UK NEEDS ‘WHOLE NATION’ SEA POWER EFFORT – P2
BEIJING’S BATTLE FORCE TO REACH 400 SHIIPS – P3
NAVIES-IN-BRIEF – P4, P6/7, P8
• New paint job for Ukraine-bound copter.
• Jungle training for UK commandos.
• Milestone visit to Norway by aircraft carrier.
• Fire-ravaged French SSN returns to sea.
• UK politics report – AUKUS to ‘lock-in’ future
submarines skills base; defence of Scotland; ships
confined to harbour; autumn return for HMS Prince of Wales; Polish work on UK frigates.
• Drones attack Russian spy ship.
• South Africa denies shipping arms to Russia.
UK SEA RAIDERS IMPRESS SWEDISH P.M. – P10
POWER PLAY BY FPDA NATIONS – P34
TLC FOR HARD-WORKING FRENCH CVN – P35
ODIN’S EYE – P5
With a new battle of the Atlantic underway Britain needs to raise its game
REAL REASON FOR RUSSIAN ‘WINDFARMS MISSION’ – P9
The actual objective was hiding in plain sight.
RUSSIAN NAVY REGAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE – P12/14
Moscow liberates its Fleets to challenge the West.
NORD STREAM SABOTAGE WHODUNNIT – P15/16
The Russians are back in the frame as the guilty party.
LEARNING TO BE QUICK ON THE DRAW – P17/19
Report and pics from Exercise Formidable Shield.
WARSHIPS WERE STARS OF THE SHOW – P20/22
The first IMDEX Asia since the pandemic at Singapore.
THEIR CROWNING GLORY – P23/27
The UK Armed Forces parade in London for the
coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
SHIP COMMAND PREPARED A FUTURE KING – P28/30
The story of Lt Prince Charles in the Navy part two.
SUBMARINE-HUNTING WARSHIP ENLARGED – P32/33
The Belgian-Netherlands future frigate evolves.
ROYAL NORWEGIAN NAVY IN TRANSITION – P36/40
An interview with the boss of NATO’s north flank fleet.
SALUTING HEROES OF WW2’S LONGEST BATTLE – P42/46
The 80th anniversary of the culmination at sea in the Atlantic is commemorated on both sides of the ocean.
BOOK REVIEW – P48