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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

The Peruvian Navy (Marina de Guerra del Peru: MGP) recently conducted its first live-fire exercises with its surface-to-surface MBDA Exocet MM40 Block 3 and air-to-surface MBDA Exocet AM-39 missiles, navy officials said. The successful live-fire test of the Exocet MM40 Block 3 missile firing – the first since this weapon was introduced in the service five years ago –...

The Qatari landing ship Al-Abrar Fuwairat before it was launched at Anadolu Shipyard in Istanbul. (Qatari Ministry of Defence) Turkey’s Anadolu shipyard launched a landing ship that it is building for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces (QENF) on 25 September. The Qatari Ministry of Defence (MoD) identified the vessel Al-Abrar Fuwairat , saying it is an LCT80-type landing...

The future USS Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) guided-missile destroyer successfully completed acceptance trials, according to a press release issued Friday by Huntington Ingalls Industries. According to a company news release, its Ingalls Shipbuilding division completed the final round of sea trials Frank E. Petersen Jr. (DDG 121) navigates in the Gulf of Mexico during...

We have achieved a historic success in manufacturing the bow section (Torpedo Section) housing the torpedo tubes for the first time in Turkey, joining the few countries in the world having such capability. Another critical stage has been completed in the Turkish Navy New Type Submarine Project, launched by the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) for the Turkish Naval...

The US Navy (USN) Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) on 26 August announced that it had conducted a ground test of the second-stage solid rocket motor (SRM) booster in support of the navy’s Conventional Prompt Strike (CPS) offensive hypersonic strike capability and the army’s Long-Range Hypersonic Weapon (LRHW) development. The test, performed on 25 August in...

The Swedish government and Saab have agreed a rebaselined contract for the A 26 Blekinge-class submarine programme amid schedule delays and escalating costs. Under the renegotiated terms, the delivery of the two boats – to be named HMS Blekinge and HMS Skåne – has been pushed back by three years and a further SEK5.2 billion (USD600 million) injected into the programme....

The Surface-to-Surface Cruise Missile (Kara Atmaca) project has been signed between the Turkish Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) and Roketsan. The Atmaca Anti-Ship Missile developed by Roketsan for naval platforms will take on a new dimension with the advent of Kara Atmaca. The Kara Atmaca agreement has been signed between SSB and Roketsan, at IDEF’21. SSB President...

Aselsan showcased its new Albatros-S unmanned surface vehicle (USV) at the IDEF 2021 exhibition in Istanbul. Albatros-S (Swarm) is the latest addition to Aselsan’s growing USV portfolio and is a privately funded development aimed at meeting a domestic research and development (R&D) programme, aimed at investigating unmanned swarming capabilities. The effort was...

Video footage released by Turkmenistan’s state-owned media indicates that the country’s navy has commissioned a new corvette based on the C92 design from Turkish shipbuilding company Dearsan. Named Deňiz Han (pennant number 01), the 91.4 m-long vessel was inducted in a ceremony held at the Turkmenbashi naval base on the Caspian Sea that was also attended by...

Spanish shipbuilder Navantia has entered the unmanned maritime systems market with its Viento family of modular multimission unmanned surface vehicles (USVs) with an eye on export customers. Presented as a complete suite of systems, the Viento USV product range comprises command, control, communications, and computer (C4) system as well as platform control, navigation,...