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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

Leadership of the National Defence System of Lithuania has taken a decision to dispose of the soviet-made Mi-8 helicopters and start negotiations on procurement of new helicopters. The new utility helicopters are planned to be used for search and rescue operations and for the tasks of the Lithuanian Armed Forces and the NATO enhanced Forward Presence Battalion Battle...

Developed by Roketsan and Aselsan, Turkey’s first domestic and national Air Defence Missile System HİSAR-A has successfully hit a high-speed target plane at long range. President of Defence Industries Prof. Dr. İsmail DEMİR has announced the news from his social media account, stating that HİSAR-A will go into mass production. Roketsan and Aselsan conducted missile-firing...

Air Forces of Azerbaijan adopted LTR-25 Lanza radars manufactured by Spanish company Indra Sistemas. The radar was adopted on October 15, told press service of MOD of Azerbaijan. On October 15, the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Colonel General Zakir Hasanov and the leadership of the ministry took part in the opening of a control point of the most advanced...

Turkey’s domestically produced Hisar-A surface-to-air missile (SAM) system has successfully completed its final test and will soon go under mass production. Defense Industry President Ismail Demir announced said on Twitter, profile that the mass production of the project will start soon. According to the Demir, the HİSAR-A will enter mass production, with deliveries...

October 8th 2019, Eric Trappier, Dassault Aviation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, hosted the handover ceremony of the first Indian Air Force Rafale in Mérignac, Dassault Aviation’s Rafale final assembly facility. The event was placed under the high patronage of the Honourable Shri Rajnath Singh, Minister of Defence of India and the Honourable Ms. Florence...

In the end of September specialists of the Lithuanian Air Force began tested of the NASAMS medium-range air defence system made for the Lithuanian Air Force at the Kongsberg factory in Norway. Components of the weaponry system produced specifically for the Lithuanian Air Force will be first tested at the factor and then put to field trials when the air defence systems...

Three new Shahed 278 and one Shahed 285 helicopters were delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, in September 23. Addressing the ceremony in the Isfahan on monday, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister brigadier general Qassem Taqizadeh said a sum of $1.5mln has been saved through the indigenized production of Shahed helicopters, and said experts...

MBDA, Europe’s leading missile manufacturer, has signed an agreement with Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) of India for the final assembly, integration and test (FAIT) of Mistral and ASRAAM missiles in India. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on 12 September at DSEI in London, by George Kyriakides, Director of International Industrial Co-operation at...

Israeli defense and aerospace company Israel Aerospace Industries LTD. (IAI) opened a representative office in Azerbaijan. Information on the registration of the company”s representative office was published on the website of the Ministry of Taxes of Azerbaijan. The representative office was registered on August 22. An official representative of the company was appointed...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Poland of thirty-two (32) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter aircraft with support for an estimated cost of $6.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 10, 2019. Poland has requested to...