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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

Israel Is Preparing For the Worst-Case Scenario in the Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According to a research and an analysis of the publications and the comments in a number of media, including Russian ones, Israel is preparing for the worst-case possible scenario of action in the Gaza Strip, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan was overshadowed by

APCs Transformed into Combat Vehicles

NATO members and additional Land Forces worldwide, are modernizing their armed forces, phasing out obsolete tanks and APCs and transforming them into advanced combat vehicles Evolving to cope with the new trends in land warfare, military forces around the world transform heavy armored and mechanized forces into agile formations. Trading off

A Military Scenario If There Is a Conflict Between Israel and Iran

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A military confrontation between Iran and Israel will involve at least in the first phase, attacks on Israeli targets by Iranian upgraded rockets deployed in Lebanon, and counter attacks by Israeli air, sea and ground forces. This is the assessment of Israeli experts that have referred to the warning

Corporate wars: Who will deliver the most accurate missiles to the Israeli army?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The forces are getting ready in the trenches. They understand that what they saw so far were minor skirmishes and that the real fighting is about to begin. This new situation has been formed by the recent acquisition of state-owned Israel military industries (IMI), by Elbit systems. The outcome is

The Choice of a New Combat Aircraft for Bulgaria is Lobbyism and Waste of State Money

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - We publish to your attention some of the answers of the Colonel in the army reserve Tsvyatko Lukanov, a former head of "Air Detachment 28" and a fighter pilot, given in Radio Focus morning show “Good Morning Bulgaria” on 17th January in connection with the task of the Council of Ministers to prepare an

U.S. Analysts: the Russian Bomber Tu-223M3 is a Modern Lethal Aircraft

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Many publications, some of them western, claim that during the Cold War between the East and the West, both sides had excellent weapons for defence. Some of them state that the Russian bomber Tu-223M3M was one of those weapons to which the West had paid more attention because of its

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