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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

27 March 2020, North Macedonia became NATO’s newest member, upon depositing its instrument of accession to the North Atlantic Treaty with the US State Department in Washington DC. NATO Allies signed North Macedonia’s Accession Protocol in February 2019, after which all 29 national parliaments voted to ratify the country’s membership. Speaking in Brussels on Friday...

International transfers of major arms during the five-year period 2015–19 increased by 5.5 per cent compared with 2010–14. According to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the largest exporters of arms during the past five years were the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China. The new data shows that the flow of arms...

Six European countries – Lithuania, Estonia, Croatia, Poland, the Netherlands and Romania – have united counter-cyber threat efforts in developing joint international rapid response capabilities. From now on, an international Cyber Rapid Response Team (CRRT) will be on standby across a number of physical sites, ready to respond to a cyber-attack immediately in case...

On 2 March, a joint Belarusian-British exercise began at the Losvido training centre of the 103rd Separate Guards Airborne Brigade in accordance with the International Military Cooperation Plan for 2020. The event is held on a bilateral basis in the framework of cooperation in the training of peacekeeping personnel. It is especially relevant from the point of view of the...

The second meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan joint commission was held at the headquarters of the Iranian Armed Forces on Wednesday. The meeting was chaired by Brigadier General Ghadir Nezami, head of the international and diplomatic affairs of the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, and Fuad Mammadov, deputy Minister of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan, reported...

Within the visit to Brussels Defense Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili held meeting with his Estonian counterpart Jüri Luik. At the bilateral meeting Irakli Garibashvili stressed on Georgia’s foreign policy priority of becoming a member of NATO and EU, strategic readiness and transformation process in MoD that requires active support of international partners...

Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces – First Deputy Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov met in Baku with the Supreme Commander of the Joint Armed Forces of NATO, General Tod Walters. The military leaders exchanged views on issues of strategic stability, the situation in crisis regions of the world, and also discussed...

The Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, met with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Colonel-General Najmeddin Sadykov, during a working visit to Baku. Colonel General N. Sadikov welcoming the guests stressed the important role of the heads of state in establishing relations between the two countries...

STM ThinkTech, Turkey’s first technology-based think tank, has developed a Resilience Decision Support Model to assist NATO in decision making process when encountering large-scale and complex problems. Carrying out significant projects in the fields of engineering, technology and consultancy under the leadership of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB), STM...

Latvian National Armed Forces sign command and control software supply contract Command and control software supply and integration contract between the National Armed Forces and Danish company Systematic A/S will improve defence planning, coordination and delivery of military training and exercise. It will also boost the interoperability of participating countries and...