The city of San Diego was founded in 1542 by Juan Rodrigues Cabrillo, who originally saw how the long dogleg of the bay could be used as a…

Salvador Mate Huertas reports on the transfer of Spanish AV-8Ss and TAV-8Ss to the Royal Thai Navy. AT THE END of October 1996, seven single-seat AV-8Ss and two…

ON JUNE 2, the US Department of Defense announced plans for a simultaneous deployment of seven US Navy carrier strike groups (CSGs) in five theatres with allied and…

Located in the shadow of the Coronado Bridge is National Steel and Shipbuilding Corporation (NASSCO), San Diego’s premier shipbuilder. The American shipbuilding industry never really recovered from the…

Lon Nordeen and John Quigley conclude their report on the evolution of aircraft self-protection systems over the past three decades. IN THE second, concluding part of this self-defence…

Stephen P Cloak Jr looks at the US Navy’s Advanced Tactical Life Support System. AS AIRCRAFT DESIGN and development continues to evolve, tactical aircraft become more manoeuvrable and…

The Baltic shipyard launched the stern section of Vladivostok, the irst Russian Mistral class helicopter carrier, at St Petersburg on 26 June. The hull section was subsequently towed…

Two E-2C Hawkeyes passed through RAF Brize Norton on June 21 and 22, bound for a new home in Mexico. But so far the journey has probably been…

Dr Riccardo Niccoli reviews the structure, aircraft and helicopter types of the Italian Navy Air Force — an increasingly hi-tech amphibious force. IN THE aftermath of World War…