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US UAV conducted reconnaissance near Crimean borders

MOSCOW, (BM) - The American strategic drone conducted reconnaissance off the Crimean borders, the monitoring resource PlaneRadar reports, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Crimean S-400 Combat Teams are Holding Air Defense Drills The U.S. Air

The Su-57 fighter jet is not even ready to fly, Russian specialists say

MOSCOW, (BM) - The crashed Russian Su-57 was found to have at least four critical problems, learned BulgarianMiltary.com, according published report in Military Review of some russian experts. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Dogfight! Russia’s Su-35 and Su-57 vs. F-35 Stealth

Rolls Royce has announced the development of engines for Tempest fighter jets

LONDON, (BM) - Britain’s Rolls Royce, world's second largest manufacturer of aircraft engines, has announced that it has begun development of engines for the country’s Tempest sixth generation fighter program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Britain’s BAE

The Russian Su-57 can beat F-35 someday, but not right now, a Russian expert explains

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Su-57 fighter is already a good combat vehicle. However, there is still something to improve, for example, in order to bypass the American F-35 in terms of basic indicators, expert Vladimir Vasiliev believes. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read special report:

Russian Mig-31M has launched hypersonic Kinzhal missile (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Ministry of Defense published footage of the launch of the dagger hypersonic aerial ballistic missile MiG-31K fighter during exercises in the Black Sea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Joint maneuvers of the Black Sea and Northern Fleets took place on January 9 off the coast of Crimea. They involved more than

Singapore buys F-35 fighter jets

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. government on Thursday formally approved Singapore to become the next customer of the F-35 joint strike fighter, paving the way for a future sale, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Last year, Singaporean

Russian UAVs and weapons with AI have been used in Syria

BEIJING, (BM) - On October 25, a senior official in the Russian ground forces announced that the latest Kungas robot had successfully passed tests in the country. It is reported that until 2025 a unit consisting entirely of robots and capable of performing combat missions will be formed in the Russian troops. Read more: Military and defense

Greece buys F-35 for air superiority over Turkey

ATHENS, (BM) - Greece will mainly modernize its military aviation by purchasing 24 F-35 fighter jets from the United States, learned BulgarianMiitary.com, quoting BTA. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said in an interview with Sky TV that Greece will also modernize its existing F-35 and Mirage fighter jets. Read more: Military and

The new Russian Su-57 fighter jet can get a plasma weapon

MOSCOW, (BM) - Fifth-generation Russian Su-57 fighters now, after a successful test in Syria, can get new weapons - hypersonic missiles and plasma weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the former head of the anti-aircraft missile forces of the Special Forces Command of the Russian Air Force, Sergey Khatylev. Read more: Military and

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

The US will spend $2 billion to service the F-35 in 2020

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States will spend $ 2 billion this year on the maintenance and support of 5-generation F-35 Lightning II multipurpose fighter jets consisting of the Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps (IMS), and the armed forces of a number of foreign customers, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

Algeria plans to invest around $2B for aircraft, including Su-57, media reported

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - In the last few days, information has been intensely reported in the world media that Algeria is ready to invest approximately $ 2 billion for the purchase of new fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. DEFENSEWEEK'S REPORT: The Su-57’s uncontrolled flight in the sky: what ‘killed’ the aircraft? Read more:

Pakistani JF-17 fighter jet has already new pilot double seat version

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday unveiled its first batch of 08 dual seat JF-17 aircraft, manufactured by the Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) in Kamra, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Pakistan Has Planned the JF-17 Block 3’s Maiden Flight for the End of 2019 “To mark this momentous occasion, a grand

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