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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

Her Majesty’s Armed Forces have ordered four Rheinmetall Mission Master robotic vehicles. Configured for transporting cargo, these unmanned ground vehicles will form part of the United Kingdom’s Robotic Platoon Vehicle programme. This programme is designed to determine the extent to which unmanned vehicles can boost the combat effectiveness and capabilities...

Octopus ISR Systems today announced the release of the new Epsilon 140LC compact airborne electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) surveillance system. Featuring industry-leading size, weight, power and cost (SWAP-c) specifications, the Epsilon 140LC combines cutting-edge sensor technology with high precision geo-location to provide true next-generation performance for Small Unmanned...

Saab Seaeye has received an order from the Defence Material Organisation (DMO), within the Ministry of Defence of the Netherlands for deliveries of the Sea Wasp underwater vehicle system. The Sea Wasp systems to be delivered will be used by the Dutch Navy. With a base weight of only 75 kg, Sea Wasp is a small and flexible ROV which can be used for a wide range of underwater...

Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that it was awarded two contracts valued at a total of approximately $20 million from Latin American customers to upgrade the capabilities of their HermesTM 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). Both contracts will be performed within a 12-month period. Under the contracts, the Company will integrate satellite communication systems...

Leidos Australia today announced it has added the Aeronautics Ltd to its bid for the replacement of the Australian Army’s Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) through Project Land 129 Phase 3. Leidos Australia was recently named as one of four companies shortlisted to compete for the conceptual system integration design phase of the project. The strategic partnership...

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced that the U.S. Marine Corps has ordered more than 140 of the company’s Centaur™ unmanned ground vehicles (UGV), plus spares. The $18.6 million contract is sourced through the Dept. of Defense Man Transportable Robotic System Increment II (MTRS Inc II) program. Earlier this month FLIR announced the U.S Air Force has ordered almost 200 Centaurs...

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has completed the first production-representative MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). First flight of this aircraft took place on March 30, 2020 at GA-ASI’s Flight Operations Facility in El Mirage, California. “With first flight of the production-representative aircraft, we remain on schedule for...

French company ECA GROUP will provide the Lithuanian Navy with its K-STER mine disposal vehicles to be used for mine counter measures at sea. After being one of the first navies to be equipped with ECA GROUP’s K-STER MIDS ROV back in 2009, the Lithuanian Navy, renewed its trust in the capabilities of this solution to neutralise sea mines. Ordering another batch of...

The Serbian Special Brigade are carrying out live firing test from the “Milosh” unmanned remotely operated platform. “Milosh“ vehicle can reach a range of approximately 2 km from a command-and-control vehicle under good visibility conditions. Together with the 800-meter machine gun range, this means that the vehicle operator is 2.8 km away from the front line....

The ability to operate in high threat environments, without putting warfighters or service people at risk, is one of the single biggest challenges faced by decision makers of the day. Part of the solution is the use of Unmanned Vehicles that are not only ‘safer but potentially more effective than the use of current manned systems .’ The separate challenge of how to...