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Russia arms itself with missiles to hit objects in near space

RIA Novosti reports that the Russian Ministry of Defense is beginning training and training soldiers to work with the S-500 Prometheus anti-aircraft missile system. According to another Russian publication, Izvestia, the Russian army expects to receive the first S-500 models this year.

US AGM-183A hypersonic missile test unsuccessful

In any case, on April 5, what was to be the first firing of an AGM-183A by a B-52H Stratofortress bomber ended on a sour note: it was not possible to go to the end of the launch sequence of this hypersonic missile, for the reason that the US Air Force did not specify.

Ukraine needs new fighter jets, France offers it Rafale

Since last year, the Ukrainian government has declared its desire for the country to acquire fighter jets in the coming years to blacken Russian MiG-29s. The French portal opex360.com reports that Paris is ready to offer a suitable offer for their Rafal.

$22 billion and futuristic glasses put Microsoft in the army

An agreement has been reached to provide augmented reality military goggles for the U.S. military. Microsoft has reached an agreement with the Pentagon and will receive a contract worth $ 21,88 billion and a ten-year development and integration period.

Poland received first Odra mobile radar with medium range

The Polish Armed Forces received the first mobile radar with medium-range TRS-15M, an updated version of TRS-15, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The delivery took place in mid-March this year, and in the coming months, Poland will have to receive ten more sets.

US military’s fifth-generation stealth F-35 fighter shot itself

The Drive magazine reveals an incident that occurred on March 12 this year with the fifth-generation F-35 fighter of the US Air Force. During a night training flight at the Yuma Range in Arizona, a 25 mm projectile exploded shortly after leaving the barrel of the GAU-22A cannon.

India purchased 1,300 Mahindra ALSV totaling $146 million

As reported by the Indian media, the local Ministry of Defense signed a contract with Mahindra Defense Systems Ltd. on March 22 to deliver 1,300 Mahindra ALSV (Armored Light Specialist Vehicles) vehicles for the Indian army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.

Russia arms all its nuclear subs with three new missiles

Earlier, a military-industrial complex source said that all multipurpose nuclear submarines (NPS) of the Russian Navy of projects 971, 949A, and 885 would be armed with Kalibr Onyx and Zircon missiles. According to the source, "the containers for these missiles are universal."

Second Pantsir-S1 left for Germany in favor of the Americans

The publication Strategic Page claims in its March 14 article that Turkish troops captured a second Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile system in Libya. After the system's capture, the Turks sold Pantsir-S1 to the Americans, and they transported the anti-aircraft missile system on the same route as the first - Libya-Germany-USA.

Turkey: ‘We don’t need US permission to buy more S-400s’

Turkish MP Murat Baibatur told his country's parliament that Turkey is negotiating the purchase and delivery of the second batch of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. "Turkey is an independent state and does not want permission from the United States or others," he said.

US influence doesn’t allow China to have its own fighter

China's aviation industry has a problem: it has two stealth fighters of its own, developed in-house, but the associated engine is still lacking. With the purchase of the Ukrainian company Motor Sitsch, the Chinese wanted to change that. But the deal failed.

Korea buys US AGM-114R Hellfire missiles for $36M

The Republic of Korea plans to buy 288 AGM-114R Hellfire missiles from Lockheed Martin in a deal worth a total of $ 26 million. The US State Department announced this after publishing an official announcement on the Defense Security Cooperation Agency website.

Source: Turkey didn’t supply Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Ukraine

A source from the Turkish military-industrial complex did not confirm RIA Novosti's media reports about the delivery to Ukraine of at least 30 Bayraktar TB2 attack drones. According to military experts, these drones could be located in the area of ​​the demarcation zone in Donbas, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Czechs unveils Titus 6×6 combat vehicle for their army

According to local media reports, the Tatra Defense Vehicle company presented a prototype of the commander-staff version of the Titus 6x6 wheeled armored personnel carrier. The vehicles of this type are soon to be used by the Czech army.

US and Norway will build an engine for hypersonic weapons

The US Department of Defense and the Norwegian Ministry of Defense announced the beginning of cooperation in developing a promising solid-fuel ramjet engine that both countries could use in supersonic and hypersonic weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

North Macedonia buys 54 Stryker armored vehicles for $210M

The United States will sell 54 Stryker armored fighting vehicles to North Macedonia's government at an estimated cost of $ 210 million, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has officially confirmed the information.

Russia’s Okhotnik stealth UAV will unleash its potential this year

Russia will conduct a series of tests on its unmanned stealth aerial vehicle S-70 Okhotnik, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. According to the Russian news agency RIA Novosti, in the middle of 2021, the Russian stealth drone's second prototype will be released from the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant Chkalov.

US received the first fighter launching hypersonic missiles

The international media widely covered the F-15EX. In recent months, Washington has focused on him. On March 10, the US Air Force received its first fighter of this type. The plane took off directly from the Boeing St. Louis plant and landed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Plan B for the French next generation fighter jet

The president of the French aviation giant Dassault Aviation Eric Trappier, complained at a press conference about problems with the "European" Next Generation Fighter (NGF) program, which in turn is part of the FCAS (Future Combat Air System) developed by France, Germany, and Spain

Cybersecurity issues can make US weapons systems vulnerable

The contracts concluded by the Pentagon do not take into account cybersecurity requirements, which pose a threat to the state and may have a direct impact on missions conducted by the US armed forces, assessed the US Government Accountability Office.

Luftwaffe’s Tornado fighter lost two bombs in flight

During a drill over the Nordhorn ridge in Lower Saxony, a Luftwaffe Tornado fighter lost two training bombs. The Bundeswehr has assembled the bombshells, the investigation continues. This case was not the first one of its kind in Nordhorn.

New 5th-Gen fighter will take over the markets [photos]

The long-awaited premiere of the South Korean fifth-generation fighter KAI KF-X will take place in April this year. The local arms supply agency announced the news. Production of the KAI KF-X prototype is going according to plan.

‘Lightning’ – the new Russian military supersonic drone

After information emerged that the Russian military was developing and probably already creating the latest supersonic unmanned aerial vehicle, "Lightning," a supposed image of this UAV appeared, BulgarianMilitary.com learned, quoting the Russian edition Aviapro.

Lockheed-made CH-53K helicopter will fly with an Israeli flag

The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion will be the Israeli army's new heavy-duty helicopter. The Israeli Government decided on February 25th. Only two participants were admitted to the tender for new helicopters in the final, the second being the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Patriot SAMs in Syria and Iraq against Russian Kalibr missiles

Russia's Aviapro news agency reported today, February 26, that the U.S. military has Patriot surface-to-air missile systems at bases in Syria and Iraq. According to Russian sources, the Pentagon is building a new U.S. air base in eastern Syria in the Deir ez-Zor area.

Pentagon: F-16 fighter jets could replace F-35s in the USAF

Lockheed Martin and the production of fifth-generation F-35 fighters for the US military are facing difficult times. The Pentagon considers a strange decision - to replace the F-35s scheduled for replenishment in the US Army with the latest version of the F-16

India buys the Su-57 if it’s armed with a BrahMos missile

Russian sources claim that the Indians are ready to buy a large quantity of the Russian Su-57 fighter if the Russians manage to adapt it for use with the BrahMos supersonic rocket, and in the future for the next generation of the same missile.

India spent $1B to upgrade its MiG-29s and wants more jets

It is still unclear whether the Indian government is ready to place an order with Russia for new MiG-29 and Su-30MKI fighters, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing information from Russian media and a statement by the Indian ambassador to Moscow.

Canada will upgrade eight permanent surveillance systems

The Canadian government has decided to repair and upgrade its permanent surveillance systems, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. According to the spread information, the project's executor will be the Canadian branch of the company Rheinmetall.

Pentagon: Turkey is a valuable ally but will not receive F-35s

In recent weeks, US President Joe Biden's administration has revoked dozens of decrees and decisions of the previous administration. This is not the case with Turkey and its exclusion from the program for a multi-purpose stealth fighter of the fifth-generation F-35.

Belarus buys 8 Su-30SM fighter jets from Russia

Minsk will have to pay approximately $ 400 million to Moscow to acquire eight different 4th generation Su-30SM fighters. Sources of the Russian news agency Aviapro claim that the deal is already finalized.

Finnish Air Force prepares for the purchase of the century

The Finnish Armed Forces have issued formal invitations to tender for a new generation fighter's final bid. This tender is part of a more comprehensive policy related to the HX program - the successor to the F / A-18C / D Hornet aircraft currently operated in this country.

Turkey launched the first frigate built in the country

At the Turkish STM shipyard, a ceremony was held for the Istanbul-class ship's launch - the first missile frigate built in Turkey - and the keel's laying under the third Jinnah-type frigate, the Pakistani Navy, learned BulgarianMilitatary.com citing Defence24

Greece and France at the negotiating table for new frigates

Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.

Top 5 best assault rifles in the world in 2021

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - In today's world, it is difficult to determine which assault rifle is the best. That's why we make a ranking every year - many models appear on the international military and civilian markets. Our order for the top five of the best assault rifles this year is a combination and cross-evaluation of various indicators,

Turkey unveiled its version of the Leopard 2A4 tank

The Turks presented an updated version of Turkey's main Leopard 2A4 battle tank to the Turkish Defense Minister during a Turkish armored vehicle plant visit. The tank is a hybrid between the German Leopard and the Turkish Altay.

Russian SAMs, drones and radars ordered from the Far East

The TASS news agency reports that a batch of the Russian Pantsir-S1 mobile surface-to-air missile system goes to the far eastern country of Myanmar. The agreement between the two countries also includes the supply of Orlan-10E drones and radars, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Russian Su-57 fighter jet will be the 5th-gen only in 2022

The Russian edition Reporter published an article about the new Russian engine's expectations and stages for the Su-57 fighter. As we have repeatedly mentioned, the Russian Su-57 fighter is still difficult to qualify as a fifth-generation fighter.

Top 5 fastest active fighter jets in the world

There are the top 5 fastest active fighter jets in the world. It's no secret that airplanes are the quickest mode of transport. In this case, speed is a decisive factor in the military industry.

Japan to have unmanned attack fighter jet in 2035, MoD said

The Japanese Ministry of Defense is planning significant investments in its air force. According to Junnosuke Kobara, author of the Japanese online publication Nikkei Asia, the Land of the Rising Sun is beginning to develop unmanned attack fighter.

Britain targets Turkish fighter jets of the future

Russia's oldest geopolitical rival, Great Britain, has found a new way to defend its interests with someone else's hands. The conclusion has drawn from many aspects of military-technological cooperation between London and Ankara.

Top 5 largest aircraft carriers in the world

Any state, possessing the status of a sea power, strives for the permanent presence of the country's flag in the World Ocean. This is an indicator of power, prosperity, supremacy, significance and weight of the state.

Top 5 most powerful nuclear bombs in the world

In the middle of the last century, the Americans used atomic bombs against Japan for the first time. From that moment on, the world became different. There is a real danger of the destruction of our civilization.

Avangard [Vanguard] – Russian hypersonic glide vehicle [review]

The concept for a suborbital stratospheric glide missile was devised in the 1930s by the Austrian engineer Eugen Sänger. During the Cold War, this concept was picked up by the United States and the Soviet Union several times. However, implementation failed due to technical feasibility.

MiG-41 – a real breakthrough or just Russian speculation

Despite the fact that test pilot Alexander Fedotov made the first flight on the MiG-31 on September 16, 1975, exactly 45 years ago, even today this fighter continues to be one of the unique aircraft in the world. It is intended for use in the country's air defense system.

Russian MiG-35 fighter jet could be Egypt’s next purchase

International military markets are gradually recovering from the epidemic that was imposed by the coronavirus in almost all over the world during the summer. Trends are already beginning to be noticed, especially in the field of trade in aircraft.

Top 5 best bombers in the world

There is no doubt that there are only two countries that are working hard on new bombers. These are Russia and the United States. All others are either customers or tenants of this type of military equipment.

Russia is working on 5th generation submarines

The United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) on its own initiative continues to work on the development of a nuclear submarine of the Husky project and a diesel submarine of the Kalina project, which belong to the 5th generation submarines

Top 8 of the fastest military aircraft in the world

Sometimes it is very difficult to compare or face fighters from different manufacturers in a direct battle. The characteristics very often overlap and you rely only on the small details that can tip the scales in one direction or another.

Top 5 best submarines in the world

One of the deadliest weapons in a country's arsenal is submarines. In the past, they played a significant role during World War II and during the Cold War.

Can Russia intercept an American UAV?

Russia has deployed an anti-drone shield in the Kaliningrad region during a recent exercise. Foreign analysts see this measure as a response to the deployment of American unmanned aerial vehicles such as the MQ-9 Reaper in Estonia.

MiG-35 Fulcrum-F – Russian multirole fighter [review]

The RSK MiG-35 multi-purpose combat aircraft is a modernized version of the Soviet MiG-29M2. Unofficially, the MiG-35 is also called the Super Fulcrum. The MiG-35 is currently available in two versions, the single-seat MiG-35 and the two-seat MiG-35D.

Top 5 best combat drones [UAVs] in the world

Today, dozens of countries produce unmanned aerial vehicles of varying functionality, from reconnaissance to attack. It is very difficult to determine which attack drone is the best in the world, as the places where it can be tested are politically limited.

Top 5 most expensive fighter jets in the world

Fighters of the last, fifth generation or equivalent to them army winged vehicles of generations "4+" or "4 ++" are not only one of the most deadly, but also one of the most expensive types of weapons.

Su-35 vs F-22: who is stronger in aerial combat

The American magazine The National Interest decided to evaluate the capabilities of the Russian Su-35S generation 4 ++ multi-role fighter in an air battle with American aircraft. It turned out extremely interesting.

Top 5 infantry rifles of all time

It would be an exaggeration to say that the rifle won the war or changed the outcome of the battle. Nevertheless, they are necessary for victory: battle is, first of all, a test of will, and ineffective small arms spread defeatism.

Topol-M: how Russia created an ultra-modern rocket in the 1990s

At the end of 1994, I, then a war correspondent for the Izvestia newspaper, was invited to the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces and was asked to write about further development, and more specifically, about the modernization of the Topol strategic missile system.

New Zealand purchases Bushmaster armored vehicles

The Minister of Defense of New Zealand, Ron Mark, announced that the government approved the purchase of a consignment of Bushmaster armored vehicles with a 4x4 wheel arrangement to replace the Pinzgauer armored vehicles

Brazil begins to master fighter jets production

In Brazil, the production of fighter jets began. Yesterday, July 7, the portal defensenews.com announced that the Saab Aeronáutica Montagens plant launched the production of parts for Gripen E / F aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.