- UK POSITION IN THE WORLD FATALLY HARMED
- USN WINS BIG IN RATIONALISATION
- A DEADLY LURKING CHALLENGE
- THE GAMBLERS
- LEARNING TO FIGHT THE SWARM
- NO COMPROMISES FOR UNDERWATER WARRIORS
- FOCUS ON ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY
- LOOKING BEYOND THE BALTIC
- IS BRAZIL UK’s FRIEND OR ITS FOE?
- AUSTRALIAN LANDING SHIPS CRISIS
- LAST CURTAIN CALL FOR NATION’S PRIDE
- AFGHAN WAR 10
- LIVE NAVY!
UK POSITION IN THE WORLD FATALLY HARMED
In the second, and final, part of his critique of the UK’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR), Dr Duncan Redford looks at force structures proposed, the impact on the UK’s alliances and also ability of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force to meet operational needs.
USN WINS BIG IN RATIONALISATION
David Axe contends the US Navy looks well placed to realise its dream of fielding a fleet of 313 major warships to tackle its many global commitments.
A DEADLY LURKING CHALLENGE
Underwater threats to the world’s harbours and ports from terrorists are one of the most serious hazards facing national and international security. In the first of a two-part analysis, Rear Admiral Chris Parry, one of the world’s leading experts in combating asymmetric threats, provides an authoritative look at the problem.
Francis Beaufort contributes to our RN Year Zero theme by delivering a sobre verdict on where the Royal Navy of today stands. His special focus is the gambles taken, exposing the UK to strategic shock and making it potentially unable to safeguard its interests and citizens worldwide.
LEARNING TO FIGHT THE SWARM
Canada is leading the way in training warships to counter the potential menace of swarm assault by small, fast attack craft, as Joetey Attariwala discovered when he saw how that country’s maritime forces are using high-speed drones to rehearse anti-swarm tactics.
NO COMPROMISES FOR UNDERWATER WARRIORS
Special Correspondent Guy Toremans reveals the secret behind the success story of today’s South African Navy submarine service. He finds that it has gained a formidable reputation despite serious challenges in retaining highly trained personnel and finding suitable raw material.
FOCUS ON ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY
Fariz Tyebjee reports on Royal Malaysian Navy news, as the fleet continues its development into one of the leading maritime forces in its region. He starts with a look at plans for a new coastal combatant.
LOOKING BEYOND THE BALTIC
Special Correspondent Guy Toremans interviews Vice Admiral Juha Rannikko, Commander-in-Chief Finnish Navy, who explained how his fleet is going out to meet potential threats rather than waiting for trouble to hit home.
IS BRAZIL UK’s FRIEND OR ITS FOE?
The refusal by the Brazilian government to allow HMS Clyde to visit Rio de Janeiro on the grounds that it was the standard reaction concerning any British warship bound for the Falkland Islands raises concerns about the attempts at military cooperation between Brazil and the United Kingdom. Charles Strathdee reports.
AUSTRALIAN LANDING SHIPS CRISIS
Facing a critical problem, with its amphibious warfare ships removed from service, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) may be moving towards sealing a deal to buy a RN vessel declared surplus to requirement by the UK’s recent Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR).
LAST CURTAIN CALL FOR NATION’S PRIDE
Dave Sloggett and his wife Jo queued for three-and-a-half hours with thousands of other people to pay their last respects to the British aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal. She has been retired from service several years early, removing carrier strike capability from the UK fleet and causing deep anger and sadness within the Royal Navy and beyond. This is Dr Sloggett’s reflection on the day he paid his respects to a proud ship discarded before her time.
AFGHAN WAR 10
Richard Little kicks off a short series on maritime forces in the Afghan campaign over the past decade with a warning of damage done to the British fleet by a long land-centric commitment.
In the March 2011 edition’s LIVE NAVY! we go on a voyage through the silver screen greats in the sea warfare genre, take a look at a new charity fund-raising military joke book, provide some advice for sailors and marines being made redundant and look at naval history on the internet.