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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

Saab has received an order for Carl-Gustaf® ammunition from the U.S. Army. The order value is approximately USD 75 million and deliveries will take place in 2022. The shoulder-fired ammunition order is placed within an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) framework agreement signed in 2019 between Saab and the U.S. Army that allows the customer to place orders...

The first footage of the Almaz-Antey S-500 Prometey (‘Prometheus’) air and missile defence system (GRAU designation 55R6M), shown conducting a test launch, has been released by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) via a video published on its YouTube channel on 20 July. The missile shown being launched was reported to have successfully intercepted a “high-speed...

The Ministry of the National Defense Republic of Lithuania has announced that the last shipment of Spike LR anti-tank missiles for the Lithuanian Armed Forces’ new infantry fighting vehicles was delivered at the end of June. According to a recent news release, Spike missiles were ordered to equip a local variant of Boxer fighting vehicle, known as the Vilkas. “The...

Hyundai Rotem announced on 7 July that it has handed over to South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) two multipurpose unmanned ground vehicles (MPUGVs) based on the HR-Sherpa prototype for use in six-months-long evaluation trials with the Republic of Korea Army (RoKA). The company said in a statement that the move, which marks the RoKA’s...

According to Asia Pacific Defense Journal, the Taiwanese Ministry of National Defense announced on June 17 that it signed two contracts worth a total of US$1.75 billion with the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), for the acquisition of Boeing’s Harpoon Coastal Defense System (HCDS) and Lockheed Martin M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS). The announcement...

One of the regular IDEX participants Otokar, participated in IDEX – 2021, in Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates in order to meet with its more than 55 End Users from all over the world. Introducing its electric armored vehicle, AKREP IIe for first time for its international markets, Otokar also displayed its well-known and globally desired wheeled armored...

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation company, announced today that the Belgium Ministry of Defence has awarded Oshkosh Defense a contract for 322 Oshkosh Defense Command and Liaison Vehicles (CLV) for the Belgium Defence Forces. The Belgian CLV is the proven Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) platform from Oshkosh equipped with Belgian communication systems. The...

Finland and Latvia together with Patria, have signed a research and development (R&D) agreement for a common armoured vehicle system. This agreement is a next step in this collaborative programme after the countries last spring signed a joint technical arrangement (TA). The purpose of the R&D agreement is to develop a common armoured vehicle system, based on the...

In order to achieve new quality in the Lithuanian Armed Forces and ensure provision of modern soldier equipment, the Lithuanian Ministry of National Defence has concluded an agreement with the German company Heckler & Koch and will provide its troops with pistols SFP9 SF Paddle. These pistols were chosen as the ones that best meet the needs of the Lithuanian Armed...

Hungary is the first NATO and EU member nation to order Rheinmetall’s newly developed Lynx infantry fighting vehicle. This important contract represents a major breakthrough in the global defence market for the Düsseldorf-based technology group’s innovative new combat vehicle. The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has awarded Rheinmetall an order to supply tracked armoured...