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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

Leonardo Reported Second Quarter 2019 Revenue of €5,96 Bn

ROME, (BM) - Leonardo's Board of Directors, convened yesterday under the Chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, examined and unanimously approved the results of the first half 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the company statement. Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo CEO stated “The first half 2019 results are again in line with expectations

South Korea Buys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft Totaling $950M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for an estimated cost of $950 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys U.S. Missiles for $314

Germany Spends $105,5 Million for Patriot Missile Defense System Upgrade

ANDOVER, (BM) - Raytheon Company is upgrading Germany's Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System to the most current configuration available under a $105.5 million direct commercial sales contract from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Raytheon statement. Read more: Rheinmetall and BAE

Egypt Plans to Modify Its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit System Totaling $17 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Egypt plans to modify its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statement on Friday. Read more: Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles Have Been Delivered to Egypt According the signed contract, ProjectXYZ Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $17,227,000 firm-fixed-price

Fincantieri Reported Second Quarter 2019 Revenue of €2,8 Bn

TRIESTE, (BM) - The Board of Directors of FINCANTIERI S.p.A., chaired by Giampiero Massolo, has examined and approved the Half year financial report at 30 June 2019, prepared in accordance with the international financial reporting standards (IAS/IFRS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. During the Board meeting

Naval Group Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $1,8 Bn

PARIS, (BM) - Naval Group reported second quarter 2019 net sales of $1,8 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Commenting these results, Frank Le Rebeller, Senior Executive Vice President Finance, Legal and Purchasing, said: “The H1 results for 2019 show a slightly higher than expected operating profit and we

General Dynamics Reported Second Quarter 2019 Revenue of $9,6 Bn

FALLS CHURCH, (BM) – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported second-quarter 2019 revenue of $9.6 billion, up 4 percent year-over-year, with net earnings of $806 million, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Diluted earnings per share were $2.77, an increase of 5.7 percent year-over-year. Operating margins increased

Raytheon Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $7.2 Bn

WALTHAM, (BM) - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced net sales for the second quarter 2019 of $7.2 billion, up 8.1 percent compared to $6.6 billion in the second quarter 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Second quarter 2019 EPS from continuing operations was $2.92 compared to $2.78 in the second quarter 2018.

Northrop Grumman Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $8,5 Bn

FALLS CHURCH, (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) reported second quarter 2019 sales increased 19 percent to $8.5 billion from $7.1 billion in the second quarter of 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Second quarter 2019 net earnings increased9 percent to $861 million from $789 million in the second

Lockheed Martin Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $14.4 Bn

BETHESDA, (BM) - Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) reported second quarter 2019 net sales of $14.4 billion, compared to $13.4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Net earnings in the second quarter of 2019 were $1.4 billion, or $5.00 per share, compared to $1.2 billion, or

The Australian Department of Defence Plans to Spend $95,5 Million for ERP Program

SIDNEY, (BM) - The Department of Defence has awarded a $95.5 million contract to IBM to deliver the initial design of the Defence Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Australian DoD statement. The ERP program plans to roll out initial capability for finance reporting in 2020, followed by a larger

The U.S. Army Buys T-11 Personnel Parachute System Totaling $249 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Army buys T-11 personnel parachute system totaling $249 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. ASNA and Mills Manufacturing Corp have been awarded $249,000,000 contract for the purchase T-11 Personnel Parachute System. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion

Canada Will Spend $11,4 Bn to Replace 88 Aging Fighter Jets

OTTAWA, (BM) - Canada said Tuesday it would accept proposals from four global defense contractors - Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Saab - to replace 88 aging fighter jets, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting France 24. The contract is reportedly valued at a minimum Can$15 billion (US$11.4 billion). After 18 months of consultation

Saudi Arabia Buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Totaling $1,4 Bn

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) from US totaling $1,4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Nartin has been awarded $ $1,473,941,756 for the procurement of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor support items in

U.S. Navy Buys AN/SSQ Anti-Submarine Warfare Acoustic Sensors Totaling $1,04 Billion

WASGINGTON, (BM) - U.S. Navy buys AN/SSQ sonobuoys for fiscal years 2019-2023 totaling $1,04 billion, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. According the statement, ERAPSCO, Joint Venture of Sparton and USSI is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,041,042,690 contract for the manufacture and delivery of a maximum quantity of 37,500

The US Will Invest $2,4 Billion in C4ISR Systems for the Navy Needs

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Six U.S. companies have been awarded totaling $2,4 billion to develop and delivered a new C4ISR systems the U.S. Navy needs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. The companies HII Fleet Support Group, General Dynamics, M.C. Dean, Prism Maritime, Serco, and VT Milcom are awarded a combined

India Buys Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile Systems for $50 Million

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) announced Wednesday it has signed a $50 million follow-up agreement to provide the Indian Navy and MDL Shipyard with complementary Naval MRSAM (Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile) systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defence. The agreement involves a range of maintenance and

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $969 Million on July 15

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 15, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $492,108,514 fixed-price-incentive contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and support

Lockheed Was Awarded a $492 Contract for Artillery Rocket Systems M142

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Lockheed Martin was awarded a $492,108,514 fixed-price-incentive contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and support requirements to include Product Data Definition Package Maintenance, training, support equipment, qualification testing, initial spares/repair parts and software, learned

Spain to Spend Totaling €2.5Bn to Renew the Fleet of Combat Vehicles

MADRID, (BM) - The Council of Ministers has approved the conclusion of a contract for the manufacture of 8x8 wheeled combat vehicles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense Aerospace. The object of the contract is the supply of manufacturing of the first production batch of 348 Vehiculos de Combate a Ruedas (8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicles,

Greece Buys Seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission Helicopters Totaling $600 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has cleared a possible $600 million foreign military sale of seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to Greece, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Congress was notified of the sale July 12, according to an announcement posted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website.

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $476 Million on July 11

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 11, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $173,805,431 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, technical, design agent and planning yard

Rafael Has Been Awarded a $100 Million Contract to Supply Barak-8 Missiles to India

HYDERABAD, (BM) - At a ceremony yesterday (July 11th, 2019) by KRAS (Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd. India), RAFAEL presented a $100 M contract to KRAS for the manufacturing of 1,000 BARAK 8/ MRSAM missile kits to be supplied to BDL via IAI for further integration purposes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company`statement. Read

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $476 Million on July 10

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 10, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Wyle Laboratories Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $81,220,643 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. CCI

The UK Royal Navy Invests $162 Million Into Research on Futuristic Weapons

LONDON, (BM) - The UK MoD is pumping $162 million into research on futuristic weapons to knock out enemy missiles, aircraft, computers and electronic networks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Laser and radio frequency weaponry – powered by electricity and with no ammunition – could give British forces the edge on the battlefield of tomorrow.

The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Buy RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs Totaling $390 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing`S Insitu has been awarded a $390 million contract to supply 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In addition, this contract provides for up to six RQ-21A unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and up to 17 RQ-21A air vehicles for foreign military sales

Qatar`s Deal for Eurofighter Typhoon with UK is Largest Ever, Experts said

LONDON, (BM) - Qatar's deal with the United Kingdom in 2018 to procure Eurofighter Typhoon multirole fighters and BAE Systems Hawk advanced jet trainers is the largest deal to have been supported through UK export credit, it has been revealed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read more: RAF Lossiemouth Has Received a Fourth

US Defence Executives Expected Governments to Boost Spending in New Technologies

PARIS, (BM) - US defence executives sounded a bullish note on the outlook for the industry on the eve of the Paris air show, saying they expected governments to boost spending in new technologies to counter evolving threats. Plans announced by United Technologies and Raytheon last week to merge to form a $120bn aerospace and defence behemoth

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $7.6 Billion on June 14

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 14, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - The Boeing Co., doing business as Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price modification (P00027) to previously awarded

Terem Will Repair Bulgarian Military Helicopters Mi-17 and Mi-24 for BGN 38.7 Million

SOFIA, (BM) - The state-owned company “Terem” will perform a major repair of the helicopters Mi-17 and Mi-24 amounting to BGN 38.7 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. On June 12, The Ministry of Defence has concluded a four-year framework agreement with “Terem Holding”, which will work with a sub-contractor - the company “Terem-Letets”.

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $517 Million on June 13

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 13, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Resource Management Concepts Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland, is awarded a $101,231,753 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

Lockheed Martin Continues the Development of F-35 Totaling $1.8 Billion

BETHESDA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1,8 billion contract for continued design maturation and development of Block 4 capabilities in support of the F-35 Lightning, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The contract is part of the Phase 2.3 Pre-Modernization for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps. Work

A Financial Problem Has Arisen for the Overhaul of the Bulgarian`s Su-25s

SOFIA (BGM) - A serious financial problem has arisen in past few weeks with the repair of some of the Bulgarian Air Force equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In november 2018, a contract was signed for major overhaul of fourteen Su-25s from the Bulgarian Air Force by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in Baranavichy (Belarus). The overhaul

Kratos is Awarded a $25 Million Contract to Procure BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets

SACRAMENTO (BGM) - Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, California, is awarded a $25,413,946 contract to procure 34 low-rate initial production Lot 3 BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets and technical data, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD. Read more: The Indian navy has performed a successful intercept of an aerial

Aquabotix Has Been Awarded $150K Contract to Supply Hardware to U.S. Army

SIDNEY (BGM) - Aquabotix Ltd has been awarded an approximately US$150,000 contract for the purchase of its SwarmDiver system along with training and test support for the United States Military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Australia Will Acquire 12 Attack Submarines from Naval Group This hardware

NATO is Planning to Release 1.4 Billion EUR in Next 18 Months

BRUSSELS (BM) - The NATO Communications and Information (NCI) Agency is planning to release 1.4 billion EUR in business opportunities in the next 18 months, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting NATO statement. As NATO’s tech and cyber leader, the Agency works to deliver technology and services to NATO Nations and Commands. During these next

Bahrain Spends $2.478 Billion for Patriot Missile Systems and Equipment

MANAMA (BM) - The Government of Bahrain has requested to buy sixty (60) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, thirty-six (36) Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles with canisters, nine (9) M903 Launching Stations (LS), five (5) Antenna Mast Groups (AMG), three (3) Electrical Power

Boeing Has Received $164 Million Contract for F/A-18 Service Life Modification

ST.LOUIS (BM) - Boeing has received a one-year contract, which also includes a one-year option for 2020, to continue modernizing the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 fleet under the Service Life Modification (SLM) program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Boeing. The $164 million contract for FY19 funds the standup of a second SLM line in San Antonio,

EU Defence and Security Cooperation After Brexit

BRUSSELS, (BM) - Europe’s security architecture has significantly changed over the past ten years. The deteriorating security situation around Europe prompted a movement to remodel European security architecture, and more specifically a rethink of how Europeans do defence cooperation. The political crisis following the Brexit vote in the UK

The EU Council Expects 3-4% Rise in EU Defence Spending

BRUSSELS (BM) - The EU Council reported last week a rise in defense spending over the past two years. According to data for 2018, the increase in these expenses was 3.3 per cent, and this year is expected to reach 4.6 per cent, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. The Council invites EU countries to continue working towards better

Germany is Ready to Raise Its Share of NATO’s Budget to €47.3 Billion This Year

BERLIN (BM) - Germany is ready to raise its share of NATO's budget by €5 billion ($5.6 billion) to €47.3 billion this year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting DW. Read more: Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros The increase would amount to 1.35% of gross domestic product (GDP) — still a long

South Korea Buys U.S. Missiles for $314 Million, Japan Also Wants to Buy

SEOUL, South Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. State Department has cleared $314 million (£247 million) in possible sales of air defence missiles to South Korea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. South Korea, a key Asian ally of the United States, asked to buy up to 94 SM-2 missiles used by ships against air threats,

U.S. Department of Defense Contracts for May 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on May 17, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Maryland, is awarded a $2,351,000,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee,

BAE Systems is Awarded a $36,726,784 Contract from U.S. Department of Defense

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems Information and Electronic Systems, Nashua, New Hampshire, is awarded a $36,726,784 firm-fixed-price contract for the demonstration and development of the Dual Band Decoy capability which will leverage existing and projected contractor technologies and expand capabilities relative to the

Bulgarian State-Owned Arms Trader Kintex Net Profit Grew to $12.4 mln in 2018

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Bulgarian state-owned arms trader Kintex said that its net profit grew to 21.6 million levs (US$12.4 million/11.0 million euro) in 2018 from US$9,4 mln. the year before, despite a drop in revenue, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, quoting SeeNews. The company's total revenue lost 23% to US$147 mln. last

Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems and the Harris Corporation have agreed to move forward with the acquisition of Harris’ Night Vision business for $350 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense Update. The acquisition of Harris’ night vision business opens a huge

Bulgaria’s Government Approves BGN 82.51 Million to Repair the Su-25s

SOFIA, Bulgaria, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – At its meeting held on 27the February, the Bulgarian government has approved a report by the Minister of Defence on the payment of up to BGN 82.51 million (without VAT) for the project related to the overhaul of the Bulgaria’s Su-25 fighter jets. The announcement of the Council of Ministers notifies that

Raytheon Announced a $406M Radios Contract

FORT WAYNE, Indiana, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 14th February 2019 Raytheon announced its newly signed $406 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded by the U.S. Army for ARC-231A radio systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The contract is signed for five years and covers provision of upgrades,

Boeing and Safran Announced Its 50-50 Joint Venture Named Initium Aerospace

CHICAGO, the USA and PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 13th February 2019 Boeing and Safran announced its 50-50 joint venture named Initium Aerospace established to design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), learned BulgarianMilitary.com From its Latin roots, initium means “to start” or “the beginning” and this is what an

Northrop Grumman Received a $59 Million Contract for the EMD phase of the EGI-M

WOODLAND HILLS, California, The United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Northrop Grumman Corporation revealed yesterday (11th February 2019) that it has received from the U.S. Air Force a $59 million contract for the EMD phase (engineering and manufacturing development phase) of the Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) /Inertial Navigation

FLIR Systems Announced a 5-Year $27.9M IDIQ Contract for DR-SKO Solutions

WILSONVILLE, Oregon, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – FLIR Systems, Inc. revealed on Tuesday (29th January 2019) that the company has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defence for delivery of twenty-four U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear

Bell Boeing Announced a $144 Million V-22 Support Agreement

PHILADELPHIA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 18th January 2019 the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office announced that the company has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: U.S. Air

The Defence Company Babcock Received a HMS Queen Elizabeth Maintenance Contract

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The defence company Babcock received a HMS Queen Elizabeth maintenance contract. That was announced by the UK Ministry of Defence on 9th January 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the £5 million contract, Babcock's Rosyth dockyard will execute the first planned dry-dock maintenance of the largest

Lockheed Martin Announced a GPS Ground Control System Sustainment Contract

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 9th January 2019, Lockheed Martin announced a GPS Control Segment Sustainment II (GCS II) contract with the U.S. Air Force, through which the company will continue to sustain and further modernize the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation’s ground control system

BAE Systems Announced a $78 Million USS Shoup Modernization Contract

NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced last week on 2nd January 2019 that the company has received a $78.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of USS Shoup (DDG 86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: BAE

Rheinmetall Boasted of a Multi-Million-Euro Order from the Bundeswehr

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 18 December 2018, Rheinmetall boasted of a multi-million-euro order from the Bundeswehr, under which the company will retrofit the German fleet of Bergepanzer 3 armoured recovery vehicles, the BPz3, with battlefield recovery equipment due to changed operational requirements, learned

BAE Systems Received a Development Contract for the EMD Phase of the MPF Program

YORK, Pennsylvania, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced yesterday (17th December 2018) that the company has received a development contract from the United States Army for the EMD (Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development) phase of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program and rapid prototyping effort with low-rate

Over BGN 113 Million Extra Funding Allocated for the Needs of the Bulgarian Army

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - At the request of Bulgaria’s Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, today (12th December), at its meeting the Bulgarian government voted to direct an extra BGN 113.6 million toward the needs of the Bulgarian Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Today's meeting of the Council of Ministers, which was attended by

A $4.75 Billion Deal between the U.S. Boeing and the Brazilian Embraer Suspended

SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, São Paulo, Brazil (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week, on 6th December 2018, the Brazilian São Paulo federal court suspended a $4.75 billion deal between the U.S. Boeing and the Brazilian Embraer’s civilian business in consideration of Brazil’s outgoing President Michel Temer, learned BulgarianMilitary.comThe São Paulo court

Airbus Helicopters Will Build a MRO Complex in Japan

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Airbus Helicopters announced last week on 29th November that the company will build a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex next to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility, Japan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The start of the construction works is scheduled for June 2019 and it is…

Lockheed Martin Received a $108 Million IRST21 Sensor System Contract

ORLANDO, Florida, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin received a $108 million contract for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program for the U.S. Navy, awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Lockheed Martin Received a $22.7 Billion F-35…

The Acquisition of IMI Systems by Elbit Systems Has Been Finalised

HAIFA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The defence company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on Sunday, 25th November 2018, that the acquisition of the state-owned IMI Systems Ltd. by the company has been finalised and the deal has been concluded at the purchase price of approximately $495 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: RUAG and…

GKN Aerospace Norway Announced a $66M Contract for F135 Engine Components

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - GKN Aerospace Norway announced last week that the company has signed an eight-year contract with Pratt & Whitney for the manufacturing of F135 engine components that include diffuser cases, low pressure turbine cases and shafts, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The scope of the contract also includes…

Lockheed Martin Received a $22.7 Billion F-35 Supply Contract

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin received a $22.7 billion contract, under which the company is to supply 255 F-35 Lightning II fighters for the three branches of the U.S. military and its allies as reported in a U.S. Department of Defence contract announcement on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The scope of…

Leonardo Announced a €280 Million AW169M Contract with Guardia di Finanza

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Leonardo announced today, 12th November 2018, that the company has concluded a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for twenty-two of the new AW169M helicopter version, including a comprehensive support and training package, at the amount of €280 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Leonardo…

Israel Aerospace Industries Awarded a $777-Million LRSAM Contract

BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) announced yesterday, 24th October 2018, that the company has been awarded an $777-million contract for the supply of LRSAM (Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile) defence systems, which is the marine version of the Barak-8 AMD (Air and Missile Defence)…

The $60 Million Facility Proposal of NIOA and Rheinmetall Waiting for Final Approval

BRISBANE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The largest Australian privately-owned company supplying weapons, ammunition and technical support to commercial, military and law enforcement markets NIOA announced on 19th October 2018 today that the Federal Government would support a proposal for the establishment of an advanced $60 Million forging…

Comtech Announced a $9.1 Million Troposcatter Equipment Supply Contract

MELVILLE, N.Y., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 24th September 2018, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced the signing of a $9.1 Million troposcatter equipment supply contract. The contract has been awarded to the Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary of the company, Comtech Systems, Inc., which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions…

The US Air Force Awarded Boeing a $2.9 Billion Contract

EVERETT, Wash., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 12 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Boeing On 10 September 2018 the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refuelling pod kits. With the new fourth production lot, the company…

Radar Orders at $3.5 Million Received by RADA

NETANYA, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: RADA The Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced on Monday, 3 September 2018, that the company has received new radar orders, including for its advanced eCHR radar, at the amount of $3.5 million for a U.S. military customer,…

Boeing Receives a $805 million MQ-25 Contract from the US Navy

ST. LOUIS, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Eric Shindelbower, Boeing/ Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueller Yesterday Boeing announced that the company has received a $805 million MQ-25 Contract from the U.S. Navy. Under the contract Boeing will build the U.S. Navy’s first operational…

BAE Systems Receives a $146.3 Million Contract to Modernize USS Gettysburg

NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 29 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: BAE Systems/the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $146.3 million contract for the modernization of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read…

$6.5 Billion Approved by India for Military Purposes

NEW DELHI, India (BulgarianMilitary.com), 27 August 2018, Editor: Bm Team, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org/Kamov Ka-226 Russian Air Force $6.5 billion has been approved by India for military purposes, part of which is for upgrading of the ageing defence equipment by purchasing 111 naval helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This comes as…

Debts of Avionams at about BGN 15 Million Are on Sale

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 23 August 2018, Editor: Bm Team, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org/Bulgarian Air Force Mi-17 Non-serviced credit debts at the amount of about BGN 15 million of Avionams will be put on 24 August (Friday) on sale by auction with secret bidding by the assignees of the Corporate Commercial Bank AD which went…

US Army Awards Comtech $32.5 Million Contract for Manpack Satellite Terminals Delivery

MELVILLE, N.Y., the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com), 15 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jenni L. Deylius On 13 August, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has made an announcement that in the period of company’s fourth quarter of the fiscal 2018, the group Command and Control Technologies, part…

Congress Will Invests Millions in Cyber-harden Missile Defense Systems Budget

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Defense News According to the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act conference report, released on July 23, House and Senate of the U.S. have legitimated $51 million investment in to cyber-harden missile defense systems. Furthermore,…

Leonardo DRS Receives Additional $13 Million to Continue Its Work on a C-UAV System

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 2 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Leonardo DRS/A M-ATV equipped with Leonardo DRS' MLIDS, developed to disable or destroy enemy drones In the context of the quickly developing UAV technologies nowadays, an additional $13 million has been granted to Leonardo DRS in order the…

About € 4 Million Is Invested by Opticoelectron in 2017

PANAGYURISHTE, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 29, 2018, Author: Boyko Nikolov, Picture: Hristo Elkin Interesting indices and positive attitudes in the investment policy showed the general annual report of the companies in the structure of Opticoelectron Group JSCo during the last year. About € 4 million has been invested during the 12…

Oshkosh Defense Announces Two Orders Totalling $235.2 Million

OSHKOSH (Wisconsin, the USA), May 25, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Wikipedia The tactical vehicle manufacturer, Oshkosh Defense, announced on 23rd May 2018 that it was awarded two delivery orders at the total amount of $235.2 million from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM). The scope of the agreement includes…

Lockheed Martin Awarded BAE Systems a $100 Million+ Contract

LONDON (United Kingdom), May 23, 2018, Author: Bm News Team, Photo: BAE Systems The global security and aerospace company, Lockheed Martin, has awarded BAE Systems a contract exceeding the amount of $100 million. The duties of BAE Systems under the contract include maintenance and replacement of the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft electronic…

Lockheed Martin Has Been Awarded a GMLRS Contract

DALLAS (the USA), May 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Lockheed Martin On 7th May 2018, the American global aerospace, defence, security and advanced technologies company, Lockheed Martin, announced that the company has been awarded a U.S. $828 million not-to-exceed contract by the U.S. Army for Lot 13 production of GMLRS (Guided…

Serco Inc. Has Been Awarded a $232 Million NESS Contract Vehicle

HERNDON (VA, the USA), May 3, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Serco Serco Inc., the North America division of Serco Group Plc., one of the global leading service companies, has been awarded an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for life cycle maintenance, acquisition and integration support for Anti-Terrorism/Force…

Optix Has Sold Part of Its Assets to American Optics

PANAGYURISHTE (Bulgaria), March 20, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Bm In the end of 2017, the Bulgarian company OPTIX JSC (based in the town of Panagyurishte) sold part of its assets to the Canadian company American Optics Inc. – a manufacturer and distributor of rigid and flexible endoscope optics, reported the Bulgarian weekly…

Bulgaria 2016 military goods exports at 1.015 billion euro

The Parliament in Sofia passed the 2016 Report of the Interdepartmental Commission for Export Control and Nonproliferation of Weapons for Mass Destruction at the Minister of Economy. Last year the Commission issued 595 permissions/certificates for export and transfer of goods related to defense from the territory of the Republic of…

Export of Bulgarian Weapons Increased by Almost 60% After Conflicts in the Middle East

Conflicts in the Middle East have increased the export of Bulgarian weapons by almost 60% in 2016, reaching record levels not seen since the end of Communism. According to official data, our country has exported goods worth more than € 1 billion in 2016, compared with € 642 million in 2015 and € 402 million in 2014. Major buyers of Bulgarian…

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