• Japan scores a first with railgun at sea.
• First Turkish-built Nigerian OPV in the water.
• US Navy and Chilean fleet on exercise.
• Navies in focus.
‘BIN BAG’ SUBMARINE SECTION HITS THE ROAD – P28
EUROPEAN DRONE MOTHER SHIPS PROJECT – P32
GOING OUT WITH A BANG! – P40
USS CARNEY’S RED SEA SHOOT-DOWN – P41
ODIN’S EYE – P5
In a world of war navies must hold the line.
NAVAL MISSILES FIRED IN NEW WAR – P2/3
Destroyer USS Carney downs missiles and drones.
SHORT, SHARP COMBAT – P3/4
Hamas attacks from the sea, and the gathering of a multi-national armada in the eastern Mediterranean.
SWORD OF DAMOCLES – P8/9
US Navy Carrier Strike Groups sail to deter Iran.
UK TASK GROUP SENT TO EASTERN MED – P9
Two Royal Fleet Auxiliaries and Commandos deploy.
CRISES MUSHROOM FOR HARD-PRESSED USN – P10
The American fleet is faced with global demands.
NO CARRIER TO SEND – P11
France’s carrier was in refit but it had other options.
DAMAGE TO CABLES AND PIPELINE – P12/13
Another myterious incident in the Baltic is investigated.
CHINA RUNNING A DANGEROUS GAME – P14/15
The USA accuses Beijing of major harassment.
GROWING CHINESE MARITIME POWER – P16
The latest Pentagon report on China’s expanding military.
KEEPING ENERGY FLOWING & THE INTERNET ON – P18/19
RFA Proteus is officially named in London.
UKRAINE WAR FELT IN LONDON DOCKLANDS – P20
Part two of our report from DSEI 2023.
FORGING A UNIFIED DEFENCE – P22
A German admiral on Baltic naval vigilance.
A VOYAGE ACROSS THE VAST OCEAN – P24/27
At sea with a Japanese naval task group.
INITIATIVE LAUNCHED TO COMBAT SEA MINES – P30/31
Three NATO Black Sea nations come up with a plan.
ITALIAN NAVY’S NEWEST SUBMARINE – P33/38
ITS Romeo Romei profiled and a Q&A with the CO.
HMS PRINCE OF WALES ON WESTLANT 23 – P42/43
The Anglo-US ‘Special Relationship’ at sea bolstered.
HMS GLASGOW – P45/46
Past ships of the name and a new one.
BOOK REVIEWS – P47/48