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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

Elbit Systems UK has been selected by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) to conduct maritime demonstration flights in the UK using a number of its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) including the Hermes 900. The demonstration flights are designed to demonstrate the advantages of using long-range unmanned capabilities in civilian airspace, with the ability to utilise multiple...

2020 UVision Air Ltd. strengthens its presence in India and announces a joint venture with Aditya Precitech, an Indian company, for the manufacture and marketing of loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems. These systems are already in service and combat-proven. AVision, the company formed under the joint venture agreement,...

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. will showcase the new STAMP payloads for future tactical mission requirements, including the T-STAMP-XD for laser-designation missions, and the STAMP-VMD for wide-area persistent surveillance.  The lightweight, ruggedized gyro-stabilized miniature STAMP payloads have been operationally proven in the most challenging security and defense...

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. has won a tender by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for the supply of its iSky-50HD systems, for use on unmanned air platforms. The iSky-50HD is a member of CONTROP’s iSky family of lightweight, compact EO/IR observation systems, which have been specifically designed for use in challenging airborne environments....

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...