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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

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