Analysis

Dealing with ‘a more dangerous place’

Dealing with ‘a more dangerous place’

Sea King helicopter being refuelled in flightVernon Parker Oration with Commander David Hobbs, MBE, RN (Rtd):
“The world is actually a more dangerous place today than it was 50 years ago and aviation, within a maritime strategy, will have a vital part to play in many operations that cannot, yet, be predicted. ”

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Navy Fleet Review and future intentions

Navy Fleet Review and future intentions

TILL GEOFFBy Geoffrey Till*
The Australian Fleet Review held in October 2013 was certainly a spectacular example of the type. It commemorated the arrival, exactly one hundred years earlier, of the so-called British-built (but in large measure Australian paid-for) ‘Fleet unit’ which more or less started the Royal Australian Navy.

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The vast scale of the Snowden case

The vast scale of the Snowden case

Edward-SnowdenBy Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems

The intelligence disaster wrought by Edward Snowden (pictured) carries important lessons about the character of the digital world we now inhabit. Intelligence agencies, and indeed anyone who relies on information security, is far more vulnerable than in the past.

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Flying the ASEAN flag

Flying the ASEAN flag

asean flagBy Chris Watson*Unfortunately it appears even that the tsunami and the subsequent embarrassing dependency on outsiders for assistance was insufficient to persuade ASEAN members that there exists a need for real naval interoperability.

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