Navy Forces Naval Maritime Defense Security Industry

According to information published by the Indian government on September 2, 2022, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi commissioned the first indigenous aircraft carrier as INS Vikrant. During the event, the Prime Minister also unveiled the new Naval Ensign (Nishaan), doing away with the colonial past and befitting the rich Indian maritime heritage.

According to information published by the US DoD on September 1, 2022, the U.S. Navy’s next-generation subsonic aerial target (SSAT), the BQM-177A, reached full operational capability during a successful standard missile launch and intercept while participating in Pacific Vanguard 2022 (PV 22) in the Philippine Sea.

According to a PR published by Kongsberg Maritime Sweden AB on August 31, 2022, the company is pleased to announce a contract award with Damen Naval to supply four shipsets of KONGSBERG Controllable Pitch Propeller systems along with associated hubs, blades, hubcaps, and shaft lines, for the German Navy’s new F-126 frigates.

According to a PR published by Saab on September 1, 2022, the company has received an order from the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) regarding naval underwater signature ranges. The order, valued at MSEK 127.5, is a follow-up order to a contract signed in 2020 and the project will continue until 2026.

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