Suggestion For Warship Recommendation Guide For a Beginner?

Can anyone recommend a modern warship recognition guide for a beginner?

Weyer’s Flottentaschenbuch is a bit too much at this stage.

This Jane’s guide would be perfect but it is 14 years old. Does anyone know of anything newer?

Please let me know through the Contact Form – Thanks!

Russian coast guard receives new ice strengthened patrol vessel

Barents Observer – The “Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky” will improve search- and rescue capabilities in Russia’s western Arctic region.

India Set To Hand Over Submarine To Myanmar To Counter China

International Business Times – India will soon turn over a Russian-made submarine to Myanmar making it the first-ever commissioned submarine for the country formerly known as Burma. The impending transfer is seen as a boost to the bilateral defense cooperation between the two countries and it supports India’s policy to countermeasure any action China may take with Myanmar.

(Thanks to Alain)

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U.S. Navy’s Costliest Carrier Was Delivered Without Elevators to Lift Bombs

Bloomberg – The $13 billion Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier, the U.S. Navy’s costliest warship, was delivered last year without elevators needed to lift bombs from below deck magazines for loading on fighter jets.

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Japanese destroyer shoots down ballistic missile off Hawaii

Defense News – Japanese Aegis destroyer Atago detected and shot down a short-range ballistic missile in space Tuesday in a joint test with the U.S. Navy using the SM-3 Block IB missile.

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Tradewinds 2018 and the Caribbean’s Maritime Security Challenges

CIMSEC – The first two phases of the multinational, Caribbean-focused military exercise Tradewinds 2018 took place between 4-21 June. Said maneuvers, sponsored by U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), brought together an estimated 1,700 troops from almost two dozen nations. Given the ongoing maritime security challenges that the Greater Caribbean continues to face, these confidence and interoperability-building exercises continue to be very important.

Lifting the Fog of Targeting: “Autonomous Weapons” and Human Control through the Lens of Military Targeting

US Naval War College Review – Military targeting practices should be the core of any analysis that seeks a better understanding both of the concept of meaningful human control within a context of increasingly autonomous weapons, and of what human-machine relationship we require.

Into the Abyss?: European Naval Power in the Post–Cold War Era

US Naval War College Review – A survey of how Europe’s naval forces have evolved since the end of the Cold War amid a complex and threatening security environment. More than two decades of fiscal austerity have jeopardized Europe’s ability both to ensure good order at sea and to provide credible deterrence, and have limited its ability to promote common interests and shape events abroad.

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Little Men in Black: The Frogman Threat in Maritime Hybrid Warfare

CIMSEC – It is worth noting that a recent Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) study on maritime domain awareness in northern Europe described frogmen as “arguably the most effective force for maritime hybrid operations.”

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