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Polygon Military Magazine

Kazakhstan Aerospace Industries (KAI) has taken a 20% stake in Russian aircraft manufacturer Baikal-Engineering, the Kazakh government’s Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development (MIID) announced on 22 July, with an agreement signed at the MAKS 2021 airshow in Zhukovsky near Moscow. Baikal-Engineering is a subsidiary business of Ural Civil Aviation Works...

Leonardo celebrates an industrial engineering collaboration through the manufacturing efforts of its sites in Italy, the UK, and Poland on the Polish Navy’s AW101 Leonardo is preparing four AW101 helicopters for the Polish Ministry of National Defence, the helicopter will undertake ASW and CSAR missions The first flight tested the main airframe, control system, and...

Romanian aircraft equipment manufacturer and services provider Aerostar has signed a collaboration agreement with UK joint venture U-TacS for the potential production of Watchkeeper X unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Romania. A social media post by Lucian Daniel Stanciu Viziteu, mayor of the Romanian town of Bacau where Aerostar is based, showed a model of an armed version...

Bayraktar Akinci combat drone flies at altitude of 38,039 feet, stays in air for 25 hours, 46 minutes. Turkey’s Bayraktar Akinci combat drone broke a new record in the country on Thursday by flying at an altitude of 38,039 feet and staying in the air for 25 hours and 46 minutes. According to the defense company Baykar, the unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) was...

Albania has decided to purchase armed Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aircraft, which has been used to great effect in various recent conflicts, including in Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh region. According to Airrecognition.com, Albania can be the next country that will buy Bayraktar TB-2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle after Poland, Ukraine, Qatar and Azerbaijan. The Turkish-made...

Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) has started promoting the P-18-2 Prima high-mobility 2D surveillance and acquisition radar, developed and manufactured by PJSC NITEL and PJSC NPO Almaz, to the foreign market. “Rosoboronexport adds dozens of weapon and military equipment models to its export catalog every year. They acquire unique characteristics...

NATO’s future fleet of multi-role aircraft (MMF) is marking an important milestone on 30 June 2020, as the first of the eight aircraft in the fleet landed at the main operating base in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The aircraft, an Airbus A-330, arrived from the production facility in Getafe (Spain). The Multinational Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) fleet will provide...

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Iron Drone today announced that they have entered a collaboration agreement for the integration of interception capabilities into IAI’s advanced anti-drone system, Drone Guard. The intercepting drone can be launched during day or night from a docking station that hosts several ready-to-use drones. Several intercepting drones can...

Morocco is the 17th country to acquire the Boeing AH-64 Apache through a contract for 24 of the helicopters that was recently signed. Boeing has delivered nearly 2,500 Apache helicopters to 16 nations to date, including the U.S., Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Japan, India, Singapore, South Korea and Saudi Arabia. Deliveries to Morocco are expected to begin in 2024. “This...

The Iranian Army in a ceremony on Thursday received three home-made Kowsar fighter jets developed by Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), reported Fars news agency. The ceremony was participated by the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami, Iranian Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi, Commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air...