NATO praises Bulgaria’s contributions to Euro-Atlantic security

BRUSSELS, (BM) - Secretary General praises Bulgaria’s contributions to Euro-Atlantic security on fifteenth anniversary of NATO membership, learned, according NATO statement. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Bulgaria’s contributions to collective security in a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at NATO

Bad news for Russia – a laser weapon soon may be part of the US F-35’s armament

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Air Force will one day fire high-tech laser weapons from drones and fighter jets to destroy high-value targets, conduct precision strikes and incinerate enemy locations from the sky. The first airborne tests are expected to take place by 2021, Air Force officials have said. The developmental efforts are focused on

Russia’s Aircraft carrier “Admiral Kuznetsov” caught fire in Murmansk (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - A fire occurred during repair work on the aircraft carrier "Admiral Kuznetsov" in Murmansk, learned, quoting Russian website Vzlyad. Read more: Russia’s frigate Admiral Gorshkov has launched Caliber cruise missiles (video) According to preliminary data, the fire arose in the first energy compartment,

The new precision Chinese DF-41 ballistic missile system could devastate Taiwan

BEIJING, (BM) - While failing to make headlines as larger and more strategic Chinese weapons systems have, the DF-41 ballistic missile being a prime example, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) new PCL191 rocket artillery system is nevertheless a potentially game changing platform for the country’s military capabilities. Dubbed by state media

The Increase of Egypt’s combat potential raises concerns in Israel

MOSCOW, (BM) - The sharp increase in Egypt's combat potential raises concerns in Tel Aviv, which is afraid of losing military superiority, learned, quoting Topwar. Given the possible rapprochement of Cairo with Ankara, the threat takes on distinct contours. The growth of sea power Israel negatively perceived the

Satellite footage shows a secret Iranian weapons storage tunnel in Syria (photos)

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Iranian backed militias are constructing an underground tunnel believed to be used to smuggle arms and military equipment, images taken by intelligence satellites revealed Tuesday, learned Read more: Iran secretly transfers short-range missiles into Iraq to build a secret arsenal An intelligence

Turkey will not abandon S-400 defence systems to buy US’ Patriot

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, learned, according Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan statement. Read more: Russia has built compatible batteries of Turkish S-400 with NATO hardware The Turkish president

Pakistan wants to buy FD-2000 long-range air defense missile system from China

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Having successfully procured nine HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from China, Pakistan is now reportedly setting its focus on the FD-2000, learned Read more: Pakistan Has Fired Its Own Ballistic Missile, India Thinks It’s Dangerous Quoting a Pakistan Ministry

Bulgaria will join NATO’s new initiative„4х30“

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria will join NATO’s new initiative„4х30“ with a mechanized battalion of the land forces, a Military Police unit, medical teams, minesweeper in the Mediterranean, as well as two helicopters for medical evacuation. Read more: NATO Expects North Macedonia to Join the Alliance in 2020 Bulgaria’s Chief of Defense General

Canada may be the next nation to buy the F-35 stealth fighter

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In August, Britain’s Ministry of Defense and European manufacturer Airbus withdrew the Eurofighter from Canada’s competition to pick a replacement for its 35-year-old CF-18 fighters. In 2018, France’s Dassault withdrew the Rafale from the contest. That just leaves three contenders: Lockheed Martin’s F-35, Boeing’s F/A-18

A Military plane of Chilean Air Force disappears en route to Antarctica

SANTIAGO, (BM) - A Chilean military transport aircraft carrying 38 passengers and crew has gone missing, losing radio contact on its way to a base in Antarctica, learned, quoting RT. The military lost contact with the plane, a C-130 Hercules transport craft, on Monday evening while it was traveling to the Presidente

India plans to invest heavily in five wide-range Russian combat jets

NEW DELHI, (BM) - With the Indian Air Force planning for an ambitious expansion of its frontline combat fleet, and seeking to increase the number of fighter units in service from 32 to 42 by 2027, the country is set to invest heavily in acquiring a wide range Russian combat jets including further orders for platforms currently in service and

US companies want to manufacture weapons in Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - Representatives of eight US businesses visited Bulgaria to conduct over 70 meetings with Bulgarian companies, the Embassy of the United States in Sofia, learned, quoting the Embassy of United States statement in social media. Read more: General Dynamics offer Piranha combat vehicles to Bulgarian Army The

Russia creates Arctic defense dome using S-400 defense missile systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Northern Fleet will arm all its Arctic battalions with S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in coming years to create an air defense dome over the Russian Arctic, learned, according Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev statement in an interview with the Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper

Israeli company upgrades a scout attack helicopter with integrated weapons system

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems and MD Helicopters have signed a teaming agreement to incorporate advanced weapons and mission management capabilities into the MD 530G Block II (BII) scout attack helicopter, learned Read more: Israeli F-35s might be equipped with nuclear bombs The pilot-centric integrated weapons

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