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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

DARPA’s Gremlins program has completed the first flight test of its X-61A vehicle. The test in late November at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah included one captive-carry mission aboard a C-130A and an airborne launch and free flight lasting just over an hour-and-a-half. The goal for this third phase of the Gremlins program is completion of a full-scale...

Leonardo has announced the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone aircraft. Falco Xplorer S/N0001 took off from Trapani Air Force base on January 15, cruised over the Gulf of Trapani in a dedicated fly zone, for around 60 minutes and then returned to base, landing safely. The maiden flight is a significant milestone which has been achieved through technical and...

In December, Ministry of Defence of Latvia and UAV Factory company signed an agreement for delivery and maintenance of UAV Factory’s unmanned aircraft systems to further strengthen the combat capabilities of the Latvian National Armed Forces. Unmanned aircraft systems delivered to the Latvian army will also be used in search, rescue and other similar civilian operations,...

Leonardo has concluded a series of flights with its M-40 target drone as part of a trials campaign in Italy. This saw the drones simulating modern airborne threats, allowing for the realistic demonstration of MBDA’s latest surface-to-air Mistral missile. The M-40 is Leonardo’s latest entry in its Mirach target drone family and is able to mimic a variety of aircraft...

Today, Aeronautics Group has confirmed its flagship UAS, the Orbiter 4, has completed a record breaking 25 hour flight, a significant achievement for the platform. Last week, the 25 hour endurance flight was performed at mission altitude with T-stamp, an advanced electro-optical (day/night) payload with laser capabilities. The Orbiter 4 is the most advanced tactical UAS...

Simorgh (Phonix) combat, reconnaissance and tactical UAS was delivered to the Iranian Navy on Saturday. Simorgh is the marine model of Shahed-29 UAS in operation by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, and enjoys the capability to conduct combat operations against ground targets, using smart bombs. Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier...

The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy at 16h46 local time on Thursday (21 November 2019), marking an important step in the delivery of the AGS Program. “I welcome the arrival of the first Alliance Ground Surveillance aircraft in Sigonella. This demonstrates that NATO Allies are committed to modernising the Alliance...

AERACCESS has received a contract valued at 2M€ from an undisclosed Defence&Security government user in the Middle East for the delivery of several units of the Hawker Q800X UAS. The ALL Weather patented Q800X is the ultimate solution for over the hill surveillance and reconnaissance. With multi sensors payloads capabilities, the Q800X brings real time support solutions,...

The first SKELDAR V-200 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been manufactured and deployed by international outsource manufacturing contractor Scanfil. It is a milestone that represents a significant boost to production ahead of what is planned to be UMS SKELDAR’s biggest year yet in 2020. Following major contract wins with the German...

DroneShield Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of vehicle-mounted drone detection and defeat product, DroneSentry-XTM. Lightweight at approximately 10kg, compact size and and easily mountable on most vehicles, the product is expected to be of significant interest to a range of DroneShield’s customer base globally, across military, law enforcement, security and VIP...