he EURONAVAL naval trade show brings together much of the world’s naval industry and showcases new trends. Comparisons with previous shows also can be instructive. At the 2014 show, for
example, the Russians had a massive presence. This year the Russian presence was dramatically smaller, limited to a few models of projects that have been offered for some years. The reduction might have been because of the impact of a shrinking national economy, or Moscow may have realized attempting to sell ships and weapons to the audience at EURONAVAL is futile in the wake of Russia’s military actions against Ukraine.