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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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Classified Note: French Weapons Are Being Used by the UAE and Saudi Arabia in Yemen

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) - French weapons are being used by the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia in Yemen, according to a classified military note revealed on 15 April which contradicts public statements from France's government, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Shephard Media. The note from the French military

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