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$19.6M from the US defense budget will be spend for W76-2 nuclear warheads

The American media is continuing to discuss the decision to equip the country's submarines with W76-2 tactical nuclear warheads. The National Interest magazine drew attention to the item of expenditures in the US military budget for 2020, which involves spending 19.6 million dollars on the purchase of W76-2.

India cuts military budget due to coronavirus pandemic

The Ministry of Finance of India has tightened the policy of allocating funds to the programs of the Ministry of Defense of the country due to the financial and economic effect of the pandemic of the coronavirus COVID-19, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Russia plans to buy several dozen Su-34 front-line bombers

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Ministry of Defense plans in the summer to sign a new contract for the supply of several dozen Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Aerospace Forces, the combat capabilities of which will be expanded based on the Sych development work, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according TASS information and a source from Russian

India bought single-engine Tejas fighter jets totalling $5,5B

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India has bought new single-engine Tejas fighters from the local company HAL as the largest military purchase in recent years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing TV channel Zvezda. The total transaction for the purchase of aircraft transactions amounted to $ 5.46 billion. It is noted that initially, an Indian

India is ready to spend $2,6B for new naval helicopters by US’ Lockheed Martin

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India is set to give final approval to a $2.6 billion deal for military helicopters from U.S. defence firm Lockheed Martin ahead of a proposed visit by U.S. President Donald Trump this month, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing defence and industry sources. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and

Hundreds of US F-15s, F-16s and B-1s will be retired

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Air Force is planning major cuts to its current inventory of fighters and bombers, and with the bulk of these aircraft dating back to the Cold War retirement could seriously reduce overall operational costs for the American fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch Magazine. Read more: Military

Australia buys F-18’s anti-ship missiles for about $1 billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to two hundred (200) AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs); and up to eleven (11) ATM-158C LRASM Telemetry Variant (Inert). Also included are DATM-158C LRASM, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-158C LRASM), containers, support and test equipment, publications and

Rheinmetall will supply Bundeswehr with simulation technology for Puma IFV

BERLIN, (BM) - Rheinmetall will soon be supplying the German Bundeswehr with simulation technology that will enable highly realistic training of mechanized infantry units equipped with the Puma IFV, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Rheinmetall

Did Poland buy F-35 fighter jets without any weapons?

WARSAW, (BM) - Polish media disclose information about a deal with the United States for the supply of F-35 fighters. It may well turn out that Washington will supply the fifth generation fighters without weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Germany and France exclude Poland from military projects Military observer Zbigniew

Germany has refused to buy MQ-4C Triton surveillance drones. The deal was for $2,5B

BERLIN, (BM) - The German government has cancelled plans for a $2.5 billion contract to acquire Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton heavyweight high endurance surveillance drones, instead opting for the manned Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft which is also capable of performing signals intelligence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military

Germany pays $121,5M to extend service life of Marder infantry fighting vehicle

BERLIN, (BM) - The Bundeswehr has contracted with Rheinmetall to carry out new measures for extending the service life of the Marder infantry fighting vehicle, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Rheinmetall's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com In order to maintain the

Greece buys F-35 for air superiority over Turkey

ATHENS, (BM) - Greece will mainly modernize its military aviation by purchasing 24 F-35 fighter jets from the United States, learned BulgarianMiitary.com, quoting BTA. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said in an interview with Sky TV that Greece will also modernize its existing F-35 and Mirage fighter jets. Read more: Military and

The US will spend $2 billion to service the F-35 in 2020

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States will spend $ 2 billion this year on the maintenance and support of 5-generation F-35 Lightning II multipurpose fighter jets consisting of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps (IMS), and the armed forces of a number of foreign customers, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

Algeria plans to invest around $2B for aircraft, including Su-57, media reported

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - In the last few days, information has been intensely reported in the world media that Algeria is ready to invest approximately $ 2 billion for the purchase of new fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. DEFENSEWEEK'S REPORT: The Su-57’s uncontrolled flight in the sky: what ‘killed’ the aircraft? Read more:

Montenegro buys high-tech Remote Control Weapon Stations from Israel totalling $35M

TEL AVIV, (BM) - For the first time in history, Israel and Montenegro signed a major, multi-million-dollar defense contract, the Ministry of Defense confirmed Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Montenegro Will Send Soldiers to Join KFOR in November The Government-to-Government contract with the Balkan state had been signed

Putin announced the strengthening of Russia’s position in the global arms market

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia is strengthening its position in the global arms market even in the face of increased sanctions and unfair competition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting President Vladimir Putin statement at a meeting of the commission on military-technical cooperation with foreign states. Read more: Why Russia sells its latest

‘Russian threat’ is the major reason Denmark to increase the defense budget

COPENHAGEN, (BM) - Denmark expressed its readiness to triple military spending on military programs in the Arctic region amid the “Russian threat” and the growing split between the United States on the one hand and Russia and China on the other, which could lead to a military conflict in the Arctic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more:

Gripen by SAAB might change the Indian economy

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Saab AB wants control of local manufacturing in India if it beats the likes of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. in the race for the world’s biggest warplane contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The S-400 Will Significantly Increase the Level of the Indian Defense The Swedish manufacturer is in the

New Zealand Buys Five C-130J Aircraft Totalling $1.4 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand of five (5) C-130J aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: New Zealand Plans a Massive Defence Investments in Land Systems and Soldier Equipment

Australia Buys JCREW Systems Totalling $245 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to eight hundred fifty (850) Joint Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare Increment 1 Block 1 (JCREW I1B1) Systems (533 vehicle mounted and 317 dismounted); spare and repair parts; support and test equipment; technical exchanges, publications

Morocco Buys 36 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters for About $4.25 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of thirty-six (36) AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification

India Buys Lightweight Naval Guns for About of $1.02 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of India has requested to buy up to thirteen (13) MK 45 5 inch/62 caliber (MOD 4) naval guns and three thousand five hundred (3,500) D349 Projectile, 5”/54 MK 92 MOD 1 Ammunition, all about $1.02 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Has Paid in Euro to Avoid US Sanctions and Buys S-400

India Has Paid in Euro to Avoid US Sanctions and Buys S-400 Defence System

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India has made an advance payment to Russia for five squadrons of Russian-made Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf air defense systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) for service in the Indian Air Force (IAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according to the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov. “The advance payment has been made. I don’t

Bulgaria’s defense spending in 2019 is 3.1% of GDP

LONDON, (BM) - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke each other before the NATO summit in London, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "I highly appreciate the Alliance's role in protecting security, freedom and democratic values. For us, Bulgaria's national security and defense is only guaranteed

France Sells 20 Military Patrol Boats to Ukraine Totalling €136.5M

PARIS, (BM) - Ukraine strengthens the protection of maritime borders. According to Ukrainian media, the government approved the purchase of twenty patrol ships (boats) of the French company OSEA, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russia is Training a Missile Attack Over Ukraine and has Tactical Groups to Invade in the

UAE Buys CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters Totalling $830 Million

ABU DHABI, (BM) - The Government of the United Arab Emirates has requested to buy ten (10) CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters; twenty-six (26) T55-GA-714A Engines; twenty-four (24) Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS); twelve (12) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); twenty (20) M134D-H Mini Guns;

BAE Systems Has Received a $120M Contract from the U.S. for Amphibious Vehicles

LONDON, (BM) - BAE Systems has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BAE Systems Received a $74.7 Million Contract for Modernization of Holston Ammunition Plant This award is

The F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet is Cheaper Than the Chinese J-20

BEIJING, (BM) - The Chinese media have concluded that mass production American fighter F-35 led to the fact that the Chinese J-20 is now the more expensive fifth generation aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: China Showcased the Largest J-20 Stealth Fighter Jets Formation Recall that in China believe that today only the

Why India Might Buy Russian Su-35 for $12 Billion?

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Su-35 can become not only a means of replenishing the Indian Air Force with a powerful "heavyweight", but also a unique opportunity to modernize the Su-30MKI fleet. Why the elite Su-35 can win a tender for 12 billion dollars, the Indian media tried to explain. Unrivaled Heavyweight According to Indian Defense News, which

A Country in Southeast Asia Buys Israeli UAS by Elbit System Totalling $153M

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announced that it was awarded a contract valued at approximately $153 million to supply an Army of a country in Southeast Asia with a comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Israel`s Hermes 900 UAS Has Started Operating Patrol Service in

Japan Will Receive Follow-on Tech-Support of Its AEGIS Destroyers Totalling $140M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Japan has requested to buy Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) sustainment and services in support of eight (8) Japan AEGIS Destroyers consisting of four (4) KONGO Class Destroyers, two (2) ATAGO Class Destroyers, two (2) MAYA Class Destroyers and one (1) Japanese Computer Test Site (JCPTS), learned

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $1,4 Million for Propeller Aircraft

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria's defence ministry said at September 13 that it has launched a tender for signing a four-year framework agreement for supply of training propeller aircraft and related services, worth an estimated 2.5 million levs ($1.4 million/1.3 million euro), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million

Russia Plans to Increase Defense Spending

MOSCOW, (BM) - The draft federal budget for the three-year period from 2020 to 2022 implies an increase in defense spending, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Rosoboronexport Has Signed Contracts Worth US$5.2 Billion Since the Start of 2019 If it is adopted, this will be the first increase in defense spending in Russia after a

Romania Plans to Invest €2.5B to Reconstruct Black Sea Air Base

BUCHAREST, (BM) - Following the tensions in Romania over the anti-Saudi air defense system from Bucharest, a statement was announced that the state plans to spend an additional 2,5 billion euros to “improve the security system”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In Romania, it must be recalled, there is an American missile defense facility.

Saudi Arabia Still Has Not Repaid the Pentagon Military Expenses Totaling $181M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon was set to outline new military options to President Donald Trump on Friday to respond to an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, but Riyadh still has an unpaid bill with the Pentagon for $181 million over assistance in Yemen, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Defense News. Read more: Russia is Trying to Sell

India Buys Akash Missile Systems by State-Run Bharat Electronics Totaling $758M

NEW DELHI, (BM) - State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi to deliver its surface-to-air Akash missile systems to seven more squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a cost of Rs 5,357 crore ($758 Million) over the next three years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Economic

Elbit Systems of America Buys Night Vision Business of L3Harris Totaling $350M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, completed the acquisition of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies for a purchase price of $350 million. Read more: Elbit`s JFST System Has Been Ordered by UK Totaling $38 Million Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems

Elbit`s JFST System Has Been Ordered by UK Totaling $38 Million

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announced that its UK subsidiary, Elbit Systems UK Ltd., ("Elbit Systems UK"), was awarded an approximately $38 million contract from the UK Ministry of Defence ("UK MoD") to supply comprehensive JFST (Joint Fires Synthetic Training) systems to the British Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Elbit

Israeli Defence Market: Rafael Enters Unmanned Aerial Platform Domain

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of some of the world’s most groundbreaking technologies for air, land, naval, space and cyber applications, announces it has completed, with its partner, Mr. Avichai Stolero, the acquisition of Aeronautics Ltd., one of Israel’s leading developers of unmanned aerial

Russia Expects Big Deals for Its Fighter Jets and Air Defence Systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - Rosoboronexport plans to sign contracts on exporting Russian planes, helicopters and air defense systems to the tune of several billion of dollars after the MAKS-2019 aerospace show, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia and Turkey Discuss a Large Joint Military Production, Including

Raytheon Has Been Awarded a $349M Contract for New Tomahawk Cruise Missile System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $349,014,465 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Phase 2 of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk Rapid Deployment Capability for completion of the Phase 1 design and integration efforts as well as test and evaluation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 350 U.S. Work will be

US Sells Lithuania 500 Tactical Vehicles Totaling $171 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lithuania of five hundred Joint Light Tactical Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $170.8 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defene 360 Europe. Read more: Lithuania and Poland Discussed Military Cooperation

Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million for the Repair of Su-25

SOFIA, (BM) - The government has fulfilled its commitment and provided BGN 82.510 ($46,6) million to the Ministry of Defense for the aircraft, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on his Facebook page, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Invites Russian Specialists to Repair Su-25 Together With the Bulgarian Company “Avionams”

Swedish Saab Delivers a Training Center for the Belgian Army Totaling $17 Million

STOCKHOLM, (BM) - The Belgian Army has awarded Saab an SEK160 million (USD17 million) contract for live training systems, the company announced on 19 August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. The equipment is to be delivered in 2021. Read more: Indra Has Developed an Innovative Military Training Simulator With the

The U.S. Air Force Plans to Spend $999 Million for A-10 Wing Replacement

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing has been awarded a $999,000,000 (ceiling) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for A-10 wing replacements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Boeing Has Been Awarded a $14 Billion Contract to Modify Weapons on B-1 and B-52 Bombers This contract provides for up to 112 new A-10 wing assemblies

Boeing Was Awarded a $155 Million Contract for New-Build Apache AH 64E Helicopters

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing Co. was awarded a $154,890,000 modification (P00026) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 to procure new-build Apache AH 64E helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. Read more: Israeli Spike NLOS Missile Will Be Tested from

Taiwan Buys 66 F-16s Totaling $8 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. The potential deal is for 66 aircraft, 75 General Electric Co engines, as well as other systems, the agency said in a statement, adding it served the interests of the United States

Northrop Grumman has Been Awarded a $200 Million Contract for C4ISR Systems

ROLLING MEADOWS (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $200 million order for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support from the U.S. Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Northrop Grumman Plans to Develop the Next Generation Tactical Radar Antenna for the U.S. Army This order was

USS Washington Submarine Will Be Repaired by General Dynamics Totaling $15 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics has been awarded $15,200,000 for delivery order N62789-19-F-0019 under previously awarded, multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the planning, material procurement, and repair work for USS Washington (SSN 787), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Work will be performed in Groton,

South Korea Buys MH-60R Seahawk Multimission Naval Helicopter Totaling $800M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft Totaling $950M

UK Plans to Spend $426 Million to Support the Typhoon Fighter Jets Engines

LONDON, (BM) - The £346.7 ($426) million contract, signed with Rolls-Royce, will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024 as the Typhoon continues to form the backbone of the RAF’s fighter jet fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Already this year, RAF Typhoon jets have led the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part

Raytheon Was Awarded a $17 Million Contract for Missile Launchers

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Raytheon is awarded $17,486,136 firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-19-C-0056) to procure 72 LAU-115 D/A missile launchers; 16 LAU-116 B/A missile launchers left hand; and 32 LAU-116 B/A missile launchers right hand, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Raytheon Announced a $406M Radios Contract Work will be

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $836 Million for New Armored Vehicles

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria has sent a request to four European countries for proposals for 150 armored vehicles, the defense ministry said on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. The Balkan state, which joined NATO in 2004, has called for bids in a 1.46 billion levs ($836.24 million) tender from Germany, Finland, France and

Israel`s Rada Announced New Orders Totaling $9 Million for Radar systems and Avionics

NETANYA, (BM) - RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced that it has received $9 million in new orders in July 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. $8 million of the orders are for RADA’s radar systems, while $1 million are avionics orders. Applications for the radar systems are for C-UAV (counter UAV), VSHORAD

Pakistan Increased Its Defence Budget with 1,3% to $7,6 Billion in 2019-20

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - The Government of Pakistan has announced a 2019–20 defence budget of PKR1.15 trillion (USD7.6 billion), a 1.3% increase over the revised military expenditure in 2018–19, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read more: US Provides Technical Support to Pakistan`s Fleet of F-16 Totaling $125M The new defence budget –

Qatar Pays $36 Million to Update Its Early Warning Radar

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon has been awarded a $36,250,251, firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8730-17-C-0010 for the Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar to Spend $2.2 Billion for Aditional Integrated Air and Missile Defense Capability This

Rheinmetall Group Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of €2,8 Bn

BERLIN, (BM) - The Rheinmetall Group in Düsseldorf ended the first half of 2019 with increased sales, another improvement in consolidated operating earnings and a higher operating margin, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. This performance is being driven by the technology group’s Defence sector, which is achieving

Northrop Grumman Received New Orders Totaling $24.8M for Medium-Caliber Ammunition

INDEPENDENCE, (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced that it has received new orders totaling $24.8 million from the U.S. Army for medium-caliber ammunition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Northrop Grumman Received a $59 Million Contract for the EMD phase of the EGI-M Orders

Slovakia Buys 14 F-16s by Lockheed Martin Totaling $800M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Slovak Republic is going to pay totaling $800 million for 14 F-16s Block70, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $799,955,939 firm-fixed-price incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production. Read more: Slovakia Has Decided to Replace its

Egypt Pays $554M to Material and Labor Services in Support Its Navy Ships

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various ships for an estimated cost of $554 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros The

Canada Buys 152 Joint Tactical Radio System Terminals Totaling $44M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of one hundred fifty-two (152) MIDS-JTRS (5) with support for an estimated cost of $44 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Canada Will Spend $11,4 Bn to Replace 88 Aging Fighter Jets The Government of Canada

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