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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

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…

Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia with a New Facility in Botany, Australia

BOTANY, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Safran Electronics & Defense announced earlier this week that a new facility of Safran Electronics & Defense Australasia (SEDA) was opened on 6th November 2018 in Botany, Australia in the presence of the Australian Minister of Defence, the Honourable Christopher Pyne, the CEO of Safran Electronics…

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…

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…

Raytheon Announced a $191 Million KuRFS Contract

TEWKSBURY, Massachusetts, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Raytheon announced on 1st November 2018 that the U.S. Army awarded the Company a $191 million contract for Ku-band radio frequency radars (KuRFS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com The KuRFS is an advanced electronically scanned array system. Under the newly awarded contract it…

Malaysia Fires Starstreak Missiles as Part of Acceptance Trials

JOHOR, Malaysia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A firing of the Thales Starstreak Next Generation (NG) surface-to-air missiles was performed by Malaysia on 25 October 2018 at the Tanjung Logok Ground-to-Air Firing Range in Johor as part of acceptance trials for the weapon system, learned Bulgarian Military.com Read more: EDA and Thales Join Forces…

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…

Russia to Deliver Four Stealth Frigates to India Under a $950 million Contract

NEW DELHI, India, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – At a time of the U.S. increased scrutiny over India’s purchase of S-400 air defense systems from Russia, now both states again have strengthened their defence ties by signing a deal for the purchase of four upgraded Krivak III-class stealth frigates for the Indian Navy. The information about the new…

Embraer Announced the Receipt of the Type Certificate from ANAC for Its KC-390

BRASÍLIA, Brazil (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week on 23rd October 2018, Embraer announced the receipt of the Type Certificate from ANAC (the Brazilian aviation authority Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) for its multi-mission KC-390 airlift, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Paulo Cesar de Souza e Silva, President and CEO of Embraer, commented,…

AM General Will Support the Modernization of the US Army through 740 New HMMWVs

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The global vehicle solutions provider, AM General, announced at the beginning of last week that the company will support the modernization of the United States Army by providing 740 new M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the U.S. Army National Guard under an order,…

Russia to Loan Cuba $50 Million for Military Equipment Purchases

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 27 October, the Russian newspaper Kommersant published information, citing two unnamed sources, about a potential state loan amounting to $50 million, which Russia will give to Cuba for Russian-made military equipment purchases, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The two speakers, who are…

India May Avoid US Sanctions for the S-400 Deal if It Purchases US F-16 Fighters

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - India may avoid US sanctions for the S-400 deal with Russia if it purchases US F-16 fighters. That was “informally conveyed” to India according to reports, learned BulgarianMilitary.com That was offered to India at the beginning of this October, as reported by Indian Express, quoting Unites States…

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…

Israel Aerospace Industries Awarded a $777-Million LRSAM Contract

BEN GURION INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) announced yesterday, 24th October 2018, that the company has been awarded an $777-million contract for the supply of LRSAM (Long-Range Surface-to-Air Missile) defence systems, which is the marine version of the Barak-8 AMD (Air and Missile Defence)…

NATO’s Biggest Military Exercise in Recent Years Starts Today

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - NATO's biggest military exercise in recent years, as reported, Trident Juncture 18, starts today, 25th October 2018. It will take place in central and eastern Norway; the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the Swedish and Finnish airspaces and will continue…

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