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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

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