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Polygon Military Magazine

Polygon Military Magazine

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) announced on 18 October that it has awarded Hanwha Systems a contract to series-produce a new man-portable, mine-detection system that is capable of finding both metallic and non-metallic mines. The agency said in a statement that the new PRS-20K system, development of which was completed in December...

The Pakistan Army’s (PA’s) Air Defence forces have inducted into service a variant of the Chinese-made HQ-9 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system, according to a 14 October press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistani military. Referred to in PA service as the HQ-9/P High-to-Medium Air Defence System (HIMADS),...

According to a press release published by Logos Technologies on September 14, 2021, the company showcases the BlackKite WAMI Pod at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) Stand (H8-434), at DSEI, on 14-17 September 2021. The BlackKite Pod images objects on the ground in medium resolution, which is enough to track every vehicle within its vast field of view,...

According to a press release published by METIS aerospace on September 14, 2021, the firm formally launches SKYPERION Marine to their range of passive RF drone detection solutions. SKYPERION Marine is a CPNI rated passive radio frequency drone detection system that provides a capability against all known commercial drones as well as hybrid ‘home builds’. The malicious...

The radio reconnaissance system includes direction finders, digital broadband receivers, and high-performance software. Two Nato nations to receive Hensoldt tactical radio reconnaissance system A graphic representation of analysis and classification of radio for a comprehensive situation picture. Credit: HENSOLDT. Sensor specialist Hensoldt has signed an order to deliver...

Following meetings between Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow, it was announced that multiple new arms deals had been made to modernise the Belarusian Military’s capabilities particularly in the field of aerial warfare. Lukashenko stated to this effect: “I am very grateful to the Russian leadership, military...

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 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...

Hanwha Systems has secured a KRW14.5 billion (USD12.5 million) contract to develop a smartphone-based individual battlefield visualisation system by 2024 for use by the South Korean military, the Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) in Seoul announced on 31 August. The individual battlefield visualisation system will link a soldier’s weapon sight with...