO MARITIME STRIKE – P28/30
Britain launches naval jets on combat missions.
RIDING SHOTGUN ON A CARRIER – P31/34
Interview with the CO of a Belgian frigate.
THE SEA YIELDS CLOSURE – P38/40
The mystery of where HMS Urge lies is solved.
SEARCHING FOR A ‘SKYLIGHT’ – P42/44
A thrilling conclusion to a voyage under the North Pole aboard the SSN HMS Dreadnought.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR – P46
BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48