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Who Will Buy the Fifth Generation Russian Fighter?

Guests are dear They tried to make MAX-2019 as spectacular as possible: as much as possible in conditions of actual isolation, when you should not wait for crowds of foreign guests and overseas exhibits. Viewers, for example, were first shown experimental C-37 on a static site. The once-promising “deck”, existing in one flight instance and

The U.S. and NATO Improve Intelligence Sharing to Weaken Russian Influence

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. should step up its distribution of intelligence with all NATO members to weaken Russian influence attempts and to help unify the alliance, in the event Russia targeted an attack against a NATO ally, a new report says. “Intelligence-sharing could be particularly critical in the early phases of a conflict with Russia,

The U.S. Defence Strategy in the Indo-Pacific Region is in the Unprecedented Crisis

HONG KONG, (BM) - The US military is no longer the primary force in Asia, and missiles from a rapidly improving military could overwhelm its bases in hours, according to a new report. The study by the United States Study Center, at the University of Sydney, in Australia, warned that America’s defense strategy in the Indo-Pacific region “is in

Israel’s Bombs are Sending a Message at Home and Abroad

Israel has expanded its military operations in the Middle East from Palestine to Lebanon, Syria and as of last month, Iraq, allegedly carrying out multiple attacks on Iranian allies and assets. In a departure from traditional ambiguity, the Israeli government has boasted about its responsibility for the bombings and, with an utter sense of

Poland’s New Desire is to Join the European Main Battle Tank Project

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Poland’s new desire to join the European Main Battle Tank project, an initiative spearheaded by the Franco-German tandem, is part of a larger regional trend under which numerous Eastern European allies are pursuing plans to acquire new vehicles and replace their Soviet-designed tracked and wheeled rides. Following an Aug. 16

The Defence Tech Advancements Help Israel to Defend Itself or Prepare for War

WASHINGTON, (BM) - On Aug. 22 a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip aimed at Israel. An alert was activated in an open area where the rocket was projected to land. The rocket was one of more than 1,600 fired at Israel over the last year, half by Gaza-based militants. Each time, a sophisticated system of sirens warn residents in affected areas.

Bulgarian Replacement of Navy Ships will Be a Costly and Timely Challenge

SOFIA, (BM) - Replacing legacy and obsolete vessels with modern, multirole Western made platforms will be a costly and timely challenge, which Bulgarian Government can no longer dither over. Unfortunately the modernisation process has consistently been mismanaged by decision-makers in Sofia prone to changing their procurement goals and

End of Turkish Ambitions for an Offensive Into Syria After Safe Zone Deal with US

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara’s agreement with Washington to set up a so-called safe zone in northeastern Syria, along with a joint coordination center, has sparked debate about whether it will completely prevent a Turkish offensive into the region. A day after the announcement of the deal, Damascus criticized it harshly, saying that it is a violation

Bulgarian F-16s: We Wanted a XXL Size Pizza, But an Empty Box is Coming

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - "Every “move” down and cut of this package already leads to an impossibility of realization of the aircraft’s operational capabilities," the Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said a month ago. To reduce the price, Bulgaria buys fighters with less functionality, the Chief Secretary of the President, Colonel Dimitar Stoyanov

There Is No New ‘Emergency’ Reason to Sell Bombs to the Saudis to Drop In Yemen

WASHINGTON (BGM) - The Trump administration chose the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend to invoke an obscure state-of-emergency provision that would allow it to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without giving Congress a chance to block the sale. A Democratic congressional source told

Operations “Hit-And-Run” – the New ISIS Tactic

CAIRO (BGM) - In recent weeks, IS’s al-Naba online newspaper has encouraged followers to adopt guerrilla tactics and published detailed instructions on how to carry out hit-and-run operations. The group is using such tactics in places where it aims to expand beyond Iraq and Syria. While IS has tried this approach before, the guidelines make

The F-35 and F-15EX Fighter Jets Could Get Drone Wingmen in the Coming Years

WASHINGTON (BGM) - The F-35 and F-15EX fighter jets could get drone wingmen in the coming years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. The service is exploring ways to team Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s new F-15EX with the XQ-58 Valkyrie drone — a low-cost attritable fighter made by Kratos Defense — or similar unmanned

Europe Between U.S. and Russia in the “Nuclear Potentials” Game

LONDON, UK, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The militarization of Europe, especially the Baltic states, is taking place at an accelerated pace. The Baltic countries’ political elites are using the worsening confrontation between the West and Russia for their own purposes: the presence of U.S. and NATO troops on their territory benefits them

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