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McDonnell Douglas project pilot Fred Madenwald, a former Marine, took the F/A-18E Super Hornet on its first flight 29 November 1995 at St. Louis. Proceedings has covered the aircraft's development extensively - see comments in this issue, pages 13-14 & 24.
THe Nation and the Navy mourned the passing of Admiral Arleigh Burke, pictured on the cover at the commissioning of his namesake - DDG-51. (See "Death of a Sailor's Sailor," pages 8-10). The newest Arleigh Burke, the Cole (DDG-67), maneuvers at all ahead flank during her initial...
HMAS Collins, first of the Royal Australian Navy's new submarines, went on sea trials off Thistle Island near Adelaid, Australia - appropriate waters in an age of increased littoral operations.
Winners of the Naval Institute's 34th Annual Naval & Maritime Photo Contest appear on pp. 65-87. "Some Like it Hot," won an Honorable Mention for PH1 Dolores L. Anglin, USN.
Marines storm from MV-22 during informal evaluation at Patuxent River in May 1995 prior to the Paris Air Show.
June covers submarine roles from the sea to the cinema. See "Diesel Boasts Again?" p. 13; "Undersea Warfare Is Team Warfare," pp. 48-49; and "Filming Das Boot," pp. 62-67.
Information-age technology is a driving factor in the revolution in military affairs. Find out how the Navy is faring in "Keeping Up With the Revolution: (pp. 39-42) and how it might react to such warfare in"Ducks in the Desert 2010" (pp. 35-38).
The debate over the relative values of carriers and land-based bombers continues to rage - see "Bomber Debates" (pp. 34-36) and "Carriers Are Forward Presence" (pp. 37-39). The issue of whether phhotos lie is illustrated by the manipulated cover - B-2 (Northrup Grumman Corp...
The Navy's newest carrier, Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), takes shape at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock. This issue highlights many Naval Aviation issues - see pp. 32-53 and pp. 87-88.
The surface warfare package kicks off with a continuation of the debate over the direction and design of the Navy's new surgace combatant (see Smith, pp. 22-25). Lockheed Martin's SC-21 concept appears on the cover; the design proposed by Newport News - the FF-21 is on p. 23.
Will the replacement for the Marine Corps CH-53s be a joint helo? See page page 34, "A Joint Heavy-Lift Helicopter?"
The Coast Guard and the Navy sail both together and in different directions. Here, the USCGC Gallatin (WHEC-721) operates with the USS Hue City (CG-66) in the Eastern Atlantic in June 1996 en route to multinational operations in the Baltics.