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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.

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.

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.

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.

A military helicopter crashed in France, two people died

The accident occurred around 16:30 in a commune located 22 km northeast of Tarbes. According to the prefecture, two wounded were evacuated by helicopter to the hospitals of Tarba and Toulouse. Two of them are in critical condition.

Azerbaijan selects new fighter between Su-35 and MiG-35

As part of the military-technical cooperation between Baku and Moscow, a group of specialists of the Azerbaijani Air Force visited earlier in Russia the enterprises of the military-industrial complex for the production of Su-35 and MiG-35 aircraft

Japan begins to develop a new own stealth fighter jet

A special group to develop the successor to the Japanese F-2 fighter was created by the Procurement, Technology and Logistics Agency of the Ministry of Defense of Japan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing The Japan Times.

China is interested of Su-57 fighter jet and purchase is possible

BEIJING, (BM) - Chief designer at China’s Shenyang Aircraft Design Institute Wang Yongqing in a recent interview with Chinese media praised the design of Russia’s new Su-57 next generation fighter - a fighter which the Chinese People's Liberation Army is expected to order for its Air Force or its Navy in the near future, learned

Turkey has stopped negotiations of Russian Su-35 or Su-57 fighters purchase

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Some Turkish and Russian media claim that Turkey is not longer interested of purchasing of russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Turkey has decided which aircraft will replace the US F-35 fighter jet We recall that a few months ago, Turkey declared great interest in the Russian

Pakistan’s JF-17 fighters will integrate the already tested RAAD-II missile

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - On 18 February Pakistan’s Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) announced the successful testing of a RAAD-II air launched nuclear capable cruise missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The missile was launched by a Mirage III fighter, and would allow the aircraft to strike targets unto 600km away. This new capability

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

Russia plans to buy several dozen Su-34 front-line bombers

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Ministry of Defense plans in the summer to sign a new contract for the supply of several dozen Su-34 front-line bombers to the Russian Aerospace Forces, the combat capabilities of which will be expanded based on the Sych development work, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according TASS information and a source from Russian

India bought single-engine Tejas fighter jets totalling $5,5B

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India has bought new single-engine Tejas fighters from the local company HAL as the largest military purchase in recent years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing TV channel Zvezda. The total transaction for the purchase of aircraft transactions amounted to $ 5.46 billion. It is noted that initially, an Indian

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 safety of Russian fighter jets are in very great doubt, including Su-57

MOSCOW, (BM) - The safety of flights of Russian combat aircraft and helicopters, and their effectiveness in combat, are in very great doubt, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The reason for this is the fact that during the flight, fasteners can fall off, which in turn can lead to both the failure of fighter and helicopter systems and the loss of

Bulgaria will receive its F-16 Block 70 fighter jets through NATO agency

SOFIA, (BM) - The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) will deliver Bulgaria from the United States the new F-16 Block 70 fighter jets and their equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence Transferred to

Japan launched spy satellite to monitor North Korea’s nuclear and missile sites

TOKYO, (BM) - Japan on Sunday launched the new Optical 7 reconnaissance satellite from Tanegashima Cosmodrome in southwestern Kagoshima Prefecture. This was announced by the developer of the orbiter Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

India is ready to spend $2,6B for new naval helicopters by US’ Lockheed Martin

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India is set to give final approval to a $2.6 billion deal for military helicopters from U.S. defence firm Lockheed Martin ahead of a proposed visit by U.S. President Donald Trump this month, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing defence and industry sources. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and

Russia’s “Night Super Hunters” helicopters will become fighters and air killers

MOSCOW, (BM) - "Night Superhunters" will become air killers. The latest Russian Mi-28NM attack helicopter will turn into a fighter capable of handling enemy aircraft, drones and cruise missiles. Powerful R-74M ammunition will be installed on board the rotorcraft to destroy air targets. They are able to bring down even fifth-generation aircraft. At

Australia buys F-18’s anti-ship missiles for about $1 billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Australia has requested to buy up to two hundred (200) AGM-158C, Long Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASMs); and up to eleven (11) ATM-158C LRASM Telemetry Variant (Inert). Also included are DATM-158C LRASM, Captive Air Training Missiles (CATM-158C LRASM), containers, support and test equipment, publications and

Russia equips Tu-160 strategic bomber with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s top military brass plans to arm Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers with Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, a source in the defense industry told TASS on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "The possibility of deploying Kinzhal missiles on Tu-160 aircraft is being considered. The work on this option is due to be

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

Germany begins to slow down FCAS program. Europe wates Su-57’s data

BERLIN, (BM) - A number of European countries intend to participate in the program to create a new generation fighter. The project has already managed to get the name Future Combat Air System (FCAS), as BulgarianMilitary.com has reported last year. Read more: Russian military specialists killed; Haftar receives Chinese drones; IDF strikes Hamas

The Russia’s Su-24 bomber almost crashed (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Su-24 bomber was landing without a chassis and at the last second avoided a collision with the ground. A video of the incident was published in the telegram channel “The View of a Man”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "A classic case for the Air Force. January 2020. The Su-24 crew is confident that it is landing with the main

Turkey has decided which aircraft will replace the US F-35 fighter jet

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the creation of Turkish-made fighters by 2023, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Turkish president statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Turkey ‘takes down’ F-35 with the desire to integrate the S-400

Russian Su-35 fighter jet is more successful, better and beats Su-57, US said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The American publication The National Interest notes that the Su-35 was a transitional option until the launch of mass production of the Su-57, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. 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

Did Poland buy F-35 fighter jets without any weapons?

WARSAW, (BM) - Polish media disclose information about a deal with the United States for the supply of F-35 fighters. It may well turn out that Washington will supply the fifth generation fighters without weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Germany and France exclude Poland from military projects Military observer Zbigniew

A Russian military satellite may have been destroyed, US scientist said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The American scientist expressed his version of why the military satellite Cosmos-2491 ceased to function, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting a statement of the US scientist Jonathan McDowell. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com According to official figures, in the

The Russian nightmare called B-21 Raider is dangerous stealth weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Air Force has released the first official artist’s concept of the highly classified B-21 Raider next generation stealth program - the design of which has been speculated ever since the program was announced in September 2016, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoted several sources. Read more: Military and defense

India might replace the Russian Su-57 with the American F-21

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India might replace the Russian Su-57 with the American F-21and the possibility of this happening is real, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting several sources. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Contrary to the fact that India previously actively criticized the American

‘F-35 destroys Russia’s S-400’ is not mission impossible anymore

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey unveils an unexpected flaw in the Russian S-400 missile system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting russian agency Avia.pro. According to the media agency, they have material, which, in fact, is an infographic of the effectiveness of the Russian S-400. REPORT: What are the advantages of the new Russian missile

Germany has refused to buy MQ-4C Triton surveillance drones. The deal was for $2,5B

BERLIN, (BM) - The German government has cancelled plans for a $2.5 billion contract to acquire Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton heavyweight high endurance surveillance drones, instead opting for the manned Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft which is also capable of performing signals intelligence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military

Russian Su-27 fighter jet is an “aerial scalpel” and has learned NATO manners

BEIJING, (BM) - After the Second World War, the aviation industry began to develop rapidly. In the postwar years, various countries of the world began to actively modernize their military aircraft, which over time already began to use aircraft with jet engines. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating –

Russia’s Kalashnikov starts to produce unguided aircraft missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Kalashnikov group of companies bought 41% of the shares of the developer of the Novosibirsk Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) from the NPO Kurganpribor, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the Kalashnikov press service statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Supersonic targets have been intercepted by Russia’s MiG-31 in a drill

MOSCOW, (BM) - The crews of MiG-31 interceptor fighters from Russia’s Central Military District practiced complex aerobatic maneuvers as combat pairs and trained to intercept supersonic targets in the stratosphere during drills in the Perm Region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the District’s press office statement on Thursday. Read

The U.S. has successfully tested AI in an aerial battle with an F-15 fighter

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A team of scientists at Johns Hopkins University in the United States has successfully tested artificial intelligence involved in an aerial battle with an F-15 fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MKRU and online edition N+1. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Video of the first flight of newest Russian Su-35S fighter jet

MOSCOW, (BM) - The first flights and the development of air missions of the Su-35S squadron of the Western Military District (ZVO) took place in Karelia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. New fighters were received for the aviation group at the end of 2019. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

A Russian Su-30 fighter jet of Algerian Air Forces crashed

ALGIERS, (BM) - The Su-30 fighter crashed in the province of Umm al-Boisi in northeast Algeria on Monday evening, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The crash news was announced on Tuesday by the Algerian television channel En Nahar.

An air battle between Su-57 and F-35 fighter jets – how it ends?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Journalists of the American edition of The National Interest appreciated the prospects of the latest Russian Su-57 fighter in a battle with the fifth-generation F-35 aircraft of the US Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Polit Russia and the Natioanl Interest. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

A new ‘carrier killer’ ballistic missile on service in Chinese Air force

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s ‘Modern Ships’ publication in November revealed artwork of a large new anti ship ballistic missile which is set to be integrated onto the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) new H-6N medium weight tactical bomber - the latest iteration of the H-6 design which, in response to a growing and often hostile Western naval presence

Russia has developed a new helicopter for special forces needs

MOSCOW, (BM) - According to a source, the developed combat aerial vehicle will become an intermediate link on the way from Mi-8 to a promising helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Voennoe Delo. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Russia and China to Develop a

US will test the Russian Su-57 and Chinese J-20 fighter jets

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US will test the Russian Su-57 fighter in simulation conditions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Science and Technology publication reported January 23, citing American media. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Russian Su-57 lost the aerial

Indonesia might buy Rafale 4++ fighter jets. Rumors or not, this is a bad choice

JAKARTA, (BM) - The Indonesian Armed Forces are reportedly considering placing an order for Dassault Rafale ‘4+ Generation’ twin engine medium fighters from France, alongside possible orders for Scorpene Class submarines and Gowind Class corvettes. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The

The new Russian Su-34 will be able to detect and shoot down invisible targets

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russian Aerospace Forces will receive a "Super-Defender." Already this year, serial production of an updated version of the Su-34 bomber will begin (NATO designation Fullback - “Defender”), learned BulgarianMiltary.com, quoting Izvestia. The machine is assigned the HBO index - “new features”. The aircraft will be equipped with

New try of Croatia to buy new or second hand fighter jets

ZAGREB, (BM) - Croatia is making another attempt to renew its fighter fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Yesterday, January 20, the Croatian Ministry of Defense officially announced a new tender for the purchase of military aircraft. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com In 2018, Croatia

NATO’s new spy tool can peer into Russia for 200 kilometers

OSLO, (BM) - When the new NATO spy drones take to the wing, the alliance and its 29 members will have a unique opportunity to get an idea of ​​what is happening in the territories adjacent to NATO. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com “They will fly over NATO territory. But they will be able

US unveils X-61A drone by the Pentagon’s Gremlins program (video)

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The American company Dynetics published a video with the first flight of the X-61A drone, which is created with the support of the Pentagon as part of the Gremlins program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, qioting Vzglyad. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The drone was

The Indian Su-30MKIs will already carry the supersonic BrahMos cruise missiles

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India now has a new lethal weapons platform to keep a ‘strategic eye’ over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR), especially the Bay of Bengal, as well as carry out ‘long-range precision strikes’ against hostile aircraft carriers or other high-value targets by day and night in all-weather conditions in the region, learned

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

Deadly battle in the sky – F-22 ‘Raptor’ against ‘the Criminal’ Su-57

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Russia’s official designation of the PAK-FA/T-50 jet as the Sukhoi Su-57 is just another reminder that the field of fifth generation fighters is about to get more crowded. The United States, China, Russia, Japan and Korea are all working on their own fifth generation designs, but so far only three planes, the F-22 Raptor,

Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet has tested new types of missiles in Syria

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Su-57 fighter has tested new types of missile and bomb weapons in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu statement at a final meeting of the ministry with the participation of President Vladimir Putin. Read more: Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet successfully passed the second phase of tests

A Russian general explains in details why Su-57 fighter jet crashed early today

MOSCOW, (BM) - The engine of the Su-57 fighter, which crashed in the Khabarovsk Territory, was tested using special programs at maximum speeds, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the former commander of the 4th Army of the Air Force and Air Defense, Lieutenant General Valery Gorbenko. Read more: Russian 5th generation aircraft crashed

Russia creates subsonic sixth-generation unmanned strategic bomber

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia will create a sixth-generation unmanned strategic bomber, Lieutenant General Sergey Kobylash, has learned BulgarianMilitary.com according commander of the Long-Range Aviation of the Russian Air Force statement. Read more: The First Upgraded Tupolev-160M Bomber to Enter the Russian Armed Forces in 2021 “Further

The US military is testing drones equipped with 40mm grenade launchers

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military is testing experimental Cerberus GL drones equipped with 40mm grenade launchers - the drone devices were developed by the Australian company Skyborne Technologies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: ELTA Systems Revealed a New and Enhanced Configuration of Its Drone Guard System The drone, armed

F-35 fighter jets neutralize North Korean nuclear missiles

SEOUL, (BM) - Shortly after the activation of its first squadron of F-35A fifth generation fighters, and confirmation of further orders for the advanced stealth fighters, South Korea’s Air Force has released a promotional video showing the aircraft neutralising one of North Korea’s most capable new military assets - an intercontinental range

Switzerland has received an Israeli Hermes 900 UAV, five more are expected

BERN, (BM) - Switzerland has received the first of six Elbit Systems Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft system (UAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Swiss government statement at Monday. The MALE UAS is based at Emmen Airbase, from which it will perform border surveillance and disaster relief. Read more: Why Switzerland May Buy F-35

Russia’s Su-57 fighter jet successfully passed the second phase of tests in Syria

MOSCOW, (BM) - The fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57 successfully passed the second stage of tests in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the head of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia Valery Gerasimov statement. Read more: The Russia`s Su-57 Fighter Jet is a “Criminal” – NATO He told the foreign military

The Russian air defense system probably shot down an American drone

MOSCOW, (BM) - The US military announced the loss of its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in northern Africa. This drone, according Colonel Christopher Carns, spokesman for the US AF Command, was lost on November 21, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read more: Pakistan wants to buy FD-2000 long-range air defense missile

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

Bad news for Russia – a laser weapon soon may be part of the US F-35’s armament

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Air Force will one day fire high-tech laser weapons from drones and fighter jets to destroy high-value targets, conduct precision strikes and incinerate enemy locations from the sky. The first airborne tests are expected to take place by 2021, Air Force officials have said. The developmental efforts are focused on

Canada may be the next nation to buy the F-35 stealth fighter

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In August, Britain’s Ministry of Defense and European manufacturer Airbus withdrew the Eurofighter from Canada’s competition to pick a replacement for its 35-year-old CF-18 fighters. In 2018, France’s Dassault withdrew the Rafale from the contest. That just leaves three contenders: Lockheed Martin’s F-35, Boeing’s F/A-18

India plans to invest heavily in five wide-range Russian combat jets

NEW DELHI, (BM) - With the Indian Air Force planning for an ambitious expansion of its frontline combat fleet, and seeking to increase the number of fighter units in service from 32 to 42 by 2027, the country is set to invest heavily in acquiring a wide range Russian combat jets including further orders for platforms currently in service and

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

Su-30’s radars have repeatedly detected Chinese stealth fighter aircraft J-20

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Chinese military experts, commenting on the well-known statements of their Indian neighbors that the Su-30MKI radars have repeatedly detected stealth fighter aircraft J-20 PLA, are trying to find an explanation of the situation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: China Has Begun to Promote Its Own 4++

Gripen by SAAB might change the Indian economy

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Saab AB wants control of local manufacturing in India if it beats the likes of Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. in the race for the world’s biggest warplane contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The S-400 Will Significantly Increase the Level of the Indian Defense The Swedish manufacturer is in the

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

The Norwegian Air Force has activated its first squadron of F-35A stealth fighters

OSLO, (BM) - The Norwegian Air Force has activated its first squadron of F-35A fifth generation single engine stealth fighters, one of the very first services worldwide to do so since the jet first entered service in the U.S. Air Force in 2015, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: GKN Aerospace Norway Announced a $66M Contract for F135

Turkey is studying in detail the characteristics of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara is carefully studying the tactical and technical characteristics of Russian Su-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read more: ‘If Turkey Does Not Get the F-35, We’ll Looking for Alternatives’, the Turkish Foreign Minister Said This was stated by the Head of the Republic’s Defense

China Has Begun to Promote Its Own 4++ Generation Fighter for Export

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s Aviation Industry Corporation has begun to promote the J-10C ‘4++ Generation’ single engine light fighter for export, the first time the country has offered such an advanced platform to overseas clients, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch. Read more: China Has Conducted Test of the Latest

South Korea Arms Its Fighters with the French Air-to-Air Missiles

SEOUL, (BM) - MBDA has been awarded a contract from Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) for the integration of the Meteor beyond visual range air-to-air missile onto the KF-X future Korean fighter aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The contract includes integration support to KAI, transfer of know-how and manufacture of test equipment for

Russia Has Assembled Its First Upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M Strategic Bomber

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia has assembled its first upgraded Tupolev Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber and started its trials, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting a source in the defense industry. Read more: Russia Starts Production of Upgraded Tu-160 "On November 28, the first heavily upgraded Tu-160M strategic missile-carrying bomber

Denmark Should Probably Buy More F-35 Fighter Jet, the US Ambasador Said

COPENHAGEN, (BM) - The United States has pressed to encourage Denmark to increase purchases of F-35 fifth generation fighter jets, with the U.S. Military itself set to field over 1000 of these jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch. Read more: Patria to Sustain the Engine Components for the Remaining Lifetime of the F16s

New Zealand Buys Five C-130J Aircraft Totalling $1.4 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to New Zealand of five (5) C-130J aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of $1.4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: New Zealand Plans a Massive Defence Investments in Land Systems and Soldier Equipment

Morocco Buys 36 AH-64E Apache Attack Helicopters for About $4.25 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of thirty-six (36) AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $4.25 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification

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 Turkish Fifth Generation Fighter Program Might Have a New Tech-Partner

DUBAI, (BM) - Russia is ready to take part in developing Turkish fighter jets of 4++ and fifth-generation and offer its technologies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev statement on Sunday. Read more: Turkey to Display Its Own 5th Gen Stealth

The Mig-29 Multi-Role Aircraft as a Deadly Answer to the F-16

WASHINGTON, (BM) - As with many of Russia’s most prolific aircraft, the MiG-29 has spawned numerous variants four decades of service. Originally intended as an superiority fighter, and particularly as the Soviet answer to the F-16, the MiG-29 has been gradually recast as a multi-role aircraft with an increasingly robust air-to-surface armament

The U.S. Has Found Alternative for F-35`s Component Suppliers

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Since removing Turkey from the multinational F-35 program over its purchase of a Russian air defense system, the U.S. has found alternate suppliers for all but a dozen components Turkey is producing for the Lockheed-made fighter jet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Read more: The F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet

The Russia`s Su-34 Aviation Regiment in the Far East Received Anti-Ship Missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) - Front-line bombers of the Su-34 aviation regiment stationed in the Far East received anti-ship missiles X-35У, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Two Russian Su-34 Fighter Bombers Collide in Midair during Training Flight Russian front-line bombers Su-34 from the 277-th bomber regiment stationed at the

Two Su-30SM Fighter Jet Will Be Delivered to Belarus

MOSCOW, (BM) - Two Sukhoi Su-30SM multirole fighter jets purchased in Russia will arrive in Belarus on November 13, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Belarusian Defense Minister Andrei Ravkov statement on Tuesday. Read more: Belarus to Upgrade Main Battle Tanks "Under the defense procurement plan, Su-30SM multirole fighters will be

Russia Tests Attacking UAVs with Minimal Human Guidance

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s massive Tsentr-2019 wargame in September included a first: a test of small drones that found and bombed their targets with minimal human guidance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting defense One and according Russian newspaper Izvestia article on Thursday. Read more: New Drone for Arctic Operations Displayed by

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;

Russia’s Su-35 is More Deadly and Advanced than F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production. Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of

A Hypersonic Missile Might Be Part of Su-57 Armament

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In the prior months, The National Interest discussed the possibility of Russia’s fifth-generation stealth fighter being outfitted with hypersonic Kinzhal missiles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Yahoo News. Read more: Indian is Not Planning to Buy Russia`s Su-57 Fighter Jet Russian state news reported Kinzhal

China is Selling Drones Capable of Taking Life with Little or No Human Oversight

WASINGTON, (BM) - China is exporting drones that it advertises as having lethal autonomy to the Middle East, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting defense One. Read more: Chinese Hypersonic UAV is a Bad News for US Navy – Military Watch Analysis It’s the first time that a senior Defense official

LOUT – the Secret Steakth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle of Airbus Has Been Unveiled

BERLIN, (BM) - On November 5 on November 2019, during a media briefing at the Airbus facility in Manching, Germany, the company revealed its secret stealth unmanned aerial vehicle LOUT, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: The Israeli air force (IAF) is increasing the number of UAV simulators At the booth was an 4-ton

‘Russian Knights’ Will Get Four Highly Maneuverable Fighter Jets Sukhoi-35S

MOSCOW, (BM) - The aerobatic team Russian Knights will get four highly maneuverable fighter jets Sukhoi-35S at the beginning of this month, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Sukhoi company statement. Read more: Russia`s Su-35 Fighter Jet is a Deadly Aerial Fist and Stealth Killer, US Said "The Russian Knights will soon get four

Russia`s Su-35 Fighter Jet is a Deadly Aerial Fist and Stealth Killer, US Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - “A unique machine, a deadly aerial fist,” is how the official television channel of the Russian Ministry of Defense introduced the Su-35S superiority fighter earlier this week. TV Zvezda’s three-minute clip of a recent Su-35S training sortie over Syria provides close-up shots of the fighter jet being prepped for flight,

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

India Plans to Retire Russia’s MiG-27 to the End of the Year

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The Indian Air Force is reportedly planning to retire its final squadrons of MiG-27 Flogger strike fighters in the final week of 2019, as part of a comprehensive fleet modernisation program which was accelerated following a perceived underperformance during clashes with neighbouring Pakistan in February of this year. Read

China, India, Turkey, Algeria and Myanmar as a potential Buyers of Russia’s Su-57

MOSCOW, (BM) - US media outlet The National Interest, which focuses on the global defence industry, has come up with a short list of five nations that are more likely to buy Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet, the Su-57, as the aircraft is about to be delivered to the Russian Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey Has

The F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet is Cheaper Than the Chinese J-20

BEIJING, (BM) - The Chinese media have concluded that mass production American fighter F-35 led to the fact that the Chinese J-20 is now the more expensive fifth generation aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: China Showcased the Largest J-20 Stealth Fighter Jets Formation Recall that in China believe that today only the

Why is Bulgaria Not Buying UAVs?

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - In 2023, Bulgaria should receive the first two F-16s from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The deal is for eight planes and is worth $ 1.2 billion. But this is only the first part of the entire government program package, because after the first eight, we will order eight more. It is a little known fact that the F-16 is a

China Has Unveiled New ‘Solar Dragon’ Drones and Deploys Them Near North Korea

BEIJING, (BM) - China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has deployed a sizeable continent of advanced new drones, known as the Soar Dragon or Xianglong, near the North Korean border in Liaoning province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: After the S-400, China Buys Russia`s S-500 Missile Defence System The deployment comes amid

The Russia`s Su-57 Fighter Jet is a “Criminal” – NATO

MOSCOW, (BM) - NATO decided to classify the Russian 5 fighter of the Su-57 generation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Recall that the North Atlantic military bloc has its own system of codification of foreign weaponswhen an English noun is added to the nomenclature alphanumeric group or to the name given by the manufacturer. A

Turkey is a Partner of F-35 Program and Not Going to Buy Russian Su-35, Minister Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday refuted media reports about Ankara’s plans to buy Russian Su-35 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "Reports that Turkey will buy Su-35 fighter jets are not true. We are partners on the F-35 project . We want our rights to be granted," the Haberler news portal

Why Switzerland May Buy F-35 Fighter Jet?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Four U.S. Air Force F-35A stealth fighters on May 31, 2019 arrived at Payerne air base in Switzerland. The F-35s are scheduled to remain at the base until June 14, 2019 in support of F-35-maker Lockheed Martin in its bid to win the Swiss air force’s $8-billion tender for up to 40 new fighters. The Swiss air force in April

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

B-1B Bombers of the U.S. Air Force Have Been Deployed to Saudi Air Base

RIYADH, (BM) - Amid a considerable redeployment of American assets to the Persian Gulf region, the United States Air Force has dispatched B-1B Lancer heavy bombers to the Prince Sultan Airbase in Saudi Arabia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch. Read more: The Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber Will be Armed with a New B61-12

The U.S. Air Force Urgently Needs New Air to Air Missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States is set to receive at least two entirely new classes of long range air to air missile in the 2020s, which are intended to replace the AIM-120 AMRAAM currently in service. U.S. defence manufacturer Raytheon, best known for its THAAD, RIM-161 and AIM-120 missiles, in September announced the development of the

F-16 and Su-30SM in the ‘New Fighter Jet’ Battle of Vietnamese Air Forces

HANOI, (BM) - The Vietnamese Air Force is currently comprised of seven full strength regiments, including four of Su-27SK and Su-30MK2 Flanker air superiority fighters and three of heavily modernised Su-22 strike fighters of the M3, M4 and UM variants. With the country seeking to modernise its armed forces, and making sizeable investments in

The U.S. Has Tested a Military Hypersonic Engine for Missile or Plane

WASHINGTON, (BM) - At a special research area in the US state of Colorado have passed the British test engine for hypersonic vehicles. Creators powerplant report that it allows speeds up to 5 m (5 sound velocity), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: China Has Developed a New Hypersonic Weapon It is noted that a crucial

Two Russian Nuclear-Capable Bombers Will Be Send to South Africa

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia has announced plans to send two nuclear-capable Tu-160 bombers to South Africa in what observers say would be the first such deployment on the African continent, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Moscow Times. Read more: South African Defence Group Denel Will Restructure and Hopes to Return Its Profitability

Canada Wants a New Fighter Jet and F-35 Might Be the Right Choice

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In August, Britain’s Ministry of Defense and European manufacturer Airbus withdrew the Eurofighter from Canada’s competition to pick a replacement for its 35-year-old CF-18 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Canada Will Spend $11,4 Bn to Replace 88 Aging Fighter Jets In 2018, France’s Dassault withdrew

Korea Buys 120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles from the U.S.

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Korea of (120) AIM-120C-7/C-8 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Unveils 5th Generation Fighter Jet Also included in the order are containers; weapon support

Why India Might Buy Russian Su-35 for $12 Billion?

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Su-35 can become not only a means of replenishing the Indian Air Force with a powerful "heavyweight", but also a unique opportunity to modernize the Su-30MKI fleet. Why the elite Su-35 can win a tender for 12 billion dollars, the Indian media tried to explain. Unrivaled Heavyweight According to Indian Defense News, which

Russia’s MiG-35 is Capable but Can It Fight America’s F-22 and F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - For years, its manufacturer has marketed the MiG-35 as a “4++” fighter: “I would say that this is a new plane that surpasses our foreign competitors. In other words, this is a 4++ level plane,” stated Mikoyan General Director Ilya Tarasenko in a recent interview. Russian President Vladimir Putin echoed this sentiment at a

Turkey Prepares to Replace the F-35 with Another Fifth-Generation Aircraft

ISTAMBUL, (BM) - If the United States completely refuses to sell fifth-generation fighter aircraft F-35, Turkey will take advantage of alternative proposals for the purchase of aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. According to the Turkish leader, Ankara is receiving proposals for the supply of modern military aircraft

India Upgrades Su-30 MKI to the Most Fearsome Fighter Jet in the Region

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The Su-30MKI Flanker currently forms the mainstay of the Indian Air Force’s combat fleet, with 11 of the service’s 27 fighter squadrons comprised of the aircraft and additional squadrons planned. The aircraft represents a significant enhancement over the original Su-27 Flanker, the Soviet Air Force’s most capable air superiority

China Has Developed a New Hypersonic Weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China celebrated the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 in typical fashion – with a military parade. Some of the new weapons on display that day provide cause for serious concern among U.S. policymakers. Read more: Russia Successfully Tests the Hypersonic Missile “Avangard”. The U.S.:

The Su-27 of the Russian Federation is a Real Killer, US Magazine Announced

WASHINGTON, (BM) - To the West, most of the legendary Soviet aircraft of the Cold War came from the design bureau Mikoyan Gurevitch, which spawned such aircraft as the MiG-15 “Fagot,” MiG-21 “Fishbed,” MiG-25 “Foxbat” and MiG-29 “Fulcrum.” The single best Soviet fighter of the Cold War, however, was Sukhoi’s Su-27 “Flanker.” Intended both to

Tunisia Buys Twelve (12) T-6C Texan Trainer Aircraft from U.S.

TUNIS, (BM) - The Government of Tunisia has requested a possible sale of twelve (12) T-6C Texan trainer aircraft, spare engines, cartridge actuated devices/propellant actuated devices operational flight trainer, spare parts, ground handling equipment, support equipment, software delivery and support, publications and technical documentation,

South Korea Unveils 5th Generation Fighter Jet

SEOUL, (BM) - On the international aerospace exhibition in Seoul, South Korean manufacturers have introduced full-size mock-looking aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Particular attention has attracted a full-size mock-up of the fifth generation of South Korean fighter, designated by the name of the program - KF-X.

China Unveils Its Own Z-20F Seahawk Helicopter (Photos)

BEIJING, (BM) - China is world-renowned for its ability to steal foreign intellectual property, reverse engineer it, and to quickly produce something similar. In fact, this relationship between espionage, design, and production has helped catapult the People's Liberation Army into a place where America's technological superiority is no longer

Russia’s Air Force is Rapidly Improving and Should Be Taken Seriously

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When it comes to air power, it’s no secret that the United States and the West have often held an edge over Russia. This dates at least as far back to World War II, when the United States and Britain were allied with Russia. While Russia supplied much of the manpower that ultimately defeated Nazi Germany, it was the United

The Su-27 Fighter Jet Belonging to the Ethiopian Air Force Crashed

ADDIS ABEBA, (BM) - The Su-27 fighter belonging to the Ethiopian air force crashed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The accident occurred immediately after taking off from the country's main air base in 50 km southeast of Addis Ababa, two pilots died. The instructor and the trainee pilot are called as victims of the incident. Read more: Over

Pakistan is Developing 5th Generation Fighter Jet with the Help of China

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Indian media outlets are reading materials that show a sense of anxiety over the publication of a military-technical report in Pakistan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Pakistan Has Maintained Progress on Modernization Programs to Strengthen Its Military Forces The report said that Pakistani specialists

Russia’s S-400 Air Defense System Can Be Defeat by Using F-35, US Magazine Reports

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Designed as part of the developmental trajectory for the emerging F-35, the test-firing facilities further development of an ability to fire the weapon “off-boresight,” described as an ability to target and destroy air to air targets that are not in front of the aircraft with a direct or immediate line of sight, Pentagon

The U.S. Prototype UAV XQ-58A Valkyrie Was Damaged During a Test Flight

WAHINGTON, (BM) - The prototype UAV XQ-58A Valkyrie, which should become the unmanned aerial pilot of the fifth-generation F-35 multi-role fighter, was damaged during a test flight, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced that the prototype of its promising, inconspicuous UAV XQ-58A Valkyrie successfully

The US Has Made Wrong Choice – X-32 and F-23 Could Have Been Best Stealth

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Department of Defense (DoD) didn’t have to opt for the F-35. In the 1990s, both Boeing and Lockheed Martin bid for the next big fighter contract, a plane that would serve in each of the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps, as well as grace the air forces of many US allies. Boeing served up the X-32; Lockheed the X-35. The

Indian is Not Planning to Buy Russia`s Su-57 Fighter Jet

NEW DELHI, (BM) - A loud statement was made by the Chief of Staff of the Indian Air Force, Air Marshal Rakesh Bhadauria. Marshall said that the Indian Air Force "will soon have its own fifth-generation multirole fighter", learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "India will soon have fighters that can compete with the American F-22 and F-35, the Chinese

British Air Force Plans no More Purchases of Eurofighter Typhoon

LONDON, (BM) - The British Royal Air Force will no longer receive the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 multirole fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar`s Deal for Eurofighter Typhoon with UK is Largest Ever, Experts said According to the British Ministry of Defense, the country's air force transferred the last aircraft of this

The Russian Su-35 is Really Good, But it Might not Match America’s F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker-E is the top Russian air-superiority fighter in service today, and represents the pinnacle of fourth-generation jet fighter design. It will remain so until Russia succeeds in bringing its fifth-generation PAK-FA stealth fighter into production. Distinguished by its unrivaled maneuverability, most of

A Real Problem – Russia is Getting a 6th Generation Stealth Bomber

WASHINGTON, (BM) - As the Su-57 fifth-generation fighter moves into serial production in much larger quantities than previously expected, reports are emerging that the Russian defense establishment has their eyes trained on a “sixth-generation” strategic stealth bomber, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The First Upgraded Tupolev-160M

Ukraine Might Has a Hypersonic Missile in Near Future

KIEV, (BM) - In the near future, the Ukrainian armed forces may receive a hypersonic aviation guided missile. Appropriate development at the exhibition "Weapon and security-2019 "was presented by Yuzhnoye Design Bureau, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Ukraine Buys Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units from the US The

Russian Su-57 vs. U.S. F-22: Here’s What Happens When Stealth Meets Stealth

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia’s official designation of the PAK-FA/T-50 jet as the Sukhoi Su-57 is just another reminder that the field of fifth generation fighters is about to get more crowded. The United States, China, Russia, Japan and Korea are all working on their own fifth generation designs, but so far only three planes, the F-22 Raptor, F-35

India and Russia Discuss the Modernization of Indian Su-30MKI Fighters

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Rakesh Bhadauria confirmed the information that the fleet of Su-30MKI multirole fighters will be substantially updated, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to the Indian Marshal, we are talking about ordering new fighters, as well as upgrading existing ones. Thus, the enterprise of the

Asia is the Main Su-57E Market, but Who’s Buying?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - At MAKS 2019, Sukhoi demonstrated the export version of its premier air superiority fighter, the Su-57E, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. While the existence of an export version was practically guaranteed given that Russia has continually attempted to partner with select nations during development, the export version shown at

The Combination of UAV S-70 and Su-57 Turns the Latter Into a Fighter of the 5 + Gen

MOSCOW, (BM) - The combined flight of the S-70 “Hunter” heavy drone and the Su-57 fighter, in fact, is becoming the first visual example in the world of the flight integration of a drone with a fifth-generation fighter. It is clear that this is still an attempt, but at the same time it is worth noting that the first step in this direction has

The Swedish JAS 39 Gripen Has Dominated Over the Russian Su-27

BEIJING, (BM) - The Chinese media published material in which they decided to analyze the well-known statement of the Swedish Air Force commander that the Swedish JAS 39 Gripen fighters are "real lions of air combat.", learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Sweden States SAAB Built a Russian Sukhoi Fighter Jet Killer Then the Swedish

Russia Isn’t Happy That China Stole Jet Fighter Design

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Remember that Russian carrier-based jet that China copied without permission? Those airplanes are crashing, and Russia doesn't seem too broken up about it. Though Russia and China are now friends, even holding joint exercises, Russia's Sputnik News recently trotted out an article titled "Chinese Navy Short on Carrier-Based

Dogfight: F-35 Can’t Win Against F-22

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter - which is built in three versions - recently completed its developmental test phase and is operational with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy will soon join the ranks of JSF operators with the F-35C carrier variant, which is scheduled to become

S-400 and Rafale Will Expand the Defence Capabilities of India

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The Indian Air Force command during a conference on the development of the country's air force, announces that the first French-made Rafale fighters will begin to perform tasks in the Indian sky no earlier than May 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Buys Akash Missile Systems by State-Run Bharat Electronics

A Nuclear Strike From Beijing to Washington in 30 Minutes if China Uses DF-41

WASHINGTON, (BM) - At the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) unveiled a number of new pieces of high end hardware during a large scale parade in Tiananmen Square. Alongside new DF-17 hypersonic tactical missiles, WZ-8 hypersonic surveillance drones and Gongji-11

Chinese Hypersonic UAV is a Bad News for US Navy – Military Watch Analysis

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The People's Liberation Army of China (PLA) introduced a number of new models of promising military equipment during a large-scale parade on Tiananmen Square, dedicated to the 70 anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the end of the Chinese civil war. Military Watch believes that despite the fact

Hypothetical Clash Between Su-35 and Su-57 – US Named the Winner

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Su-35 is the most effective fighter ever created by Moscow. Although the aircraft is primarily designed to gain superiority in the air, it is able to prove itself as a powerful means of hitting ground targets. This opinion was expressed by the National Interest publication. According to him, although outwardly this machine

Russia Develops ‘Anti-Satellite’ Camouflage of Su-57 Fighter Jet

MOSCOW, (BM) - In Russia, the testing of the latest Su-57 fighters continues, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As you know, a few days ago the fighter carried out a pair flight with the S-70 Okhotnik heavy attack drone, and worked out the possibility of piloting at relatively short distances in the automated (for UAV) mode. Read more: Russia

The US is One Step Closer to Creating Sixth-Gen Fighter Jet

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US media report that the United States is one step closer to creating a sixth generation fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This is a family of combat aircraft, which are designated as DCS - Digital Century Series. The main difference between this new generation aircraft, for example, from the F-35 will be that DCS will

Russia and Turkey Continue Talks About Possible Su-35 Sale

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia and Turkey are holding talks about the possible sale of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, the head of Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said in an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: If Turkey Wants Su-35, Russia is Ready to Discuss the Purchase and

Bulgaria Wants to Produce a Combat Aircraft Jointly with South Korea

SEOUL, (BM) - Bulgaria negotiates with South Korea for construction of combat aircraft assembly plant, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Within the framework of his visit to the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov laid a wreath in tribute to the memory of the Korean citizens who lost their lives in the independence movement during the

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

Thailand Buys Eight AH-6i Light Attack Reconnaissance Helicopters

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Thailand of eight (8) AH-6i light attack reconnaissance helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $400 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Government of Thailand has requested to buy eight (8) AH-6i light

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $1,4 Million for Propeller Aircraft

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria's defence ministry said at September 13 that it has launched a tender for signing a four-year framework agreement for supply of training propeller aircraft and related services, worth an estimated 2.5 million levs ($1.4 million/1.3 million euro), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million

‘Green Light’ for Production of Sikorsky’s HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Air Force has given its new combat rescue helicopter the green light to go into production, its manufacturer Lockheed Martin Sikorsky said Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Read more: Two Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters Will Soon See Their Maiden Flights After four test aircraft

French Air Force Received First of Two KC-130J Super Hercules

PARIS, (BM) - Lockheed Martin delivered the first of two KC-130J Super Hercules aerial refuelers to representatives from France’s Armée de l’Air’s 62st Transport Wing at Orléans-Bricy Air Base at September, 16, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more: Russia and France Ready for Full-Fledged Military and Defence

India May Buy Rafale Fighter Jets, Instead Russian Su or Swedish SAAB

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Shrugging off the controversy around the previous deal, the Narendra Modi government has finalized a deal for another 36 Rafale fighter jets, according to media reports, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. An Indian Defence Research Wing report published on Saturday said that the new order will be inked in early 2020. Read more:

Astra BVRAAM Missiles are Ready to be Adopted by the Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI, (BM) - In India as successful tests Astra "air-to-air" missiles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Indian sources and Topwar. Recall that a few days ago in the Indian Air Force conducted a test launch of missiles on board the Su-30MKI. Read more: Russia and India Discuss Production of Russia’s S-400 Components in India

MBDA Develops a New Electronic Warfare Weapon for the Royal Air Force

PARIS, (BM) - MBDA has been awarded a contract to demonstrate SPEAR-EW, a new electronic warfare version of the SPEAR weapon system family on order for the Royal Air Force (RAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: French MBDA Unveils Precision Strike Missile at DSEi 2019 SPEAR-EW is being developed by MBDA

An American Company is Developing a New Medium-Range Weapon

TUCSON, (BM) - Raytheon is developing a new medium-range, air-launched weapon called the Peregrine missile that is half the size and cost of today's air-to-air missiles, yet delivers greater range and effect, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Raytheon Developing System to Defeat Drones with Speed-of-light Technologies Developed to

US Sells Additional F16 Ammunition to Morocco

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of additional F-16 ammunition for an estimated cost of $209 million. Read more: Morocco Buys Various TOW-2A Anti-Tank Missiles from US The Government of Morocco has requested a possible sale of five thousand eight hundred

China Sells Armed Drones in Europe, Serbia is the End User

BELGRADE, (BM) - Serbia’s military will receive Chinese-built armed drones in the coming months, marking the first time Chinese remotely piloted aircraft have been sold to a European country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Stars and Stripes. Serbia will take delivery of nine Chengdu Pterodactyl-1 drones within six months, with a

According Russian Media, Some U.S. Bombs and UAV Being Adjusted Using AI

MOSCOW, (BM) - Recently, the US military conducted a significant experiment, in which for the first time a multi-stage fire control system was developed with a wide freedom of action of artificial intelligence (AI)*, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar and Chinese portal Huanqiu. Read more: Rafael is continuing to develop a 6th

Who Will Buy the Fifth Generation Russian Fighter?

Guests are dear They tried to make MAX-2019 as spectacular as possible: as much as possible in conditions of actual isolation, when you should not wait for crowds of foreign guests and overseas exhibits. Viewers, for example, were first shown experimental C-37 on a static site. The once-promising “deck”, existing in one flight instance and

Raytheon Plans to Produce Identification Systems for the Korean Military

ABERDEEN, (BM) - Raytheon Company and Hanwha Systems signed a technical cooperation agreement to produce Identification Friend or Foe Mode 5 systems for the Korean military, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: F-35s Will Replace South Korean F-16 in Near Future Mode 5 IFF systems allow operators to positively identify friendly

Algeria Purchases Large Batch of Russian Multi-Functional Fighter Jets

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Algerian Air Force will soon replenish with new Russian fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. As it became known, Russia and Algeria signed contracts for the purchase of multi-functional heavy fighter Su-30MKI (A) and light MiG-29M / M2. This was reported by Vedomosti with reference to a

Italy to Join European Development Program of Next-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet

ROME, (BM) - According to the Italian media outlet La Stampa, Italy will soon join the UK Tempest program which involves the development of a sixth-generation multi-role fighter and the first European stealth fighter aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting BeforeFlight. Read more: Germany, France and Spain: Part of The European

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

Raytheon Has Published Pictures of Its Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Below are the first images of Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band on the EA-18 GROWLER. NGJ-MB is a high-capacity and high-power airborne electronic attack weapon system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Photo credit: Defense 360 U.S. It will protect air forces by denying, degrading and disrupting

Turkey Has Successfully Test-Fired Its First Cruise Missile

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey has successfully test-fired its first cruise missile with a warhead capable of penetrating a concrete bunker, according to Turkey’s industry and technology minister, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia Launched a Moskit Cruise Missile During the Exercise in East Sea (Video)

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

China Showcased the Largest J-20 Stealth Fighter Jets Formation

BEIJIN, (BM) - The People’s Liberation Army Air Force for the first time showcased seven J-20 stealth fighter jets, the largest J-20 formation ever publicly shown, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Asia Timers. Leading experts to say China’s military is already operating a considerable number of J-20s, which could achieve regional aerial

F-35s Will Replace South Korean F-16 in Near Future

SEOUL, (BM) - The U.S. military plans to begin rotating F-35 stealth fighters into South Korea starting in a few years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according a South Korean newspaper report. The American planes would join a growing fleet of South Korean F-35s. The U.S. Air Force is already practicing employing the F-35s in a war with North

Raytheon Will Build Subsystems of the U.S. Army’s New Hypersonic Missile

TUCSON, (BM) - Raytheon will build and deliver the control, actuation and power-conditioning subassemblies that control flight of the U.S. Army’s new Common-Hypersonic Glide Body program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The work will enhance the system’s flight performance and will be performed under Dynetics Corporation contracts. Read

Italy and Poland Present a Next Generation Multirole Military Helicopter Concept

KIELCE, (BM) - Leonardo, through its industrial pillar in the Polish helicopter sector PZL-Świdnik, and the Polish Armaments Group, jointly with the Polish aviation industry and R&D centres, present a next generation multirole military helicopter concept based on a legacy W-3 Sokół platform at MSPO 2019, learned BulgarianMilitar.com, qyoting

Negotiations in Kielce: The US is Trying to Sell F-35 Block 4 to Poland

KIELCE, (BM) - American defense company Lockheed Martin is vying for a contract to supply 32 F-35 fighter jets to Poland by offering to deliver new-generation Block 4 versions and ensuring that selected components for the jets are produced by Polish manufacturers, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Poland is

Russian Air Force to Get Hundreds of Helicopters by 2027

MOSCOW, (BM) - Under the government program for armaments the Russian Defense Ministry will get 423 helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu statement on Tuesday. Read more: A Russia`s Combat Helicopter Fires Two Missiles Against Two Different Targets at a Time "In accordance with the government

Airbus Offers Its Tiger Helicopter to Australian Air Force

SYDNAY, (BM) - Airbus Helicopters is offering a cost-effective approach for taking the Tiger platform beyond 2040, in response to the Commonwealth of Australia’s (CoA) Request for Information (RFI) for the Project LAND4503 Armed Reconnaissance Capability. The RFI seeks solutions for the army’s future armed reconnaissance helicopter needs, learned

Russia Expects Big Deals for Its Fighter Jets and Air Defence Systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - Rosoboronexport plans to sign contracts on exporting Russian planes, helicopters and air defense systems to the tune of several billion of dollars after the MAKS-2019 aerospace show, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia and Turkey Discuss a Large Joint Military Production, Including

A Russia`s Military Satellite Has Been Placed in Its Designated Orbit

MOSCOW, (BM) - A Russian military satellite that was launched by a Rokot carrier rocket from the Plesetsk spaceport on Friday has been placed in its designated orbit, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the press service of the Russian defense ministry statement. Read more: France Intends to Blind Adversary Satellites with Own

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

Erdogan Said His Country May Buy Russian-Made Su-35 and Su-57 Fighter Jets

MOSCOW, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country may buy Russian-made Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets instead of US-made F-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. “Why not? We did not come here for nothing,” Erdogan said when asked whether Turkey was considering Russian-made fighter jets as

Hungarian Air Force Purchases 180 Air-to-Air Missiles from the US

BUDAPEST, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Hungary of one hundred and eighty (180) AIM-120C-7 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles (AMRAAM ) with support for an estimated cost of $500 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: India Buys

First Flight of the Brazilian Gripen E Fighter Jet

STOCKHOLM, (BM) - Saab completed a successful first flight with the first Brazilian Gripen E fighter aircraft, 39-6001, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. At 2.41 pm CET on August 26, the Gripen E aircraft took off on its maiden flight flown by Saab test pilot Richard Ljungberg. Read more: The Brazilian Army Placed an

Russian Air Force Starts Using the Reconnaissance Plane Sukhoi Su-24MR

MOSCOW, (BM) - A Sukhoi Su-24MR (NATO reporting name: Fencer-E) reconnaissance plane has entered service with an air regiment in Russia’s Central Military District, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe and according the District’s press office statement on Thursday. Read more: Russia’s Su-25SM3 has Been Modernized with

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

The U.S. Air Force Plans to Spend $999 Million for A-10 Wing Replacement

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing has been awarded a $999,000,000 (ceiling) indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for A-10 wing replacements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Boeing Has Been Awarded a $14 Billion Contract to Modify Weapons on B-1 and B-52 Bombers This contract provides for up to 112 new A-10 wing assemblies

Boeing Was Awarded a $155 Million Contract for New-Build Apache AH 64E Helicopters

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing Co. was awarded a $154,890,000 modification (P00026) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 to procure new-build Apache AH 64E helicopters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2022. Read more: Israeli Spike NLOS Missile Will Be Tested from

Taiwan Buys 66 F-16s Totaling $8 Billion

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. State Department has approved a possible $8 billion sale of F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. The potential deal is for 66 aircraft, 75 General Electric Co engines, as well as other systems, the agency said in a statement, adding it served the interests of the United States

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

Russia’s Su-25SM3 has Been Modernized with New Guidance and Launch Systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - The overhaul and upgrade of Su-25 assault jets accomplished by the enterprises of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) extend their life cycle and provide new modern combat capabilities, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360. The combat effectiveness of an upgraded Su-25SM3 increased three times, the UAC said.

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

Poland, Finland and Australia Plan to Upgrade Their Own JASSM

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Finland, Poland and Australia plan to upgrade their Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missile (JASSM) learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. Department of Defense statement. According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $99,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Joint Air-to-Surface

A Russia`s Combat Helicopter Fires Two Missiles Against Two Different Targets at a Time

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s latest Mil Mi-28NM attack helicopter has received the capability to strike two targets at a time with missiles, Air Force Commander, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Russia’s Aerospace Force Sergei Dronov said in an interview with the Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read

South Korea Buys MH-60R Seahawk Multimission Naval Helicopter Totaling $800M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of MH-60R Multi-Mission Helicopters with support for an estimated cost of $800 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft Totaling $950M

UK Plans to Spend $426 Million to Support the Typhoon Fighter Jets Engines

LONDON, (BM) - The £346.7 ($426) million contract, signed with Rolls-Royce, will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024 as the Typhoon continues to form the backbone of the RAF’s fighter jet fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Already this year, RAF Typhoon jets have led the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part

Russian Ministry of Defence Released a Video of First UAV Okhotnik Flight

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russian Ministry of Defence released a video of first UAV Okhotnik flight, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Twitter source. Russian Ministry of Defence released a video of first UAV Okhotnik flight pic.twitter.com/umEPA0vC50— Vasily Kuznetsov (@RuAviaPhotog) August 7, 2019 The Sukhoi Okhotnik or Sukhoi S-70

Raytheon Was Awarded a $17 Million Contract for Missile Launchers

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Raytheon is awarded $17,486,136 firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-19-C-0056) to procure 72 LAU-115 D/A missile launchers; 16 LAU-116 B/A missile launchers left hand; and 32 LAU-116 B/A missile launchers right hand, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Raytheon Announced a $406M Radios Contract Work will be

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

Slovakia Buys 14 F-16s by Lockheed Martin Totaling $800M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Slovak Republic is going to pay totaling $800 million for 14 F-16s Block70, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $799,955,939 firm-fixed-price incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production. Read more: Slovakia Has Decided to Replace its

South Korea Buys RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft Totaling $950M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Republic of Korea of Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for an estimated cost of $950 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: South Korea Buys U.S. Missiles for $314

U.S. Navy Buys AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Alliant Techsystems Operations LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems Inc. is being awarded a $167,338,657 firm-fixed-price contract for 263 full-rate production Lot 8 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statement. This contract

The U.S. Marine Corps Buys Two C-40 Military Ttansport Aircraft

WASHINGTON, (BM) - AAR Government Services Inc. is awarded an $118,616,793 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement, modification and delivery of two C-40 aircraft and associated peculiar support equipment and common support equipment for the Marine Corps (USMC). Read more: Boeing Has Been Awarded a $14 Billion Contract to Modify Weapons

The German Navy to Receive NH90 Sea Lion Helicopter at the End of 2019

DONAUWORTH, (BM) - The NH90 Sea Lion successfully completed mission demonstrations for its relevant roles in the German Navy, including SAR missions, in July, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Representatives of the Navy and the procurement agency BAAINBw participated in the tests that covered operations using a rescue hoist, checking navy

France Intends to Blind Adversary Satellites with Own Anti-Satellite Laser Weapon

PARIS, (BM) - France plans to develop anti-satellite laser weapons but will only deploy them in self-defence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according defence minister Florence Parly statement on Thursday. Read more: The First of Three Military Imaging Satellites Launched by France Major military powers around the world are investing in new

Canada Will Spend $11,4 Bn to Replace 88 Aging Fighter Jets

OTTAWA, (BM) - Canada said Tuesday it would accept proposals from four global defense contractors - Airbus, Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Saab - to replace 88 aging fighter jets, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting France 24. The contract is reportedly valued at a minimum Can$15 billion (US$11.4 billion). After 18 months of consultation

Argentina Wants to Buy P-3C Orion Maritime Patrol Aircraft from US

BUENOS AIRES, (BM) - The Argentine Navy confirmed that it is negotiating with the US government regarding the acquisition of four Lockheed P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (MPAs) to replace the P-3Bs assigned to its ‘Naval Air Exploration Squadron’ (Escuadrilla Aeronaval de Exploración), learned bulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read

Northrop Grumman Announces New Orders for Its ISR System Firebird

SAN DIEGO, (BM) - Marking its European debut, Northrop Grumman Corporation’s Firebird product line will be showcased at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, in the United Kingdom, July 19-21, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company`statement. The company is also announcing signed agreements with Tenax Aerospace and

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,

Indra Strengthens Its Arms Systems to Counter the Next Generation of Drones

MADRID, (BM) - Indra has revealed the strategy that will protect critical infrastructures, airports, official buildings and public events from the ever-increasing threat that the next generation of drones will bring, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, according company` statement. The popularity and, accessibility of these aircraft continues to

India is Planning to Buy Drones in Order to Secure the International Borders

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Indian Army is planning to make a large scale purchase of drones in order to secure the international borders, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. The drones to be purchased by the Indian Army will help its huge force of 1.2 million soldiers in maintaining a strong surveillance system at the borders shared

Portugal Has Placed an Order for Five Embraer KC-390 Aaircraft

LISBON, (BM) - Embraer has secured its first export customer for the KC-390 airlifter, with the announcement on 11 July that Portugal has placed a firm order for five aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The decision by the Portuguese government to sign for the Brazilian-built transport aircraft comes nine years after the

The Air Force B-2 Stealth Bomber Will be Armed with a New B61-12 Nuclear Weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - New weapons and technologies arming the Air Force’s stealthy B-2 bombers are expected to bring “massive firepower to even the most heavily-defended targets,” learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting RealClear Defense and according to an official service acquisition report. The Air Force report says the B-2 will be armed with

Greece Buys Seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission Helicopters Totaling $600 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has cleared a possible $600 million foreign military sale of seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to Greece, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Congress was notified of the sale July 12, according to an announcement posted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website.

The US Navy Have Declared Initial Operational Capability of Unmanned Helicopter

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US Navy have declared initial operational capability of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter, clearing the way for fleet operations and training, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting UKDJ. The MQ-8 Fire Scout is a sea-based, vertical lift unmanned system that is designed to provide reconnaissance, situational

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers Has Approved the F-16`s Purchase

SOFIA, (BM) - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has approved the F-16 purchase, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. „Lockheed Martin welcomes the Bulgarian cabinet’s decision to accept the Letter of Acceptance from the U.S. Government for eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft, the most advanced version of this benchmark NATO fighter available today." the

Pakistan Has Planned the JF-17 Block 3’s Maiden Flight for the End of 2019

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - The PAF has slated the JF-17 Block 3’s maiden flight for the end of 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. It then expects to fly the fighter operationally in 2020. The PAF Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Chief Marshal (ACM) Mujahid Anwar Khan, said that the PAF will also procure 26 twin-seat JF-17Bs alongside the 50 Block 3s.

Russia Sells to India’s Air Force 18 Russian-Made New Sukhoi Su-30MKI Fighter Jets

MOSCOW, (BM) - India’s Air Force will buy 18 Russian-made new Sukhoi Su-30MKI fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Deputy Director of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Drozhzhov statement on Tuesday. Read more: Russia Has Sold to India Anti-tank Missiles to Arm Its Mi-25/35 Helicopters

The US Sale AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles to Germany

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US State Department has approved a possible foreign military sale (FMS) to Germany via the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) of up 91 AGM-88E Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles (AARGM) plus up to eight training missiles for use with the air force’s Panavia Tornado fighter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

The U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy Buy RQ-21A Blackjack UAVs Totaling $390 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Boeing`S Insitu has been awarded a $390 million contract to supply 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In addition, this contract provides for up to six RQ-21A unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) and up to 17 RQ-21A air vehicles for foreign military sales

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

Russia Unveils a New ‘Kamikaze’ UAV Zala Lancet by Kalashnikov (Video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Kalashnikov Group has showcased its latest reconnaissance and attack drone which can autonomously locate and destroy hostile targets in the air, on land and in the water, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Zala Aero Group statement. “Zala Lanced” is a smart multipurpose weapon, capable of autonomously finding and

Russia Unveils Its Most Advanced Korsar Reconnaissance Drone (Video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia demonstrated its most advanced Korsar reconnaissance drone at the Army-2019 international military and technical forum for the first time, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. As the drone’s accompanying materials indicate, the Korsar belongs to the class of short-range reconnaissance drones. The drone has a

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

China Turns Out To Be a Participant in the F-35 Production

LONDON, (BM) - The British company Exception PCB, which manufactures printed circuit boards (PCBs) for the F-35 fighter aircraft, has been owned by the Chinese company Shenzhen Fastprint since 2013, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Sky News TV channel raised the question of the acceptability of the use of electronic components that are

The U.S. Air Force Continues to Find Foreign Objects in Its New KC-46A Pegasus

WASHINGTON, (BM) - As the U.S. Air Force continues to find foreign objects in its new KC-46A Pegasus in-flight refueling tankers, a "fix" is months away, the branch's acquisition leader said, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Space Daily. Tools, rubbish and left-over parts, including loose nuts, are still being discovered since Boeing

Russian Bombers Are Now Capable of Using Standard Air Bombs as Precision Weapons

MOSCOW, (BM) - Bombers of Russia’s Aerospace Force are now capable of using standard air bombs as precision weapons with the deviation range of no more than 15 meters from the target, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu statement on Tuesday. "The Russian bombers equipped with the new sighting and navigation

The XQ-58A Valkyrie Successfully Completed All Test Objectives, U.S. Air Force Said

OHIO, (BM) - The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a low-cost unmanned air vehicle, successfully completed all test objectives during a 71-minute flight, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. Air Force statement.. The test marked the second successful flight for the aircraft this year. The inaugural 72-minute flight was recorded in March.

The U.S. Air Force Successfully Conducted a Flight Test of a Hypersonic Missile

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Air Force successfully conducted a flight test of a hypersonic missile Wednesday at Edwards Air Force Base in California, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Read more: Russia Successfully Tests the Hypersonic Missile “Avangard”. The U.S.: In a War We Would Win The flight test collected data on

Turkey to Display Its Own 5th Gen Stealth Fighter Jet at the Paris for First Time

PARIS, (BM) - Turkish Aerospace, a company that builds significant parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announces that at Paris Air Show it will show off a full-scale model of a new fighter jet its building, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according comapny`s statement. Read more: The U.S. Offer to Sell Patriot Missiles Was Not As Good As

Terem Will Repair Bulgarian Military Helicopters Mi-17 and Mi-24 for BGN 38.7 Million

SOFIA, (BM) - The state-owned company “Terem” will perform a major repair of the helicopters Mi-17 and Mi-24 amounting to BGN 38.7 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. On June 12, The Ministry of Defence has concluded a four-year framework agreement with “Terem Holding”, which will work with a sub-contractor - the company “Terem-Letets”.

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

Brazil Tests Its New Embraer KC-390 Military Transport Aircraft

BRASILIA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Army has announced that the Brazilian defense industry in partnership with country’s Air Force conducting series of test of its new Embraer KC-390military transport aircraft at Yuma Proving Ground, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence Blog. The Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), one of the largest

Gen. Sabev – US Has Offered Bulgaria a Very Good Package Deal for the F-16

SOFIA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The United States has offered us a very good package deal, the given maximum price includes what we want. So the upcoming purchase of F-16 fighter aircrafts for the Bulgarian aviation was commented on bTV's air by Gen. Sabi Sabev, co-founder of the Atlantic Council of Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Lockheed Martin Continues the Development of F-35 Totaling $1.8 Billion

BETHESDA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $1,8 billion contract for continued design maturation and development of Block 4 capabilities in support of the F-35 Lightning, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The contract is part of the Phase 2.3 Pre-Modernization for the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps. Work

Greece Received 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Armed Helicopters and One Boeing CH-47D Chinook

ATHENS, (BGM) - Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Air Recognition. “This is the

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

The Exact Equipment Of The F-16s Intended For Bulgaria If It Decides To Buy Them

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - As we announced yesterday (May,4), the US Congress has allowed Bulgaria to be given the opportunity to purchase a complete package for eight F-16 Block 70 multirole fighter aircrafts worth $ 1.6 billion. Read more: Lockheed Martin Gave More Details about the Approved By the Congress Deal for Bulgarian F-16 Here is the

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

The US Congress Approved the Possible Sale of F-16 to Bulgaria

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - An announcement was published on the website of the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) stating that the US Congress has allowed Bulgaria to be given the opportunity to purchase a complete package for eight F-16 Block 70 multirole fighter aircrafts worth $ 1.6 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more:

An Indian Military Transport Aircraft AN-32 is Missing, India said

NEW DELHI, (BGM) - An AN-32 got airborne today from Jorhat at 1227 hrs for Mechuka Advanced Landing Ground. The aircraft last contacted ground agencies at 1300 hrs (approx), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Indian Ministry of Defence statement. Read more: India Buys 21 MiG-29 Fighters From Russia Thereafter, there was no contact with

FLIR Systems Develop Deployment of Nano Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs)

WILSONVILLE, (BGM) - FLIR Systems is using its recent acquisitions of companies in the unmanned space to develop a range of new concepts, including the deployment of nano unmanned aerial systems (UASs) from larger platforms, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The sensor specialist acquired Prox Dynamics - manufacturer of the Black

A Financial Problem Has Arisen for the Overhaul of the Bulgarian`s Su-25s

SOFIA (BGM) - A serious financial problem has arisen in past few weeks with the repair of some of the Bulgarian Air Force equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In november 2018, a contract was signed for major overhaul of fourteen Su-25s from the Bulgarian Air Force by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in Baranavichy (Belarus). The overhaul

Indra Has Successfully Installed Flight Trainer in Spanish Air Force

MADRID, (BGM) - Indra has successfully completed the development of a novel Hypoxia flight trainer that is already installed in the Aviation Medicine Training Center of the Spanish Air Force in Madrid and is currently being used to train and provide greater endurance capacity in extreme scenarios to Spanish military pilots, learned

CEO of Lockheed: We’ll Be Fine if Ankara Buys The Russian S-400 Instead of Our Jets

BETHESDA (BGM) - Lockheed Martin CEO Marillyn Hewson downplayed the impact of a potential U.S. ban on Turkey’s purchases of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, saying other countries are already angling for Ankara’s jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense One. Speaking Wednesday at Berstein’s Strategic Decisions Conference in New York,

Germany, France and Spain: Part of The European Sixth-Gen Fighter Plans

MADRID (BGM) - With Spain on track to join a German-French quest for a new European combat aircraft, lawmakers in Germany next week are expected to decide on Berlin’s initial funding contribution, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Read more: NATO Fighter Jets and Helicopters Are Practicing Their Flying Skills in France

Kratos is Awarded a $25 Million Contract to Procure BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets

SACRAMENTO (BGM) - Kratos Unmanned Aerial Systems Inc., Sacramento, California, is awarded a $25,413,946 contract to procure 34 low-rate initial production Lot 3 BQM-177A Subsonic Aerial Targets and technical data, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD. Read more: The Indian navy has performed a successful intercept of an aerial

Indra`s Anti-Drone System Can Operate With Anti-Aircraft Defense Systems

MADRID (BGM) - Indra has an anti-drone system that can operate in an integrated manner with anti-aircraft defense systems to multiply its effectiveness in the protection of military bases and installations, BulgarianMilitary.com reports, according company`s press release. The threat posed by these aircraft keeps growing as their capabilities,

The Bulgarian Company Terem Holding JSCo Will Repair Mi-17 and Mi-24

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 26 March the award of the contract for the overhaul and life extension of four Mi-24V attack and two Mi-17 tactical transport helicopters to local military maintenance, repair, and overhaul company TEREM Holding EAD, learned BulgarianMilitary.com,

E-ONE Introduced Its Mobile Drone Command Trailer

OCALA, Florida, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On the first day of this month (1st February 2019) E-ONE, a subsidiary of REV Group and a leading manufacturer of fire apparatus, proudly introduced a new Mobile Drone Command Trailer, learned BulgarianMilitary.com For building the Mobile Drone Command Trailer, which has recently made

The First Airbus A330 MRTT Was Delivered to the Air Force of the Republic of Korea

BUSAN, the Republic of Korea (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The global leader in aeronautics, space and related services, Airbus, announced on 30th January 2019 (Wednesday) that the first aerial refuelling A330 MRTT (Multi Role Tanker Transport) was delivered to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Executive

The US Army Selected the GE’s T901 Engine for the EMD phase of the ITE Program

CINCINNATI, Ohio, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – GE Aviation revealed on Friday (1st February 2019) that the Army of the United States has selected the T901-GE-900 engine for the EMD (Engineering and Manufacturing Development) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), learned BulgarianMilitary.com With that move the U.S.

Three Sikorsky S-92A Helicopters Selected by a Major Oil Company

STRATFORD, Connecticut, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Lockheed Martin announced on 30th January 2019 that a major oil company has selected three S-92A helicopters of its subsidiary Sikorsky for deep-water operations in Mexico, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The helicopters will support the operations of the customer, some which

The Royal Australian Air Force Tests Its Capabilities at Exercise Red Flag Nellis 19-1

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 28th January 2019 the Australian Department of Defence announced that the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) has deployed more than 370 personnel and 8 aircraft to participate in the world’s most complex air warfare training at Exercise Red Flag 19-1 (from 22nd January to 15th February

The First Operational F-35A Lightning II for the Needs of the RNLAF Was Celebrated

FORT WORTH, Texas, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (30 January 2019) Lockheed Martin revealed in a press release that Dutch and U.S. officials celebrated the roll out of the first operational F-35A Lightning II for the needs of the RNLAF (Royal Netherlands Air Force) in a ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s F-35 production facility in Fort

Global Hawk Ground Control Stations of the US Air Force to Be Supported by Raytheon

DULLES, Virginia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Raytheon Company revealed on 23rd January 2019 that the company will support the Global Hawk ground control stations of the U.S. Air Force all over the world. Under that project Raytheon will support the ground control systems and onboard sensors used by the U.S. Air Force fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawk

Poland Will Receive Four S-70i Black Hawk Helicopters

WARSAW, Poland (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Poland will receive four S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Lockheed Martin’s subsidiary Sikorsky for the needs of the Poland’s Special Forces. On the side of Poland, the deal was signed by the Polish Defence Minister Mariusz Blaszczak, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The helicopters under the above deal

Bell Boeing Announced a $144 Million V-22 Support Agreement

PHILADELPHIA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 18th January 2019 the Bell Boeing Joint Program Office announced that the company has been awarded an estimated $143,863,184 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for performance-based logistics and engineering support for the V-22 platform, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: U.S. Air

AAR Will Provide Services for the Royal Danish Air Force under a 7-Year Contract

WOOD DALE, Illinois, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — The independent provider of global aftermarket aviation services, AAR, announced on 17th January 2019 that the company will provide services for the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) under a seven-year contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The contract, which was awarded by the Danish Defence

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

GA-ASI Teamed with Five Businesses, Based in Belgium

SAN DIEGO, California, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, electro-optic and related mission systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), announced on Tuesday (15th January 2019) that the company has teamed with five businesses, based in Belgium, as part of

InstantEye Robotics Announced the Release of the Mk-3 GEN4-D1 sUAS System

ANDOVER, MA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – InstantEye Robotics announced yesterday (14th January 2019) the release of the InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1 sUAS (small UAS) multiple capability system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Can Israel keep its position as one of the top UAS exporter? The InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1 is the most

Indra and Gaerum Start Simulated Flight Tests of the Targus OPV

MADRID, Spain (BulgarianMilitary.com) – One of the leading global technology and consulting companies, Indra, announced on 11th January 2019 that the company and its partner Gaerum have reached an important moment in the development of the Targus Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV), and namely the start of simulated flight tests so that to validate

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

Successful First Flight Performed with the Second GlobalEye AEW&C Aircraft

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 3rd January 2019, the Swedish defence technology company Saab announced in a press release that that the company has completed on the same day a successful first flight with the second GlobalEye Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Saab

Boeing Will Modernize the Chinook Helicopter Fleet of Spain

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Boeing came out with the news on 3rd January 2019 that the company will modernize the entire Chinook Helicopter fleet of Spain. The fleet consists of 17 CH-47D Chinook helicopters and they all will be upgraded to the F-model configuration. It will be added features including the digital

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

The U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’ Departure Stalls the First KC-46 Delivery

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The first delivery of KC-46 tanker to the U.S. Air Force was stalled by the Defence Secretary Jim Mattis’ sudden departure from the Pentagon. The fact that Boeing won’t deliver the first KC-46 on 31st December 2018, due to Mattis’ resignation, was reported on Monday by Defense News, citing a source

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

Russian and Venezuelan Pilots Hold Joint Training to Enhance Air Cooperation

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Russian crews of the strategic bombers Tupolev Tu-160, the Antonov An-124 military transport plane and the Ilyushin Il-62 long-range aircraft, who arrived in Venezuela on 10th December, held a joint flight training with Venezuela’s Air Force, at the airport located in Maiquetía, the

Japan Is to Receive a Second KC-46 Tanker from Boeing

EVERETT, Washington, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Earlier this week, 10th December 2018, Boeing revealed that the U.S. Air Force has exercised the option for the Japan Air Self-Defence Force’s second Boeing KC-46 tanker through the Foreign Military Sale (FMS) process, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: GA-ASI Is in Search of

Leonardo’s Falco EVO RPAS Is Part of the Surveillance Research Programme of Frontex

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) of L eonardo, Falco EVO, in its maritime patrol version, has been deployed from Lampedusa airport (Lampedusa Island, Italy) as part of the surveillance research programme of Frontex. The goal is to be tested its ability to monitor the external borders of the European

RAAF Base Williamtown Welcomed Home Australia’s First Locally-Based F-35s

RAAF BASE WILLIAMTOWN and NEWCASTLE, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Williamtown yesterday (9th December 2018) welcomed home Australia's first two locally-based F-35 Lightning II stealth fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: F-35 Lightning II Started IOT&E The event marks the

F-35 Lightning II Started IOT&E

WASHINGTON, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The F-35 Joint Program Office announced on 6th December 2018 that Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II has started IOT&E (Initial Operational Test and Evaluation) under the supervision of the Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read…

Lockheed Martin and Airbus Signed an Aerial Refuelling MOA

MADRID, Spain (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (4th December 2018) Lockheed Martin revealed that the company has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Airbus for the purposes of future joint examination of the options for meeting the constantly increasing demand for aerial refuelling for the needs of U.S. defence customers, Learned…

First Flight of GA-ASI’s Certifiable Ground Control Station

SAN DIEGO, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week GA-ASI (General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc.) revealed that its Certifiable Ground Control Station (C-GCS) was used for the first time to fly a Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Yuma, Arizona was the starting point of the flight of GA-ASI’s MQ-9B…

GA-ASI Is in Search of Partnerships in Japan

SAN DIEGO/TOKYO (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA ASI), is in search of establishing partnerships with defence industry suppliers and related businesses in Japan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com That was revealed by the company last week on…

Japan is on the Way of Boasting about its First F-35 Operational Unit

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com) — As reported by a senior official with Japan’s F-35 program, Japan is on the way of boasting about its first F-35 operational unit after the graduation of its first locally trained class of five F-35 pilots, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The JASDF (Japan Air Self-Defence Force) F-35 aircraft are assigned to…

The UK MOD Opened a New Chinook Mk 6 Synthetic Training Facility

LONDON, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 21st Novemebr 2018 the UK Defence Ministry opened its new Chinook Mk 6 synthetic training facility at Royal Air Force (RAF) Odiham in Hampshire, the UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: UK MoD to invest in RAF training facilities The Chinook Mk 6 synthetic training facility features two…

GKN Aerospace Norway Announced a $66M Contract for F135 Engine Components

KONGSBERG, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - GKN Aerospace Norway announced last week that the company has signed an eight-year contract with Pratt & Whitney for the manufacturing of F135 engine components that include diffuser cases, low pressure turbine cases and shafts, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The scope of the contract also includes…

GBU-49 Dropped from F-35A for the First Time during Training

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The GBU-49 precision bomb made by Raytheon was dropped for the first time from the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II in combat training at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Lt Col Matthew Johnston commented, “Like any new weapon, what we learned, and…

VMZ Sopot Will Produce UAVs Based on Israeli Technology

SOPOT, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - VMZ Sopot and Israel’s Aeronautics Group begin their cooperation and technology transfer after their officially signed contract for the production of unmanned aerial vehicles, known as “drones”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. It is expected this agreement to be a real opportunity for the Bulgarian…

Lockheed Martin Received a $22.7 Billion F-35 Supply Contract

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin received a $22.7 billion contract, under which the company is to supply 255 F-35 Lightning II fighters for the three branches of the U.S. military and its allies as reported in a U.S. Department of Defence contract announcement on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The scope of…

Rockwell Collins Announced a Five-Year U.S. Army Support Contract

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Rockwell Collins announced last week the receipt of a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) Logistics Centre (ALC) to support operational readiness of CH-47F avionics, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the contract Rockwell Collins will provide current…

Leonardo Announced a €280 Million AW169M Contract with Guardia di Finanza

ROME, Italy (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Leonardo announced today, 12th November 2018, that the company has concluded a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for twenty-two of the new AW169M helicopter version, including a comprehensive support and training package, at the amount of €280 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Leonardo…

BAE Systems Has Developed a Low-Cost System for Improving Airspace Safety

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, on 7th November2018, BAE Systems announced that the company has developed a low-cost system, which uses existing satellite navigation and commercial aircraft data for improving airspace safety, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: BAE Systems Introduced Its Innovative New Information…

The Belgian Fleet of F-16s Will Be Replaced by F-35As

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Belgian fleet of F-16s will be replaced by F-35As of Lockheed Martin. The F-35A aircraft was recently selected in a competition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Minister of Defence of Belgium Steven Vandeput announced that decision on 25th October 2018 during a media briefing and thus Belgium…

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

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

The Live Field Exercise Trident Juncture 18 Will See the Alpha 800 UAV Helicopter

TRONDHEIM, Norway (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The gasoline-powered Alpha 800, will be presented by Alpha Unmanned Systems at NATO’s Exercise Trident Juncture in Trondheim, Norway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The live field exercise Trident Juncture 18 started on 25th October 2018 and is taking place in all three domains – air, land and sea, in…

The H135 Will Be Showcased by Airbus Helicopters as the Future Navy Helicopter Trainer

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week on Friday, 19th October 2018, Airbus Helicopters announced that the company will showcase its H135 as the future helicopter trainer for the U.S. Navy during the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola (Florida) from 22 to 26 Oct. 2018,…

The Fourth AEHF Satellite of Lockheed Martin Confirmed Online In Orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Florida, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Lockheed Martin announced on 17th October 2018 that the fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) protected communication satellite, built by the company for the needs of the United States Air Force, was successfully launched on the same day at 12:15 a.m. from Cape…

Embraer Announced a Successful First Flight Its KC-390 Multi-Mission Aircraft

GAVIÃO PEIXOTO, Brazil (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The headquartered in Brazil global company with businesses in commercial and executive aviation, defence and security Embraer announced last week that on 9th October 2018 it has achieved another important milestone through the completion of the maiden flight of the first series production…

GA-ASI Announced the Completion of the FOT&E for Its Gray Eagle Extended Range

SAN DIEGO, California, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Earlier this week, on 8th October 2018, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced that recently the company has completed Follow-On Operational Test & Evaluation (FOT&E) for its MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range in Palmdale, California at Air Force Plant 42 in…

Patria Will Maintain the Black Hawks of Sweden under a Follow-on Order

HELSINKI, Finland (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Patria Helicopters AB revealed today, 9th October 2018, in a press release the receipt of a follow-on order for maintenance of the HKP 16 (Black Hawk) helicopters of Sweden, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The President of International Support Partnerships business unit at Patria Jukka Holkeri…