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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

The Nigerian Presidential Air Fleet has received the first of two new AW189 VIP helicopters from Italy’s Leonardo Helicopters. An image of the first aircraft arriving at Abuja Airport, Nigeria, emerged on Twitter on Friday (10 September). Flightradar24, a Swedish app used to track aircraft, showed the rotor wing aircraft fly from Accra, Ghana, to Cotonou, Benin, on Thursday...

The Italian Air Force has opted to equip its Eurofighter combat aircraft with the most advanced Radar 2 AESA currently being developed. Italy has joined the United Kingdom in developing the ‘Radar 2′ active electronically scanned array (AESA) sensor for the Eurofighter Typhoon combat aircraft. Leonardo announced on 14 September that Italy has opted to join the...

In 2021-2022, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine plans to purchase four more complexes of Turkish strike and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles Bayraktar TB2. This information was expressed in an interview with the Eastern European Bureau of the publication of the Report by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant-General Valery Zaluzhny. “In...

Otokar, the pioneer land systems company of Turkish Defense Industry, will participate in DSEI 2021 on 14-17 September 2021 in London, UK. TULPAR modular armored tracked vehicle and COBRA II MRAP mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle will be exhibited at Otokar stand. Atacama Desert, Chile Otokar, a Koç Group company, is participating in DSEI 2021 on 14-17 September...

According to information released on September 9, 2021, Leonardo DRS, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract by General Dynamics to provide additional Mission Equipment Packages (MEP) for Maneuver Short Range Air Defense (M-SHORAD) Increment 1 (M-SHORAD Inc. 1) systems. The contract is valued at $204 million. Under the indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity...

Leonardo is participating in the MSPO in Poland, the International Defence Industry Exhibition that is held from 7 September 2021 to 10 September 2021 at Kielce. During its 30-year presence in Poland, now one of Leonardo’s four domestic market, the company has made significant investment in Polish defence industry, mainly through Polish helicopter manufacturer PZL-Świdnik,...

The Turkish company FNSS has completed the design perfection process for KAPLAN MT (Medium Tank). FNSS of Turkey and PT Pindad of Indonesia have launched the development of the Modern Medium Weight Tank (MMWT) project called Kaplan MT (Medium Tank) to address a request from the Indonesian army for a new medium tank. Turkish company FNSS successfully applied the technology...

Turkish company Roketsan continues the development of the TRLG-230 missile that will be integrated into Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) for air-to-surface use. The TRLG-230 is a variant of the 230mm missile that has been integrated with a laser seeker for the export market. The TRLG-230, which is set to be delivered to a foreign customer by the end of 2021 under...

Kazakhstan has signed for two Airbus A400M Atlas transport aircraft, becoming the type’s first export customer since 2005. The manufacturer announced an order by the central Asian nation for two airlifters on 1 September, marking perhaps the largest milestone for the multinational programme since Malaysia joined in 2005. Deliveries will begin in 2024. “The A400M...

The Nigerian Government has approved the acquisition of 24 M-346 multirole aircraft for its Air Force, paving the way for the replacement of Alpha Jets as frontline fighters. The exact variant of the M-346 ordered by Nigeria is still unclear. It could be be it the basic version M-346FT (Fighter Trainer) or the variant M-346FA variant (Fighter Attack). The deal is valued...