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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

The advancement of Belarus-Egypt cooperation in defense industry was discussed at a session of the Belarusian-Egyptian commission on military technology cooperation in Cairo on 9-10 June. During the session the Belarusian delegation was led by Chairman of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus Roman Golovchenko. The Egyptian delegation was led by Minister of...

Buta Armor LLC, receiving special permission from the Azerbaijani Government for the production of armored vests, helmets and accessories for them in November 2018, has started production of its first products since December. Armored vests of “Buta Armor” LLC, with 100% private investment are manufactured on the basis of the technology of Mars Armor, well-known...

Based on the order of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, testing of the AHS-120 Alkar automated mortar system produced by ASELSAN is planned in the region. According to the information obtained by the Polygon, Kazakhstan is planning to integrate Alkar mortars into 8×8 Barys armored vehicles. The Barys platform, produced by Kazakhstan’s Paramount Engineering company, was...

The qualifying trials of the first Ukrainian-Turkish anti-tank missile launching system “Serdar”, developed for a foreign customer, have been completed in Ukraine. Henceforth, the joint development of the Turkish company ASELSAN and the “Ukroboronprom” enterprises  – “Luch” Design Bureau and “SpetsTechnoExport” company...

“AutoKrAZ” and NE “45th Experimental Mechanical Plant” have built 6,5 cu.m. refueller (АPZ-6,5-5233) based on the KrAZ-5233НЕ chassis. This model will replace old 5 cu.m. refuellers based on Ural chassis. The АТZ prototype undergoes state testing. The first stage took place in the facilities of NE “45th Experimental Mechanical Plant”. The second stage...

The Ministry of Public Security of China donated to the “Shumkar” special battalion of Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic buses, minibuses, SUVs, and Tiger armoured vehicles worth 30 million yuan. Kyrgyz Internal Affairs Minister Kashkar Dzhunushaliyev and Zhao Kezhi, the State Councilor, Minister of Public Security of the People’s Republic...

Milrem Robotics and ST Engineering demonstrated a beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) combat UGV armed with a 40mm AGL and a 12.7mm HMG in April during a live fire exercise held in Tapa, Estonia. The joint warfare system consists of the THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle and the ADDER DM Remote Weapon Station and is intended as a force multiplier for dismounted troops that...

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded a $127 million contract to supply vehicular tactical radio systems to the Army of a country in South Asia. The contract will be performed over a three-year period. The radios to be supplied will include several configurations for integration onboard a range of armored fighting vehicles and tanks at the battalion...

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of Javelin Guided Missiles with support for an estimated cost of $102 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 24, 2019. The Government of the United Arab...

On 22 May, in Washington, Kadi Silde, Undersecretary for Defence Policy at the Estonian Ministry of Defence, and Kathryn Wheelbarger, the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defence for International Security Affairs, signed the Estonia-United States Roadmap for Defence Cooperation for 2019–2024 at the Pentagon. “The basis for the strong alliance between Estonia and the...