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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

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

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