Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by Der Spiegel on February 28, 2024, an incident involving the German Navy frigate Hessen and a US drone occurred during the frigate's deployment in the Red Sea as part of the European Union's Operation Aspides, which aims to protect shipping from Houthi attacks.

According to a PR published by Thales on February 29, 2024, the company, through its subsidiary Advanced Acoustic Concepts (AAC), has completed the delivery of the first CAPTAS-4 sonar system to the U.S. Navy, as part of the technological enhancements for the Constellation class frigates.

According to information published by K-Politika on February 28, 2024, the Rubin Central Design Bureau for Marine Engineering in Saint Petersburg has developed a new heavy-duty autonomous underwater drone named Surrogate-V, designed to perform communication and target search functions. Additionally, the AUV is tasked with potential roles such as mine detection and ice reconnaissance.

According to information published by the Swedish MoD on February 27, 2024, the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV) has announced the signing of a contract with Astilleros Armon Vigo SA for the delivery of two new workboats. These vessels are scheduled to be delivered to the Swedish Armed Forces in 2027 and 2028, respectively.

According to information published by Deutsche Presse-Agentur on February 28, 2024, the German naval frigate Hessen, which is currently on an EU naval mission aimed at safeguarding maritime routes, successfully thwarted an aggressive maneuver by the Houthi militia, backed by Iran, out of Yemen.

According to information published by The Economic Times on February 26, 2024, the Indian Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) has finalized a significant purchase agreement for over 220 extended-range BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles for the Indian Navy. The deal, valued at around Rs 19,500 crore, is the largest contract to date for the BrahMos missiles.

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