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Small and cunning Qatar, but with great military ambitions

The new alliance, formed from Turkey, Pakistan, Malaysia and Qatar, demonstrates a departure from the traditional model, when the spiritual and religious center of Islam was located in the Arab world. This alliance is both strategic and ideological.

US military taught Syrian Kurds to operate combat drones

Military exercises for the units of the Kurdish alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were held by an international coalition led by the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a source of Krasnaya Vesna magazine in Syria on July 31

The military-corporate battle of Turkey and Egypt

In the event of an impending armed conflict between militarily held states, it is traditionally customary to compare their military and military-industrial potentials, evaluate the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the armed forces

Russia plans to expand its military bases in Syria

Vladimir Putin instructed the military and diplomatic departments to negotiate with Damascus on the transfer of additional military facilities and water within the framework of an agreement on the deployment of a Russian air group

Political overdose: Israel invites Jordan to war

Former Israeli diplomat Ilan Baker said that if Jordan is dissatisfied with Tel Aviv’s position to annex territories located on the West Bank of the Jordan River, the king of this Middle Eastern country could risk and declare war on Israel

Palestine asked Putin for help

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sent a message to Russian President Vladimir Putin asking him to help organize negotiations with Israel in Moscow. This was stated by the Ambassador of Palestine in Moscow, Abdel Hafiz Nofal

Israel stands behind a cyber attack on Iranian port

The American publication The Washington Post reports that Israel stands behind a cyber attack on the Iranian port of Shahid Rajay, located near Bandar Abbas, at the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Russia is helping Iran to avoid possible Israeli attacks in Syria

According to Al-Masdar News sources, the transport aircraft made a flight from the Iranian capital to Khmeimim in order to avoid a possible Israeli air force strike at Damascus airport - the final destination of cargo arrived from Tehran (its nature is not specified).

Iran reports 19 dead due missile strike in the Gulf of Oman (video)

TEHRAN, (BM) - As a result of a missile missile launch during the Iranian Navy exercises, 19 people were killed and another 15 were injured, Reuters reports citing the Iranian army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. During exercises in the Gulf of Oman, the military accidentally hit a rocket on an auxiliary vessel. Local journalists wrote in

Gaza Strip: Corona-danger behind the fence

How should preventive measures work in a densely populated area with 1.3 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants? 200 "test kits" were dispatched to the Gaza Strip on Friday March 13th.

Coronavirus may give ISIS a new chance in Syria

The spread of coronavirus in refugee camps in Syria could lead to a revival of the Islamic State and a new escalation of violence. The federal news agency was figuring out how close Syria is to a new round of instability.

Israeli helicopter strikes a target in Syria

The Israel Defense Forces bombed a Syrian vehicle that the military said was used in an attempted sniper attack on Israeli troops near the Golan border Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Syria opposes Turkey’s ambitions in Libya

Syria and the interim government of Libya, sitting in Tobruk, have signed a memorandum on the resumption of diplomatic missions and coordination of their positions in the international and regional arenas

Syria has warned to shoot down any aircraft that violates Syrian airspace

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The Syrian Air Defense Forces have issued a warning that they will shoot down any air assets that violate the state’s air borders, Sana reported on Saturday, February 22, citing its own source, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. “Any aircraft that violates Syrian airspace will be regarded as an enemy combat target that is not

Syrian airstrikes before two days ago on pro-Turkish militants in leaked video

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Syrian state television published a video that captures the targeted attacks by government forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on terrorist positions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens An airstrike against militants of pro-Turkish gangs

Saudi air defense shot down ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi

RIYADH, (BM) - Saudi air defense forces shot down ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthi "terrorists" towards civilian areas in the Kingdom, the Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Friday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: An Iranian shipment with missiles for Yemen Houthi was seized by the U.S.

An Iranian shipment with missiles for Yemen Houthi was seized by the U.S. Navy

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Washington DC accused Iran of trying to ship missiles and other weapons to Yemeni Houthi militia after the US Navy seized two shipments, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according US Navy press conference in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday. Read more: A multirole combat aircraft was downed by the Soviet system S-75 “Dvina” (video)

Syrian air defense repelled an attack near Russian Khmeimim air base

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Syrian air defense repelled an attack near the town of Jebla, located on the Mediterranean coast, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing RIA Novosti report on Wednesday, February 19. The news was reported also by Syrian state television. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens

Israel’s Rafael has conducted tests for intersection of multiple drones

TEL AVIV, (BM) - In a recent demo conducted in Israel, RAFAEL’s Drone Dome C-UAS system performed interceptions of multiple drones, including maneuvering targets, using its hard-kill LASER BEAM director, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israeli Defence Market: Rafael Enters Unmanned Aerial Platform Domain The system achieved 100%

Kuwait refused to accept 30 French helicopters because of technical defects

KUWAIT CITY, (BM) - In 2016, the Ministry of Defense of Kuwait ordered thirty H225M Caracal helicopters for 1.07 billion euros. A few days ago, they said they refused to accept cars. Cause? Detection of unspecified technical defects in duplicate, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing sources from Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense. Read more: Kuwait

Iran integrates domestically-developed radars into its own Mirage F1 fighter jets

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian Air Force (IRIAF) announced that it has refurbished its Mirage F1 fighter jets with domestically-developed radars and various other equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing Fars news agency. IRIAF Deputy Commander Brigadier General Amir Vahedi broke the news, recounting that the IRIAF has outfitted its Mirage F1

Israel may buy Boeing F-15I fighters to replace the Lockheed’s F-35s

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli leadership has revised its approaches to the IDF rearmament program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Topwar. “Under the knife” already fell part of the military equipment that was planned to be purchased from the United States. The threat of defense sequestration looms over the most advanced US product - the

The Syria’s Aleppo is liberated after seven years of war with terrorists

ALEPPO, (BM) - Syrian Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, after 7 years of a long war, was finally liberated by the Syrian army with massive support from the Russian air forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Al Masdar News. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens The city and part of

Iran is ready to hit Israel because of the air strike over Damascus

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran threatens Israel with a tough response due to a Tel Aviv missile strike at Damascus International Airport. This is stated in the publication of the Federal News Agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens It is worth recalling that part of the missiles launched from

Maybe the Belgian air forces were strike over Damascus, Israeli PM said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Four members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and three Syrian soldiers were killed in airstrikes around Damascus late Thursday night which Syria attributed to Israel, according to a Britain-based Syrian civil war monitor, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens

An Israeli company unveils a lightweight sensor for airborne surveillance missions

TEL AVIV, (BM) – RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. unveils MicroLite – a lightweight, EO/IR sensor for airborne Wide-Area Persistent Surveillance missions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according company's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com MicroLite joins RAFAEL's family of

Did a Russian missile hit one of Israel’s new F-35 stealth fighters back 2017?

An article from April 18, 2019, published in The National Interest. WASHINGTON, (BM) - Pro-Russian media are claiming that an Israeli F-35I was hit and damaged by a Russian-made S-200 surface-to-air missile during an Israeli air strike in Syria earlier this month. Israel says one of its F-35s was damaged—after colliding with a bird. (NOTE:

Iran buys Russian military equipment, S-400 anti-aircraft system is in the list

TEHRAN, (BM) - Tehran is interested in Russian military equipment, Russian Ambassador to Iran Levan Jagaryan said in an interview with RIA Novosti, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Iran has obtained the secret codes of a US strategic intelligence

Iran has obtained the secret codes of a US strategic intelligence drone

TEHRAN, (BM) - The commander of the aerospace forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) of Iran, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that his country uses technology to neutralize the US strategic reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) RQ-4, "even if they are thousands of kilometers from Iranian borders ", learned

Russia: Israeli F-16s almost to take down civil Airbus. IDF refuses to comment

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Syrian military said earlier they had thwarted hostile targets above Damascus, adding that the attack had been launched by Israeli forces from the Golan Heights, Sputnik reported. The Russian Ministry of Defence says Israeli F-16 fighter jets carried out strikes with eight air-to-surface missiles on Damascus' suburbs early

USA: Damascus won’t last even a week without Russia

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The regime of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad without Russian military assistance would not have been able to hold out for a long time in the confrontation with the armed opposition, said US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Israeli company provides drone radio frequency system to US military and FBI needs

TEL AVIV, (BM) - D-Fend Solutions, an Israeli counter-drone solution provider, has been selected by the United States’ Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) to provide the EnforceAir c-UAS system as the core Radio Frequency system to be integrated into a counter-drone system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Jerusalem Post. Read more:

Israel has acquired a networked sensor-to-shooter system

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD) has announced the acquisition of 'FIRE WEAVER' - a networked sensor-to-shooter system. The game-changing system will serve the IDF's ground forces divisions, and become operational in the coming year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Rafael's statement. Read more: Military and

Iran supports Hamas and Islamic Jihad leaders against the US

TEHRAN, (BM) - General Esmayil Kaani, who took the post of Commander of the Quds Forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps instead of the killed by the Americans Kassem Sulejmani, spoke on the phone with Ziyad al-Nahhal, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement, and Hamas Ismail, the head of the Politburo, learned

Iraq buys Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Parliament said

BAGHDAD, (BM) - The Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission reported that the country's national security adviser, during his visit to Moscow, was able to agree with the Russian leadership on the conditions for Russia's supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to the Arab country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Fars Agency

Russia’s S-400 system located in Syria has intercepted an Israeli missile

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Russian S-400 systems have successfully "intercepted" the innovative Israeli intercontinental ballistic missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting several sources, including media agency Avia. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Having tested its innovative missile two

Israeli stealths can destroy Iran’s cruise missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The F-35 radar is the most advanced for fighter jets, according to F-35 developer Lockheed Martin. “It enables the F-35 to be capable of identifying and intercepting airborne threats flying at a low altitude and at high speeds,” a company spokesman said on December 18. That’s important considering the emerging threats Israel

A huge oil tanker has been blown up off the coast of Iran

TEHRAN, (BM) - Yesterday, in the waters of the Strait of Hormuz, off the coast of the UAE, under mysterious circumstances, the huge oil tanker ZOYA 1 was destroyed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Avia.pro. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: South Korea Naval Unit in

How Israel successfully destroyed a Russian Pantsyr anti-aircraft system in Syria?

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli armed forces were able to destroy one of the Pantsyr-S complexes of government troops in Syria due to the fact that the machine did not change position after the ammunition was shot, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the chief designer for air defense systems of the Instrument Design Bureau named after

Iran plans full-scale purchase of Russian air defense systems

TEHRAN, (BM) - Despite the fact that Iran is more committed to the use of Soviet air defense and missile defense systems, and, in fact, is only engaged in their modernization, it became known that Russia and Iran have agreed on the full-scale purchase by Tehran of Russian air defense systems that will allow Iran to ensure maximum control of only

An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3M reward to anyone who killed Donald Trump

TEHRAN, (BM) - An Iranian lawmaker offered a $3 million reward to anyone who killed US President Donald Trump and said Iran could avoid threats if it had nuclear arms, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according ISNA news agency report on Tuesday amid Tehran’s latest standoff with Washington. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

Iraq sends a delegation to Russia to purchase the S-300 and S-400 missile systems

BAGDHAD, (BM) - Contrary to the arguments of Western experts that Baghdad’s statements regarding the acquisition of Russian air defense / missile defense systems are nothing more than an attempt to demonstrate independence from the United States, it became known that the Iraqi delegation was sent to Moscow to negotiate the upcoming purchase of

Russia has deployed S-400 air defense missile system in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - According to foreign military information publications , the Russian military deployed additional air defense to northern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Avia.pro. We are talking about the S-400 systems, which made it possible to detect the American F-35. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

Iran might has nuclear missile, Israeli intelligence said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Recent Israeli intelligence estimates have indicated that Iran will have enough highly enriched uranium to build a single nuclear warhead by the end of 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com REPORT: ‘Scare each

US F-35s were detected by Russian S-400 missile system after the Iranian attack

BEIRUT, (BM) - The Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that his country’s military detected six F-35 jets near the borders of Iran after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) attack two Iraqi bases hosting U.S. forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting AMN and Avia.pro. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

Russia has helped Iran to destroy the US military airbase in Iraq

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli information publication Debka reports that according to sources in the Russian defense department, Iran used Russian space technology to strike at an American military air base in neighboring Iraq, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Debka. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating –

US talked about plans to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States was considering the possibility of a preemptive strike on nuclear facilities in Iran to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. This was told by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting RIA Novosti report. Read more: Military and defense

Is Russia preparing to sale S-400 air defense missile system to Iran?

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian leadership is considering selling anti-ballistic missile defense (ABM) to Iran after the assassination of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Kassem Suleymani in the region against the backdrop of the assassination of the Quds forces commander. The fact that part of the Russian military and political elite

Withdrawal of troops: USA threatens Iraq again

BERLIN, (BM) - The political consequences of the catastrophic wrong decision that led to the crash of the Ukrainian passenger plane and the death of 176 people on flight PS752 (including a large number of Iranian citizens) cannot yet be predicted. A REPORT: ‘Scare each other’: how the US and Iran are fighting for Baghdad A REPORT: Iraq: The

Iraq wants to buy Russia’s S-400, an Iraq’s parliament official said

BAGDHAD, (BM) - Karim Alawi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, announced the Iraqi authorities’ desire for the Russian S-400 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Vzglyad. A REPORT: Why the American air defense system didn’t work in Iraq? A REPORT: Iraq: The next misjudgment by the

Iran confirmed that Ukrainian plane was shot down by Iranian missile

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian authorities have confirmed after initially denying that the Ukrainian plane, which killed 176 people shortly after departing from Tehran this Wednesday, was shot down for human error because it was thought of as an "enemy target". Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Unknown fighter jets launched a missile attack over Iranian military base (updated)

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Unknown fighters launched a missile attack on the positions of the Iranian military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As follows from the information in the Arab edition of Al Masdar News, several combat aircraft attacked the positions of the Iranian military, flying through Iraqi airspace. Read more: Military and defense

Iranian military disrupted US UAVs after the missile strikes

TEHRAN, (BM) - Shortly after a missile strike on an American base in Iraq, the Iranian military violated the work of American drones using electronic warfare methods, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the commander of the military-space forces of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh. Read more: Iran attacks US

Iraq and Russia resume talks on S-300 missile system deal

BAGHDAD, (BM) - Baghdad has resumed negotiations with Moscow on the acquisition of S-300 anti-aircraft systems and is awaiting Washington’s opposition on this issue, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Iraq’s Defense and Security Committee head Muhammad Reed statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating

Russian missile overcame the Patriot defense complex near the Saudi Arabia border

MOSCOW, (BM) - Major media publication on Yandex Dzen reports on the use of new weapons by the rebels against Saudi Arabia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Germany Spends $105,5 Million for Patriot Missile Defense System Upgrade We are

Iran continues to threaten: ‘Our military action against US not enough’

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that his country's attack was "a slap in the face of the U.S.," and said the military action is still "not enough", learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Anadolu agency. Read more: Iran attacks US targets; UK Navy ready to strike at Iran; Russia’s UAV was shot down

Russia proposes to protect Iraq with S-400 air defense systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - The most sophisticated air defense systems in the world may appear on the arsenal of Iraq, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Russian MoD statement and quoting RIA Novosti. Read more: Missile attack to U.S. military base in Baghdad, rocket explodes near U.S. embassy Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

China warns US not to abuse military power in the Middle East

BEIJING, (BM) - Recent risky military actions by the United States are leading to an escalation of tension in the Middle East, China is urging the United States not to abuse military force, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting RIA Novosti. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

Israel will acquire 50 F-35 fighter jets

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli Air Force plans to soon acquire 50 F-35 stealth fighters. This was told by a senior representative of Lockheed Martin Corporation, which produces airplanes, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, according report of Israel Hiom. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read

Chinese analogue of Russian S-300 missile system has been delivered to Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The Chinese news agency Sohu has confirmed the fact that the Syrian military has transferred the air defense and missile defense systems of the PRC, similar to the Russian S-300 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according informational agency Sohu. Read more: Two Russian Su-57 Have Been Deployed in Syria for

Russian failure: S-300s did not repel a single Israeli attack against Syria in 2019

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Despite the fact that Russia delivered its Favorite S-300 air defense systems to Syria in order to prevent even the slightest attacks against the Arab Republic, in 2019 the Russian S-300s could not justify themselves, without repelling a single Israeli attack, and even without attempting to defeat Israeli fighters, learned

US and Iran are on the verge of war, Russian experts comments

MOSCOW, (BM) - As a result of the American special operation, the commander of the special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Al-Quds was killed General Kassem Suleimani. President Trump personally gave the killings. So in the United States responded to the recent assault on their embassy in Baghdad. In Tehran, they promised to

US tried to disrupt naval exercises of Iran, Russia and China, commander said

TEHRAN, (BM) - The United States tried to disrupt the naval exercises of Russia, Iran and China, which ended on December 30, reports Tasnim, referring to the commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Hanzhan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Iran threatens to destroy any reconnaissance vehicles in the area of ​​exercises with

Iran’s Supreme Leader promises to revenge Suleymani’s murder

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has promised to avenge the United States for the assassination of General Kassem Suleimani, the commander of the Al-Quds special forces of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US killed Iranian commander "Tough revenge awaits

Is this a warning to the US and allies? Iran develops ambitious stealth destroyer

TEHRAN, (BM) - The Iranian armed forces unveiled a model of its next generation stealth destroyer, which is currently under development under the "Hormuz Project"., learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Iran threatens to destroy any reconnaissance vehicles in the area of ​​exercises with Russia The warship is the latest of several

‘A strike will be struck’ – Iran is ready to defend its interests from the USA

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned that Tehran is ready to defend its position and confront those who threaten the country. In addition, he condemned the actions of the US Air Force, which attacked five sites of the Shiite organization Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read

MiG-29 fighter jet of Iranian Air Force crashed near Azerbaijan

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian Air Force lost MiG-29 fighter. The incident occurred near the border with Azerbaijan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iran might buy two dozen Su-57 fighters equipped with hypersonic air to air missiles According to Mehr news agency, the fighter was piloted by Colonel Mohammad Reza Rahmani,

Russian military has fired at an Israeli UAV near Golan Heights, Israel said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The Israeli information portal news.co.il, citing the 12th channel of Israeli TV, publishes material on the shelling of an IDF drone, which was in Syrian airspace, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. In turn, the 12th channel refers to some Syrian sources in Telegram. Read more: Satellite footage shows a secret

Israeli Defense Forces are already operating with brand new thermal sights

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announces that two configurations of the company’s XACT family of Weapon Sights have entered operational use with the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military innovations – the lightest night vision goggles were presented in Colombia (video & photos) The company

Iran might buy two dozen Su-57 fighters equipped with hypersonic air to air missiles

Despite being named as one of the United States’ four ‘great power adversaries’, and succeeding in expanding its influence and projecting its power across the Middle Eastern region at the expense of the Western Bloc and their allies, Iran has invested relatively little in power projection capabilities for its armed forces and retains a defence

The Increase of Egypt’s combat potential raises concerns in Israel

MOSCOW, (BM) - The sharp increase in Egypt's combat potential raises concerns in Tel Aviv, which is afraid of losing military superiority, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Given the possible rapprochement of Cairo with Ankara, the threat takes on distinct contours. The growth of sea power Israel negatively perceived the

Satellite footage shows a secret Iranian weapons storage tunnel in Syria (photos)

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Iranian backed militias are constructing an underground tunnel believed to be used to smuggle arms and military equipment, images taken by intelligence satellites revealed Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Iran secretly transfers short-range missiles into Iraq to build a secret arsenal An intelligence

Iran secretly transfers short-range missiles into Iraq to build a secret arsenal

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US authorities believe that Tehran secretly throws short-range ballistic missiles into Iraq, which can be used in the event of an attack on Iran, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according report on Wednesday by the electronic version of the newspaper The New York Times. Read more: Syria will become Iran’s own Vietnam, Israeli

Israeli company upgrades a scout attack helicopter with integrated weapons system

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems and MD Helicopters have signed a teaming agreement to incorporate advanced weapons and mission management capabilities into the MD 530G Block II (BII) scout attack helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israeli F-35s might be equipped with nuclear bombs The pilot-centric integrated weapons

Syria will become Iran’s own Vietnam, Israeli Defence Minister said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli Defense Minister Naftali Bennett made a statement about the military presence of Iran and pro-Iranian forces in Syria. According to Bennett, which he expressed during a conference in Jerusalem, Syria "will become Iran’s own Vietnam", learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: A car bomb exploded near a Turkish military

Iranian ship with parts of missiles was detained in the Gulf of Oman

MOSCOW, (BM) - Iranian ship with parts of missiles was detained in the Gulf of Oman, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting russian online website Nezavisimaya Gageta. Read more: Indian Navy Has Deployed in the Gulf of Oman to Undertake Maritime Security Operations As Reuters reports with reference to representatives of the US

A Russian-made MiG-29M crashed during test flight

CAIRO, (BM) - In Egypt, the MiG-29M Egyptian Air Force fighter crashed, the pilot managed to eject, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Vedomosti newspapper statement, citing sources in the Russian defense industry. Read more: The United States Will Impose Sanctions on Egypt If They Buy Russia’s Su-35 According to the publication, the

Israeli F-35s might be equipped with nuclear bombs

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The American press wondered whether Israel would be able to turn its latest combat aircraft into an element of the nuclear triad, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Such a question is asked on the pages of The National Interest, where the author initially ranks Israel as a nuclear power, despite the fact that this

Israel sells Iron Dome’s radar system to Czech Republic

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The radar system that is an integral part of Israel's famed missile defense systems, the Iron Dome and the David's Sling, is to be sold to the Czech Republic, making it the first purchase of the unique Israeli technology by a NATO nation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Czech Republic Buys 12 Military Helicopters

Iran’s submarines will be equipped with Jask cruise missiles

TEHRAN, (BM) - Navy chief Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the mass production of the Jask rocket during a visit to an exhibit on Saturday showing some of Tehran’s latest achievements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iran Buys Russia’s S-400 Defense Systems, Fighters and Tanks, US Intelligence Said

Eight CIA Agents Have Been Captured in Iran, the State Agency IRNA Said

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian intelligence services have detained eight people associated with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the statement of Iranian state agence IRNA. Read more: CIA Agents Have Been Arrested For Cyber Espionage in Iran According to the Iranian intelligence forces spying

Iran Will Destroy Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia, General Said

TEHRAN, (BM) - The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Hossein Salami threatened to destroy Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the United States if they cross what he described as Tehran’s red lines, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Iran Buys Russia’s S-400 Defense Systems, Fighters and Tanks, US Intelligence Said

Iran Buys Russia’s S-400 Defense Systems, Fighters and Tanks, US Intelligence Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The the US Department of Defense Intelligence agency report indicates that Iran is highly likely to seek the acquisition of state-of-the-art Russian military technology, learned BugarianMilitary.com. According to the report, Iranian leaders would like to buy S-400 air defense systems, fourth and fifth generation fighter jets,

Russia is Offering UAE to Produce Components for Su-57 Fighter Jet

MOSCOW, (BM) - Just a few days ago, the US said that there had been no active discussions with the UAE so far about the purchase of the US stealth fighter F-35. This prompted Russia to offer the UAE the opportunity to produce the components needed to develop the Russian equivalent, the Su-57, if a deal is reached between the two countries. Read

The United States Will Impose Sanctions on Egypt If They Buy Russia’s Su-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - United States ready to impose sanctions on Egypt if government decides to buy Russian Su-35 fighter jets, has learned BulgarianMilitary.com. US Assistant Secretary of State for Political and Military Affairs Clark Cooper said just this to reporters in Dubai. Read more: Russian and Egyptian Air Forces Have Conducted Live

Iraq and 13 Other Countries Want to Buy Russia’s S-400 Missile Defense System

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia's S-400 defense system is beginning to take a strong position in the international market for air defense systems. In the last 12 hours, it has become clear that another Middle Eastern country is also looking to buy the Russian S-400 system. Read more: Is the America`s Patriot Defense Systems So Bad? Saudi Arabia Buys

Is the America`s Patriot Defense Systems So Bad? Saudi Arabia Buys S-400 from Russia

DUBAI, (BM) - Russia and Saudi Arabia are negotiating the terms of the implementation of the contract for Russian S-400 air defense missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation statement at the Dubai Airshow 2019 on Sunday. Read more: Riyadh Has Acquired the

Israel Cut off Snake Head Baha Abu al-Ata, but Long-Term Ramifications Could Be Dire

TEL AVIV, (BM) - When Shin Bet Director Nadav Argaman looked at the most recent images provided by one of his organization's unmanned aerial vehicles and compared them to the data showing up on his computer monitor, he knew there was no going back. "All the stars were aligned," was the way Argaman described the situation, the trap was just

A Plot of Terror Attack Against U.S. and Israeli Diplomats Has Been Foiled

AMMAN, (BM) - Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomats alongside U.S. troops deployed at a military base in the south of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according state-owned al-Rai newspaper article on Tuesday. Read more: The U.S. and NATO

Israeli Corvette has Discovered a Russian Submarine Just 15 km from Israeli Coast

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli media publish materials alleging the activity of Russian submarines in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, including in the immediate vicinity of the coast of Israel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Ynet information. Read more: Russia Has Fired Bulava Intercontinental Ballistic Missile from Submarine (Video) So,

UAE Buys CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters Totalling $830 Million

ABU DHABI, (BM) - The Government of the United Arab Emirates has requested to buy ten (10) CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters; twenty-six (26) T55-GA-714A Engines; twenty-four (24) Embedded Global Positioning Systems with Inertial Navigation System (GPS/INS); twelve (12) AN/AAR-57 Common Missile Warning Systems (CMWS); twenty (20) M134D-H Mini Guns;

Turkey Has Blamed the Kurds for Tensions Over the Past 24 Hours

ANKARA, (BM) - According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Kurds in northern Syria have violated the ceasefire in the last 24 hours by 16 times, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, quoting FOCUS News Agency. Read more: Bashar Hafez al-Assad: ‘The War in Syria is Dangerous for Europe "While the Turkish armed forces demonstrate full

Bashar Hafez al-Assad: ‘The War in Syria is Dangerous for Europe

DAMASCUS, (BM) - In an exclusive interview Syrian President Bashar Assad said it’s hypocrisy for European nations to fear that Ankara will send refugees to Europe, but continue to sponsor terrorism in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia Provides Military Assistance to Terrorists, a Newspaper Reports "How can you fear

The United Arab Emirates Create the Biggest Defense Conglomerate in the Middle East

ABU DHABI, (BM) - The effective ruler of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) announced Tuesday that 25 government-owned and independent companies are to combine to create one of the Middle East’s biggest defense groups, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting CNBC. Read more: UAE: the Attack on Four Tankers is Coordinated Operation Most Likely by a

The Israeli Nuclear Weapon Program Could Destabilize the Region

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s nuclear weapons program is one of the biggest military open secrets in the world. Now we know a little more about the angst inside the Pentagon in the late 1960s, as Israel was months away from activating its nuclear deterrent. That’s all according to new documents obtained by the nonprofit National Security Archive

Israel Will Receive Armed Zrikhon Turret for Its Armored Vehicles

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli armored personnel carriers "Eitan" and "Namer" will receive an uninhabited turret with cannon armament, called "Zrikhon" ("Turret"), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iron Dome Missile System is on Alert to Defend from Iranian Attacks, Israeli Air Force Commander Said This combat module is

Russian and Egyptian Air Forces Have Conducted Live Firing Near Cairo

CAIRO, (BM) - Air defense units of the Russian and Egyptian armed forces have conducted live firing from air defense systems during military drills near the Egyptian capital Cairo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: A Large Air Force Drills Including F-35 Fighters Will Be Held in Israel Joint Russian-Egyptian drills of

US B-52 Bomber for Israel is a Bad Decision and a Threat for the Middle East Peace

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In April 2014, retired Air Force lieutenant general David Deptula and Michael Makovsky of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs penned an op-ed for The Wall Street Journal arguing that the United States should turn over a dozen surplus B-52 heavy bombers to Israel. Deptula and Makovsky said that the eight-engine

A Large Air Force Drills Including F-35 Fighters Will Be Held in Israel

JERUSLAEM, (BM) - The Israeli Air Force next week will host its biannual Blue Flag aerial exercise, with the F-35 stealth fighter jet taking part in the drill for the first time, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Over 1,000 people were due to participate in the 12-day exercise, with at least four countries sending air crews to take part. Read

The U.S. Military and Defense Mission in Syria is Not Over Yet

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing US efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country’s Russian allies. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country. US

Iran Develops Guided Weapons to Strike Any Point in Middle East, Israel Said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that Iran is seeking to develop and deploy guided weapons that can strike any point in the Middle East, including placing them in Yemen to strike Israel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Netanyahu made the remarks as he met with visiting US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin at the

Qatar Deployed Patriot Missile System to Defends Itself of Possible Iranian Attack

DOHA, (BM) - Middle Eastern media reported that the Patriot American air defense system was deployed for the first time in Qatar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar Buys Two AN/AAQ-24 (V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems It is noted that we are talking about the radar AN / MPQ-65 and four launchers "Patriot"

The ‘Right Hand’ of Baghdadi Has Been Eliminated by Syrian Kurds

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Syrian Kurds decided to keep up with the United States in statements about the success of the fight against ISIS. If Donald Trump announced the day before that the leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been eliminated in the Syrian province of Idlib, then the Syrian Kurds announced that they had eliminated the second

Does Iran Has Any Chance Against U.S. F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Amid escalating tensions between Iran and the United States, in part resulting from U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision unilaterally to withdraw the United States from the 2015 deal limiting Iran’s nuclear program, the U.S. armed forces have deployed a wide array of ships, planes and other weapons to the Middle East. The

Riyadh Has Acquired the Poland`s Control Sky Drone Detection System

WARSAW, (BM) - Saudi Arabia continues to make efforts to build a system of protection against drones. Recall that several weeks ago, Saudi Aramco refineries were attacked by drones and missiles. Read more: Russia Unveils Its Most Advanced Korsar Reconnaissance Drone (Video) Polish media report that Riyadh has acquired the Control Sky drone

Iran Plans to Build Attack Speedboats That Can Reach Speeds of 100 Knots

WASHINGTON, (BM) - “By tapping into the capabilities and technical expertise of our domestic elite, we will move toward production of speed vessels that can travel at the speed of 100 knots in the near future,” Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corp Navy announced. "Today, marine vessels that cruise at 90

Israel Might Be Involved in a War at Any Time, the IDF Chief Said

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The chief of the General Staff of the Israeli army held a press conference for military journalists, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. According to Lieutenant General Aviv Kohavi, the situation for Israel is extremely tense. Read more: Israel Will Soon Have a New Precision-Guided Supersonic Stand-off Missile for

Israeli-Upgraded Tanks are Used by Turks in Their Offensive in Syria

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Turkey is using M60-A1 tanks upgraded by Israel in its offensive against the Kurds in northern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Jerusalem Post. Photos near the Turkish border town of Akçakale during Operation Peace Spring of M-60 tanks upgraded by Israeli Military Industries are circulating on social media. In

If Saudi Arabia Buys S-400, the U.S. Would Deny Them the Best U.S. Defense Systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon had made the correct decision in sending four 360-degree AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radars to bolster the Saudi air and missile defenses, along with another Patriot air defense system and U.S. support personnel. Last month’s combined missile and drone strike inflicted serious damage on the Saudi oil refineries at Abqaiq and

Israeli Spy Drone Has Been Launched Over Beirut’s Suburbs, Lebanon Claims

BEIRUT, (BM) - The Lebanese army on Sunday accused Israel of sending a reconnaissance drone at the weekend over Beirut’s southern suburbs, a bastion of the Shiite terror group Hezbollah, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. On August 25, two explosives-laden drones were sent to the same area. One of them exploded, sparking a dangerous escalation

The U.S. Sends Troops in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf Might Be on Fire

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Islamic State of Iran was born in enmity toward the United States. Led by the fiery cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, revolutionary leaders animated crows in Iran by lambasting “Great Satan” for any number of crimes, both real and imagined. It didn’t take long for this animosity to turn kinetic. As the Iran-Iraq

What Kind of Weapons Iran Would Use to Wage War?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - With the possible exception of North Korea, no country in the post–Cold War era has sought to challenge the United States as much as Iran. From the Middle East to Central Asia to Latin America, Tehran has never missed an opportunity to antagonize the U.S. and limit its influence. This is an inherently risky strategy. Not only

Israel May Have a Secret Powerful Force – Hundreds of Nuclear Weapons and Missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel has never officially admitted to possessing nuclear weapons. Unofficially, Tel Aviv wants everyone to know it has them, and doesn’t hesitate to make thinly-veiled references to its willingness to use them if confronted by an existential threat. Estimates on the size of Tel Aviv’s nuclear stockpile range from 80 to 300

Saudi Arabia Buys European Frigates and Corvettes to Strengthen Its Navy

RIYADH, (BM) - Between European partners, there has been intense competition for the Saudi Arabian naval market. Three European shipbuilding companies (groups of companies) are trying to extract the greatest profit for themselves from the desire of Riyadh to increase its fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Saudi Arabia Still Has

Will Iran and Russia Ally with the Kurds Against Turkey?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Turkish military has begun bombing northern Syria, empowered by Donald Trump’s public announcement that he had green-lighted a Turkish operation into territory occupied by U.S.-backed Kurdish forces, essentially exposing a key ally in America’s fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) to new dangers. Trump announced that

Iran Has S-300 and Tor-M1 Missile Defense Systems Covering Industrial Area

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian television publishes a story reporting on the visit of the command of the country's armed forces to a military base in the Eselouillet region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This is a large industrial area of ​​Iran, located in the province of Bushehr (Bushehr). In the Eselouillet region, large fields and oil refineries

Israel Might Well Consider a Preventive Nuclear Attack Against Iran

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Main Point: If Israel ever does use nuclear weapons in anger, it will rewrite the diplomatic and security architecture of the Middle East, and also the nonproliferation architecture of the world as a whole. Israel’s nuclear arsenal is the worst-kept secret in international relations. Since the 1970s, Israel has maintained a

Oil and Energy Industry of Saudi Arabia Under Attack, But What`s Next?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When more than twenty drones and cruise missiles attacked Saudi Arabia’s energy infrastructure recently, they took down approximately half of the kingdom’s oil production. The fires were quickly extinguished, but the impact will have long lasting energy security and geopolitical implications for Saudi Arabia and the rest of

A Nuclear-Armed Iran Might Be One of Donald Trump’s Going-Away Presents

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Rarely are one’s predictions as quickly tested as those I made in August. I suggested that the United States’ lame response to Iran’s aggressive actions would lead to escalation. It was not hard to predict. It seemed obvious to me that, unable to get the European Union to help meaningfully circumvent U.S. sanctions, Iran

Israel Plans to Upgrade Its Missile Defence System ‘to Protect Against Iran’

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli television released material reporting on the country's prime minister’s initiative to modernize a missile defense system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Did China ‘Receive’ Military Technology from Israel to Build Its J-10 Fighter Jet? This is a report published on the Kan-11 TV channel. Reporters

A Probable War with Iran Would Be a Huge Mistake, US Magazine Analyzed

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Sixteen years ago, the George W. Bush administration manipulated intelligence to scare the public into backing an aggressive war against Iraq. The smoking gun mushroom clouds that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice warned against didn’t exist, but the invasion long desired by neoconservatives and other hawks

Israel`s Air Defence System is Impressive, But Not Impenetrable

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s Iron Dome is more than a missile defense system. It’s practically an icon, a symbol of how technological creativity can enable one rocket to knock another rocket out of the sky. But did the system fail earlier this month? And what does this mean for the U.S. military’s planned buy of Iron Dome? Any thoughts of an

Iran’s Missiles Are Very Good and Should Be Taken Seriously, US Media Reported

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Iran is continuing to develop increasingly long-range ballistic missiles - and is firing some shorter-range missiles in combat - despite demands from the U.S. government that the Islamic republic totally give up any weapons that could, in theory, carry a nuclear warhead. On Sept. 8 and Oct. 1, 2018, Iran launched Zulfiqar,

Iran is Not Going to Back Down, US Admiral Believes

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US believes that Iran has not retreated and is not going to retreat from its "warlike" position, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. Read more: Iran Showed its Own New Made 35 mm Anti-Aircraft Weapon System The United States, Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany have publicly accused

Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Will Be Used by Indian Armed Forces

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Indian infantry soldiers now finally have a new weapon to destroy advancing enemy tanks on the western front with Pakistan. The Army has begun to induct a limited number of Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to meet immediate operational requirements till the indigenous man-portable “tank killers” being developed by

Israeli Company Won a Night Vision Goggles Contract for the US Marines

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced yesterday that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, ("Elbit Systems of America"), was awarded delivery order valued at approximately $23 million for the supply of systems and various spare components to the U.S. Marine Corps, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The order will be executed

War in Syria: Is the US “Giving” Syria to Russia?

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The withdrawal of American troops from Syria may lead to the fact that Russia will turn out to be the dominant military-political force in the Middle East. This is now worried by many Western analysts, who think that Moscow has "furnished" Washington in the struggle for the Eastern Mediterranean. Military bases in Syria One

An Israeli Company Tests Second Sonar System with the Royal Canadian Navy

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems’ Canadian subsidiary, GeoSpectrum Technologies (GTI), announces the successful Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trial of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) on board the HMCS Glace Bay of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), completing final assessment of a second TRAPS onboard RCN’s vessels (tests of GTI’s TRAPS

Iranian Forces Equipped with Home-made Helicopters

TEHRAN, (BM) - Three new Shahed 278 and one Shahed 285 helicopters were delivered to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Iran Has Been Developing Nuclear Weapons at a New Secret Site (Video) Addressing the ceremony in the Isfahan on monday, Iranian Deputy Defense Minister

Qatar Buys Two AN/AAQ-24 (V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Qatar of two AN/AAQ-24(V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures (LAIRCM) systems and related equipment for an estimated cost of $86 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar Pays $36 Million to Update Its Early

Saudi Arabia Still Has Not Repaid the Pentagon Military Expenses Totaling $181M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon was set to outline new military options to President Donald Trump on Friday to respond to an attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry, but Riyadh still has an unpaid bill with the Pentagon for $181 million over assistance in Yemen, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Defense News. Read more: Russia is Trying to Sell

Saudi Arabia Needs Israeli Iron Dome to Protect Itself

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The US Department of Defense has announced it will send additional troops and possibly the Israeli Iron Dome system to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to reinforce air defenses. While the exact locations for additional air defenses have not been announced, the most likely deployment would be along Saudi Arabia’s northern border

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

Elbit Systems of America Buys Night Vision Business of L3Harris Totaling $350M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, completed the acquisition of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies for a purchase price of $350 million. Read more: Elbit`s JFST System Has Been Ordered by UK Totaling $38 Million Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems

Israel`s Elbit Unveils Anti-Drone Protection and Neutralization System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems has launched a vehicular configuration of the ReDrone anti-drone protection and neutralization system in a bid to meet the increasing demand for protection of vehicles and convoys against hostile drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: Israeli Company to Supply Protection Radars

Russia is Trying to Sell S-400 Missile Systems to Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia is ready to aid the defense of Saudi Arabia if its leadership decides to purchase Russian weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: S-400 Missile System Will be Part of Joint Russian-Serbian Exercise "In order to protect "our kind", our country, we are ready to provide the corresponding

Drone Attacks on Two Saudi Arabian Factories

RIYADH (BM) - Drone attacks on two Saudi Aramco factories in Abqaiq and Khurais provinces on Saturday sparked fires that the state oil company brought under control, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. The precise targets and the extent of possible damage were unclear. Aramco did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Israeli Company Introduces Vehicular Anti-Drone Innovative System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Addressing the increasing demand for protection of vehicles and convoys against hostile drones, Elbit Systems is introducing ReDrone Vehicular Tactical System, a vehicular configuration of the Company’s operational anti-drone protection and neutralization system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israel`s General

Rockets Were Fired Toward Israel, in Response, Israeli Tank Destroys Two Hamas Posts

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Three rockets were fired toward Israeli communities north of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon, in the second such attack from the Palestinian enclave in as many days, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. Read more: Hezbollah Will Hit More Targets of ‘Weak and Debilitated’ Israel, Hassan Nasrallah

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

US Air Force F-35s and F-15s Dropped 36,000 kg. of Bombs on ISIS in Iraq (Video)

BAGHDAD, (BM) - US Air Force F-35s and F-15s dropped 36,000 kilograms of bombs on an ISIS “infested” island in Iraq, leading to massive explosions and plumes of smoke that rose into the air just before dawn on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Jerusalem Post. Read more: Dozens Soldiers Have Been Killed in the Northwest Nigeria

Israel Defense Force May Receive a New Assault Automatic Rifle ‘Arad’

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel Defense Forces in the near future may receive a new rifle weapon. Israel Weapon Industries (IWI) introduced a new assault (automatic) rifle of its own design and production of "Arad", learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: H&K Will Soon Begin Delivering Thousands of 7.62mm Marksman Rifles to the

Saudi-led Coalition Downed a Houthi Drone Sent to the Kingdom

RIYADH, (BM) - Saudi-led coalition forces early Tuesday announced it downed a drone Houthi rebels in Yemen sent to the kingdom, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Yeni Safak. The drone was intercepted over Sadah province in Yemen, according to coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki. Read more: Saudi Troops Have Arrived in Yemen; Iran Warns

Israeli Drone Was Shot Down and Seized by the Hamas, Palestinian Media Said

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Palestinian media reported that the drone was shot down and was seized by the Hamas terror group, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TTI. Read more: Hezbollah Downs Israeli Drone The Israel Defense Forces said Tuesday morning that one of its drones had fallen in the Gaza Strip overnight. In a statement, the military

Loud Explosions at an Arms Depot in Iraq Used by an Shiite Militia

BAGHDAD, (BM) - Loud explosions were reported early Tuesday at a warehouse in Iraq apparently used by an Shiite militia, seemingly the latest of a string of attacks targeting Iranian-backed groups in western Iraq and eastern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. The explosions were reported near the city of Hit in

Iran Has Been Developing Nuclear Weapons at a New Secret Site (Video)

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran had been developing nuclear weapons at a secret site near the city of Abadeh, but that Tehran destroyed the facility after learning it had been exposed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting ArabNews. Read more: Iranian Secret Nuclear Warehouse Was Found It

Israeli Defence Market: Rafael Enters Unmanned Aerial Platform Domain

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., developer and manufacturer of some of the world’s most groundbreaking technologies for air, land, naval, space and cyber applications, announces it has completed, with its partner, Mr. Avichai Stolero, the acquisition of Aeronautics Ltd., one of Israel’s leading developers of unmanned aerial

Israel Sells G2 Drone to Undisclosed Country in West Africa

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Aero-Sentinel Company, an Israeli manufacturer of UAV systems, recently won a tender to supply its G2 drone to a security agency in a West African country for surveillance missions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: An Israeli UAV Is the First to be Able to Transport Casualties or Others Needing

Two Russian Su-57 Have Been Deployed in Syria for the Second Time

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Now according to Krasnaya Zvezda, the official newspaper of the Russian Ministry of Defense reports about two Su-57 Frazors having been deployed for a second time to Khmeimin Air Force Base, located near the coastal city of Jableh and Latakia (Syria), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Fighter Jets World. Read more: Turkey

Israel`s Rada Will Unveil Two New Radars at the DSEI 2019 Exhibition

TEL AVIV, (BM) - RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. will unveil two new radars, the aCHR and the xMHR, at the DSEI 2019 Defense and Security exhibition and conference taking place in London, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israel’s Selected Iron Fist Active Protection System Incorporates RADA’s Hemispheric Radars The ‘advanced

Israel`s Rafael Unveils Its Trophy Active Protection System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel`s Rafael is participating at DSEI 2019, 10-13 September, ExCel Exhibition Center, London, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The German army will test the Israeli developed Trophy protection system for its Leopard 2 tanks RAFAEL is a pioneer developer of various categories of land systems, including Remote

Israel`s General Robotics Unveils Its New Pitbull-3 Anti-Drone RWS

JERUSALEM, (BM) - General Robotics Ltd., – a company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for defense and homeland security applications – will reveal, for the first time at DSEI 2019, the new anti-drone remote controlled weapon station with its latest features, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

Israel`s Elbit Systems to Present C4I Battlefield Management Systems at DSEI

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Elbit Systems UK will showcase advanced systems across all areas of defensive capabilities at this year’s DSEI, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million The full range of capabilities will be located on stand S2-120, and

Iran Introduced Its Home-Made Mobin Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

MOSCOW, (BM) - Iran has introduced one of the latest models of its home-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the international MAKS 2019 air show in the Russian city of Zhukovsky, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting PressTV. Read more: Iran Unveiled a New Radar Air Defense System The three-meter-long drone, named Mobin, weighs 670kg

Rafael Expands Operations in India and Announces New Facility with ASTR

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Astra Rafael Communication System (ARC), a Joint Venture between Astra Microwave Pvt Ltd. and RAFAEL Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, inaugurated their state-of-the-art facility at Hardware Technology Park, Hyderabad on 27 August 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Rafael statement. Read more: India Will Use

Elbit Systems to Supply Electronic Warfare Suite for the Portuguese KC-390 Sircraft

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Elbit Systems announces that it was selected by the Portuguese Ministry of Defense (MoD) to supply a complete Electronic Warfare (EW) suite for the Portuguese Air Forces’ (PtAF) new KC-390 multi-mission aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million

The Defence Tech Advancements Help Israel to Defend Itself or Prepare for War

WASHINGTON, (BM) - On Aug. 22 a rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip aimed at Israel. An alert was activated in an open area where the rocket was projected to land. The rocket was one of more than 1,600 fired at Israel over the last year, half by Gaza-based militants. Each time, a sophisticated system of sirens warn residents in affected areas.

29 Countries in Jordan for ‘Eager Lion’ Exercise

AMMAN, (BM) - Gen. Brad Swanson expressed gratitude to the Kingdom of Jordan’s armed forces on Sunday for hosting “Eager Lion” training drills, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Jerusalem Post. The Jordan Times reported that 8,000 personnel from 29 countries are participating. Jordanian Brig.-Gen. Mohammad Thalji addressed a press

Israel is Behind Iraq Air Strikes, US Officials Confirm

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US officials have confirmed that Israel was behind recent airstrikes on alleged weapons depots in Iraq, which were ostensibly being used by Iran to transfer arms to Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Senior US officials yesterday told the New York Times that Israel has carried out “several strikes in recent

Kuwait and the US Navy Buy M61A2 20 MM Gun Systems for F/A-18E/F Aircraft

WASHINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics is awarded a $20,780,430 modification P00005 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-18-C-1023), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams Tanks to be Updated with J7 Control Units This modification provides for procurement of 66 M61A2 20 MM Gun Systems in

Israeli Soldiers Opened Fire at a Civilian Airplane Flying Over the Golan Heights

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Soldiers opened fire at a crop-dusting plane flying over the Golan Heights on Wednesday, mistaking it for an infiltrating aircraft from Syria, in what the Israel Defense Forces called a “serious incident”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. Read more: Israel Has Carried Out Several Strikes on

Israel Has Carried Out Several Strikes on Iranian-Controlled Bases in Syria and Iraq

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Israel has carried out several strikes on Iranian-controlled bases in Syria and Iraq in recent weeks with permission from the United States and Russia, learned bulgarianMilitary.com. Moscow and Washington agreed that the Jewish state could conduct these attacks on Iranian targets in order to “ensure Israel’s security,” the

Israel Sells Sophisticated Spy Planes to UAE

JERUSALEM, (BM) - A report prepared by the law firm “Appleby” and published by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that the UAE had signed a contract with the Israeli occupation to get sophisticated spy planes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Read more: Israel`s Rafael Unveils its Next-Gen Flagship Solutions for Land and Air

Syrian Rebels Withdraw from Idlib’s Khan Shaikhoun

IDLIB, (BM) - Syrian opposition fighters have withdrawn from a key town in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, northwest of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting AlJazeera. Read more: Terrorists are Trying to Expand the Area Controlled by Them in Syria`s Idlib, Russia said "Khan Shaikhoun has become completely surrounded by

According Iraq, Israel is Responsible for the Explosions in the Saqr Military Base

BAGHDAD, (BM) - An Iraqi defense official blamed Israel for carrying out strikes in the country with US backing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Following the series of explosions earlier this week in a weapons depot controlled by an Iranian-backed militia in Baghdad, the official told Asharq Al-Awsat that “It is obvious

Bahrain Purchases Raytheon`s Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems

ANDOVER, (BM) - The Kingdom of Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's combat-proven Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bahrain Spends $2.478 Billion for Patriot Missile Systems and Equipment This letter of offer and acceptance allows the U.S. government to begin

Israeli Spike NLOS Missile Will Be Tested from U.S. Apache Helicopters

JERUSALEM, (BM) - The US Army will hold a demonstration later this month to determine if it can fire Rafael Spike Non-Line-of-Sight (NLOS) missiles from US helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: Rafael performed a first test of launch of its Spike –NLOS from a light vehicle (video) The service is set

Iran Unveiled a New Radar Air Defense System

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran unveiled a new radar air defense system on Saturday it says is capable of detecting missiles and drones at a range of 400 kilometers (250 miles), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: Iran Has Developed Highly Capable Surface-to-air Missile (SAM) Systems The “Falaq” is a locally overhauled

US-Turkey Safe Zone Agreement is a ‘Blatant Attack and Aggression’, Syria Said

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The Syrian government has called the agreement between Turkey and the United States regarding a safe zone in northern Syria a "blatant attack" on the country's sovereignty, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Al Jazeera. Read more: War in Syria – Syrian Army Repels Terrorist Attacks Near al-Zakat-Hasraya at Last 24 Hours

Two Israeli-Made Orbiter-3 Tactical Drones Were Shot Down in Libya (Video)

TRIPOLI, (BM) - Two Israeli-made Orbiter-3 tactical drones were shot down by in Libya by troops allied with strongman Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting JPost. Until now i am surprised that no one ever highlighted the presence of Israeli/Azerbaijan-made Orbiter-3 UASs which was supplied to #GNA

Israel`s Rada Announced New Orders Totaling $9 Million for Radar systems and Avionics

NETANYA, (BM) - RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced that it has received $9 million in new orders in July 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. $8 million of the orders are for RADA’s radar systems, while $1 million are avionics orders. Applications for the radar systems are for C-UAV (counter UAV), VSHORAD

Innovative Armored Fighting Vehicle Was Unveiled by Israel`s Elbit Systems

HAIFA, (BM) - Elbit Systems has concluded extensive testing and carried out a series of successful capability demonstrations of its innovative Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV), as part of the CARMEL Future Combat Vehicle project of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Elbit

Qatar Pays $36 Million to Update Its Early Warning Radar

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon has been awarded a $36,250,251, firm-fixed-price contract modification (P00014) to previously awarded contract FA8730-17-C-0010 for the Qatar Early Warning Radar (QEWR), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar to Spend $2.2 Billion for Aditional Integrated Air and Missile Defense Capability This

Egypt Pays $554M to Material and Labor Services in Support Its Navy Ships

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Egypt of Follow-On Technical Support (FOTS) for various ships for an estimated cost of $554 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros The

Egypt Plans to Modify Its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit System Totaling $17 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Egypt plans to modify its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statement on Friday. Read more: Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles Have Been Delivered to Egypt According the signed contract, ProjectXYZ Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $17,227,000 firm-fixed-price

Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles Have Been Delivered to Egypt

LONDON, (BM) - Egypt has received 930 surplus US mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) and has requested another 1,000, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read more: Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros It said the final shipment of 101 MRAPs arrived in Alexandria in May,

Israeli Navy Received INS Magen – Next-Generation SA’AR-6 Class Missile Corvette

JERUSALEM, (BM) - On May 23, 2019, the world’s most modern corvette was named INS Magen at a ceremony in Kiel, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This marks another important milestone in the ongoing program of thyssenkrupp Marine Systems as General Contractor to build four next-generation SA’AR-6 class missile corvettes for the Israeli Navy.

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

Iran Has Captured 17 Spies Working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran has captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and some have been sentenced to death, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting Reuters and according Iranian media report on Monday. Read more: CIA Agents Have Been Arrested For Cyber Espionage in Iran State television quoted the Intelligence Ministry

Saudi Arabia Buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Totaling $1,4 Bn

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) from US totaling $1,4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Nartin has been awarded $ $1,473,941,756 for the procurement of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor support items in

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

Two New F-35 Fighter Jets Raising the Number of Stealth Aircraft in Israel’s Arsenal

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Two new F-35 “Adir” fighter jets landed at Nevatim Airbase on Sunday, raising the number of advanced stealth aircraft in Israel’s arsenal to 16, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. “The ongoing procurement of the ‘Adir’ is another expression of the long-term military cooperation between Israel and the US,

Syrian Airstrikes Killed Nine Civilians in Rebel-Held Northwest Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Regime airstrikes on Tuesday killed nine civilians in rebel-held northwest Syria, the target of months of regime and Russian bombardment, France 24 said. Three children were among the nine killed outside Maaret al-Numan, a town located in a southern strip of Idlib province, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Read

Israel is Preparing for a “Possible” Military Confrontation with Iran

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel’s Minister of Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi said on last Friday that Israel is preparing for a “possible” military confrontation with Iran and its military wings in the next two years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Speaking to Israel Hayom, Hanegbi – who is also a member of Israel’s security cabinet

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

Rafael Has Been Awarded a $100 Million Contract to Supply Barak-8 Missiles to India

HYDERABAD, (BM) - At a ceremony yesterday (July 11th, 2019) by KRAS (Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd. India), RAFAEL presented a $100 M contract to KRAS for the manufacturing of 1,000 BARAK 8/ MRSAM missile kits to be supplied to BDL via IAI for further integration purposes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company`statement. Read

A New Chemical Experts Team Will Investigate Nine Alleged Attacks in Syria

THE HAGUE, (BM) - A new team established by the global chemical weapons watchdog to attribute blame for the use of banned munitions in Syria will investigate nine alleged attacks during the country’s civil war, including in the town of Douma, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. Read more: There is Alarming Likelihood That Syria

The Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams Tanks to be Updated with J7 Control Units

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US company Honeywell International was awarded a $16,523,132 contract to supply J7 control units to Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams tanks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Meggitt Will Provide the Auxiliary Cooling and Power System for the Abrams Programme for $37 Million The M1 Abrams is designed for modern

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

Lebanon is Starting to Modernize and Repair Its Armed Caravan Aircraft AC-208B

BEIRUT, (BM) - Lebanon is starting to modernize and repair its armed caravan aircrafts, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. The US company Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $17,7 million contract to provide sustainment services for the Lebanese Air Force Armed Caravan Program, the statement says. Read more: A

Iran Has Developed Highly Capable Surface-to-air Missile (SAM) Systems

LONDON, (BM) - The shooting down of a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle on 20 June appears to have confirmed that Iran has developed highly capable surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems in recent years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced the incident, saying the

The 16th Annual Spike Missile Users Club Conference Took Place in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA (BM) - For the 16th year in a row, the SPIKE Users Club has gathered, this time in Slovenia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting company`s statement. The SPIKE missile Users Club Meeting (SUCM) was founded by the SPIKE user nations in June 2003, and has become a unique platform for the nations to share their knowledge and

CIA Agents Have Been Arrested For Cyber Espionage in Iran

TEHRAN, (BM) - A senior Iranian official says that Iran has recently exposed and neutralized a ”large US cyber espionage network,” learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters and the state-owned radio and television broadcasting company IRIB. Read more: A Military Scenario If There Is a Conflict Between Israel and Iran The secretary of

Military Activities in Idlib Are Ongoing, Russian Military Provides Humanitarian Aid

LATAKIA, (BM) - The temporary accommodation centers in the Syrian province of Latakia have received refugees from the Idlib de-escalation zone where military activities are ongoing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria Sergei Smolinsky statement. Read more:

Israeli Aircraft Hit Hamas Underground Facilities in the Gaza Strip Early Today

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Israeli aircraft hit Hamas underground facilities in the Gaza Strip early Thursday after a rocket fired at southern Israel was shot down in the first such attack since Israel and terror groups in the coastal enclave fought a vicious two-day battle last month, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Times of Israel. The IDF

Rafael Unveils a Unique SAR Feature for Its Litening and Reccelite EO Pods

TEL AVIV (BG) - Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. is unveiling it has upgraded its fifth generation Litening and Reccelite systems, effectively transforming them from traditional EO pods into EO+, with the addition of a unique SAR feature and the optional application of additional EO+ features, such as (EW, Comm, IRST). This constitutes a

Iran Has Presented Its Missile Defence System Khordad 15 (Video)

TEHRAN, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Iranian Ministry of Defence has presented a new missile defence system, its own production – Khordad 15, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Bulgarian National Radio. According to Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the system is capable of finding various targets, including

Rafael Will Present Solutions for Air Battlespace Dominance to the Paris Air Show

JERUSALEM, (BGM) - Rafael is bringing its combat-proven, globally-supplied advanced solutions to the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, June 17-21, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Rafael’s cutting-edge systems serve as stand-alone solutions as well a comprehensive end-to-end package, providing a force multiplier to any platform or application. Read

Israel Will Unveil the New Tactical UAS T-Heron on the Upcoming Paris Air Show

JERUSALEM, (BGM) - In the upcoming Paris Air Show, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil the new tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) of the Heron Family: the T-Heron, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Designed for tactical missions on the battlefield, the T-Heron is expected to be used by ground forces and coast

Russia and Syria Blame U.S. Military of a Humanitarian Crisis in Refugee Camps

MOSCOW, (BGM) - By joint statement, released yesterday, The Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic blame U.S. Military of a humanitarian crisis in Rukban and al-Hol refugee camps, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Russian Ministry of Defence. Here's the full text of the statement without editor`s correction: JOINT

There Were No Chemical Attacks in Syria’s Idlib De-Escalation Zone, Russia said

MOSCOW, (BGM) - There were no chemical attacks in Syria’s Idlib de-escalation zone on May 19 and there could not be any as Syrian government troops declared a unilateral ceasefire from May 18, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS and according Russian Defense Ministry Igor Konashenkov. Read more: The US Suspects a New Chemical Attack of

Syrian Government Troops Repelled Attacks by Militants in Syria’s Idlib Province

DAMASCUS (BGM) - Syrian government troops on Wednesday morning repelled three big attacks by militants in Syria’s Idlib province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the Russian Ministry of Defence statement and quoted by TASS. It said in a statement that 500 Nusra front militants, seven tanks, and about 30 pickups mounted with heavy

Yemen Rebels Attacked a Saudi Airport and Military Base with a Bomb-Laden Drone

DUBAI (BM) - Yemen’s Iranian-allied Houthi rebels said Tuesday they attacked a Saudi airport and military base with a bomb-laden drone, an assault acknowledged by the kingdom as Mideast tensions remain high between Tehran and the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting AP. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

At Least 10 Civilians Killed in Russian Air Attack on Town of Kafranbel, Syria

DAMASCUS (BM) - Air attacks by Syrian government ally Russia have killed 10 civilians, including five children, in an opposition-held province in northwest Syria, activists and a monitor have said, hours after Moscow announced a ceasefire, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting AlJazeera. The Russian army said the air raids overnight Sunday on

Bahrain Spends $2.478 Billion for Patriot Missile Systems and Equipment

MANAMA (BM) - The Government of Bahrain has requested to buy sixty (60) Patriot Advanced Capability-3 (PAC-3) Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE) missiles, thirty-six (36) Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missiles (GEM-T) missiles with canisters, nine (9) M903 Launching Stations (LS), five (5) Antenna Mast Groups (AMG), three (3) Electrical Power

Iran’s Top Diplomat: There Will Be No War

DUBAI (BM) - Iran’s top diplomat on Saturday dismissed the possibility of war erupting in the region, saying Tehran did not want a conflict and that no country had the “illusion it can confront Iran”, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Reuters. Tensions between Washington and Tehran have increased in recent days, raising concerns about a

The Syrian Government Is Not Keeping Its Promises of a Ceasefire in Idlib, Turkey said

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Turkey said on Friday Syrian government forces were violating a ceasefire agreement reached with Russia for Syria’s Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. Russia has backed the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while Turkey has backed some rebels in Syria’s eight-year-old

Lockheed Martin Teams with Rafael To Market SPICE Air-to-Surface Guidance Kits

TEL AVIV, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop, market, manufacture and support Rafael’s Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE™) guidance kits for U.S. sale, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Lockheed Martin`s press

ISIS Still Poses a Significant Threat to Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - ISIS still poses a significant threat to Iraq and Syria and to the wider world, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the U.S. MoD. Providing a coalition operations update from Baghdad to reporters at the Pentagon via teleconference, British Army Maj. Gen. Chris Ghika said ISIS has “morphed into

Qatar Buys 24 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters and 2,500 AGM-114R Hellfire Missiles

DOHA, Qatar (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. State Department approved the sale of 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to Qatar at an estimated cost of $3 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense Post. Qatar has requested to purchase 24 AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters, eight AN/APG-78 Fire Control Radars (FCR) with Radar

B-52 Bombers Have Arrived at a Major American Air Base in Qatar

AL UDEID AIR BASE, DOHA, Qatar (BulgarianMilitary.com) - B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arrived at a major American air base in Qatar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according to information from U.S. Air force and New York Post. Read more: B-52 in Gulf

The IDF Combat Engineering Corps Adapts to the Modern Battlefield

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The subterranean medium is the sixth dimension, next to the ground, the air, the sea, outer space and cyberspace. Operational conduct in the subterranean medium conforms to different rules and involves unique methods of operation. In the subterranean medium, a person can easily lose his senses: you

Israel Is Preparing For the Worst-Case Scenario in the Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According to a research and an analysis of the publications and the comments in a number of media, including Russian ones, Israel is preparing for the worst-case possible scenario of action in the Gaza Strip, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan was overshadowed by

Rafael Will Showcase Its Unique 360° Multi-Layer Maritime Defense Solutions Suite

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On May 14-16, 2019, Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. - a global pioneer in the development and manufacturing of leading defense technologies - will be participating in the IMDEX 2019 at the Changi Exhibition Center in Singapore. Rafael will be showcasing its unique 360° multi-layer naval defense

Iran Showed its Own New Made 35 mm Anti-Aircraft Weapon System

TEHRAN, Iran (BulgarianMilitary.com) - New Iranian-made 35mm anti-aircraft air defense system "Seraj Sadegh 10" showed for the first time to the public during the military parade for National Army Day, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. According to specialist`s analysis, this new air defense system seems to use the Swiss

Qatari Foreign Minister Called for the Effective Disarming of Khalifa Haftar

TRIPOLI, Libya (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani called for the effective disarming of Khalifa Haftar, leader of Libyan National Army, and the withdrawal of his troops from its recently-held areas, according La Repubblica newspaper, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Memo. The

Satellite Images Captured by the ISI Reveal the Damage to the Attacked Syrian Base

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Syrian media claimed that an Israeli airstrike on a military position in central Syria on April 13 has wounded six soldiers and destroyed several buildings, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. According to media reports, the target was a missile factory in the Masyaf area and 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

Vasily Nebenzya: Everyone Should Leave Syria, Even Russia

NEW YORK, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, stressed that everyone, including Iran, Turkey and even Russia should eventually leave Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Middle East Monitor. The senior Russian diplomat reiterated Moscow’s call for establishing a

Saudi Arabia Buys THAAD Missile System from Lockheed Martin for $2.5 Billion

RIYADH, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin Corp. is being awarded a $2,457,390,566 modification (P00015) to a previously-awarded contract HQ0147-17-C-0032 for the production of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptors and associated one-shot devices to support the U.S. government (USG) and

Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros

BERLIN, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Egypt continues to renew its armed forces and will buy six frigates from Thyssen Krupp Marine Systems, Germany totaling € 2.3 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The deal between Germany and Egypt includes the sale of military ships, including Meko A200 frigates. This is the second similar deal that

APCs Transformed into Combat Vehicles

NATO members and additional Land Forces worldwide, are modernizing their armed forces, phasing out obsolete tanks and APCs and transforming them into advanced combat vehicles Evolving to cope with the new trends in land warfare, military forces around the world transform heavy armored and mechanized forces into agile formations. Trading off

Israeli Company UVision Successfully Demonstrated Two of Its Leading HERO Systems

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli company Uvision , has successfully demonstrated two of its leading HERO systems: the multi-purpose warhead and extended-range Hero-400EC and the high-precision, light-weight man-pack portable Hero-30 to what the company calls a "Strategic" customer in Asia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The

Rafael Developed a Miniature Electro-Optical Tactical Loitering Munition

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli companies are continuing to develop loitering weapon systems. Rafael has unveiled a miniature electro-optical tactical loitering munition, designed for light maneuvering ground forces such as infantry, Marines or Special Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. FireFly is also known as the

The Israeli Company DSraider Developed a Revolutionary Personal Vehicle (Video)

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Transporting soldiers and equipment through rough terrains requires tactical solutions that could navigate in terrain previously only reached by foot. Israeli company DSraider, has developed a revolutionary personal tactical vehicle for armed forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The EZ Raider HD 4

Israel Unveils Long-Range Missile Against Underground Targets

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Rafael has unveiled the "Rocks" a very long-range air-ground missile with a capability to penetrate heavy protected targets. This the ultimate standoff air-ground weapon against hardened targets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to Rafael, “Rocks” is an advanced, extended stand-off range

A Military Scenario If There Is a Conflict Between Israel and Iran

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A military confrontation between Iran and Israel will involve at least in the first phase, attacks on Israeli targets by Iranian upgraded rockets deployed in Lebanon, and counter attacks by Israeli air, sea and ground forces. This is the assessment of Israeli experts that have referred to the warning

Leonardo Signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Abu Dhabi Ship Building

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 19th February 2019 Leonardo announced that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) at the IDEX International Defence Exhibition in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The goal of the MoU is to enhance the

India Will Use the Rafael BNET Software on All Its Combat Aircrafts

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli company will supply 1000 systems that will be integrated into all the Indian air force combat aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The BNET is the main communication system of the Israeli air force (IAF) existing and future platforms. The BNET system replaces existing radio systems

Israeli Company Is Offering Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV) to India.

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Steadicopter, the Israeli company is offering its Black Eagle 50 Rotary Unmanned Aerial vehicle (RUAV) to India, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Steadicopter has teamed with Indian company Apollo Micro Systems to jointly promote the sales of system. Read more: India Buys 21 MiG-29 Fighters From

What Is Iran Doing in Syria?

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Author: Ruslan Trad for Vesti.bg (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In Tehran, the political elite celebrated in front of multi-thousand crowds four decades from the Islamic Revolution that overthrew the government of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The end of over 2,500 years of monarchic tradition is one of the most significant dates in

The German Heron-TP Crews Have Begun Training in the Israeli Tel Nof Air Force Base

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The German air force teams that will operate the Israeli made Heron-TP UAV have begun their training in an Israeli air force base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The training is taking place in a special complex that was set up in Israel air force (IAF) Tel Nof airbase. The German personnel is part

Arnold Defense to display FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher at IDEX

ABU DHABI, the UAE (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Arnold Defense, the St Louis based manufacturer of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, will be at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019) to showcase the FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Arnold Defense’s FLETCHER weapon system, first

Israel Has Not Yet Responded to Syria’s Accusations of Attacks

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israel has so far not reacted in any way to Syrian claims that the Israeli defence forces (IDF) have attacked targets near the Syrian city of Quneitra, learned bulgarianMilitary.com. The official Syrian news agency, reported that on Feb.11 an IDF tank or tanks, fired shells at a "destroyed hospital"

A HELRAS Dipping Sonar Completed Sea Acceptance Test

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In a Sea Acceptance Test (SAT) performed by the Israeli Navy, a Helicopter Long-Range Active Sonar (HELRAS) dipping sonar was successfully converted for operation onboard the Seagull, Elbit Systems’ Unmanned Surface Vessel (USV), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to Elbit operating a dipping

Upgrade of the Israeli air force (IAF) C-130 fleet is underway

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The massive upgrade of the Israeli air force (IAF) C-130 fleet is underway and will enable to extend the service life of these aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As part of the upgrade, all the engine and directional systems are being digitized. The Auto pilot is being replaced and a new radar

Rafael is continuing to develop a 6th generation air-air missile

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Rafael is continuing to develop a 6th generation air-air missile, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com. The missile will have an operational range of well over 100 km. A Rafael source said that there is no immediate operational need for such an air-air missile, but the clients and mainly the Israeli air

Israeli navy’s SAAR 4.5 missile boats launched Sea – Sea Harpoon missiles (Video)

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In a unique exercise the Israeli navy's SAAR4.5 missile boats launched Sea – Sea Harpoon missiles and destroyed a ship that simulated an enemy target trying to attack Israeli targets in the Exclusive economic zone (EEZ), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. During the "Sea Of rage" exercise on Jan. 30.  

The Israeli Air Force has tested a new easier airdrop system

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Precise air drops are in very high priority for the Israeli defence forces (IDF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In recent months, the IAF's flight test squadron has tested a new system that makes the airdrop easier and archives great precision. The system was purchased in 2015 but a first series

Corporate wars: Who will deliver the most accurate missiles to the Israeli army?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The forces are getting ready in the trenches. They understand that what they saw so far were minor skirmishes and that the real fighting is about to begin. This new situation has been formed by the recent acquisition of state-owned Israel military industries (IMI), by Elbit systems. The outcome is

According to Experts and Satellite Images a Saudi Ballistic Missile Program Is on

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) — According to experts and the relevant conclusions based on satellite images, a Saudi ballistic missile program is on as reported by The Associated Press on 26th January 2019. The images appear to suggest that within a military base, located deep inside Saudi Arabia, ballistic missiles are

The Air Defence Forces of Russia and Egypt to Hold Joint Drills In Fall

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On Monday (21st January), the spokesman of the Russian Southern Military District Col. Vadim Astafyev stated that in the period from late October to early November this year, a joint Russian-Egyptian drill will be held with the participation of the air defence forces of the both sides,

Israel has performed a limited test of its Arrow-3 ballistic missile defence system

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israel has performed a limited test of its Arrow-3 ballistic missile defence system over the Mediterranean, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The test was performed in the early morning of Jan. 22 from the Palmachim air base in central Israel. The test was part of the preparations for the full-scale

Israeli companies change the way of handling Missiles and Satellites

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - This may change what we know about all types of rockets. At this stage the scientists talk in a theoretical mode, but Israeli companies have started to evaluate the operational possibilities. An Israeli company is developing a jell based propellant, that will change the way rockets and satellites are

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has begun the production of F-35 wing skins

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israel aerospace industries (IAI) has begun the production of F-35 wing skins, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The new production line was set up following Lockheed Martin’s decision to expand the skins’ production IAI board has approved the construction of the new production line in 2015. Read

The U.S. Army will purchase two Israeli Iron Dome rocket defence systems

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Army has decided to purchase two Israeli made Iron Dome rocket defence systems. The acquisition is defined as urgent and the systems will be supplied next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Iron Dome has been demonstrated in the U.S. two years ago. Since then U.S. experts visited the

The new Tavor 7 is battle-ready and has real potential for European and Asian markets

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Armed forces in Western and Eastern Europe are showing interest in the TAVOR7 the new version of the assault rifle developed by Israel Weapons Industries (IWI), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. A company official revealed that the new version is being evaluated by what he referred to as “Armed Forces”

Iran’s ballistic missile program is moving forward in spite of warnings (Photos)

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The failed Iranian launch of an imaging satellite proves that this country's ballistic missile program is moving forward in spite of warnings from the U.S and Europe. Israel has observed the preparations for launch and the launch itself, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Iran said it conducted a

Successful Low-Cost Parachute System Training and Testing at Camp Buehring in Kuwait

CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait (BulgarianMIlitary.com) – On 10th December 2018, Camp Buehring, Kuwait hosted training and testing of a low-cost parachute system in partnership between the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The news came out on 9th Januray this year on the website of the U.S. Army. Read more: Serco Will

Israeli air force had attacked Iranian weapons warehouses in Syria

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israel officially raised the secrecy curtain that was put on its activities in Syria against Iranian targets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The move confirms a prior report by BulgarianMilitary.com that Israel intends to take care of the “Syrian Problem” by itself, despite the U.S withdrwal. Read

Israeli Ex-military Building Protection Strategies For UN Employees In Africa

BAMAKO, Mali (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli security experts are now building protection strategies for UN employees in Africa, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The experts are ex-military and security services and have been hired by the UN for this mission. So far contracts valued at least 30 million US$ have been signed with the

Israel has a master plan to build the UAV`s arsenal in the next 15 years

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The number of flight hours performed by the Israeli air force (IAF) UAV squadrons is high and will become even higher when some dedicated missions performed by manned aircraft, will be handed to the unmanned platforms, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "The UAV squadrons are getting a top priority

The Israeli Navy Will Integrate Rafael’s C-Dome Defense System

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli navy and Rafael are cooperating in order to make the installation of the C-Dome naval defence systems on the new SAAR – 6 corvettes as easy as possible, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The C-Dome Naval defence system is based on the Iron Dome and designed to effectively protect combat

Elbit Systems and Bagira are developing new anti-terror simulators

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Israeli companies, in close cooperation with the Israeli defence forces (IDF) and the Israeli border police, are developing new simulation systems to improve the training of special units in ant terror operations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Israel's main force against any threat is the IDF. Some

The Israeli air force has performed an air attack on Iranian targets in Syria

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli air force (IAF) has performed a massive air attack on Iranian targets in Syria. The standoff precision bombs hit the targets on Dec 25, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In response, the Syrians have launched a salvo of some 30 surface-air missiles against the attacking aircraft. One such

The Israeli air force (IAF) is increasing the number of UAV simulators

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Israeli airforce (IAF) is increasing the number of UAV simulators to train more operators as these perform more and more missions. The simulators are being upgraded continuously, based on the operational experience gained by the wide use of UAV, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The IAF continues to

Israeli MoD and Rafael performed a test of Spike anti-tank missile

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli ministry of defence and Rafael have performed an advanced test launch of the Spike anti-tank missile from Israeli's new Eitan armored personnel carrier (APC). The launcher has been installed on a special remotely controlled weapons turret that enables to operate different weapon systems

Naval Group Opened a Subsidiary in Egypt

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – In the middle of last week, on 5th December 2018, Naval Group announced the opening of its subsidiary in Egypt, Alexandria Naval for Maintenance and Industry (ANMI), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Russia Shows Off its Latest Military Hardware at the First Major Defence Exhibition in North

Tehran Can Expand the Range of Its Missiles beyond the Limit of 2,000 Kilometres

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — On Monday (10th December 2018), a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard Corps of Iran revealed that Tehran can expand the range of its missiles beyond the present limit of 2,000 km, learned BulgarianMilitary.com As reported by the Fars news agency, Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, IRGC Aerospace

Fincantieri Boasted of the Keel Laying Ceremony of Its First Doha-Class Corvette

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – At the beginning of last week Fincantieri announced that the keel laying ceremony of the first Doha-class corvette, which was ordered to the company by the Qatari Defence Ministry within the framework of the national naval acquisition program, took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Muggiano (La Spezia) on…

Can Israel keep its position as one of the top UAS exporter?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The saying "Troubles come in packages" has been recently proven to be very true. An Israeli company lost two major tenders for the supply of advanced UAS. The total loss is estimated at 1.2 billion U.S $. But that is just the introduction to a very serious issue that Israeli companies have and will…

Damascus still has the capability to launch attacks based on chemical weapons

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In recent weeks, the topic of chemical attacks on Syrian rebels has been on the agenda again. Sources (unverified) claim that there are even real reports of a new chemical attack. It’s not the first time that all signs show that Syria has not complied with its obligation to destroy its chemical weapons…

ELTA Systems Revealed a New and Enhanced Configuration of Its Drone Guard System

Ashdod, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The division and subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), ELTA Systems, revealed on 21st November 2018, a new and enhanced configuration of its Drone Guard system which detects, identifies and disrupts the operation of UAS and small drones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The new modular…

The Acquisition of IMI Systems by Elbit Systems Has Been Finalised

HAIFA, Israel, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The defence company Elbit Systems Ltd. announced on Sunday, 25th November 2018, that the acquisition of the state-owned IMI Systems Ltd. by the company has been finalised and the deal has been concluded at the purchase price of approximately $495 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: RUAG and…

Finland Will Not Issue New Arms Export Permits to Saudi Arabia and UAE

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Due to the humanitarian situation in Yemen Finland will not issue new arms export permits to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as reported by the Finish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Lockheed Martin Will Supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with MMSCs A…

Observation Posts to Be Set Up by the US Military on Syria-Turkey Border

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The U.S. Defence Secretary James N. Mattis announced that the United States military is setting up several observation posts in Syria beside the border with Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com During a Pentagon press briefing on 21 November 2018, Mattis explained that the major purpose of the…

The Israeli Defence Minister Announced His Resignation and Called for Early Elections

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 14 November 2018, the Defence Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman announced his resignation and called for early elections, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The announcement for the resignation of the Israeli Minister of Defence came after a sharp disagreement over a Gaza ceasefire deal. As a…

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)…

CONTROP Announced the Launching of Its iSea-25HD

HOD HASHARO, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 17 October 2018, the prominent developer and manufacturer of long-range, intruder detection systems for a variety of defence and civilian applications, CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd., announced the launching of its new compact surveillance system for naval missions iSea-25HD, exhibited at…

Russia Donated S-300PM Air Defence Systems and Missiles to Syria

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According to information published by the Russian News Agency, TASS, quoting a military diplomatic source, on 1 October Russia supplied Syria with three battalion sets of S-300PM systems along with twenty-four missile launchers in total, eight launchers for each system, as well as with more…

Bahrain’s Request for Tactical Missiles Approved by the U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 28 September, a news release published on the website of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, informs about the State Department’s approval of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain. The issued announcement says that, the same day, DSCA has delivered to the Congress the required…

Radar Orders at $3.5 Million Received by RADA

NETANYA, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: RADA The Israeli company RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. announced on Monday, 3 September 2018, that the company has received new radar orders, including for its advanced eCHR radar, at the amount of $3.5 million for a U.S. military customer,…

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…

US Army Can Afford 100 More Advanced Patriot Missiles Due to UAE Missile Sales

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: BreakingDefence.com According to a reprogramming request to shift fiscal 2018 funding, sent to Congress in June, the U.S. Army intends to purchase 100 of the newest variant of Patriot missiles. The purchase is possible thanks to the sale of…

Fincantieri Starts Building the First of the Doha Class Corvettes Ordered by Qatar

TRIESTE, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com), 2 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Fincantieri/The official ceremony for the start of building of the first of the Doha class corvettes for the Qatari Navy On 30th July 2018, the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri announced that the company has started building the first of the Doha class…

Lockheed Martin Will Supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with MMSCs

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 25 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin On Friday, 20th July 2018, Lockheed Martin came out with the news that the company will supply the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with four Multi-Mission Surface Combatants (MMSCs). This step is part of a larger agreement between KSA…

Lockheed Martin Team up with Rafael for Evaluating Potential SPICE Markets

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/Lockheed Martin with Rafael SPICE Agreement Lockheed Martin announced on 16 July 2018 that the company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., the largest employer in Northern Israel, for…

Bahrain Expects New F-16s

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 27, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo credit: Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales/U.S. Air Force The Royal Bahraini Air Force will receive sixteen new F-16 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin under a $1.12 billion contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Lockheed Martin announced that on Monday,…

The Armed Forces of UAE Are Expecting Its First Rabdan

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 21, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo: Defence Blog This year the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates expect to receive and field its first Rabdan IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), reported Defence Blog. The Rabdan IFV has been purchased from the developer of the amphibious vehicle - Al Jasoor, which…

Jordan Shows its Russian-Made Mil Mi-26T2 Helicopter at SOFEX

AMMAN (Jordan), May 9, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: RJAF Jordan is showing its Russian-made heavy transport helicopter Mil Mi-26T2 (NATO reporting name: Halo) at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX) from 8th to 10th May 2018 with Conference Day on 7th May, reported Defense News. The country has…

“A Complete Revolution” for the C-130Hs of Israel

TEL AVIV (Israel), April 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Mike Freer/Touchdown-aviation The Lockheed four-engine turboprop military transport aircrafts C-130H of Israel will be upgraded under a major program for modernisation, which will be “a complete revolution” according to the said by the Israeli Air Force, reported…

Safran’s RTM322 Engines Selected for the New NH90s of Qatar

PARIS (France), April 3, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: © Airbus Helicopters The newly acquired twenty-eight NH90 helicopters of Qatar will be equipped with RTM322 engines, said Safran on March 28. Safran Helicopter Engines that is the world's leading manufacturer of helicopter engines with address  of the Head Office in Paris…

Qatar Down Paid for 12 More Rafale Fighters

PARIS (France), March 30, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Dassault Qatar down paid for twelve more Dassault Rafale jet fighters, reported Defense News. “The exercise of the option for the purchase of 12 additional Rafale fighters for Qatar comes into effect today,” Dassault announced on 27th March. The total number of the…

A U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopter Has Crashed in Iraq

WASHINGTON (USA), March 16, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by The Drive.com A U.S. HH-60 Pave Hawk combat search and rescue helicopter with seven service members on board has crashed in Anbar Province, near the town of Al-Qa'im in western Iraq, said U.S. officials on Thursday (15th March 2018), reported Air Force Times. Rescuers…

French NH90 Helicopters Will be Operated in Qatar

PARIS (France), March 15, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP via Getty Images Florence Parly, the Minister of the Armed Forces of France, welcomed the signed with Qatar contract for the purchase of 28 (twenty-eight) NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters from NHIndustries (NHI) in Aix-en-Provence,…

Saudi Arabia Is Closer to Finalizing Another Deal for BAE’s Typhoon Jets

LONDON (United Kingdom), 10 March, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Eurofighter Saudi Arabia is closer to finalizing a deal for a second batch of BAE’s Typhoons after signing a preliminary agreement with the UK at the end of a visit by the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Great Britain, reported DefenseNews.com. “We have…

European states after fortifying ties with Iran’s Navy

Sayyari, who is in Italy to attend a naval conference and to provide the European country with Iran’s experience in ensuring security in high-risk maritime zones, like the Gulf of Aden, saw willingness of various countries’ navy commanders to gain Iran’s know-how and experience in establishment of security and thwarting pirates in international…

Boeing receives $3.2B US Army contract for Apache sales to Saudi Arabia

The contract modification calls for full-rate production of new and existing AH-64E Apache helicopters and will be overseen by the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The project will be carried out at Boeing’s Mesa, Arizona, facility, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Defense News' land warfare…

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