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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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