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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

STM ThinkTech, Turkey’s first technology-based think tank, is scheduled to export its products to NATO for the third time this coming December. The contract for this third project covers the new version of the NATO Resilience Decision Support Model developed by the company to assist NATO’s decision-making processes when faced with strategic shocks, such as pandemi,...

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) began its northbound international strait transit en route to the Black Sea June 17, to conduct maritime security operations and enhance regional maritime stability, combined readiness, and naval capability with our NATO allies and partners in the region. This is the third time a U.S. Navy ship has conducted...

Rosoboronexport JSC (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will present to its foreign partners weapons for all segments of the global arms market at the Army 2020 International Military-Technical Forum, which will be held on August 23 to 29, 2020 on the premises of the Patriot Convention and Exhibition Center of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation at Kubinka near...

The Department of Defense announced today its plans for $250 million in Fiscal Year 2020 Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative (USAI) funds for additional training, equipment, and advisory efforts to strengthen Ukraine’s capacity to more effectively defend itself against Russian aggression. This reaffirms the long-standing defense relationship between the United States...

On Friday (12 June 2020), the North Atlantic Council recognised Ukraine as an Enhanced Opportunities Partner. This status is part of NATO’s Partnership Interoperability Initiative, which aims to maintain and deepen cooperation between Allies and partners that have made significant contributions to NATO-led operations and missions. As a NATO partner, Ukraine has provided...

Maritime forces from 18 nations commenced the in-port operations for the 47th annual multinational exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) in the Baltic Sea, June 9-21. BALTOPS is the premier annual maritime-focused exercise in the Baltic region and one of the largest exercises in northern Europe enhancing flexibility and interoperability among allied and partner nations. Commander,...

Total global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The total for 2019 represents an increase of 3.6 per cent from 2018 and the largest annual growth in spending since 2010. The five largest spenders in 2019, which accounted for 62 per cent of expenditure, were the United...

The State Concern Ukroboronprom transform into at least six industrial branches. “The Ukroboronprom leadership is convinced that the present model of the concern’s management must be changed,” deputy director general Roman Bondar said in an interview with the Defense Production Courier media outlet, according to the concern’s press service. “If these changes...

NATO has tapped into its pool of defence scientists – the largest such network in the world – to support the COVID-19 emergency response. The NATO Chief Scientist, Dr Bryan Wells, has just launched the “NATO Chief Scientist Challenge”, calling for solutions in virus detection, improved situational awareness, decontamination, resilience and the post-COVID-19...

RfPatrol MKII™ DroneShield Ltd is pleased to announce the release of the next generation version of its body-worn drone detection device, RfPatrol MKIITM. The original RfPatrolTM was released in May 2019, having proven to be a well-regarded product, with purchases by a number of high profile customers around the world. The device is completely passive (non-emitting),...