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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

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