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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

The Portuguese Government and Embraer signed today, at a ceremony held at Embraer’s facility in Évora, a contract for the acquisition of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390. Additionally, services and support and a flight simulator are included in the contract as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capabilities to support national Armed...

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will make presentations of the Russia’s latest combat and transport aircraft at the MAKS 2019 International Air Show. “MAKS is a traditional platform for aviation premieres. This year, Rostec’s display includes 250+ new models of aircraft, avionics, aircraft engines and airfield equipment, including over 40 items...

The Iranian Ministry of Defense presented Yasin and Balaban precision-guided bomb and smart guided-missiles Qaem, on August 6. In his remarks to the unveiling ceremony, Iranian Defense Minister brigadier-general Amir Hatami told that Balaban smart bomb has folding wings for increasing range and also GPS/INS navigation system for boosting its precision to be installed...

A batch of generation 4++ Su-30SM fighter jets with the upgraded turbojet engine will arrive for the air regiment stationed in the Tver Region in west Russia in 2021, the press office of Russia’s Armed Forces Western Military District (WMD) reported. The fighter regiment of the WMD will get a batch of Su-30SM fighters under the state defense procurement plan with the...

The next-generation stealth strategic bomber PAK DA being developed for Russia’s Aerospace Force will undergo trials at the Flight Test and Development Center in the town of Zhukovsky outside Moscow, the Tupolev Aircraft Company announced on Friday. Photo © Sergei Bobylev/TASS “There are big plans ahead for testing and further developing the heavily upgraded Tu-22M3M,...

On July 24, at about 22.00 during a scheduled training flight conducted at night, communication with the MiG-29 fighter of the Azerbaijan Air Force was suddenly interrupted, and the aircraft disappeared from radar screens. According to the preliminary assumptions, as a result of a flight accident, a military aircraft fell into the Caspian Sea. Urgent steps are being taken...

On the 16 July, on the occasion of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Serbia, MBDA announces the signing of a contract for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defense systems by the Ministry of Defence of Serbia. With this first European missile order, Serbia becomes the 32nd customer country for the Mistral missile and the 10th country invited...

On July 16 F-15E fighter aircraft and C-130 mobility aircraft of the U.S. Air Force landed at the Lithuanian Air Force Base in Šiauliai to take part in the U.S.-led Operation Rapid Forge, an air defence exercise held in our region for the first time. “This air defence exercise held for the first time sends a strong signal that the U.S. is ready to respond to the changes...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece of MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $600 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 12, 2019. The Government of Greece...

The Portuguese Government announced today a firm order of five multi-mission airlifters Embraer KC-390 as part of the process to modernize Portuguese Air Force capacities to support national Armed Forces operations and increase readiness in missions of public interest. Deliveries are scheduled to start in 2023. The KC-390 is designed to set new standards for efficiency...