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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

The 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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%

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 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

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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