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How Yugoslavia was destroyed?

After the death of Josip Broz Tito on May 4, 1980, the Yugoslav Empire lost the main link uniting the empire. In the further history of Yugoslavia, there were no longer any high statesmen who would pursue the line of so-called Tithonism.

MiG-41 – a real breakthrough or just Russian speculation

Despite the fact that test pilot Alexander Fedotov made the first flight on the MiG-31 on September 16, 1975, exactly 45 years ago, even today this fighter continues to be one of the unique aircraft in the world. It is intended for use in the country's air defense system.

Top 5 best bombers in the world

There is no doubt that there are only two countries that are working hard on new bombers. These are Russia and the United States. All others are either customers or tenants of this type of military equipment.

There are currently three wars in the world that may begin soon

While we, tired of reports from the "coronavirus fronts", are watching with unquenchable interest the dramatic events in Minsk or new outbreaks of violence in the United States, at least three acute conflicts are brewing on the planet, threatening to turn into open military confrontation.

Why the girls from Israeli army do not take part in battles?

After several spectacular victories over the Arab states, the Israel Defense Forces or the IDF are considered by many to be almost the best in the world. This statement is supported by the fact that she fights constantly and practically without interruption.

Industrial dispute endangers the entire Polish air defense program

PGZ and the Ministry of National Defense officially confirm that talks with the American concern Raytheon regarding the finalization of the agreement on the contracts for the performance of offset obligations related to the purchase of the Patriot system are being continued.

Japan and US unite against China and Russia

The governments of Japan and the United States will work together to prepare a missile detection and tracking system using numerous small satellites. They will be launched into an orbit with an altitude of 300-1000 kilometers.

Unlearned lessons: Who needs a nuclear apocalypse today?

First, in the absence of formal restrictions on strategic arms ceilings, the parties will not strive for a noticeable build-up of warheads and delivery vehicles, focusing mainly on improving individual strategic offensive arms and developing new types.

US creates new nuclear threat against Russia

Donald Trump, apparently, intends to cross out another important agreement between Russia and the United States - the agreement on the non-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons on warships.

Can Russia intercept an American UAV?

Russia has deployed an anti-drone shield in the Kaliningrad region during a recent exercise. Foreign analysts see this measure as a response to the deployment of American unmanned aerial vehicles such as the MQ-9 Reaper in Estonia.

Guam vs. China: how Washington will protect a Pacific Island

The United States is discussing the possibility of deploying the Aegis Ashore air defense / missile defense system installed in Japan on the island of Guam. At the same time, Tokyo has recently abandoned the use of this system, questioning its effectiveness.

Russian maneuvers in the Baltic Sea – continuation of the parade

The Russians have started the practical phase of the great sea maneuvers in the Baltic Sea "Okieanskij Szczyt-2020". According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, more than 30 ships of various classes and types, naval aviation and land units of the Baltic Fleet are to take part in it.

Small and cunning Qatar, but with great military ambitions

The new alliance, formed from Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar, demonstrates a departure from the traditional model, when the spiritual and religious center of Islam was located in the Arab world. This alliance is both strategic and ideological.

How Erdogan plays the Azerbaijani card

The next military exercises of Azerbaijan and Turkey and their geography are perceived with mixed feelings, if we bear in mind their motivational rationale. After the "Tovuz crisis" on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, the geopolitical situation in the region is degrading.

Topol-M: how Russia created an ultra-modern rocket in the 1990s

At the end of 1994, I, then a war correspondent for the Izvestia newspaper, was invited to the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces and was asked to write about further development, and more specifically, about the modernization of the Topol strategic missile system.

The military-corporate battle of Turkey and Egypt

In the event of an impending armed conflict between militarily held states, it is traditionally customary to compare their military and military-industrial potentials, evaluate the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the armed forces

The Turkey’s new interests are provoking friction in NATO

As a result of recent diplomatic and military moves, Turkey began to make its presence felt from the Middle East to the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, Milliyet writes. This increases the risk of confrontation and friction within NATO.

Cold game: US strategic aviation intensifies in the Arctic

All week, the unusual activity of US strategic aviation in the Arctic was observed. On Thursday, B-2 stealth bombers flew into the Arctic, and a pair of B-52H visited the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. Groups of Russian long-range missile carriers also patrolled in the North Pacific.

Britain needs radical military reform with the latest technology

The British general and former head of the Interspecific Command of the United Kingdom, Richard Barrons, said that the British armed forces are still “fighting yesterday” and are unable to defend the country or adequately meet the challenges of the 21st century

The Russian-Turkish war games in Libya

This would not have been possible without increasing military and political support from Russia and Turkey, which, by supporting the opposing sides of this conflict, are leading a new installment of their own geopolitical game in the region.

The Turkish fleet simply closed the sky over Libya

The intervention of Turkey in the civil war on the territory of Libya on the side of the Government of National Accord (GNA) allowed not only to stop the Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive in Tripoli, but also made Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar retreat

Russia has the most powerful cannon in the world, US said

Russia completed the modernization of its legendary artillery installation, significantly improving its technical characteristics and combat capabilities. New advantages of the Russian self-propelled gun "Malka" appreciated by the The National Interest

Unlike the US, Russia builds a unique air defense system

Russia, as one of the leading military powers, provides reliable control over the security of its borders, including air borders. If the enemy approaches a distance of 150 kilometers, then Moscow is ready to respond to this step with a powerful missile strike.

Why Khalifa Haftar could not keep the coast of Libya?

The situation in the west of Libya has radically changed in a few days. Units of the Government of National Accord (GNA) were able to clear the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar coastal areas of the country that they recently captured.

Who is to blame for violence in Lithuania?

Lithuania is used to maintain national security and defence relying on NATO allies in many ways. Such approach helps to save money and receive political preferences within the Alliance.

Russian army presses US occupation forces in Syria

Along with the reflection of the Turkish threat, our military has to enter into a tough confrontation with the American occupiers almost daily. Both sides are pulling together new units into the areas of contact.

Coronavirus revealed serious vulnerability of NATO troops

NATO forces have shown an inability to withstand bacteriological attacks: because of COVID-19, they are reducing contingents at foreign bases. And the incidence of the virus in the US Army is higher than that of the civilian population.

Gaza Strip: Corona-danger behind the fence

How should preventive measures work in a densely populated area with 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants? 200 "test kits" were dispatched to the Gaza Strip on Friday March 13th.

Coronavirus may give ISIS a new chance in Syria

The spread of coronavirus in refugee camps in Syria could lead to a revival of the Islamic State and a new escalation of violence. The federal news agency was figuring out how close Syria is to a new round of instability.

Turkey grants huge favor to Russia

Turkey has been a member of NATO already since 1952, but a serious question has recently emerged: is Turkey on the side of NATO, or has it perhaps sided with Russia?

Belarus’ forced wedding: how Putin publicly humiliated Lukashenko?

MINSK, (BM) - We often read that Russia and Belarus are unable to agree about the prices and delivery conditions of oil products and natural gas. This was the case in 2017, and it is the case now as well: the particular issue resurfaces with certain frequency and it seems it will continue to do so. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

Washington’s experts predict the emergence of a new Russian military strategy

MOSCOW, (BM) - Experts from the US scientific community, especially those who specialize in defense and security, continue to closely monitor military development processes in Russia, assess their condition and make predictions on various aspects of their future transformation and on changes in Moscow’s strategic approaches to the use of military

Russia is stepping up the pressure on US forces in Syria, the New York Times reports

NEW YORK, (BM) - According to US military and diplomatic officials, Russia is stepping up a campaign of pressure on US forces in northeastern Syria after the withdrawal of US troops from most of the area last fall on the eve of the Turkish offensive on Syrian territory. Russian troops are increasingly clashing with US forces on highways in the

Russia develops weapons against hypersonic missiles, a source said

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia is not only developing hypersonic weapons, but also creating means of protection against them. As sources in the military-industrial complex told Izvestia, domestic engineers are now designing an ultra-long-range air-based missile capable of intercepting high-speed and maneuvering targets. Read more: Military and defense

An expert explains capabilities of the Russian S-500 missile system

MOSCOW, (BM) - The promising S-500 anti-aircraft missile system will be able to intercept targets hundreds of kilometers from the Earth, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pavel Sozinov, general designer of the Almaz-Antey concern. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Russia is

Russia’s “Night Super Hunters” helicopters will become fighters and air killers

MOSCOW, (BM) - "Night Superhunters" will become air killers. The latest Russian Mi-28NM attack helicopter will turn into a fighter capable of handling enemy aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. Powerful R-74M ammunition will be installed on board the rotorcraft to destroy air targets. They are able to bring down even fifth-generation aircraft. At

Did a Russian missile hit one of Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighters back 2017?

An article from April 18, 2019, published in The National Interest. WASHINGTON, (BM) - Pro-Russian media are claiming that an Israeli F-35I was hit and damaged by a Russian-made S-200 surface-to-air missile during an Israeli air strike in Syria earlier this month. Israel says one of its F-35s was damaged—after colliding with a bird. (NOTE:

Russian mercenaries against the US military in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The author of the article in WSJ (Jessica Donati - U.S. Troops in Standoffs With Russian Military Contractors in Syria) claims that cases of "tense confrontation" between US military and Russian PMCs have become more frequent in Syria. This allegation is not supported by any evidence of the participation of "Russian

US: Russia’s S-400 systems and Resonance radars conquer the Middle East market

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A drone attack on Saudi oil refineries last September showed that the American Patriot air defense systems are not able to provide an adequate level of protection for important facilities. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The publication National Interest in the

Russia strengthens its position in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia is expanding its military role in Syria, providing support to Syrian government forces in their attack on Idlib, the last center of rebel resistance in the north-west of the country. “We are seeing much more aggressive Russian actions in Idlib,” said James Jeffrey, US Special Envoy for Syria, in an interview on

USA: Damascus won’t last even a week without Russia

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad without Russian military assistance would not have been able to hold out for a long time in the confrontation with the armed opposition, said US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Forbes: Russian nuclear submarine drones change the rules of the game

WASHINGTON, (BM) - One of the reasons for the effectiveness of U.S. Navy submarines is that their large teams, exceeding 100 people, are able to cope with emergencies and ensure that their submarines are at sea for many months in a row. Russian submarines have smaller teams, and, as a rule, their submarines cannot be at sea for such a long time.

Why did Russia attack Turkey in Idlib, Syria?

ANKARA, (BM) - There is no doubt that both Russia and the Damascus administration (and, according to some statements, the Iranian militias fighting in Syria) knew about the location of the Turkish troops. As is usually the case in joint military operations with the participation of many parties, Ankara in order to avoid clashes "agreed in advance"

Russian spy network spreads like Coronavirus

RIGA, (BM) - With the ongoing geopolitical chaos, as well as the bloodthirsty ambitions of Putin’s regime gaining ground in Ukraine, Africa and maybe even Belarus, it is no wonder that Russian spies are getting caught in Europe one after another. This is a signal that the concentration of Russian spies in Europe, especially its eastern part,

Belgian tolerance of Russian spies – naivety or deliberate intention

BRUSSELS, (BM) - We live in an era where news about the activities of Russian spies is nothing really new to anyone. It was recently reported that Belgian intelligence services, the ones responsible for protecting EU and NATO objects, have begun large-scale investigations based on concerns of possible infiltration by Russia or other actors.

Why Japan sent its military contingent to the Middle East?

TOKYO, (BM) - Japanese authorities deployed the Takanami missile destroyer to patrol the Gulf of Oman. This was reported by the office of Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Earlier, as part of this operation, two aircraft flew from the base in Okinawa. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Russian S-400 anti-aircraft systems are installed near the US borders

MOSCOW, (BM) - Despite the fact that the United States notified Russia’s response to the withdrawal from the INF Treaty, still this happened, and the answer was not long in coming. REPORT: Russia will focus on the development of nuclear weapons In August last year, it was already clear that the American side wants to leave the Treaty

Israeli stealths can destroy Iran’s cruise missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The F-35 radar is the most advanced for fighter jets, according to F-35 developer Lockheed Martin. “It enables the F-35 to be capable of identifying and intercepting airborne threats flying at a low altitude and at high speeds,” a company spokesman said on December 18. That’s important considering the emerging threats Israel

Russian Su-27 fighter jet is an “aerial scalpel” and has learned NATO manners

BEIJING, (BM) - After the Second World War, the aviation industry began to develop rapidly. In the postwar years, various countries of the world began to actively modernize their military aircraft, which over time already began to use aircraft with jet engines. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating –

War in Syria: US Apache vs. Russian Mi-8 and more news in brief

ANKARA, (BM) - In Syrian Idlib, Assad regime forces reached the M-5 highway, which connects Aleppo with the capital Damascus. The regime also threatens to attack Maarat al-Numan. And east of the Euphrates, after American forces blocked the way for Russian forces last week, tensions between the military units of the two countries increased.

More regular attacks and death of US soldiers in Iraq and Syria, US analyst said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The National Interest published an article by an analyst, retired US Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis, in which the author suggested that attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria would become more regular and deadly. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com According to Davis, the

If war begins, Russia will be defeated in three hours, Chinese analysts said

BEIJING, (BM) - According to several analysts, in the event of the outbreak of war, Russia will be defeated in three hours. How real are these concerns? In Europe alone, there are 600 nuclear missiles and 80 bombers aimed at Russia and ready at any moment to launch. By announcing entry into the war, the country will immediately sign a death

An air battle between Su-57 and F-35 fighter jets – how it ends?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Journalists of the American edition of The National Interest appreciated the prospects of the latest Russian Su-57 fighter in a battle with the fifth-generation F-35 aircraft of the US Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Polit Russia and the Natioanl Interest. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

Are there any Russian mercenaries in Libya to support Haftar’s army?

BERLIN, (BM) - The conference on the settlement of the Libyan conflict is considered successful in Russia. But what about Russian mercenaries? Every now and then it comes to the fact that they are participating in the civil war in Libya. Let's consider a question in more detail. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently spoke of about

Indonesia might buy Rafale 4++ fighter jets. Rumors or not, this is a bad choice

JAKARTA, (BM) - The Indonesian Armed Forces are reportedly considering placing an order for Dassault Rafale ‘4+ Generation’ twin engine medium fighters from France, alongside possible orders for Scorpene Class submarines and Gowind Class corvettes. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The

Russia is weak and not ready against massive nuclear strike, Russian general said

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russian missile defense systems require “tens of minutes” to repel a massive nuclear strike, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the opinion of Russian Major General Sergei Grabchuk. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Contrary to claims that Russian missile defense systems

NATO’s new spy tool can peer into Russia for 200 kilometers

OSLO, (BM) - When the new NATO spy drones take to the wing, the alliance and its 29 members will have a unique opportunity to get an idea of ​​what is happening in the territories adjacent to NATO. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com “They will fly over NATO territory. But they will be able

The upgraded U.S. Javelin anti-tank missile is a mortal danger for Russian tanks

MOSCOW, (BM) - Since World War I, an armored vehicle has become an integral part of the weapons of almost all world armies. The tank was a mobile heavy weapon, capable of moving on the battlefield, on the move changing the strategy and alignment of forces of army formations. However, with the advent of tanks, weapons systems capable of

Hostile underwater drones are spying China

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The secretive world of naval underwater surveys rarely breaks the surface. Now recent events are briefly shining a light into the darkness. In the Adriatic, a Croatian fishing vessel caught one of the U.S. Navy’s undersea sensor systems last week. That mysterious object has largely been explained. Read more: Military and

After Russian S-400, Turkey will buy S-500 missile system and its technology

ANAKRA, (BM) - One of the world's leading defense industry magazines, Defense News, has dedicated its article to the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. REPORT: Turkey announced transfer of S-400’s technology with Russia REPORT: NATO – to the Middle East, Russia – to the Mediterranean. Where is Turkey? Turkish officials in

Withdrawal of troops: USA threatens Iraq again

BERLIN, (BM) - The political consequences of the catastrophic wrong decision that led to the crash of the Ukrainian passenger plane and the death of 176 people on flight PS752 (including a large number of Iranian citizens) cannot yet be predicted. A REPORT: ‘Scare each other’: how the US and Iran are fighting for Baghdad A REPORT: Iraq: The

The Russian Su-57 can beat F-35 someday, but not right now, a Russian expert explains

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Su-57 fighter is already a good combat vehicle. However, there is still something to improve, for example, in order to bypass the American F-35 in terms of basic indicators, expert Vladimir Vasiliev believes. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read special report:

Russian UAVs and weapons with AI have been used in Syria

BEIJING, (BM) - On October 25, a senior official in the Russian ground forces announced that the latest Kungas robot had successfully passed tests in the country. It is reported that until 2025 a unit consisting entirely of robots and capable of performing combat missions will be formed in the Russian troops. Read more: Military and defense

Russia’s Avangard hypersonic weapon cannot be stopped, Norway says

OSLO, (BM) - Russia deployed weapons aimed directly at the United States. None of the known defense systems are able to stop this rocket. The weapon is called "Avangard", and the first two samples took up combat duty during the Christmas holidays. This is the so-called hypersonic glider. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

How the Russian air defense looks like with S-400 and other systems?

MOSCOW, (BM) - Anti-aircraft gunners will begin to work out an updated system to combat massive attacks by cruise missiles and drones. As the Ministry of Defense told Izvestia, it is included in the combat training system of the air defense forces. The novelty was tested in the fall of 2019 at the Combat Commonwealth exercises. In preparing the

S-350 Vityaz systems will make Russian air defense impenetrable for US missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Vityaz S-350 anti-aircraft missile systems will occupy a place in the echelon defense system of Russia between the S-400 and Buk-M3. About this FBA "Economics Today" said a military expert Alexei Leonkov. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The Russian Defense Ministry said

Russia creates a unique air defense system, led by the S-400 and S-500, expert said

MOSCOW, (BM) - The party of the Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) "Shell-S" will be transferred to the 6th Leningrad Red Banner Army of the Air Force and Air Defense in early 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read

US and Iran are on the verge of war, Russian experts comments

MOSCOW, (BM) - As a result of the American special operation, the commander of the special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Al-Quds was killed General Kassem Suleimani. President Trump personally gave the killings. So in the United States responded to the recent assault on their embassy in Baghdad. In Tehran, they promised to

Poland plans to purchase more modern tanks than Germany and France

PARIS, BERLIN, (BM) - Berlin and Paris, which excluded Poland from their joint defense projects, forced Warsaw to focus on American weapons, Die Welt writes. Now Poland plans to purchase more modern tanks than Germany and France have combined, says the German publication. DEFENSEWEEK'S REPORT: Putin versus Poland – the history lessons as a

How long Russia will maintain leadership in the hypersonic weapons development?

MOSCOW, (BM) - The maximum speed of the Kinzhal and Tsircon hypersonic systems will be increased to more than 10 Mach numbers. The United States recognizes the lag behind Russia in hypersonic technology by several years, but the American-designed rocket has the promise of an opportunity to reach speeds of up to 20 Mach numbers. How long can Russia

Washington wanted to learn the Russian secrets and bought 21 MiG-29 fighter jets

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When the Soviet Union collapsed in late 1991, the newly independent states within its former domain inherited enormous stockpiles of weapons the Red Army left behind. One of the most interesting cases involved the air force of the tiny former Soviet republic of Moldova. The new republic’s inventory consisted of 34 MiG-29

Cyber security of European countries at risk

LONDON, (BM) - We live in a peaceful world at this very moment, or do we? We hear no tanks rattle around our houses nor we see combat actions. Most don’t realize the whole situation on political arena hidden between the lines of Mass Media’s articles published daily. The global tension leaves us, ordinary people, questioned what is military and

Deadly battle in the sky – F-22 ‘Raptor’ against ‘the Criminal’ Su-57

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Russia’s official designation of the PAK-FA/T-50 jet as the Sukhoi Su-57 is just another reminder that the field of fifth generation fighters is about to get more crowded. The United States, China, Russia, Japan and Korea are all working on their own fifth generation designs, but so far only three planes, the F-22 Raptor,

Another threat comes from inside the Bundeswehr

LONDON, (BM) - Modern political arena brings the world a lot of tension. The rising heat from the East, Brexit, Immigrants, terrorist attacks. It is all such a stress for everyone. No wonder the tension is getting closer to the top point. This is when the army and the law enforcement have to keep their ears to the ground and be prepared for

Russian MiG-31K fighters may strike at Thule US air base, according Denmark

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russian MiG-31K fighters armed with "Kinzhal" hypersonic missile systems can strike at the Thule American airbase in northern Greenland, according to the Danish newspaper Berlingske, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. A similar conclusion was made in Denmark's oldest permanent newspaper, the country that is one of the founders of

Are Russian missiles capable to strike an American aircraft carrier?

MOSCOW, (BM) - Anti-ship cruise missiles of operational-tactical purpose (RCC OTN) 3M55, 3M45 and 3M70 missile systems "Onyx", "Granite" and "Volcano" are rightfully considered the pride of the Russian Navy. However, there is an opinion that their outstanding flight range (500–700 km) is not provided by reliable target designation, and therefore

Iran might buy two dozen Su-57 fighters equipped with hypersonic air to air missiles

Despite being named as one of the United States’ four ‘great power adversaries’, and succeeding in expanding its influence and projecting its power across the Middle Eastern region at the expense of the Western Bloc and their allies, Iran has invested relatively little in power projection capabilities for its armed forces and retains a defence

Putin’s private army is thirsty for some fun

RIGA, (BM) - In the harsh modern geopolitical situation, characterized by hybrid warfare between the engaged actors, bloodhounds of Putin’s chef have once again fallen into media disfavor – I am, of course, talking about Wagner. Some of the Kremlin’s mercenaries were thirsty for some fun, so they decided to mangle a Syrian man and set his

Wagner – Russia’s mercenary army: something new or well-forgotten old?

RIGA, (BM) - For quite some time there have been discussions whether the mercenary armies formed in Russia are solely private establishments or are they an alternative tool blessed and supported by the Kremlin for reaching its goals? First, let us forget about higher philosophy and look at one basic subject – are private military establishments

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 BulgarianMilitary.com, 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

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

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

Russia plans to start building better landing ships in next months

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Navy is still preparing to implement a large-scale project, begun at one time by Anatoly Serdyukov and frustrated by France: the construction of modern universal landing ships. What will the Russian counterparts of the French Mistrals look like, what capabilities will they have - and what tasks will they solve? Not so

Israeli F-35s might be equipped with nuclear bombs

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The American press wondered whether Israel would be able to turn its latest combat aircraft into an element of the nuclear triad, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Such a question is asked on the pages of The National Interest, where the author initially ranks Israel as a nuclear power, despite the fact that this

Earth and civilians suffer from hundreds of military exercises each year

LONDON, (BM) - Military drills are common nowadays. If we think about it army has two modes. The first mode is being at piece and the second mode is the one you don't want to see ever which is war. And the army is made for one reason only ­­- to protect the country from the outside danger. However, nowadays they also represent the interests of

Russia has unveiled several hypersonic nuclear weapons for only 24 months

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russian President Vladimir Putin’s March 1, 2018 annual state-of-the-nation address became his most-cited since his 2007 Munich speech. “Listen to us now,” he warned NATO after unveiling several hypersonic, nuclear-capable weapons: the Kinzhal missile system, Sarmat ICBM, and the Avangard glide vehicle. The March 1st adress

Why Russia sells its latest military technology?

MOSCOW, (BM) - A representative of the Ukroboronprom concern claims that the Ukrainian company allegedly “wins” Russia's position in the arms markets. Why are these words nothing more than false propaganda? What are the real positions of Russian weapons on the world market? Is there a danger that Russia will eventually sell the latest defense

Russia warned of a threat from the East – Japan can create 6,000 nuclear bombs

MOSCOW, (BM) - Japan can quickly enter the nuclear club. According to Chinese media, Tokyo can now produce thousands of nuclear bombs. Experts believe that Japan with nuclear technology can create nuclear weapons quickly enough. Although, to do this for her for certain reasons is not very simple. But if Japan creates a nuclear bomb, then Russia

NATO No More

WASHINGTON, (BM) - NATO is one of the greatest organizations in the world made for keeping piece and protect the good citizens of allied states. Those must respond effectively to the threats NATO faces and keep the promise of collective defense according to Article 5 of the Washington Treaty. An act against one means an act against all, that’s the

US Will Use Nuclear Weapons Against Russia, Polish Analysts Say

WARSAW, (BM) - The US will use nuclear weapons if it goes to war with Russia, according to some Polish analysts, whose opinion was published in the Polish edition of Myśl Polska, has learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Israeli Nuclear Weapon Program Could Destabilize the Region This statement comes in response to the question of

Indian Defense Industry Plans to Manufacture Own Missiles, Radars and Armaments

NEW DELHI, (BM) - We will offer technologies to private sector for early realisation of products and to support R&D works. The private industry is vital for self-reliance, says DRDO chief G Sateesh Reddy while inviting companies as development and production partners, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In an interview to Manu Pubby, the

Bad News for Russia: Turkey Will Help US Study S-400`s Impact on F-35 Fighters Jets

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a meeting with US President Donald Trump that Turkey has no intention of giving up Russia's S-400 air defense systems. We remind you that Turkey purchased these systems and the first deliveries began in the middle of this year, continuing until the end of the next.

Bad News for Pakistan`s Offensive Ability – India Creates Quality Air Defense

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Through its deployment of land-attack cruise missiles (LACM) and various ballistic missiles, Pakistan stated that it is maintaining “minimum credible deterrence.” However, while that might be accurate in terms of its nuclear deployment capability, Pakistan’s conventional deterrence is at risk of eroding. By ‘conventional

Israel Cut off Snake Head Baha Abu al-Ata, but Long-Term Ramifications Could Be Dire

TEL AVIV, (BM) - When Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman looked at the most recent images provided by one of his organization's unmanned aerial vehicles and compared them to the data showing up on his computer monitor, he knew there was no going back. "All the stars were aligned," was the way Argaman described the situation, the trap was just

The Mig-29 Multi-Role Aircraft as a Deadly Answer to the F-16

WASHINGTON, (BM) - As with many of Russia’s most prolific aircraft, the MiG-29 has spawned numerous variants four decades of service. Originally intended as an superiority fighter, and particularly as the Soviet answer to the F-16, the MiG-29 has been gradually recast as a multi-role aircraft with an increasingly robust air-to-surface armament

Moscow Could “Accidentally” Start the Third World War, British General Said

LONDON, (BM) - The chief of the British defense headquarters, General Nick Carter, believes that Moscow could “accidentally” start the third world war, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Topwar and The Telegraph article. Read more: Russia Provides Military Assistance to Terrorists, a Newspaper Reports According to a senior military

Why the United States Should Buy a Russia’s S-400 Missile Defense System?

SOFIA, (BM) - In real terms, the US does not need the Russian S-400 missile defense system to protect its territory. The United States has its own one - Patriot. But they need the C-400 for other reasons. The Patriot is intended for both domestic use and protection in the US territory, as well as for sale to US third-party partners. This system

The Israeli Nuclear Weapon Program Could Destabilize the Region

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s nuclear weapons program is one of the biggest military open secrets in the world. Now we know a little more about the angst inside the Pentagon in the late 1960s, as Israel was months away from activating its nuclear deterrent. That’s all according to new documents obtained by the nonprofit National Security Archive

Russia’s Su-35 is More Deadly and Advanced than F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production. Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of

The Inevitable Death Awaits the Ukrainian Air Force in Conflict with Russia

BELGRADE, (BM) - Recently in Ukraine, a list of industries to be paid special attention has been determined. In their long row there was no place for mechanical engineering. When asked by critics why this segment was forgotten, the answer was: it is required to find a “short hryvnia” that is able to give an economic effect in a short time. As a

Russia`s Su-35 Fighter Jet is a Deadly Aerial Fist and Stealth Killer, US Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - “A unique machine, a deadly aerial fist,” is how the official television channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense introduced the Su-35S superiority fighter earlier this week. TV Zvezda’s three-minute clip of a recent Su-35S training sortie over Syria provides close-up shots of the fighter jet being prepped for flight,

US B-52 Bomber for Israel is a Bad Decision and a Threat for the Middle East Peace

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In April 2014, retired Air Force lieutenant general David Deptula and Michael Makovsky of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal arguing that the United States should turn over a dozen surplus B-52 heavy bombers to Israel. Deptula and Makovsky said that the eight-engine

The S-500 is Formidable But Is It a Threat for the U.S. Stealth Fighters?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In recent years there has been intense talk of the new Russian air defense system S-500. Various information is constantly leaked on state and private Russian media as well as on media and blogs all over the world. It should be noted that the real S-500 is a brand new development and perhaps the first of the new Russian

Military Tensions with Russia Will Worsen, if Donald Trump is Not Reelected

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Military tensions with Russia will worsen if Donald Trump is not reelected, some military and politically US specialists. It is hard to imagine any Democratic administration getting along with Russia as long as President Putin remains in power. Many Democrats believe Moscow subverted the presidential election process in

Why is Bulgaria Not Buying UAVs?

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - In 2023, Bulgaria should receive the first two F-16s from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The deal is for eight planes and is worth $ 1.2 billion. But this is only the first part of the entire government program package, because after the first eight, we will order eight more. It is a little known fact that the F-16 is a

Russia Makes Profit by the Bulgarian F-16 Purchase

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Bulgaria has chosen to buy the F-16 Block 70/72 fighter jet. My personal opinion is the F-16 and Saab Gripen are two very good planes for that price. Few people realize that this type of military deal is geopolitical in nature and affects not only the parties to the deal but also third parties. Remember - geopolitical

The U.S. Military and Defense Mission in Syria is Not Over Yet

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing US efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country’s Russian allies. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country. US

Why Switzerland May Buy F-35 Fighter Jet?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Four U.S. Air Force F-35A stealth fighters on May 31, 2019 arrived at Payerne air base in Switzerland. The F-35s are scheduled to remain at the base until June 14, 2019 in support of F-35-maker Lockheed Martin in its bid to win the Swiss air force’s $8-billion tender for up to 40 new fighters. The Swiss air force in April

Does Iran Has Any Chance Against U.S. F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, in part resulting from U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision unilaterally to withdraw the United States from the 2015 deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. armed forces have deployed a wide array of ships, planes and other weapons to the Middle East. The

Iran Plans to Build Attack Speedboats That Can Reach Speeds of 100 Knots

WASHINGTON, (BM) - “By tapping into the capabilities and technical expertise of our domestic elite, we will move toward production of speed vessels that can travel at the speed of 100 knots in the near future,” Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corp Navy announced. "Today, marine vessels that cruise at 90

The U.S. Air Force Urgently Needs New Air to Air Missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States is set to receive at least two entirely new classes of long range air to air missile in the 2020s, which are intended to replace the AIM-120 AMRAAM currently in service. U.S. defence manufacturer Raytheon, best known for its THAAD, RIM-161 and AIM-120 missiles, in September announced the development of the

F-16 and Su-30SM in the ‘New Fighter Jet’ Battle of Vietnamese Air Forces

HANOI, (BM) - The Vietnamese Air Force is currently comprised of seven full strength regiments, including four of Su-27SK and Su-30MK2 Flanker air superiority fighters and three of heavily modernised Su-22 strike fighters of the M3, M4 and UM variants. With the country seeking to modernise its armed forces, and making sizeable investments in

Russia Has a Thermonuclear Torpedo That Could Start World War III

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia has begun underwater tests of its Poseidon thermonuclear torpedo. The Poseidon is an 80-foot-long nuclear-powered submersible robot that is essentially an underwater ICBM. It is designed to travel autonomously across thousands of miles, detonate outside an enemy coastal city, and destroy it by generating a tsunami.

India Upgrades Su-30 MKI to the Most Fearsome Fighter Jet in the Region

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The Su-30MKI Flanker currently forms the mainstay of the Indian Air Force’s combat fleet, with 11 of the service’s 27 fighter squadrons comprised of the aircraft and additional squadrons planned. The aircraft represents a significant enhancement over the original Su-27 Flanker, the Soviet Air Force’s most capable air superiority

China Has Developed a New Hypersonic Weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 in typical fashion – with a military parade. Some of the new weapons on display that day provide cause for serious concern among U.S. policymakers. Read more: Russia Successfully Tests the Hypersonic Missile “Avangard”. The U.S.:

The Su-27 of the Russian Federation is a Real Killer, US Magazine Announced

WASHINGTON, (BM) - To the West, most of the legendary Soviet aircraft of the Cold War came from the design bureau Mikoyan Gurevitch, which spawned such aircraft as the MiG-15 “Fagot,” MiG-21 “Fishbed,” MiG-25 “Foxbat” and MiG-29 “Fulcrum.” The single best Soviet fighter of the Cold War, however, was Sukhoi’s Su-27 “Flanker.” Intended both to

Russia’s S-500 is a Threat and Nightmare for NATO and U.S. in the Middle East

BEIRUT, (BM) - The Russian Federation’s S-500 Prometheus is supposed to adopt a unique system after completing all necessary tests, which will pose a serious threat to the U.S.’ missile supremacy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting a chinese journalist. Read more: Russia`s S-500 Systems Will Enter Service Soon to Russian Army, Turkey Ready

After U.S. Withdrawal from Syria, the Middle East Has a New Master – Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) - Depending on how far Turkey will go into northeastern Syria and how long it will spend there, Russia’s interests in the region might get hurt. But the Kremlin’s position on the military offensive that Turkey is now waging against the Kurdish-led forces, including the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a U.S. ally, has been generally

If Saudi Arabia Buys S-400, the U.S. Would Deny Them the Best U.S. Defense Systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon had made the correct decision in sending four 360-degree AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radars to bolster the Saudi air and missile defenses, along with another Patriot air defense system and U.S. support personnel. Last month’s combined missile and drone strike inflicted serious damage on the Saudi oil refineries at Abqaiq and

Russia’s Air Force is Rapidly Improving and Should Be Taken Seriously

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When it comes to air power, it’s no secret that the United States and the West have often held an edge over Russia. This dates at least as far back to World War II, when the United States and Britain were allied with Russia. While Russia supplied much of the manpower that ultimately defeated Nazi Germany, it was the United

Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Can Be Defeat by Using F-35, US Magazine Reports

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Designed as part of the developmental trajectory for the emerging F-35, the test-firing facilities further development of an ability to fire the weapon “off-boresight,” described as an ability to target and destroy air to air targets that are not in front of the aircraft with a direct or immediate line of sight, Pentagon

The U.S. Sends Troops in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf Might Be on Fire

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Islamic State of Iran was born in enmity toward the United States. Led by the fiery cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, revolutionary leaders animated crows in Iran by lambasting “Great Satan” for any number of crimes, both real and imagined. It didn’t take long for this animosity to turn kinetic. As the Iran-Iraq

Britain is Already At War With Russia, UK Top General Says

LONDON, (BM) - There has been no formal declaration of war. No rockets landing on London or submarines sinking British ships. But Britain’s top military commander says Britain is at “at war every day” with Russia and other nations. The weapons aren’t explosive but digital, the battlefield cyberspace instead of mud. But to General Sir Nick

What Kind of Weapons Iran Would Use to Wage War?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - With the possible exception of North Korea, no country in the post–Cold War era has sought to challenge the United States as much as Iran. From the Middle East to Central Asia to Latin America, Tehran has never missed an opportunity to antagonize the U.S. and limit its influence. This is an inherently risky strategy. Not only

The Russian Su-35 is Really Good, But it Might not Match America’s F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production. Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of

Israel May Have a Secret Powerful Force – Hundreds of Nuclear Weapons and Missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Unofficially, Tel Aviv wants everyone to know it has them, and doesn’t hesitate to make thinly-veiled references to its willingness to use them if confronted by an existential threat. Estimates on the size of Tel Aviv’s nuclear stockpile range from 80 to 300

Russian Su-57 vs. U.S. F-22: Here’s What Happens When Stealth Meets Stealth

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia’s official designation of the PAK-FA/T-50 jet as the Sukhoi Su-57 is just another reminder that the field of fifth generation fighters is about to get more crowded. The United States, China, Russia, Japan and Korea are all working on their own fifth generation designs, but so far only three planes, the F-22 Raptor, F-35

Against the Kurds – did Donald Trump Committed Political Suicide?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A wounded president is prone to making bad decisions. That’s the only explanation for Donald Trump’s blatant sellout of the Kurds in northern Syria. His move is being condemned in Europe and the United States, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and former UN ambassador and leading Republican Nikki Haley leading the

Will Iran and Russia Ally with the Kurds Against Turkey?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Turkish military has begun bombing northern Syria, empowered by Donald Trump’s public announcement that he had green-lighted a Turkish operation into territory occupied by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, essentially exposing a key ally in America’s fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) to new dangers. Trump announced that

Russia Will Use S-400 and S-500 to Take Down F-22 and F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia inherited a dizzyingly large number of surface-to-air missiles from the Soviet Union and has also improved upon Soviet designs since. Here is a rundown of the notable parts of S-family. The first surface-to-air guided missile system was the S-25 Berkut family of SAMs which were deployed by the Soviet Union for a

China Claims It Can Find and Track the F-22 or F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - If China really did have such a powerful radar, it would be a game-changer. In addition, it also functions as a fire control radar that can guide missiles toward stealthy jets like the F-35. “Meter wave radar can be deployed on vehicles, on land and warships, creating a dense web that gives hostile stealth aircraft nowhere to

The Yemeni Houthi Rebels Might Have North Korean Missiles, US Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - It’s possible the missile strikes that badly damaged a key Saudi oil facility on Sept. 14, 2019 involved far-flying drones firing small, guided munitions. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who have been at war with a Saudi-Emirati coalition since 2015, claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on the Aramco sites, which lie

Combat Radius of Russia’s Su-57 in Asia is a Threat to the US and Australia

MOSCOW, (BM) - After reports that the Myanmar armed forces are interested in purchasing Russian Su-57 fighters for the modernization of its fleet, as well as the recent statement by the ambassador of this country in Moscow on this issue, an assessment of the possible consequences of such an acquisition on the security of Southeast Asian states

Israel Might Well Consider a Preventive Nuclear Attack Against Iran

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Main Point: If Israel ever does use nuclear weapons in anger, it will rewrite the diplomatic and security architecture of the Middle East, and also the nonproliferation architecture of the world as a whole. Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst-kept secret in international relations. Since the 1970s, Israel has maintained a

Oil and Energy Industry of Saudi Arabia Under Attack, But What`s Next?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When more than twenty drones and cruise missiles attacked Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure recently, they took down approximately half of the kingdom’s oil production. The fires were quickly extinguished, but the impact will have long lasting energy security and geopolitical implications for Saudi Arabia and the rest of

A Nuclear-Armed Iran Might Be One of Donald Trump’s Going-Away Presents

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Rarely are one’s predictions as quickly tested as those I made in August. I suggested that the United States’ lame response to Iran’s aggressive actions would lead to escalation. It was not hard to predict. It seemed obvious to me that, unable to get the European Union to help meaningfully circumvent U.S. sanctions, Iran

A Probable War with Iran Would Be a Huge Mistake, US Magazine Analyzed

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Sixteen years ago, the George W. Bush administration manipulated intelligence to scare the public into backing an aggressive war against Iraq. The smoking gun mushroom clouds that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice warned against didn’t exist, but the invasion long desired by neoconservatives and other hawks

The Combination of UAV S-70 and Su-57 Turns the Latter Into a Fighter of the 5 + Gen

MOSCOW, (BM) - The combined flight of the S-70 “Hunter” heavy drone and the Su-57 fighter, in fact, is becoming the first visual example in the world of the flight integration of a drone with a fifth-generation fighter. It is clear that this is still an attempt, but at the same time it is worth noting that the first step in this direction has

Russia Isn’t Happy That China Stole Jet Fighter Design

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and Russia doesn't seem too broken up about it. Though Russia and China are now friends, even holding joint exercises, Russia's Sputnik News recently trotted out an article titled "Chinese Navy Short on Carrier-Based

Dogfight: F-35 Can’t Win Against F-22

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - which is built in three versions - recently completed its developmental test phase and is operational with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy will soon join the ranks of JSF operators with the F-35C carrier variant, which is scheduled to become

Israel`s Air Defence System is Impressive, But Not Impenetrable

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s Iron Dome is more than a missile defense system. It’s practically an icon, a symbol of how technological creativity can enable one rocket to knock another rocket out of the sky. But did the system fail earlier this month? And what does this mean for the U.S. military’s planned buy of Iron Dome? Any thoughts of an

Iran’s Missiles Are Very Good and Should Be Taken Seriously, US Media Reported

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Iran is continuing to develop increasingly long-range ballistic missiles - and is firing some shorter-range missiles in combat - despite demands from the U.S. government that the Islamic republic totally give up any weapons that could, in theory, carry a nuclear warhead. On Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, 2018, Iran launched Zulfiqar,

A Nuclear Strike From Beijing to Washington in 30 Minutes if China Uses DF-41

WASHINGTON, (BM) - At the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled a number of new pieces of high end hardware during a large scale parade in Tiananmen Square. Alongside new DF-17 hypersonic tactical missiles, WZ-8 hypersonic surveillance drones and Gongji-11

Iran is Not Going to Back Down, US Admiral Believes

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US believes that Iran has not retreated and is not going to retreat from its "warlike" position, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. Read more: Iran Showed its Own New Made 35 mm Anti-Aircraft Weapon System The United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany have publicly accused

Chinese Hypersonic UAV is a Bad News for US Navy – Military Watch Analysis

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) introduced a number of new models of promising military equipment during a large-scale parade on Tiananmen Square, dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the end of the Chinese civil war. Military Watch believes that despite the fact

Hypothetical Clash Between Su-35 and Su-57 – US Named the Winner

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Su-35 is the most effective fighter ever created by Moscow. Although the aircraft is primarily designed to gain superiority in the air, it is able to prove itself as a powerful means of hitting ground targets. This opinion was expressed by the National Interest publication. According to him, although outwardly this machine

A Nuclear War Between India and Pakistan Might be Deadly for the Humanity

NEW DELHI, (BM) - A nuclear war between India and Pakistan could, in less than a week, kill 50-125 million people - more than the death toll during all six years of World War II, and lead to global climate catastrophe, according to researchers in the US. A study by researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder and Rutgers University

US Intelligence Has Missed the Delivery and Test of S-500 Systems in Syria

MOSCOW, (BM) - The message that Russia has tested the promising S-500 Prometheus air defense system in Syria is actually delivering another blow to the military authority of the United States, including the authority of US intelligence. Another - in the sense that the USA's authority was pretty much lost after the well-known attacks on the

US Journalist: Could Russian MiG-35 Fighter Kill an F-22 or F-35 in Combat?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In the American edition The National Interest material was released that talks about the Russian fighter generation 4++ MiG-35. The author writes that Russia has intensified its work on the MiG-35 in connection with the approaching life of the MiG-29 fighter. The article itself has a resounding title: “Is the MiG-35 the

War in Syria: Is the US “Giving” Syria to Russia?

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The withdrawal of American troops from Syria may lead to the fact that Russia will turn out to be the dominant military-political force in the Middle East. This is now worried by many Western analysts, who think that Moscow has "furnished" Washington in the struggle for the Eastern Mediterranean. Military bases in Syria One

There is a Risk of Nuclear War and Radicalisation of Muslims, Pakistan PM Said

NEW YORK, (BM) - Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has held out a triple threat to the world if it does not put pressure on India on the Kashmir issue: a risk of a nuclear war, radicalisation of Muslims around the world and a bloody uprising in the area, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Pakistan Has Maintained Progress on

Beijing’s Bid to Dominate Asia is a Far Greater Threat Than Anything Tehran Can Do

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Trump administration is right to respond cautiously to last week’s Iranian attack on Saudi Arabia. As the U.S. protects its interests in the Middle East, it must not allow its military focus to be wrested away from Asia. The threat from Iran pales in comparison to that from China. Iran’s economy is less than 1/20th the

Saudi Arabia Needs Israeli Iron Dome to Protect Itself

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The US Department of Defense has announced it will send additional troops and possibly the Israeli Iron Dome system to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to reinforce air defenses. While the exact locations for additional air defenses have not been announced, the most likely deployment would be along Saudi Arabia’s northern border

The United States of Trump Prefers to Sell Arms, Instead of Fighting

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Key Republican lawmakers want the United States to provide more defensive weapons support for Saudi Arabia after weekend attacks on two oil production facilities halved the kingdom’s oil production — but they stopped short of calling for military action against Iran. Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attacks, but

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

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

Is Turkey a NATO member or plays solo?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The new confrontation between the U.S and Turkey has again brought up the question on this country's role and status in NATO. Israeli sources said on Jan. 14 that while there is continuous tension between Washington and Ankara, one issue has not been solved- the continued membership of Turkey in NATO,

Israel has a master plan to build the UAV`s arsenal in the next 15 years

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The number of flight hours performed by the Israeli air force (IAF) UAV squadrons is high and will become even higher when some dedicated missions performed by manned aircraft, will be handed to the unmanned platforms, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "The UAV squadrons are getting a top priority

Bulgaria Benefits from Conflicts, in Which International Rules Are Breached

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Do not be under a delusion. Bulgaria is not such an important factor in the UN and NATO, despite our membership. Our country turned out to be in the right place at the right time as far as the international arms trade is concerned. And although Bulgaria has neither breached the UN Arms Trade Treaty, nor…

Can Israel keep its position as one of the top UAS exporter?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The saying "Troubles come in packages" has been recently proven to be very true. An Israeli company lost two major tenders for the supply of advanced UAS. The total loss is estimated at 1.2 billion U.S $. But that is just the introduction to a very serious issue that Israeli companies have and will…

Damascus still has the capability to launch attacks based on chemical weapons

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In recent weeks, the topic of chemical attacks on Syrian rebels has been on the agenda again. Sources (unverified) claim that there are even real reports of a new chemical attack. It’s not the first time that all signs show that Syria has not complied with its obligation to destroy its chemical weapons…

The Deals for New Armoured Vehicles Have a Higher Added Value for Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In contrast to the expectations (mainly the public ones), the most commented military deal in Bulgaria, the one for the purchase of new combat fighters has the least added value for the country. From a historical point of view, Bulgaria has not been at all developed in the field of aircraft construction,…

No comment, just the time sequence of facts

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 19, By Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Pixabay.com During the mandate of caretaker government of Ognyan Gerdzhikov, the commission appointed to choose new supplier of military aircrafts for the Bulgarian air forces adopted a decision. Few days later the newly elected parliament and government took up their duties and…

Hybrid war as a challenge to the national security of Bulgaria

(SOFIA) (Photo by Global Security Review) - Hybrid war is not declared. Instead, it is just fought. The countries under attack are quite often unable to understand that they fall victim to hybrid influence. This is first of all a war of perceptions and the main assault is directed at this juncture. The aim is to keep as long as possible a state of…

Dogfight! F-16V Viper versus J-39E Gripen: Who Wins?

The rapidly approaching target is locked in the F-16V FCR (Fire Control Radar). Through his HUD (Heads-Up Display) and the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) helmet the pilot can see a diamond hovering in space, right where the locked target should be. However, it’s too soon to visually make out an aircraft. He squints, there is nothing to…

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