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Industrial dispute endangers the entire Polish air defense program

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

Top 5 weakest armies in Europe 2020

The list is based on the 2020 Global Firepower ranking. The rating or index of strength is calculated on the basis of dozens of parameters characterizing the combat effectiveness of the armed forces of a particular country

Top 5 best submarines in the world

One of the deadliest weapons in a country's arsenal is submarines. In the past, they played a significant role during World War II and during the Cold War.

France and Germany may abandon US military technologies

The military-industrial enterprises of Germany and France intend, if possible, to abandon American technologies in the production of military equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the German edition Welt am Sonntag reports.

Cold game: US strategic aviation intensifies in the Arctic

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

Britain needs radical military reform with the latest technology

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

US troops are welcomе in Poland, the Polish Presidend said

It is possible that there will be more American soldiers in Poland, as everyone knows, I have good relations with the President of the United States Donald Trump - said President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.pl.

Top 5 largest defense contractors in the world

We already know which countries sell weapons the most. This is primarily the United States, Russia and France. And today I’ve dug even deeper, and I propose to get acquainted with companies that know a lot about this business.

A military helicopter crashed in France, two people died

The accident occurred around 16:30 in a commune located 22 km northeast of Tarbes. According to the prefecture, two wounded were evacuated by helicopter to the hospitals of Tarba and Toulouse. Two of them are in critical condition.

Who is to blame for violence in Lithuania?

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

Hensoldt and MyDefence cooperates on a counter-UAS system delivery to Asia

BERLIN, (BM) - At Singapore Air Show, Hensoldt and MyDefence announced their cooperation on a delivery of a counter-UAS system for an unnamed Southeast Asian customer, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The system will be integrated into anti-drone vehicles to monitor the challenging airspace of urban environments. Read more: HENSOLDT

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,

SAAB wil help Australia to provide Navy’s combat management systems

STOCKHOM, (BM) - Saab has signed an Enterprise Partnering Agreement with the Australian Department of Defence to provide combat management systems across all the Royal Australian Navy’s major surface ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according SAAB statement. Read more: The U.S. Navy is planning development of next generation heavy surface

Russian intelligence agencies are conducting reconnaissance near Ireland

LONDON, (BM) - Russian intelligence agencies are conducting active reconnaissance off the coast of Ireland, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Topwar and tThe Times. There, they search underwater for fiber optic cables connecting the United States to Britain and other European countries. Read more: A British military intelligence aircraft

Patria and Alccon with key role in mobility of the Finnish and Latvian Armies

HELSINKI, (BM) - Patria, a global market leader in the production of armoured wheeled vehicles, have been selected with their 6x6 platform to be part of a joint programme to develop sustained mobility enhancement for the Finnish and Latvian Armies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, acording both companies statement. Read more: Finnish Patria is

US and German intelligence agencies used a Swiss company for espionage

BERN, (BM) - A joint Cryptoleak study conducted by the Swiss public television program RundschauExternal Link, the German television channel ZDF and the Washington Post newspaper, revealed the fact that the US and German intelligence agencies of the Swiss company use encryption technology to provide global “wiretapping” in more than a hundred

Ukraine builds military bases in Donbass by NATO standards

KYIV, (BM) - Kyiv will build two military bases according to NATO standards in Severodonetsk - the regional center of the Luhansk region, and in Mariupol, Donetsk region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Ukrainian Defense Minister Andrii Zagorodnyuk statement. According to him, these two military facilities began to be built in the

Germany begins to slow down FCAS program. Europe wates Su-57’s data

BERLIN, (BM) - A number of European countries intend to participate in the program to create a new generation fighter. The project has already managed to get the name Future Combat Air System (FCAS), as BulgarianMilitary.com has reported last year. Read more: Russian military specialists killed; Haftar receives Chinese drones; IDF strikes Hamas

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

BAE Systems will integrade and sustain critical communication systems of US Navy

LONDON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems, Inc. a prime position on a $212 million contract to integrate and sustain its critical communication systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read

French company will integrate system of avoid friendly fire for South Korea forces

PARIS, (BM) - Thales and South Korean partner LIG Nex1 were selected after a request for proposals to support the country's air defence capabilities, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Thales Will Design and Manufacture of Next Generation Weapons

French aircraft carrier has approached Syria at a distance of airstrikes

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The French Navy carrier strike group, led by the nuclear carrier Charles de Gaulle, operating in the Eastern Mediterranean, approached Syria from the range of air strikes by carrier-based aircraft, follows from satellite images of the European satellites Sentinel-2 and Planetscope, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting Interfax.

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.

The US Secretary of State: Crimea is lost. Crimea is a Russian territory

KYIV, (BM) - The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kyiv to forget forever about the return of Crimea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pompeo statement. Read more: US UAV conducted reconnaissance near Crimean borders US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, after his visit to Ukraine, unexpectedly announced that this country had

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

NATO is the real aggressor, not Russia, a German Bundestag politician says

BERLIN, (BM) - The North Atlantic Alliance violated this promise of the USSR not to expand eastward, and it is NATO that is the aggressor, approaching the borders of Russia, at the same time blaming the Russians for this. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: NATO’s new spy tool

Finnish Patria is to deliver a combat vehicle to Latvia

TAMPERE, (BM) - Finland and Latvia have agreed on a joint development programme for sustained army mobility enhancement to which Patria is to deliver a 6x6 vehicle chassis platform, learned BulgarianMiltary.com, quoting Patria's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com This joint

French company developed AI-based platform to detect complex cyber attacks

PARIS, (BM) - At the 2020 edition of the International Cybersecurity Forum (FIC), Thales unveiled Cybels Analytics, an innovative cybersecurity platform relying on advanced artificial intelligence and Big Data analytics technologies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Thales statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

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

New try of Croatia to buy new or second hand fighter jets

ZAGREB, (BM) - Croatia is making another attempt to renew its fighter fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Yesterday, January 20, the Croatian Ministry of Defense officially announced a new tender for the purchase of military aircraft. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com In 2018, Croatia

Finnish Army to receive 120mm tank ammunition from Israel

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announced today that its subsidiary, IMI Systems, was selected by the Finnish Ministry of Defence (Finnish MOD), following a competitive testing by the Finish Defence Forces (FDF), to provide the Finnish Army with the M339, a NATO compliant 120mm High Explosive Multi-Purpose ammunition, and Data Setting Units, for

Rolls Royce has announced the development of engines for Tempest fighter jets

LONDON, (BM) - Britain’s Rolls Royce, world's second largest manufacturer of aircraft engines, has announced that it has begun development of engines for the country’s Tempest sixth generation fighter program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Britain’s BAE

Germany and France exclude Poland from military projects

BERLIN, (BG) - Berlin and Paris excluded Poland from cooperation on issues related to army modernization, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting EurAsia Daily. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Poland plans to purchase more modern tanks than Germany and France According to

Poland modernizes Soviet T-72 tanks for ‘possible’ war with Russia

WARSAW, (BM) - Poland will modernize the balance of the Soviet T-72 tanks for a possible war with Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Actualnie Novosti. Warsaw is about to abandon steel Russian weapons. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Poland plans to purchase more

Putin and Macron expressed concern over the death of General Soleimani

MOSCOW, (BM) - The presidents of Russia and France had a telephone conversation: they expressed concern about the death of Iranian general Suleimani, discussed the situation in Syria and Libya, as well as issues of internal Ukrainian settlement, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: US Marines landed in Baghdad; Israel puts army on alert;

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

Georgia is going to produce multifunctional unmanned helicopters

TBILISI, (BM) - The Georgian military scientific and technical center Delta is preparing to produce multifunctional unmanned helicopters that can be used both for reconnaissance and during offensive operations, as well as for civilian needs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according a statement of the correspondent of the Russia's newspaper Vzglyad

Germany refused military assistance to Ukraine to ‘counter Russian aggression’

KYIV, (BM) - The German portal RND cites a statement by Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadim Priestayko regarding the Kiev request for Germany to provide military assistance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: USA to supply a second batch of Javelin man-portable anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine According to Priestayko, Germany

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

Ukraine and Donbass have agreed to exchange of prisoners

KYIV, (BM) - Representatives of Ukraine and the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics held talks in the form of a video conference with the participation of mediators - Russia and the OSCE - and agreed on the exchange of prisoners, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Russian Gazats online magazine. Read more: Kerch Strait

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

A Test of Russian frigate causes interference of Norway’s radars

MOSCOW, (BM) - Tests of the Russian frigate "Admiral of the Casatonov Fleet" in the Barents Sea interfered with the operation of radio equipment and radars in northern Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according report of the local newspaper Aftenposten, citing the Ministry of Defense of the country. Read more: Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels

Switzerland has received an Israeli Hermes 900 UAV, five more are expected

BERN, (BM) - Switzerland has received the first of six Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Swiss government statement at Monday. The MALE UAS is based at Emmen Airbase, from which it will perform border surveillance and disaster relief. Read more: Why Switzerland May Buy F-35

Finland is watching the Russian exercises in the Arctic

HELSINKI, (BM) - Finland is watching for increased international activity in the Arctic, including Russian exercises in the region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read more: Russia’s Su-34 fighter bombers are training aerial battles over Chelyabinsk (video) This was announced on Monday by Defense Minister Antti

The Norwegian Armed Forces received self-propelled howitzers K9

OSLO, (BM) - The Norwegian Armed Forces received the first 155 / 52-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 South Korean production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The first two self-propelled guns and one K10 ammunition transport vehicle arrived in Norway at the port of Drammen (Oslo) at the end of November. December 4 delivered equipment was officially

‘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:

Israel sells Iron Dome’s radar system to Czech Republic

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The radar system that is an integral part of Israel's famed missile defense systems, the Iron Dome and the David's Sling, is to be sold to the Czech Republic, making it the first purchase of the unique Israeli technology by a NATO nation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Czech Republic Buys 12 Military Helicopters

The Norwegian Air Force has activated its first squadron of F-35A stealth fighters

OSLO, (BM) - The Norwegian Air Force has activated its first squadron of F-35A fifth generation single engine stealth fighters, one of the very first services worldwide to do so since the jet first entered service in the U.S. Air Force in 2015, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: GKN Aerospace Norway Announced a $66M Contract for F135

Ukraine successfully tested the Neptune anti-ship missile

KYIV, (BM) - The Ukrainian P-360MC anti-ship missile complex "Neptune" has successfully passed flight tests and has flown on a given route 360 ​​km., learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the general director of Luch KB Oleg Korostelev statement. Read more: France Sells 20 Military Patrol Boats to Ukraine Totalling €136.5M The Ukrainian

Germany Buys More Rafael Spike Missiles and Hundreds of Launchers

BERLIN, (BM) - Eurospike has signed a multi-year framework contract for the supply of SPIKE Missiles & launchers to the German Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Defends Its Border with Pakistan by Using Israeli Spike Anti-tank Guided Missiles The missiles and launchers will be manufactured in Germany by local German

The US and Germany Will Pay Equally for NATO’s Collective Budget

PARIS, (BM) - NATO has approved a new formula for calculating the Alliance's general budget contributions, according to which the US will reduce its share, while Germany's share will increase, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US Will Cut Its Spending to NATO, but Will Ensure Security of Europe, CNN Reported This was announced

Denmark Should Probably Buy More F-35 Fighter Jet, the US Ambasador Said

COPENHAGEN, (BM) - The United States has pressed to encourage Denmark to increase purchases of F-35 fifth generation fighter jets, with the U.S. Military itself set to field over 1000 of these jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch. Read more: Patria to Sustain the Engine Components for the Remaining Lifetime of the F16s

The German Bundeswehr Ordered a Large Batch of Israeli Anti-Tank Missiles Spike

BERLIN, (BM) - The German Bundeswehr ordered a large batch of Israeli anti-tank missiles Spike, as well as launchers for them, follows from a press release published on 18 this November, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: The German Army Has Finalized Its Annual Training in Firing of SPIKE LR ATGM Missile As follows

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

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

Two Su-30SM Fighter Jet Will Be Delivered to Belarus

MOSCOW, (BM) - Two Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter jets purchased in Russia will arrive in Belarus on November 13, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov statement on Tuesday. Read more: Belarus to Upgrade Main Battle Tanks "Under the defense procurement plan, Su-30SM multirole fighters will be

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

Swedish Company Unveils New Advanced Electronic Protection in the Air Against Radars

STOCKHOLM, (BM) - Saab carried out the first flight tests with its new advanced Electronic Attack Jammer Pod (EAJP) with successful results on 4 November 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The pod’s interfaces with the aircraft’s hardware and software as well as cockpit control and monitoring were tested during the flight. Read more: The

Europe Can No Longer Rely on the US to Defend NATO Allies – Emmanuel Macron

PARIS, (BM) - French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Europe is facing the "brain death of NATO," caused by American indifference to the transatlantic alliance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting CNN. Read more: Lithuania Wants NATO to Reframe Its Baltic Airspace Mission Macron told the Economist in an article published Thursday

The UK Buys 500 Boxer 8×8 Armored Vehicles

LONDON, (BM) - The British Ministry of Defense has signed a contract to supply the armed forces of the kingdom of armored personnel carriers GTK Boxer with 8x8 wheel formulas of various modifications, learned BulgarianMiitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Rheinmetall and BAE Systems to Start Manufacture the Boxer Multirole Fighting Vehicle in

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

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

LOUT – the Secret Steakth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle of Airbus Has Been Unveiled

BERLIN, (BM) - On November 5 on November 2019, during a media briefing at the Airbus facility in Manching, Germany, the company revealed its secret stealth unmanned aerial vehicle LOUT, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: The Israeli air force (IAF) is increasing the number of UAV simulators At the booth was an 4-ton

Observation Flights Over Germany and Italy by Russian Military Inspectors

MOSCOW, (BM) - Groups of Russian military inspectors will carry out this week observation flights over the territories of Germany and Italy within the frames of the international Open Skies Treaty, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according statement of Sergey Ryzhkov, the head of the Russian Defense Ministry’s National Nuclear Risk Reduction

Why Switzerland May Buy F-35 Fighter Jet?

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

Indian and French Military Forces in Joint Drills in Rajasthan

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The armies of India and France will take part in a bilateral drill, with a focus on counter-terror operations, in Rajasthan from October 31 to November 13, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: 29 Countries in Jordan for ‘Eager Lion’ Exercise As part of Exercise Shakti-2019, French troops arrived in India on October

Moldova Might Has a U.S. Military Base

CHISINAU, (BM) - An American military base may appear on the territory of Moldova, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was reported by the Transnistrian TV channel TSV with reference to the report on the security strategy in the Black Sea region of the American research center. American analysts in the report recommend considering the issue of

Riyadh Has Acquired the Poland`s Control Sky Drone Detection System

WARSAW, (BM) - Saudi Arabia continues to make efforts to build a system of protection against drones. Recall that several weeks ago, Saudi Aramco refineries were attacked by drones and missiles. Read more: Russia Unveils Its Most Advanced Korsar Reconnaissance Drone (Video) Polish media report that Riyadh has acquired the Control Sky drone

Poland Launched the Second Newest Minesweeper

GDANSK, (BM) - In Poland, the second newest minesweeper of the 258 project of the Kormoran type was launched, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. The ceremony was held at the Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding (officially named Gdanska Stocznia "Remontowa" im. J. Pilsudskiego SA) in Gdansk. Read more: Saudi Arabia Buys

The U.S. is Testing a New Concept – Sending Cyber Forces in Europe

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military is testing a new concept for the interaction of cyber units and UAV units of the Cyber ​​Squadron Initiative, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Topwar. According to the new concept, the US Air Force command plans to use special cyber groups in the mission execution area to protect the UAV from enemy

Lithuania Wants NATO to Reframe Its Baltic Airspace Mission

VILNIUS, (BM) - Lithuania wants NATO to reframe its mission of protecting the Baltic airspace with more of a combat punch in mind, as nations in the region consider their defensive posture toward Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Leaders from the southernmost Baltic country previously told alliance officials that they

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

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

British Air Force Plans no More Purchases of Eurofighter Typhoon

LONDON, (BM) - The British Royal Air Force will no longer receive the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 multirole fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar`s Deal for Eurofighter Typhoon with UK is Largest Ever, Experts said According to the British Ministry of Defense, the country's air force transferred the last aircraft of this

Ukraine Might Has a Hypersonic Missile in Near Future

KIEV, (BM) - In the near future, the Ukrainian armed forces may receive a hypersonic aviation guided missile. Appropriate development at the exhibition "Weapon and security-2019 "was presented by Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Ukraine Buys Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units from the US The

Ukraine Buys Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units from the US

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy one hundred fifty (150) Javelin missiles and ten (10) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Javelin Successfully Fired Its Missile from Titan Unmanned Ground Vehicle Also included are training devices, transportation, support

The Swedish JAS 39 Gripen Has Dominated Over the Russian Su-27

BEIJING, (BM) - The Chinese media published material in which they decided to analyze the well-known statement of the Swedish Air Force commander that the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen fighters are "real lions of air combat.", learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Sweden States SAAB Built a Russian Sukhoi Fighter Jet Killer Then the Swedish

France and Germany Are Close to Agreement for the ‘Tank of the Future’ Program

PARIS, (BM) - France and Germany may soon come to an agreement on a joint program for a promising tank, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according of La Tribune report. Read more: Italy to Join European Development Program of Next-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet Major military industrial corporations Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Nexter and Rheinmetall

A German Company Detected “the Invisible” F-35 with Its Own Radar Technology

BERLIN, (BM) - The German company has created a radar station, whose work has denied the F-35's heavily promoted “invisibility”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting C4ISR.NET and Topwar. Read more: German Air Force and Hensoldt to Test a New Sensing Technology in Southern Germany The game "cats - mice" Hensoldt manufactured a passive

US and Germany in a Joint Venture to Offer Armed Fighting Vehicles

DETROIT, (BM) - Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have established a joint venture to offer the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the U.S. Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, competition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The U.S.-based joint venture is called Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems LLC. Read more: The

South Korean Shipbuilder to Take a Part in Indian Submarine Project, SAAB is Out

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The $6.5 billion submarine project contest for the Indian Navy continues to throw up surprises with the last minute entry of a South Korean shipbuilder and the pulling out of Swedish company Saab after red flagging policy strictures that can potentially place unlimited liabilities on foreign vendors, learned

Italian-German Partnership in Development of Vulcano Artillery Munitions

BERLIN/ROME, (BM) - Under the umbrella of the Italian and German governments, Leonardo and Diehl Defence developed and qualified the precision-guided munition family Vulcano 127mm and 155mm, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: BAE Systems Has Unveiled a New ARCHER Mobile Howitzer at DSEI The

French Air Force Received First of Two KC-130J Super Hercules

PARIS, (BM) - Lockheed Martin delivered the first of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l’Air’s 62st Transport Wing at Orléans-Bricy Air Base at September, 16, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more: Russia and France Ready for Full-Fledged Military and Defence

According Germany, Iran Has Been Trying to Acquire Mass Destruction Weapons

BERLIN, (BM) - A new German intelligence report from the state of Hesse on Wednesday outlined the Islamic Republic of Iran’s illicit espionage activities in the central European country, including efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction during 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Jerusalem Post. Read more: Iran Has Been

MBDA Develops a New Electronic Warfare Weapon for the Royal Air Force

PARIS, (BM) - MBDA has been awarded a contract to demonstrate SPEAR-EW, a new electronic warfare version of the SPEAR weapon system family on order for the Royal Air Force (RAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: French MBDA Unveils Precision Strike Missile at DSEi 2019 SPEAR-EW is being developed by MBDA

Germany Presented Its New Combat System for Non-Nuclear Submarines

BERLIN, (BM) - At the 7th International Submarine Conference SubCon 2019 kta naval systems, a joint venture of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems and Kongsberg, presented its new combat system for non-nuclear submarines, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russian Navy Expects Four Nuclear Submarines in 2020 The system called ORCCA

Ukraine Develops Sensitive Defence Technologies with Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - A seemingly lucrative defense architecture is flourishing on both shores of the Black Sea as neighbors Turkey and Ukraine vigorously cultivate procurement relations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Most recently, state-controlled Ukrainian company Ukrspecexport and privately owned Turkish drone specialist

British and French Companies Will Build the New UK Warships

LONDON, (BM) - Babcock Team 31 has been selected by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) as the preferred bidder to deliver its new warships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Led by Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, and in partnership with the Thales Group, the T31 general purpose frigate programme will provide

British Company Unveils Unmanned Surface Vessels Integration with Warship

LONDON, (BM) - At a time of increased threat to international shipping, BAE Systems will this week demonstrate for the first time how Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs) can be fully integrated with operational Royal Navy warships to extend their reach beyond the horizon and reduce sailors’ exposure to danger, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

The Netherlands Navy Purchases French Electronic Protection System

LONDON, (BM) - With modern electronic warfare (EW) systems required to cope with the unprecedented growth in Electromagnetic transmissions across the Electromagnetic spectrum (EMS), traditional systems are now suffering from unparalleled saturation, which reduces the probability of accurate threat detection, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

RAF Fleet Will Be Updated with Leonardo/Thales Protection System

LONDON, (BM) - The UK Ministry of Defence has contracted Leonardo and Thales, under a single source procurement, to deliver an integrated UK Defensive Aids System (DAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Leonardo and Thales are Considering the Joint Ccquisition of a Space Business from U.S. Firm Maxar

CV90 Mjölner Mortar System by BAE Systems Has Been Delivered to Sweden

WASHINGTON, (BM) - BAE Systems has completed the first full rate production delivery of the CV90 Mjölner Mortar System to the Swedish FMV (Defence Materiel Administration), introducing a new capability to the fleet of CV90s by adding indirect firepower, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Sweden is Continuing to

French MBDA Unveils Precision Strike Missile at DSEi 2019

LONDON, (BM) - MBDA has unveiled at DSEI 2019 how the Brimstone precision strike missile can equip unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to serve as an organic force-multiplier for the tactical commander, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. This development, utilising the Milrem Robotics THeMIS UGV, adds to Brimstone’s ‘One

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

Germany Doesn`t Want a Proxy War in Libya, Merkel Said

BERLIN, (BM) - Germany will do its part to avoid a proxy war in Libya, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning that the situation in the north African country risked destabilising the whole of Africa, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. DEFENSEWEEK'S REPORT: Tensions in Idlib and proxy war in Libya Read more: Full

Italy to Join European Development Program of Next-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet

ROME, (BM) - According to the Italian media outlet La Stampa, Italy will soon join the UK Tempest program which involves the development of a sixth-generation multi-role fighter and the first European stealth fighter aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting BeforeFlight. Read more: Germany, France and Spain: Part of The European

Russia and France Ready for Full-Fledged Military and Defence Cooperation

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s top brass is ready for close cooperation with the French military, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu told a meeting with his French counterpart Florence Parly on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: During Osaka Meeting in June, Putin Invited US to Buy Russian Hypersonic Weapon

The Swedish SAAB Will Unveil a New Type of Camouflage

STOCKHOLM, (BM) - Saab has developed a new type of camouflage called ARCASe (Advanced Reversible Camouflage Screen emissive), with the first briefing on the new product at the annual Barracuda User Group at DSEI, London, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Rheinmetall Has Developed New 60mm Mortar for Infantry

Spectra’s SlingShot Greenlit for US Army

LONDON, (BM) - Spectra Group (UK) Ltd, having recently achieved safety accreditation from the US Army Test and Evaluation Command and completed the prestigious US Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiments (AEWE 2019), will be exhibiting their game-changing SlingShot communications system at DSEi 2019, taking place at Excel London 10-13 September

Germany Has Displayed the Mission Master UGV, Armed with the WARMATE

BERLIN, (BM) - One of the most innovative systems on display at this year’s MSPO exhibition is the latest version of the Mission Master UGV from Rheinmetall, armed with the WARMATE Loitering Munition System, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Air Force Wants to Buy Launchers Similar to Russian S-300

British Company Will Showcase New Light Tactical Transport Vehicle at the DSEi 2019

LONDON, (BM) - Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, will be launching their new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) at DSEi 2019, taking place at Excel London 10-13 September 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. The unveiling of

Italy and Poland Present a Next Generation Multirole Military Helicopter Concept

KIELCE, (BM) - Leonardo, through its industrial pillar in the Polish helicopter sector PZL-Świdnik, and the Polish Armaments Group, jointly with the Polish aviation industry and R&D centres, present a next generation multirole military helicopter concept based on a legacy W-3 Sokół platform at MSPO 2019, learned BulgarianMilitar.com, qyoting

BAE Systems Has Been Selected of German Navy to Delivery 57mm Naval Guns

BERLIN, (BM) - BAE Systems has been selected by the vessel contractor to provide the German federal police force, Bundespolizei, with three 57mm naval guns for its three new 86m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) built by Fassmer shipyard, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40

Latvia Has Integrated New Air Voice Communication Systems Totaling $4,7 Million

RIGA, (BM) - According Defence 360 Europe, on 29 August, at the National Armed Forces Aviation Base, the Latvian Air Force received a new voice communication system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The handover of the new system was completed during a meeting between the Latvian Ministry of Defense and the NATO Communication Information (NCI)

Navantia Unveils Its Latest Military and Defence Shipbuilding Innovations

LONDON, (BM) - Navantia will be displaying its latest shipbuilding innovations, and providing details of some of the most significant projects that the company is involved with, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. These include: The recently signed contract for the next generation Spanish frigate, F-110; the S-80 AIP

First Time Joint Flying Training of UK F-35 Fighter Jets and U.S. Bombers

LONDON, (BM) - For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducting integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: 29 Countries in Jordan for ‘Eager

German Company Unveils Its Broad Range of Sensor Technologies at DSEi 2019

LONDON, (BM) - The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT presents its broad range of sensor technologies in the Air, Sea, Land and Security domains at DSEi 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. For the first time, HENSOLDT will show its newly developed SETAS electro-optical situational awareness system for armoured

Poland’s New Desire is to Join the European Main Battle Tank Project

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Poland’s new desire to join the European Main Battle Tank project, an initiative spearheaded by the Franco-German tandem, is part of a larger regional trend under which numerous Eastern European allies are pursuing plans to acquire new vehicles and replace their Soviet-designed tracked and wheeled rides. Following an Aug. 16

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

Hungarian Air Force Purchases 180 Air-to-Air Missiles from the US

BUDAPEST, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Hungary of one hundred and eighty (180) AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM ) with support for an estimated cost of $500 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: India Buys

The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40 Radars by Hensoldt

BERLIN, (BM) - Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully installed the first two of its TRS-4D naval radars aboard the U.S. Navy’s “Freedom” Variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System After passing acceptance

Elbit Systems to Supply Electronic Warfare Suite for the Portuguese KC-390 Sircraft

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Elbit Systems announces that it was selected by the Portuguese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to supply a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for the Portuguese Air Forces’ (PtAF) new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million

British Submarines to be Outfit with New Strategic Weapon Fire Control Subsystem

LONDON, (BM) - General Dynamics has been awarded a $64,8M cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Strategic Weapon System Fire Control Subsystem hardware, associated deliverables, and spares for production efforts supporting the second hull of the United Kingdom (U.K.) Dreadnought Class ballistic missile submarines, nuclear, recently named as HMS

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

Rheinmetall Has Developed New 60mm Mortar for Infantry and Special Forces

DUSSELDORF, (BM) - Rheinmetall has developed the new "RSG60," a 60mm mortar for infantry and special forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. A few quick manual adjustments turn the 15.8 kg standard infantry version into a commando mortar weighing just 6.8 kg, with no need for tools. This makes the RSG60 a two-in-one solution, the company said in

Poland, Finland and Australia Plan to Upgrade Their Own JASSM

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Finland, Poland and Australia plan to upgrade their Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. Department of Defense statement. According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface

Germany Warns US: Don’t Provoke a New Dramatic Escalation in Relations with Russia

BERLIN, (BM) - Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Berlin, told local media on Friday last week that Europe’s largest economy was still not paying enough for its defense, despite repeated calls by Washington, BulgarianMilitary.com reported. “It is really insulting to expect that the U.S. taxpayer will continue to pay for more than 50,000

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

UK Sends Paratroopers for Deployment to Afghanistan

LONDON, (BM) - Colchester-based 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) is deploying to the Afghan capital Kabul from late September as part of the UK’s enduring support to the Afghan Government, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Their mission is to protect NATO military and civilian advisors working in government ministries, as well as UK

The German Navy’s K130 Corvettes Receiving TRS-4D Rotator Naval Radar

ULM, (BM) - The sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT is equipping the second batch of the German Navy’s K130 corvettes with its TRS-4D Rotator naval radar and its MSSR 2000 ID friend-or-foe identification system (IFF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, acoording company statement. Read more: 17 of 20 ASR Radar Systems by Hensoldt in Total Have Been

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

The Last of Four New-Gen Tankers RFA Tideforce Was Welcomed Into the UK Navy

LONDON, (BM) - The last of four new-gen tankers RFA Tideforce was welcomed into the UK Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according UK MoD statement. After receiving military equipment – communications and IT systems, defensive weaponry – fitted in Falmouth to turn a tanker into a naval tanker and extensive trials, Tideforce recently arrived

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

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

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

The British HMS Duncan Warship Arrives Near to Iran

DUBAI, (BM) - A second UK navy vessel arrived in the Persian Gulf to escort commercial ships through the Strait of Hormuz after a British oil tanker was seized by Tehran last week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. The UK’s National Defense Ministry said in a statement that the HMS Duncan joined the HMS Montrose to “support the safe

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

UK Armed Forces Will Deploy 250 Troops to Mali in Support of the UN Operation

LONDON, (BM) - In recognition of the increasing instability in the Sahel region, the UK Government has authorised a large-scale British peacekeeping deployment to Eastern Mali, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according UK Ministry of Defence statement. Read more: UK ‘Condemned’ Khashoggi’s Murder and Sold Arms to Saudi Totaling $810 Million

The German Navy to Receive NH90 Sea Lion Helicopter at the End of 2019

DONAUWORTH, (BM) - The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy

France Intends to Blind Adversary Satellites with Own Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon

PARIS, (BM) - France plans to develop anti-satellite laser weapons but will only deploy them in self-defence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according defence minister Florence Parly statement on Thursday. Read more: The First of Three Military Imaging Satellites Launched by France Major military powers around the world are investing in new

UK ‘Condemned’ Khashoggi’s Murder and Sold Arms to Saudi Totaling $810 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The UK licensed £648 million ($810 million) worth of arms to Saudi Arabia during the six months that followed the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. The sale, uncovered in newly released arms export statistics, was carried out at the time when the UK government said that it

Tension in the Gulf: A British-Flagged Tanker Has Been Seized by Iran

DUBAI, (BM) - A British-flagged tanker has been seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the tanker seizure shows Iran is choosing "a dangerous path of illegal and destabilising behaviour" , learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. #BREAKING British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says the

New Combat Air System Will Develop the UK and Sweden

LONDON, (BM) - Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt and her Swedish counterpart Peter Hultqvist have signed a landmark agreement to partner on future combat air, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) commits both governments to work on a joint combat air development and acquisition programme, including the development

An Ambitious Space Programme for $37 Million Was Presented by UK Defence Secretary

LONDON, (BM) - Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has outlined the MOD’s ambitious space programme, committing £30m ($37m) to fast-track the launch of a small satellite demonstrator within a year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The small satellite demonstrator, which will be supported by a new transatlantic team of UK and US defence personnel,

Belgium Upgrades Based Communication Systems of Its Armoured and Combat Vehicles

PARIS, (BM) - Belgium chooses Thales for onboard intelligence and future data capabilities of its land forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According the agreement between Belgium and France, Thales began work on the initial CaMo capability to provide vehicle electronics for Scorpion vehicles. The order covers 382 Griffon multi-role

UK Hosts the Global Forum of NATO Air Chiefs and Military Commanders

LONDON, (BM) - More than 45 international air chiefs and military commanders from 39 countries and NATO will be among 550 delegates at the largest ever gathering for the Chief of the Air Staff’s Air & Space Power Conference (ASPC 2019) in London on 17-18 July, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Royal Air Force statement. Chief of the

Indra Strengthens Its Arms Systems to Counter the Next Generation of Drones

MADRID, (BM) - Indra has revealed the strategy that will protect critical infrastructures, airports, official buildings and public events from the ever-increasing threat that the next generation of drones will bring, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, according company` statement. The popularity and, accessibility of these aircraft continues to

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,

Portugal Has Placed an Order for Five Embraer KC-390 Aaircraft

LISBON, (BM) - Embraer has secured its first export customer for the KC-390 airlifter, with the announcement on 11 July that Portugal has placed a firm order for five aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The decision by the Portuguese government to sign for the Brazilian-built transport aircraft comes nine years after the

Sweden Will Not Sign a UN Treaty Calling for the Ban of Nuclear Weapons

STOCKHOLM, (BM) - Sweden will not sign a UN treaty calling for the ban of nuclear weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting SpaceWar and according foreign minister Margot Wallstrom statement on last Friday. "The government will, as it stands now, not sign the convention on a prohibition of nuclear arms," Wallstrom told reporters at a

Czech Republic Buys Titus Armored Vehicles by Nexter

PRAHA, (BM) - Czech Republic signed contract for 62 Nexter Titus multirole armored vehicles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Nexter statement. Czech MoD’s order is about 3 variants of Titus: Commanding Post (CP), Transmissions, and Artillery Fire Coordination Post. Read more: France selects Nexter for light multirole vehicle

Iran Threatens Britain Again, London is Sending Second Warship in the Gulf Region

DUBAI, LONDOM, (BM) - Britain will soon be “slapped in the face” for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reutres. “Iran’s strong establishment will soon slap Britain in the face for daring to seize the Iranian oil tanker,” cleric Kazem Sedighi told worshippers during Tehran’s Friday prayer

Sweden is Continuing to Self-Fund Development of Its Arthur Weapon Locating Radar

LONDON, (BM) - Saab Surveillance is continuing to self-fund development of its ARTHUR (ARTtillery HUnting Radar) Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) to meet emerging requirements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Bard Frostad, Saab Surveillance's senior military advisor, said 80 ARTHUR WLR systems have been exported to at least 12

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.

Two European Countries Have Agreed to Increase Their Troops in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United Kingdom and France have agreed to send additional forces to Syria to pick up the slack as U.S. troops withdraw, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Foreign Policy. Britain and France, the only other U.S. partners that still have ground forces in Syria, will commit to a marginal 10 to 15 percent troop increase, a

Indra is Working on Cyber Security Project of the EU Named “Sparta”

MADRID, (BM) - Indra is working on the T-Shark research program, which is part of the European project Sparta to strengthen the acquisition of situational cyber-awareness capabilities that will help Europe monitor, detect and quickly respond to any threat and protect the digital economy and citizens’ rights in cyberspace, learned

The Armed Forces of France to Receive First VBMR Griffon Armored Vehicles

PARIS, (BM) - On July 4, Mrs Florence Parly, French minister of Defense, will visit the French armored vehicles manufacturer Nexter in its Satory plant for the official reception of the first 6x6 multi-role armored vehicles designated VBMR Griffon, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. The Military Programming Law (Loi de

The US Sale AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles to Germany

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Germany via the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) of up 91 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM) plus up to eight training missiles for use with the air force’s Panavia Tornado fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

New AI-Enabled Submersibles Are Developing for the Needs of the Royal Navy

HORSHAM, (BM) - The Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence to task autonomous submersibles with hunting underwater mines, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Envitia`s statement. Read more: Royal Navy Warship HMS Defender Has Tested Her World-Beating Missile System British geospatial and data company Envitia, which has expertise

European Countries Buy Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) by Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Poland and Romania buy Lockheed`s Army Tactical Missile System Block IA Unitary, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statements. Read more: Poland Began a Massive Modernization of Its Army by 2026 at a Total Value of €43 Billion According the US DoD statement, Lockeed Martin has been awarded a $561 million

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

SIPRI: Nine States Have Nuclear Weapons

SOLNA (BM) - Over the past year, the number of nuclear warheads available worldwide has decreased by 600 and at the end of 2018 they were 13,865, reports the authoritative Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in its annual report, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Institute has taken into account the fit warheads kept in

The German Navy’s New F125 Class Frigates, Officially Entered Service

BERLIN, (BM) - FGS Baden-Württemberg, the lead ship of the German Navy’s new F125 class frigates, officially entered service in a ceremony on June 17, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Naval Today. Neue Schiffsklasse F125 für unsere Deutsche Marine in Dienst gestellt. Willkommen in der Flotte, Fregatte BADEN WÜRTTEMBERG - Fair winds and

The German Army Buys E-LynX Soldier Radios In Handheld and Vehicular Configurations

HAIFA, (BGM) - Following a competitive solicitation and technical testing, Elbit Systems’ subsidiary in Germany was selected by the German Federal Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide the German Army with the E-LynX soldier radios (PNR 1000) in handheld and vehicular configurations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Elbit Systems statement.

The German Army Has Finalized Its Annual Training in Firing of SPIKE LR ATGM Missile

BERLIN, (BGM) - The German army has finalized its annual training in firing of Rafael’s SPIKE LR ATGM missile (also named MELLS in Germany), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Rafael`s press release. The firing was performed in Germany under adverse weather conditions, and included the firing of as many as 54 live SPIKE LR missiles by

Indra Has Successfully Installed Flight Trainer in Spanish Air Force

MADRID, (BGM) - Indra has successfully completed the development of a novel Hypoxia flight trainer that is already installed in the Aviation Medicine Training Center of the Spanish Air Force in Madrid and is currently being used to train and provide greater endurance capacity in extreme scenarios to Spanish military pilots, learned

Germany, France and Spain: Part of The European Sixth-Gen Fighter Plans

MADRID (BGM) - With Spain on track to join a German-French quest for a new European combat aircraft, lawmakers in Germany next week are expected to decide on Berlin’s initial funding contribution, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Read more: NATO Fighter Jets and Helicopters Are Practicing Their Flying Skills in France

Indra`s Anti-Drone System Can Operate With Anti-Aircraft Defense Systems

MADRID (BGM) - Indra has an anti-drone system that can operate in an integrated manner with anti-aircraft defense systems to multiply its effectiveness in the protection of military bases and installations, BulgarianMilitary.com reports, according company`s press release. The threat posed by these aircraft keeps growing as their capabilities,

Frontex Launched Its First Fully – Fledged Joint Operation Outside the EU

TIRANA (BGM) - Frontex launched its first fully - fledged joint operation outside the European Union, deploying 50 officers with 16 patrol cars and one thermo-vision van from 12 EU Member States to support Albania in border control and tackling cross-border crime, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Agency statement. The launch event

NATO Fighter Jets and Helicopters Are Practicing Their Flying Skills in France

MONT-DE-MARSAN (BGM) - More than 1,500 military personnel, 60 fighter jets and 13 helicopters are practicing their flying skills from 13 to 24 May at the 2019 NATO Tiger Meet at the French Air Base at Mont-de-Marsan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting NATO Allied Air Command. Around 900 sorties are being planned, prepared, conducted and

Royal Navy Warship HMS Defender Has Tested Her World-Beating Missile System

EDINBURGH (BGM) - In a burst of fire and smoke, Royal Navy warship HMS Defender has tested her world-beating missile system off the coast of Scotland, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Navy Recognition. Blasting from the Type 45 destroyer’s silo, the missile of the Sea Viper system flew four times the speed of sound before obliterating an

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

Indra is Looking for New Generation of Cyber-Defense Experts

MADRID (BM) - Indra, in collaboration with the UPM’s (Technical University of Madrid for its Spanish initials) School of Telecommunications Engineering, within the framework of the Indra University-Industry Chair and the UPM's master’s course in Cybersecurity, tested the capabilities of the new generation of cyber-defense experts, learned

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

UK Buys AUV62-AT Anti-Submarine Warfare Training System by SAAB

LONDON, the United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Saab has received an order to provide the United Kingdom’s Royal Navy with the AUV62-AT anti-submarine warfare (ASW) training system, learned BulgarianMilitary.co, quoting Navy Recognition. Delivery is expected to take place in 2019. Read more: Saab Will Continue to Provide Logistical

US Warned EU: The Restrictions on Non-EU Military Suppliers Are “Poison Pills”

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The United States is forcing the European Union to rethink its intention to create a European military alliance that would exclude the US companies from arms contracts and would undermine NATO. This is said in a letter from two under secretaries of the Pentagon, Ellen Lord and Andrea Thompson, to the

Indra to Supply a Long-Range Air Defense Deployable Radar to the UK

LONDON, the United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Indra has been awarded a contract to supply the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom with an advanced long-range air defense deployable radar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Indra`s press release. The company was chosen after competing with the main companies in the industry. Indra

The US State Department Has Approved the Sale of Helicopters to the Czech Republic

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The US State Department has approved the sale of four Bell AH-1Z Viper or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility and assault helicopters to the Czech Republic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s 360. Read more: Two Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters Will Soon See Their Maiden

The Ireland Department of Defence Has Commissioned a New Naval Service Vessel

WATERFORD, Ireland (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Ireland Department of Defence has commissioned a new Naval Service vessel, the LÉ George Bernard Shaw, at the Frank Cassin Wharf, Waterford, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Shepard Media. The commissioning marks the end of the current phase of the Naval Service ship replacement

RAF Lossiemouth Has Received a Fourth Operational Typhoon Squadron

LOSSIEMOUTH, the United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The personnel and aircraft of IX(B) Squadron will be at the heart of the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Force, ready to take off within minutes of an alert being triggered, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting UKDJ The Squadron was officially stood up at a ceremonial parade and

Global Military Spending Last Year Reached Its Highest Level in Three Decades

PANAGYURISHTE, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Global military spending last year reached its highest level in three decades, with the largest share in the US and China, according to the annual report of the Swedish research institute SIPRI, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. The Stockholm International Peace Research

Hungary Will Lead for Second Time NATO Baltic Air Policing Detachment

RAMSTEIN, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Hungary is scheduled to be the lead nation for NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission at Šiauliai, Lithuania, together with augmenting nations Spain and the United Kingdom, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting NATO. From May 2019 Hungary will take over the lead of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission

A Polish General Threatened Russia with a Nuclear Strike

WARSAW, Poland (BulgarianMilitary.com) - “If Russia attacks the Western countries, NATO can use nuclear weapons against it”. That said the Polish General Waldemar Skrzypczak in an interview published on the Wirtualna Polska website, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to the General, Poland is a frontline state, one of the Alliance's first

British Apache Helicopters Have Departed for Estonia to NATO Training

TALLINN, Estonia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - 3 Regiment Army Air Corps is deploying to the Baltics for three months, with Apache attack helicopters of 663 Squadron taking off from their base at Wattisham Flying Station in Suffolk, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting UKDJ The British Army say that the Apaches will be working in tandem with the

Classified Note: French Weapons Are Being Used by the UAE and Saudi Arabia in Yemen

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) - French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, according to a classified military note revealed on 15 April which contradicts public statements from France's government, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Shephard Media. The note from the French military

The Austrian Armed Forces Received Its First BvS10 All-Terrain Vehicles

ÖRNSKÖLDSVIK, East Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (26 February 2019) BAE Systems announced that the Austrian Armed Forces has received its first four BvS10 all-terrain vehicles under a contract of the company from 2016 for delivery of 32 of the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) variant of the BvS10, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Lithuania and Poland Discussed Military Cooperation Options in Warsaw

VILNIUS, the Republic of Lithuania (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Lithuanian Ministry of Defence announced on 21st February 2019 that the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Raimundas Karoblis and his Polish counterpart Mariusz Błaszczak met in Warsaw, Poland on the same day to discuss security and defence issues and emphasised the importance

Lithuania Received Additional Missiles for Its Javelin Anti-Tank Defence Systems

VILNIUS, the Republic of Lithuania (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania revealed at the beginning of last week (19th February 2019) that additional missiles for the Javelin anti-tank defence systems have been delivered to Lithuania, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The missiles were procured by

Finland May Acquire Boeing EA-18G Growler

ARLINGTON, Virginia, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – This week on Monday (18 February 2019) it became clear that Finland may acquire Boeing’s most advanced airborne electronic attack (AEA) aircraft, EA-18G Growler, after Boeing and the U.S. Navy have received the approval of the United States Department of Defence to offer it to the

Leonardo Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Ship Building

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 19th February 2019 Leonardo announced that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The goal of the MoU is to enhance the

Lockheed Martin, Diehl and Saab Will Counter Together Short and Medium-Range Threats

ABU DHABI, the United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On Monday (18th February 2019, during IDEX/NAVDEX 2019, it became clear that Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence and Saab will counter together current and emerging short and medium-range threats through the Falcon air defence weapon system, BulgarianMilitary.com Scott Arnold, Lockheed

The M-40 Target Drone of Leonardo Flew Its First Live Missions

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – One of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, Leonardo, announced yesterday (18th February 2019) that its M-40 target drone flew its first live missions during a recent Italian Navy training exercise, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Leonardo’s Falco EVO RPAS Is Part of the Surveillance

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

The German Heron-TP Crews Have Begun Training in the Israeli Tel Nof Air Force Base

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The German air force teams that will operate the Israeli made Heron-TP UAV have begun their training in an Israeli air force base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The training is taking place in a special complex that was set up in Israel air force (IAF) Tel Nof airbase. The German personnel is part

Naval Group and Royal IHC Signed a Partnership Agreement

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week, on 7th February 2019, Naval Group announced the signing of an agreement with the Dutch company Royal IHC for becoming partners in the bid for the submarine replacement project of the Netherlands, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Hervé Guillou, Naval Group CEO, said during the signing ceremony,

Sweden States SAAB Built a Russian Sukhoi Fighter Jet Killer

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Recently, at a presentation in Finland, the Commander of the Swedish Air Force, Mats Helgesson, stated that the SAAB Gripen E fighter had the capabilities to beat the Russian Sukhoi jets in a dogfight, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As Business Insider reports the legendary status that Russia's

IDEX 2019: Latest Generation HUNTER Tactical Vehicle is “Production Ready”

PRESS RELEASE - World-class specialist in design and production of high-specification armoured vehicles and survivability systems, Jankel, has announced the achievement of ‘production ready’ status for their latest generation HUNTER Tactical Intervention Vehicle (TIV) in preparation for the imminent manufacture of another major order from an

The Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard Received New Patrol Boats

JEANERETTE, Louisiana, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The shipbuilder Metal Shark announced on 30th January 2019 that the Dutch Caribbean Coast Guard (DCCG) on the island of Aruba has received four of its high speed patrol boats, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The First Operational F-35A Lightning II For The Needs Of The

“Spartaco Schergat”, the Ninth of a Series of Ten FREMM, Launched

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Italian shipbuilding company based in Trieste, Italy, Fincantieri S.p.A., revealed on 26th January 2019 that the launching ceremony of the “Spartaco Schergat” frigate, which is the ninth of a series of ten FREMM (“European multi-purpose frigate”; Italian: Fregata europea multi-missione) vessels, was

Poland Will Receive Four S-70i Black Hawk Helicopters

WARSAW, Poland (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Poland will receive four S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin’s subsidiary Sikorsky for the needs of the Poland’s Special Forces. On the side of Poland, the deal was signed by the Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The helicopters under the above deal

UK based Land Systems Joint Venture to Be Established by Rheinmetall and BAE Systems

TELFORD, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Rheinmetall and BAE Systems announced this Monday (21st January 2019) that the companies have signed a contract for establishing a joint military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business based in the United Kingdom, learned BulgarianMilitary.com For that purpose Rheinmetall will buy a 55%

Finland will defend its sky using ELM-2311 Multi – Mission Radar

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Finnish defence forces will detect an array of aerial threats using the Elta Compact Multi-Mission Radars (C-MMR) ELM-2311, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: ELTA Systems Revealed a New and Enhanced Configuration of Its Drone Guard System ELTA a subsidiary of Israel aerospace

Saab Announced a Land-Based Radars Support Contract

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – In the end of last week, on 18th January 2019, Saab announced that the company has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence of the United Kingdom for support and services, which will be provided for land-based Giraffe AMB radar systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com It has been agreed the

AAR Will Provide Services for the Royal Danish Air Force under a 7-Year Contract

WOOD DALE, Illinois, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — The independent provider of global aftermarket aviation services, AAR, announced on 17th January 2019 that the company will provide services for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) under a seven-year contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The contract, which was awarded by the Danish Defence

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine Will Build LCS 31

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (21 January 2019) the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced that the company together with Fincantieri Marinette Marine were awarded a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract by the U.S. Navy to build the additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 31, learned

HENSOLDT Performed Successful Tests with Its UAV Collision Avoidance Radar System

Ulm, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics, HENSOLDT, announced on 16th January 2019 that the company has performed successful flight tests with its collision avoidance radar system developed for UAVs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The flight tests were

Norwegian Coast Guard Vessels Will Be Equipped with Saab’s Communication System

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Swedish company Saab announced on Tuesday (15th January 2019) that it has signed a contract with Vard Group AS to deliver the communication system for the Norwegian Coast Guard vessels under project P6615, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under that contract Saab will deliver, starting in 2021, for

GA-ASI Teamed with Five Businesses, Based in Belgium

SAN DIEGO, California, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), announced on Tuesday (15th January 2019) that the company has teamed with five businesses, based in Belgium, as part of

Indra and Gaerum Start Simulated Flight Tests of the Targus OPV

MADRID, Spain (BulgarianMilitary.com) – One of the leading global technology and consulting companies, Indra, announced on 11th January 2019 that the company and its partner Gaerum have reached an important moment in the development of the Targus Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV), and namely the start of simulated flight tests so that to validate

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

The Norwegian Armed Forces Will Receive HK416 Assault Rifle Sets from Heckler & Koch

OBERNDORF AM NECKAR, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Norwegian Armed Forces will receive HK416 Assault Rifle Sets from Heckler & Koch under a supply order of the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency as announced on 8th Januarry 2019 from the company. The order is at approximately 22 million Euro and will run over 36 months, starting this

The UK HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales Will Be Supported by BAE Systems

PORTSMOUTH, the United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced on Monday (7th January 2019) that the company will provide essential mission system support to the United Kingdom Royal Navy’s largest ever warships, HMS QUEEN ELIZABETH and HMS PRINCE OF WALES, which is part of an updated integration services agreement, learned

Successful First Flight Performed with the Second GlobalEye AEW&C Aircraft

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 3rd January 2019, the Swedish defence technology company Saab announced in a press release that that the company has completed on the same day a successful first flight with the second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Saab

Boeing Will Modernize the Chinook Helicopter Fleet of Spain

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Boeing came out with the news on 3rd January 2019 that the company will modernize the entire Chinook Helicopter fleet of Spain. The fleet consists of 17 CH-47D Chinook helicopters and they all will be upgraded to the F-model configuration. It will be added features including the digital

Harris Corporation Supplies the British Army with Pioneering Bomb Disposal Robots

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The British Army has received its first four advanced bomb disposal robots, delivered by the U.S. technology company, defence contractor and information technology services provider Harris Corporation. This was announced on 23th December last year, by the U.K. Ministry of Defence, citing the Defence

Inzpire Announced the Completion of GECO System Deliveries under the CSAT Program

LINCOLN, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Inzpire Ltd, one of the fastest growing defence companies in the UK, announced at the end of last week (14th December 2018) that it has completed the deliveries of its GECO System to UK MoD Apache, Chinook, Merlin and Bell helicopter forces after the winning the competition for the Cockpit Situational

Saab Announced a New Contract for Its Carl-Gustaf M4

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 19th December 2018, Saab announced the receipt of a new contract for its Carl-Gustaf M4 multi-role weapon system at the total order value of approximately 492 MSEK. The customer was not disclosed. The deliveries are scheduled to take place in 2019-2024, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read

The First of Three Military Imaging Satellites Launched by France

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) — The first of three identical military imaging satellites has been launched by France. It is expected all three satellites to reach full operational capability at the end of 2021, when they will replace the aging Helios system and provide 800 very high-resolution black and white, colour, and infrared images

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

Navantia Will Build Five F-110 Frigates for the Spanish Navy

MADRID, Spain (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (13 December 2018) it was unveiled that Navantia will build 5 F-110 frigates for the Spanish Navy under a €4. 325 billion deal as reported by the Ministry for Regional Affairs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com In a statement of the Ministry was said that today, 14th December 2018, the cabinet will

Ukraine Is to Be Supported by NATO with the Supply of Secure Communications

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 13th December 2018, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met to discuss developments in and around the Sea of Azov as well as the Alliance’s backing for Ukraine. During the meeting it was confirmed that the North Atlantic Alliance will support

Leonardo’s Falco EVO RPAS Is Part of the Surveillance Research Programme of Frontex

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) of L eonardo, Falco EVO, in its maritime patrol version, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island, Italy) as part of the surveillance research programme of Frontex. The goal is to be tested its ability to monitor the external borders of the European

The Preliminary Report on the KNM Helge Ingstad-Sola TS Collision Is Published

LILLESTRØM, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 29th November 2018, the AIBN (Accident Investigation Board Norway) published a preliminary report on the collision between the KNM Helge Ingstad frigate and the Maltese registered tanker Sola TS in Hjeltefjorden, outside the Sture terminal in Øygarden Municipality in Hordaland County, Norway.…

UK Type 45 Naval Destroyers Will Be Renovated with Rolls-Royce’s MTU Generator Sets

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Six UK Type 45 naval destroyers will be renovated with Rolls-Royce Power Systems’s MTU generator sets. For that purpose Rolls-Royce will supply 18 MTU Series 4000 diesel generator sets to BAE Systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com “We are delighted to have convinced our partners BAE Systems and…

Kerch Strait Incident Resulted in Court Orders and International Criticism

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Today, Russian state media reported that the court in the city of Simferopol in Crimea, which was deciding today on a pre-trial measure for the 24 Ukrainian sailors captured by Russia in Kerch Strait on Sunday, has ordered one of them to be under arrest for two months on charges of illegally…

US Navy Training Standards Are Improving Following McCain and Fitzgerald Collisions

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) —The training standards of the U.S. Navy are being improved after the tragic collisions involving the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald and the subsequent analyses and reviews that arose the question whether the U.S. Navy knows how to drive its ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The fatal…

The UK MOD Opened a New Chinook Mk 6 Synthetic Training Facility

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 21st Novemebr 2018 the UK Defence Ministry opened its new Chinook Mk 6 synthetic training facility at Royal Air Force (RAF) Odiham in Hampshire, the UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: UK MoD to invest in RAF training facilities The Chinook Mk 6 synthetic training facility features two…

Russian-Ukrainian Tensions Escalate after Kerch Strait Incident

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Yesterday (25 November), around 7am local time, two armored artillery boats (the Berdyansk and the Nikopol) and the Yany Kapu tugboat of the Ukrainian Navy, which were transiting from Odessa on the Black Sea to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, had been seized by Russia, passing through the Kerch…

Berlin Police Received a Survivor R Special Operations Vehicle of Rheinmetall

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A heavily protected Survivor R special operations vehicle of Rheinmetall has been formally received by the Berlin Police Department as reported by the company last week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The vehicle was ordered in September 2017 as part of a package of counterterrorism measures. It is…

Finland Will Not Issue New Arms Export Permits to Saudi Arabia and UAE

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Due to the humanitarian situation in Yemen Finland will not issue new arms export permits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as reported by the Finish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Lockheed Martin Will Supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with MMSCs A…

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…

RUAG and Elbit Systems to Form a Joint Venture

BERN, Switzerland and HAIFA, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week the Swiss company RUAG and the Israel-based international defence electronics company Elbit Systems announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the companies to form a Joint Venture Company, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Elbit Systems Held…

JOBSS Delivered to Van Halteren Defence under the I-HCT Programme

BUNSCHOTEN, the Netherlands (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli Bagira Systems has delivered its Joint-fires BattleSpace Simulator (JOBSS) to Van Halteren Defence. This move is part of the Integrated-Howitzer Crew Trainer (I-HCT) programme of Van Halteren Defence for the Royal Thai Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the mentioned above…

Leonardo’s Technology Will Safeguard Liguria’s Regional Security

GENOA, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – This week on Monday, 12th November 2018, Leonardo announced that the company and the Ligurian local authorities signed on the same day, in Genoa, a Memorandum of Understanding to develop projects and technological demonstrations for the preservation, safeguarding and security of the territorial ecosystem of…

Norway Reports Disturbed by Russia GPS Location Signals during Recent NATO Exercise

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 13th November 2018, the Norwegian Defence Ministry stated that GPS location signals were disturbed by the Russian forces in the Arctic during the recent NATO's large exercise Trident Juncture 18 held in Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: NATO’s Biggest Military Exercise in…

Thales Engaged with CSIS to Develop a Report on AI in National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last Friday, 9th November 2018, Thales announced in a press release the engagement of the company with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for the purposes of developing an independent report on AI (artificial intelligence) in national security, learned BulgarianMilitary.com…

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…

The Italian F-35 Program Will Be Slowed Down

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Italian F-35 Program will be slowed down and during the coming five years instead of 10 jets, it will be purchased six or seven of the previously planned quantity as reported by a government source, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: New Manufacturing Facility of Lockheed Martin in Florida The…

The KNM Helge Instad Frigate of Norway is in Danger of Sinking

STURE TERMINAL, Bergen, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The KNM Helge Instad frigate of Norway is in danger of sinking as reported by The Associated Press. While returning from one of NATO’s largest training events in recent years Trident Juncture 18 exercise (25 October - 7 November 2018), the frigate was hit by an oil tanker and images posted by…

BAE Systems Has Developed a Low-Cost System for Improving Airspace Safety

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, on 7th November2018, BAE Systems announced that the company has developed a low-cost system, which uses existing satellite navigation and commercial aircraft data for improving airspace safety, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: BAE Systems Introduced Its Innovative New Information…

Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz with Intentions to Digitize the German Army

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Rheinmetall and Rohde & Schwarz move into position to digitize the Bundeswehr (the unified armed forces of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities) through the newly founded joint venture RRS-MITCOS. That was announced by Rheinmetall Defence on 30th October 2018, learned…

European Commission Supports the French President’s Call for an EU Army

BRUSSELS, Belgium, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday’s statement of European Commission concerning the latest French President’s calls for “real European army”, shows that the EU institution in general supports Emmanuel Macron’s view that there is such a need but finds it too early to be talked about a creation of EU armed forces, learned…

The Belgian Fleet of F-16s Will Be Replaced by F-35As

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Belgian fleet of F-16s will be replaced by F-35As of Lockheed Martin. The F-35A aircraft was recently selected in a competition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Minister of Defence of Belgium Steven Vandeput announced that decision on 25th October 2018 during a media briefing and thus Belgium…

More than 60 Vessels of the French Navy Are Equipped with the RIFAN 2

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The global leader in aeronautics, space and related services Airbus announced on 24 October 2018 that more than 60 vessels of the French Navy are as of the moment equipped with the RIFAN 2 (Réseau Intranet de la Force Aéronavale étape 2) system. The vessels are ranging from aircraft carriers and front-line…

German Air Force and Hensoldt to Test a New Sensing Technology in Southern Germany

COLOGNE, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) — The German Air Force and the global pioneer of technology and innovation in the area of defence and security electronics Hensoldt intend to deploy and test a new sensing technology in southern Germany, which is developed to target enemy aircraft without pilots knowing they are being tracked, learned…

EDA and Thales Join Forces under a Network Services Contract

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - EDA (European Defence Agency) announced on 24 October 2018 that the Agency and Thales Six GTS France SAS have signed a network services contract within the EU Satcom Market project of EDA, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The Bulgarian Dep. MoD Zapryanov is Among the New Chairs for the EDA…

The Live Field Exercise Trident Juncture 18 Will See the Alpha 800 UAV Helicopter

TRONDHEIM, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The gasoline-powered Alpha 800, will be presented by Alpha Unmanned Systems at NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture in Trondheim, Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The live field exercise Trident Juncture 18 started on 25th October 2018 and is taking place in all three domains – air, land and sea, in…

Naval Group and Fincantieri Detail Their Future Industrial Alliance

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Naval Group and Fincantieri unveiled details in a press release on 23th October 2018 regarding the announcement of the Governments of France and Italy during the 34th Franco-Italian Summit in Lyon on 27th September 2017 about their intention to facilitate the creation of a more efficient and competitive…

Slovakia Advances with the Patria AMV Vydra 8×8 Acquisition Plans

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Slovakian Ministry of Defence is advancing with the Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) acquisition plans. In that connection it announced that it will submit a proposal to the cabinet for the approval of the AMV procurement, learned BulgarianMIlitary.com Read more: Patria delivers a new…

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…

Finland Will Enhance Its Naval Power in the Baltic Sea

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Finland will enhance its naval power in the Baltic Sea due to the increasing importance of the region from military point of view and as a potential area of conflict between Russia and NATO, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Thales Will Continue to Maintain the Finish Long-Range and Medium-Range…

The French Army Received the First Two VT4 Light Tactical Vehicles of Arquus

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The historical partner of armies, Arquus, announced on 15th October 2018 that the company has delivered its first two VT4 light tactical vehicles to the 12th Régiment de Cuirassiers (an armoured cavalry (tank) regiment of the French Army) during an emblematic ceremony as part of the Scorpion replacement…

Patria Will Maintain the Black Hawks of Sweden under a Follow-on Order

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Patria Helicopters AB revealed today, 9th October 2018, in a press release the receipt of a follow-on order for maintenance of the HKP 16 (Black Hawk) helicopters of Sweden, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The President of International Support Partnerships business unit at Patria Jukka Holkeri…

A New Defence Arctic Strategy Was Announced Last Month by the UK Defence Secretary

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A new defence Arctic strategy was announced at the end of last month on 30th Sept. 2018 by the UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The security environment is changing due to the changes in the natural environment in the Arctic and High North. The region these days is…

British Army Selects Elbit Systems UK to Provide Morpheus BMA Solution

HAIFA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 2 October, the Israeli international defense electronics company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that its U.K. subsidiary has been awarded a new contract by the UK Ministry of Defense. Under the terms of the new order, Elbit Systems UK will be responsible for providing the British Army with the Morpheus…

Saab Announces a Contract with South Korea

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 24th September 2018 the Swedish company Saab announced its newly signed contract with South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) for supporting of the Arthur Weapon Locating System, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Saab Will Continue to Provide Logistical Support for the…

Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group Continues the Support of Project Amphora

CAMBRIDGE, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 21 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group One of the largest privately owned and independent aerospace and defence companies, offering civil, military and commercial aircraft and defence solutions, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, announced on…

Cyber and Electronic Warriors of the Future Will Be Trained at New Leonardo Facility

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), 19 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Leonardo The global high-tech company and one of the key players in aerospace, defence and security Leonardo announced on Friday, 14 September 2018, that at a ceremony on the same day the UK’s Chief of Defence Intelligence Air Marshal Philip Osborn…

Indra Will Equip the Royal Thai Air Force with Its Lanza 3D Radar

MADRID, Spain (BulgarianMilitary.com), 14 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Indra The global leading technology and consulting company Indra revealed on 11 September 2018 that it will equip the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) with its Lanza 3D Radar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The Lanza 3D Radar delivery contract also…

The Ecuadorian Army Received an M28 Aircraft from PZL Mielec, Poland

MIELEC, Poland (BulgarianMilitary.com), 13 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: PZL Mielec The Ecuadorian Army received an M28 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft from PZL Mielec, Poland. The M28 arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight from Poland. The twin-engined turboprop aircraft will cover the need of…

Students from Four Nations Attended an Inzpire-Led Electronic Warfare Training

LINCOLN, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 5 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Inzpire The British company Inzpire announced on 3 September 2018 that their Operations Specialist Luke Cabot has recently delivered 3 days of Inzpire-led electronic warfare training to students from Austria, Germany, Norway, Sweden, and the UK on…

The F-35B Lightning Armed with UK-Built Weapons Has Passed Its First Trials

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 4 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/British-armed F-35B Lightning jet The UK Ministry of Defence revealed on 30 August 2018 that the Britain’s new stealth short take-off and vertical landing fighter jet F-35B Lightning armed with UK-built weapons has passed its first…

Larsen & Toubro Delivers the OPV-2 ICGS Vijaya to the Indian Coast Guard

CHENNAI, India (BulgarianMilitary.com), 30 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: twitter.com/the launch of the OPV-2 ICGS Vijaya One of the largest and most respected companies in India's private sector Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced today that the company has delivered, ahead of schedule, the Offshore Patrol Vessel…

RADA’s MHR Goes to the British Army Embedded in the Rafael’s Drone Dome

NETANYA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com), 23 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: RADA This Monday, 20th August 2018, RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. revealed that within the coming months the British Army will be supplied with its Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR), which are integrated in the Rafael Advanced Defence Systems…

Rheinmetall Defence Australia Has Been Awarded a €2.1 billion Boxer CRV Contract

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com), 22 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Graham Robson-Parker (en.wikipedia.org)/Boxer configured for Australian Land 400 Phase 2 program Rheinmetall Defence Australia has been awarded a €2.1 billion contract by Australia for delivery of 211 advanced 8x8 Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles…

Sweden Signed the Agreement for Patriot Missile Defense System Purchase

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com), 13 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: IlGiornale.it After the negotiations between Sweden’s military logistics organization and Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) with the United States that had started last year, and the authorization of the purchase by the government, on…

Latvia will Purchase Four US UH-60M Black Hawks

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 6 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Airplane-pictures.net The State Department of the U.S. has approved a $200 million purchase of four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters by Latvia. The proposed by Latvia sale, is to improve the ability of the NATO nations to move and locate military…

Sweden Will Acquire Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defence Systems

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 3 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Raytheon / The combat-proven Patriot is the world's most advanced air and missile defence system. Sweden will acquire Raytheon’s Patriot air and missile defence systems. The deal has been approved by the Swedish government, learned…

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…

Luxembourg Orders Two H145M Multirole Helicopters

DONAUWÖRTH, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Airbus Airbus announced on 27th July 2018 that the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has placed an order for two H145M multirole helicopters for defence and security missions. Training and support from the company will be also provided under the same…

Saab Will Continue to Provide Logistical Support for the UK’s Arthur System

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab/ The Arthur weapon locating system On 27th July 2018, the Swedish defence technology company Saab announced in a press release that it will continue to provide logistical support for the UK’s Arthur weapon locating system. For that purpose it…

The Negotiations on An-188 Joint Production between Turkey and Ukraine Move Onwards

ANKARA, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com), 30 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Antonov/the An-188 aircraft showcased at Eurasia-2018 in Antalya, Turkey Turkish officials revealed that the negotiations on the joint production of the An-188 STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) military cargo aircraft between aerospace and procurement…

Lithuania Announces New Military Infrastructure Development Projects

VILNIUS, the Republic of Lithuania (BulgarianMilitary.com), 27 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Master Sergeant Gintautas Mauricas/Lithuanian Armed Forces On Monday, 23 July 2018, the Ministry of National Defence of the Republic of Lithuania announced the new military infrastructure development projects. The contract on the…

CRFS Offers New Solution for Forensic Spectrum Analysis

CAMBRIDGE, the UK, (BulgarianMilitary.com), 25 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: CRFS/RFeye recorder and laptop with DeepView The RF (radio-frequency) technology company CRFS announced on 17th July 2018 its newly developed software tool named RFeye DeepView. The DeepView is a unique tool, because it allows users to analyse the…

The Ballistic Missile Submarine Téméraire Will Be Refitted for the M51 Missile

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com), 24 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: wikipedia.org/the Téméraire submarine The ballistic missile submarine Téméraire will be refitted for the M51 missile. For that purpose it has been taken to the French naval base for nuclear boats “Ile Longue” as reported by the shipbuilding company Naval…

The Royal Netherlands Air Force Will Acquire RPAS from GA-ASI (Video)

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 24 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org/Predator B NASA version Ikhana A week ago, on 17 July 2018, within the framework of the Farnborough Airshow, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that the company will deliver Remotely Piloted Aircraft…

If Approved All Europeans Will be Able to Serve in the Bundeswehr

BERLIN, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com), 23 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: wikipedia.org It is being discussed by the Bundeswehr the possibility of giving the citizens of the European member states the right to serve in the Bundeswehr due to staff shortage. If this option is approved, all Europeans will be able to serve in…

55 Civil Airbus Helicopters Will Go to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine (BulgarianMilitary.com), 19 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Airbus Helicopters On 14th July 2018, Airbus Helicopters revealed the signing of an agreement with the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior in Kiev for the sale of 55 civil helicopters to Ukraine. The contract follows the Intergovernmental Agreement signed between…

The Norwegian Armed Forces Will Acquire Safran’s Next Generation Thermal Imagers

HEERBRUGG, Switzerland (BulgarianMilitary.com), 18 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Safran The Norwegian Armed Forces (NAF) will acquire Safran’s next generation thermal imagers MOSKITO TI™ and JIM Compact™. This was revealed last Friday, 13th July 2018. The subsidiary of Safran Electronics & Defense - Safran Vectronix AG…

Boeing Will Sustain the AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook Helicopters of the RNAF

RAF FAIRFORD, Gloucestershire, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 17 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Boeing/The photo shows the signing of the contract for sustainment services for AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters between the Royal Netherlands Air Force and Boeing at the Royal International Air Tattoo on 14th July 2018.…

Saab Announces a New Anti-Ship Missile System RBS15 Gungnir

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 17 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab Yesterday, 16th July 2018, Saab announced its new anti-ship missile system RBS15 Gungnir. That next generation anti-ship missile system is being showcased for the first time at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018, learned…

UK Approved to Acquire up to 200 AIM-120D Missiles

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 13, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org / The photo shows Grumman F-14 Tomcat aircraft carrying an AMRAAM under its wing during a test over the Pacific Missile Test Centre in 1982. The sale of up to 200 Raytheon’s AIM-120D radar-guided medium-range air-to-air missiles to…

Slovakia Has Decided to Replace its MiG-29s with F-16s

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force The photo shows an F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the U.S. Air Force that is taking off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic announced on Wednesday that…

A €20 Million Fieldguard Systems Contract Signed by Rheinmetall

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The photo shows an ASTROS 2020 operated by the Brazilian Army. The Düsseldorf-based high-tech group Rheinmetall and its Swiss subsidiary Rheinmetall Air Defence have signed €20 Million Fieldguard Systems contract for delivery…

Saab’s Helicopter 15 Support and Maintenance Contract is Prolonged

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 9, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: commons.wikimedia.org The photo shows a HKP 15 (Agusta A109). On the 6th July 2018 Saab announced that its Helicopter 15 (HKP 15) support and maintenance contract has been prolonged for the years 2020 and 2021 by FMV – the Swedish Defence Materiel…

Hungary Will Acquire 20 H145Ms from Airbus

(DONAUWÖRTH, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 3, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo credit: Airbus / The photo shows a H145M equipped with HForce weapon system.) The global leader in aeronautics, space and related services Airbus announced on Friday last week, 29th June 2018, that Hungary will acquire 20 H145M military helicopters through an…

Damen and the Mexican Navy Partner in Building POLA

GORINCHEM, the Netherlands (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 2, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Damen Damen Shipyards Group, headquartered in Gorinchem, the western Netherlands, announced on 26th June 2018 that the company is presently working together with the Mexican Navy, via the Directorate General of Shipbuilding, on building the…

The Norwegian Coast Guard Will Receive Three Vessels from Vard

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 27, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The Norwegian Coast Guard will receive three vessels from Vard Holdings Limited (“Vard”), which is a subsidiary of one of the largest shipbuilders in the world Fincantieri, headquarted in Trieste, Italy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.…

Rheinmetall Announced a Follow-on MASS Contract Awarded by the Canadian Forces

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 25, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Rheinmetall On 20th June 2018 Rheinmetall announced that the company has received a follow-on MASS contract from the Canadian Forces for the expansion of the MASS (Multi Ammunition Softkill System) countermeasure systems installed on the Canadian…

Norway and Germany to Collaborate under a Naval Strike Missile Contract

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 22, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Naval Strike Missile) Kongsberg Defence and Aerospace AS (Norway) announced on 20th June that it has signed a contract with the Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency at the amount of 220M NOK (EUR 23.31 million) for a…

Indra Announces an Advanced Portable Electronic Defence System (Manpack)

PARIS (France), June 20, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: en.wikipedia.org Last week, on 14th June 2018, one of the leading companies in electronic defence, Indra, announced that it has completed the development of an advanced portable electronic defence system (manpack). Thanks to the newly developed lightweight easy-to-carry system soldiers…

France Will Receive IFF Testers from Hensoldt

Paris (FRANCE), June 19, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Hensoldt The market leader in civilian and military sensor solutions the company Hensoldt, which is headquartered in Munich, announced last week, on 13th June 2018, that France will receive 130 of its BTI1000I Identification-Friend-or-Foe (IFF) testers for the needs of the French Armed…

The Ukranian Malyshev Factory Starts BTR-4E Hulls Production Line

KHARKIV (Ukraine), June 18, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: en.wikipedia.org (BTR-4E) The Ukranian Malyshev Factory (formerly the Kharkiv Locomotive Factory), located in Kharkiv, Ukraine and part of the State Concern UkrOboronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry), has started a new production line for BTR-4E experimental hulls, reported…

Daher Announced the New ISR Configuration of Its TBM 910 and TBM 930

PARIS (France), June 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Daher Within the framework of the international defence and security show Eurosatory 2018 (11-15 June), on 11th June, the aircraft maker Daher announced the new ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) configuration of its TBM 910 and TBM 930, which are the latest members…

Thales Announces TopAxyz Artillery Version

LA DÉFENSE (France), June 15, 2018, Author: Bm team, Image: M. Guerra-Thales (gyrolaser) The French multinational company Thales has announced on 11th June an artillery version of its TopAxyz high performance IMU (Inertial Measurement Unit) for mobile artillery systems, reported Shephard Media. The TopAxyz artillery version has been developed…

1st European Solution against Heat Guided Missiles of Indra & Elettronica Group

ALCOBENDAS (Madrid, Spain), June 13, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Indra Last week, on 6th June, Indra and Elettronica Group announced in a press release within the framework of AOC Electronic Warfare Europe event in Lausanne (Switzerland) that they have joined forces for developing the first completely European self-protection solution…

Estonia Enhances Its Air Defence Capability

TALLINN (Estonia), June 13, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Estonia has announced that it has agreed to purchase a short-range air defence system complete with Mistral surface-to-air missiles from MBDA Missile Systems under a €50 million contract, reported Defense News. The contract is also reported to involve…

P-3 Orion Maintenance Contract Awarded to IMP Aerospace by the NDLO

HALIFAX (Nova Scotia, Canada), June 8, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Mark Harkin/ Wikimedia Commons (Norwegian Air Force Lockheed P-3 Orion) A P-3 Orion maintenance contract has been awarded to one of Canada’s largest Canadian-owned aerospace and defence contractors - IMP Aerospace by the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO). IMP…

Thales, BAE Systems and CGI Team Up for the Needs of the UK Royal Navy

London (UK), June 8, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: LA(PHOT) Kyle Heller/MOD On May 30, 2018, the French designer and builder of electrical systems - Thales, the British manufacturer of military equipment - BAE Systems, and the fifth largest independent end to end IT and business consulting services company worldwide headquartered in…

NDMA Places a Second Order for Saab’s Carl-Gustaf Ammunition

STOCKHOLM (Sweden), June 7, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Saab The Norwegian Defence Materiel Agency (NDMA) has placed a second order at the amount of $12.5 million for Saab’s ammunition for the Carl-Gustaf man-portable weapon system with delivery in 2018, reported Shephrad Media. That was announced by Saab on Monday, 4th June.…

Leonardo Unveiled Its BriteCloud 55-T for Military Transport Aircraft Protection

ROME (Italy), June 6, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Leonardo Leonardo unveiled its BriteCloud 55-T for military transport aircraft protection at the Electronic Warfare Europe 2018 conference from 5th to 7th June in Lausanne, Switzerland. This was announced from the company in a press release on 5th June. The BriteCloud 55-T is the…

21 BMP-2 Fighting Vehicles Upgraded for the Slovak Armed Forces

RRATISLAVA (the Slovak Republic), June 5, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Shephard Media On 29th May the Slovak Defence Ministry announced that the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic has received twenty-one upgraded BMP-2 vehicles, reported Shephard Media. The 21 armoured fighting vehicles were upgraded by the Slovak company…

The NSM of Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen Selected by the US Navy

TUCSON (Ariz., the USA), June 5, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Raytheon (NSM demo US Navy) The Naval Strike Missile (NSM) of Raytheon and Kongsberg Gruppen has been selected by the U.S. Navy for equipping its littoral combat ships and future frigates and thus meeting the over-the-horizon requirement. That was announced from Raytheon on…

Common Platform for Various Missions and Applications – PIRAHNA

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), June 1, 2018, Text: General Dynamics, Photo: General Dynamics  Vehicle Concept - A vehicle platform that is in service with armed forces on all continents; Continually evolving to meet latest operational requirements; Integration of latest cutting-edge technologies in survivability and mobility; Unique payload/gross vehicle…

Warmate

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), June 1, 2018, Text: WB GROUP, Photo: WB GROUP Micro Combat Unmanned Aircraft System WARMATE (Micro C-UAS WARMATE) is designed in order to support the following combat operations, depending on the payload in use: - Surveillance, detection, recognition and identification of the objects of interest (EO/IR payload GS9), -…

First Successful Tests for the British Army’s Land Ceptor

VIDSEL (Sweden), May 31, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: MBDA (Vidsel test range, Sweden) On 28th May the UK Defence Ministry announced that the British Army's Land Ceptor has been successfully tested for the first time as a whole system, including the cutting-edge SAAB Giraffe radar, near the Baltic Sea within a test fire range of…

Safran and UEC-Saturn Agreed to Re-Engine the Be-200 Amphibious Aircraft

SAINT-PETERSBURG (Russia), May 30, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: wikipedia The engine manufacturers Safran Aircraft Engines of France and UEC-Saturn of Russia have signed a framework agreement for upgrading the Beriev Be-200 aircraft with a new engine, reported Shephard Media. “This partnership is a new opportunity to develop our…

Patria Land Systems

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Patria, Photo: Patria (Patria AMV 28A)  Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Besides Finland, the Group has operations in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and South Africa. Patria…

KMDB Unveils Its New BMP-U IFV

KHARKIV (Ukraine), May 29, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Ukroboronprom On 25th May the state owned company Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau (KMDB), based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, unveiled that they are developing a new BMP-U IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), reported Shephard Media. The new IFV is being designed for…

Fast Patrol Boats: Quick and Versatile

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Lurssen, Photo: Lurssen Defence Offering top speeds of over 40 knots, these Fast Patrol Boats can quickly respond to various challenges. Being built for Anti Surface Warfare they provide high performance and excellent seakeeping characteristics and are ideally suited for : - Securing and patrolling…

Naval Group Announces a New Test With Its F21 Torpedo

PARIS (France), May 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Image: Naval Group On 24th May 2018 the French company Naval Group (former DCNS) announced that that it has performed a new test with its F21 torpedo. The torpedo was test fired from a nuclear attack submarine (SSN) under the Artémis programme, reported Shephard Media. The Artémis…

Zetor Engineering Presents Its Tactical Vehicles GERLACH and FOX at IDEB 2018

BRATISLAVA (Slovakia), May 17, 2018, Author: Zetor Engineering Slovakia, Photo: Zetor Engineering (GERLACH Project) The international defence exhibition IDEB 2018 in Bratislava, from 16 to 18, 2018, welcomed lots of novelties, among which are the Armored Tactical 4x4 vehicle, GERLACH, and the lightweight tactical vehicle, FOX, presented by Zetor…

The UK Gazelle Helicopters Will Be in Service At Least Until 2022

LONDON (the UK), May 15, 2018, Author: Bm, Photo: en.wikipedia.org The British Army's Aérospatiale Gazelle AH1 rotorcraft helicopters will continue to be in service at least until 2022 thanks to a three-year sustainment contract, which has been awarded to the Airbus Helicopters, reported FlightGlobal. The contract is at the amount of £15…

The Netherlands Will Rebuild Its AH-64D Fleet to the AH-64E Standard

THE HAGUE (the Netherlands), May 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: the Dutch Defence Ministry The Dutch Ministry of Defence has announced its plans to rebuild the present fleet of 28 Boeing AH-64D Apache attack helicopters of the country to the AH-64E Standard for being able to use the modernized aircrafts until 2050, reported…

The First Sea Fire Radar of Thales for the FTI Frigates Enters Production

PARIS (France), May 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Thales Thales announced that they have started the production of the first Sea Fire digital radar for the French Navy’s five FTI future medium-size frigates programme, reported Defense News. The Sea Fire is a fully solid-state multifunction radar with a four-panel phased…

France Will Acquire a 5th Barracuda-Class Nuclear Attack Submarine

PARIS (France), May 8, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Charly Triballeu/AFP via Getty Images France will acquire a fifth Barracuda-class nuclear attack submarine. This was confirmed by the Ministry of the Armed Forces of France on 7th May, reported Defense News. The decision was taken on 2nd May 2018 during a ministerial…

ONERA Plans to Close Down Two of Its Sites

PARIS (France), May 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: ONERA The French national aerospace research center, ONERA (Office National d’Etudes et Recherches Aérospatiales), plans to close down two of its sites under a broad restructuring plan, reported Defense News. ONERA is a public research establishment that has 8 major facilities…

The Final H145 Is Delivered to Norsk Luftambulanse AS

DONAUWÖRTH (Germany), May 3, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Airbus (H135 Helionix) The final H145 helicopter has been delivered to Norsk Luftambulanse AS (NOLAS) – the air rescue operator of Norway, announced from Airbus Helicopters on 2nd May 2018. After this final delivery the Airbus fleet of NOLAS numbers total of eight H145 and…

UK RAF Typhoons Accredited for Missions over the Black Sea

Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base (Romania), May 2, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: RAF UK Royal Air Force (RAF) Eurofighter Typhoon fighter jets, deployed in Romania, will be used in NATO Enhanced Air Policing missions over the Black Sea, reported the RAF on 1st May 2018. The formal accreditation for that purpose was given by leading NATO…

Rheinmetall Offers Its Armoured Vehicles Lynx to the Czech Army

DÜSSELDORF (Germany), April 25, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: Rheinmetall Rheinmetall has offered its armoured fighting vehicles Lynx to the Czech Army for its planned replacement of the BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles (IFVs) dated from the 1980s, reported Shephard Media. This was announced by Rheinmetall AG last week on 17th April.…

Dassault Aviation Looks for New Partnership Options in India

PARIS (France), April 24, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Manjunath Kiran/AFP via Getty Images Dassault Aviation looks for new partnership options in India, so for that purpose and within a 4-day business tour last week, it held its first meeting of the executive committee in New Delhi (India) on 19th April 2018. This was announced…

Rheinmetall‘s Advanced Air Defence Technology Goes to an Asian Customer

DÜSSELDORF (Germany), April 23, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Rheinmetall Rheinmetall‘s advanced air defence technology will go to an Asian customer under an order at the amount of over €100 million. This was announced from the Company on 23rd April. This month, an Asian nation has signed a contract with Rheinmetall for supply…

Saab’s Situational Awareness System for the Royal Australian Navy

Linköping, Sweden, April 23, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Under a contract, awarded by Luerssen Australia, Saab will supply the Situational Awareness System (SAS) for the new offshore patrol vessels (OPV) of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). This was announced by Saab on April 20, reported Shephard Media. It is foreseen…

The Estonian CV90s Will Be Jointly Maintained by Milrem and BAE Systems

HELSINKI (Finland), April 18, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: YouTube The Estonian fleet of CV9035s (the second of the export models of the CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle - IFV) will be jointly maintained by the Patria's subsidiary Milrem LCM and BAE Systems, for which they have signed an agreement, announced Patria.…

The German Tornados’ Night Vision Issue Is not Solved Yet

COLOGNE (Germany), April 12, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images The Federal Ministry of Defence announced that the night vision capability is still an issue for the German Tornado aircrafts and that delay is expected to last at least through 2018, reported Defense News. On one hand, the current display…

New Joint MPA in the Plans of France and Germany

LONDON (the United Kingdom), April 10, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: EUNAVFOR On 27th April, the defence ministers of Germany and France will sign a letter of intent that covers a program for joint development of a maritime patrol aircraft (MPA), reported FlightGlobal. This "European solution" for renewal of the MPA fleets of…

Gripen E/F Will Be Offered With AEL Wide Area Display

Brasília (Brazil), April 5, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Mikael Franzén, head of Gripen Brazil Business Unit  announced that wide area and head-up displays of AEL made in Brazil for the Saab Gripen E/F will be offered as a potential cockpit upgrade to purchasers of the next generation jet fighters, reported FlightGlobal.…

US Approved Sales of F-16s for Slovakia and CH-47s for Spain

WASHINGTON (the USA), April 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force On Wednesday, 4th April 2018, the State Department approved the sales of F-16 supersonic fighters for Slovakia and CH-47 heavy-lift helicopters for Spain, reported Defense News. Although the competition for selection of a…

CH-53K Is Already in Germany for ILA Berlin Air Show 2018

HOLZDORF (Germany), April 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Lance Cpl. Molly Hampton/ U.S. Marine Corps On 28th March Lockheed Martin announced the arrival of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter in Holzdorf (Germany) for its upcoming debut at the international exhibition on aviation and space travel ILA Berlin Air Show 2018 from 25th…

Environmental Protective Covers for the German NH90s

WREXHAM (UK), April 2, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Shephard Media Air Covers, the leading company in design and manufacturing of advanced aircraft covers, has been awarded a contract for provision of environmental protective covers for the NH90 medium class military helicopters of the Federal Defence Forces of Germany (The…

Poland Signed to Purchase Raytheon’s Patriot Missile System

HUNTSVILLE (Alabama), March 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by IlGiornale.it After years of negotiations with the U.S. Government, on 28th March, Poland finally signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to purchase Raytheon’s Patriot medium-range air- and missile-defence (AMD) system, reported Defense News. Under its Wisla…

Busy Upcoming Years for the Norway’s Military

WASHINGTON (the USA), March 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Wired It turns out that the first few years of the next decade will be quite busy for the Norwegian Armed Forces if all planned and intended purchases of military equipment take place, reported Defense News. The current major goal of the Ministry of Defence of the…

Two A400Ms Delivered in a Day to Two Different Countries

SEVILLE (Spain), March 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Africandefence.net On the 22nd March Airbus Defence and Space SAS announced their latest delivery of two A400Ms to two different European countries in one day – Germany and France. Such a delivery in one single day to two different nations is the first in the history of the…

Naval Group Selected the First Suppliers under the FTI Programme

PARIS (France), March 21, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images The first suppliers under the €3.8 billion FTI (Frégates de taille intermédiaire; in English: Frigates of intermediate size) military program for the French Navy are already selected by Naval Group. This was announced by the…

French NH90 Helicopters Will be Operated in Qatar

PARIS (France), March 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP via Getty Images Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces of France, welcomed the signed with Qatar contract for the purchase of 28 (twenty-eight) NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters from NHIndustries (NHI) in Aix-en-Provence,…

The French Navy Will Soon Operate Hybrid Ships

PARIS (France), March 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by DefenseNews Soon the French Navy will operate five hybrid-electric propulsion multi-mission harbour vessels, dubbed CMM, manufactured by iXblue’s H2X Division. They will be maintained by Cegelec Defense et Naval Sud-Est for 10 years, reported DefenseNews. The Contract for…

France sold military equipment for billions of dollars

Just a day after giving a simulation flight for Bulgarian President Rumen Radev, Emmanuel Macron signed a strategic agreement for billions USD with the Emir Of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. The agreement is commercial and concerns the sale of over 490 French land machines for the Qatar`s Land Army and Dessault Rafale fighter jets for the…

France selects Nexter for light multirole vehicle

France has selected Nexter in a tender for a light multirole reconnaissance vehicle, “Light VBMR”, over contender Renault Trucks Defense (RTD), three executives have announced. Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA), the procurement office, informed Nexter last Friday (24 November) with news of the selection, of which is unofficial and allows…

Kongdberg and thyssenkrupp form new JV kta Naval Systems

Norwegian company Kongsberg and Germany-based thyssenkrupp Marine Systems have established a new joint venture (JV) firm known as kta Naval Systems The newly formed company is set to develop, manufacture and maintain combat systems as an exclusive supplier for thyssenkrupp submarines. kta Naval Systems will be operated through Kongsberg’s…

Vehicle maker buys two German armour producers

A global armoured vehicle supplier has announced its acquisition of two German-based armouring companies. The Armoured Group (TAG) has acquired JPA Armouring and Fahrzeugbau Stadthagen, including the two companies’ manufacturing facilities, intellectual property, designs, certifications and testing results, according to a TAG press release.…

French Defense Minister Set to Garner New Contract for Rafale Jets in India

New Delhi (Sputnik) — Aiming to bag an additional order of Rafale fighter jets from the Indian Armed forces, French Defense Minister Florence Parley is visiting India next week. He will be meeting top political figures and officials of the Indian Air Force (IAF). Parley will be accompanied by a delegation of defense officials and French defense…

Rheinmetall’s Lynx

The firm first introduced this concept in 2006 via its Boxer multi-role eight-wheel drive armoured vehicles. This vehicle has since been fielded by Germany, Lithuania and the Netherlands, and has seen service in Afghanistan. In June 2016 at the Eurosatory exhibition held in Paris, Rheinmetall took the Modular AFV concept to a new level presenting…

Nexter pushes T40 turret development

Nexter Systems of France has now completed two of its T40M two-person turrets armed with the CTAI 40 mm Case Telescoped Armament System (CTAS) and roof-mounted remote weapon station (RWS), the company has confirmed to Jane's. These have been installed on various platforms for trials in France and overseas, including an AMX-10RC 6x6 armoured car,…

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