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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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