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German Navy frigate Hessen successfully repels Houthi attack.

| Naval News Navy 2024

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.
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Russian Vyborg Shipyard laid the Purga ice class coastguard ship of project 23550 925 001 German Sachsen class frigate Hessen firing surface to air missile. (Picture source: German MoD)

This confrontation marks an important moment for the German navy as it engaged in live combat for the first time during its ongoing mission that commenced on February 23. According to the reports, the frigate Hessen engaged and neutralized two hostile targets.

German Navy

 The operational capacity of the German Navy in 2024 is characterized by a strategic emphasis on three main areas: personnel recruitment and retention, munitions and equipment procurement, and significant deployment to the Indo-Pacific region.

Vice Admiral Jan Christian Kaack has highlighted the importance of addressing staffing challenges, modernizing munitions for current and foreseeable needs, and undertaking a major operation in the Indo-Pacific to strengthen Germany's defense diplomacy.

The Indo-Pacific deployment is particularly notable, involving a frigate and a task force supplier on a months-long mission that is considered a real operation rather than a mere training exercise​​.

In terms of geographic focus, the German Navy in 2024 is set to increase its presence in both the Baltic Sea and the Indian Ocean, areas considered top destinations for the year.

This includes plans for deployments that aim to protect trade ships and participate in security operations in response to global maritime security challenges. The deployment of German warships, such as a frigate and a supply ship to the Indo-Pacific, is part of Germany's effort to project power and fulfill its diplomatic ambitions in regions experiencing heightened tensions​​.

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