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The U.S. Navy tests laser weapon against drone (video)

The Navy also emphasized that laser weapons provide greater capabilities to respond to various threats. The military did not reveal the power of the laser, but the television company suggests that we are talking about 150 kW.

Top 5 largest defense contractors in the world

We already know which countries sell weapons the most. This is primarily the United States, Russia and France. And today I’ve dug even deeper, and I propose to get acquainted with companies that know a lot about this business.

$19.6M from the US defense budget will be spend for W76-2 nuclear warheads

The American media is continuing to discuss the decision to equip the country's submarines with W76-2 tactical nuclear warheads. The National Interest magazine drew attention to the item of expenditures in the US military budget for 2020, which involves spending 19.6 million dollars on the purchase of W76-2.

What weapons will the US Army have in the near future?

Today, lasers, all kinds of electromagnetic guns and other latest weapons of varying degrees of complexity no longer seem like something fantastic and supernatural. Yesterday, we could see all this only in the Hollywood blockbuster.

A U.S. military convoy was attacked in Syria

The U.S. military was attacked by unidentified people on April 20 in Hasaka province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing state news agency SANA. Unknowns attacked a US Army Hammer-type car in the vicinity of Ar Ruweisid village.

Russian army presses US occupation forces in Syria

Along with the reflection of the Turkish threat, our military has to enter into a tough confrontation with the American occupiers almost daily. Both sides are pulling together new units into the areas of contact.

The U.S. destroyer Ross went into the Black Sea

The forces of the Black Sea Fleet of Russia are tracking the actions of the American destroyer URO Ross of the US Navy. He entered the Black Sea on February 23, according to the Russian Defense Center

The United States conducted ‘nuclear war’ exercise against Russia

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military has conducted "small" exercises in the event of a Russian nuclear strike against Europe and the US response, according to a Pentagon senior official, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing TASS and BGNES. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: The

Turkey requested Patriot missile systems from USA to fight Russia in Syria

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey had requested Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems from the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing US' Bloomberg. It is alleged that a request was received to contain Russia in Idlib (Syria). The agency does not provide details or a source of information. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria:

Two US soldiers were killed during Iraq protests, local sources said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - According publication in U.S. Veterans Today a Syrian tribal leader in Hasaka has disclosed that two US forces were killed and injured during popular protest rallies against their deployment in the village of Kharbat al-Amou earlier this month, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: A second US military base in Iraq has

Russia: the US steals the oil wealth of Syrian people

MOSCOW, (BM) - The sanctions imposed on Syria and the abduction of the country's oil resources by the United States impede the full restoration of peaceful life in the republic. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said this on Tuesday following the results of talks in the 2 + 2 format of the foreign ministers and defense ministers of the

The U.S. Navy is planning development of next generation heavy surface combat ship

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy is planning to initiate a five year development effort for a next generation heavy surface combat ship - its first class of heavy cruiser developed since the Cold War, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US Navy Plans to Repair and Upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System The research, testing and

Washington’s experts predict the emergence of a new Russian military strategy

MOSCOW, (BM) - Experts from the US scientific community, especially those who specialize in defense and security, continue to closely monitor military development processes in Russia, assess their condition and make predictions on various aspects of their future transformation and on changes in Moscow’s strategic approaches to the use of military

Russia is stepping up the pressure on US forces in Syria, the New York Times reports

NEW YORK, (BM) - According to US military and diplomatic officials, Russia is stepping up a campaign of pressure on US forces in northeastern Syria after the withdrawal of US troops from most of the area last fall on the eve of the Turkish offensive on Syrian territory. Russian troops are increasingly clashing with US forces on highways in the

It’s official: US military will now be able to wear turbans and hijabs

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US Air Force amended the rules regarding the appearance of military personnel, simplifying the process of issuing permits to Muslims and Sikhs to wear religious articles of clothing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according CNN reports. Muslims and Sikhs will be allowed to wear turbans, hijabs, as well as beards and long

The Pentagon announces active testing of hypersonic weapons in 2020

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military will begin active testing of hypersonic weapons in 2020, said Admiral Charles Richard, head of the Strategic Command (STRATK) of the US Armed Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: The US hypersonic weapon

Mexico may buy Russian military helicopters. The US threatened with sanctions

MEXICO CITY, (BM) - The US State Department warned Mexico of sanctions in case of purchase of military helicopters from Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Izvestia. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The US threatened sanctions in response to Mexico acquiring Russian military

A second US military base in Iraq has been attacked

KABUL, (BM) - The Iraqi K1 air base in Kirkuk in the north of the country, used by US forces, was rocket attcked on Thursday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting several sources, including TASS and Al Arabiya. Read more: A U.S. military base in western Iraq has been hit by a new rocket attack According to Al Arabiya television station,

The US hypersonic weapon development program was stopped by the U.S. Air Force

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Hypersonic Conventional Assault Weapon (HCSW) development program, which was one of the Pentagon’s two major hypersonic missile projects for the B-52 bombers, was stopped by the U.S. Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Air Force spokeswoman Ann Stefanek statement today. Read more: Military and defense

The Pentagon accused Russia of disrupting US special operations in Libya

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A report by the inspectors general of the Department of State and the Pentagon on the situation in North and West Africa for the period from October to the end of December 2019 claims that the Russian presence in Libya is a challenge for US special operations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: China and Russia are the

China and Russia are the main threat, US counterintelligence said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia and China are on the list of threats presented in the new US counterintelligence strategy for 2020-2022. The document was published by the National Center for Counterintelligence and Security, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Hundreds of US F-15s, F-16s and B-1s will be retired

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Air Force is planning major cuts to its current inventory of fighters and bombers, and with the bulk of these aircraft dating back to the Cold War retirement could seriously reduce overall operational costs for the American fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch Magazine. Read more: Military

The Pentagon creates new military bases in northeast Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US Army Command creates new military facilities in northeast Syria to gain a foothold in the oil-bearing areas of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting TASS and Anadolu agency. Read more: NATO might have a navy logistic center in Black Sea, near Varna in Bulgaria According to his sources, the US military

The US military blocked access to air base for Russian military convoys

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The construction of a new American military base in Syrian Khasak led to the fact that American troops blocked the Russian military’s second important route, providing access to the military airfield in the city of Kamyshli, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according local sorces. Read more: Russian mercenaries against the US

Russian mercenaries against the US military in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The author of the article in WSJ (Jessica Donati - U.S. Troops in Standoffs With Russian Military Contractors in Syria) claims that cases of "tense confrontation" between US military and Russian PMCs have become more frequent in Syria. This allegation is not supported by any evidence of the participation of "Russian

US wants to invite China to arms control talks

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China should be part of the new arms control agreements, said Kay Bailey Hutchinson, US Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Alliance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the speech of the Permanent Representative to the Heritage Foundation in Washington. China may

BAE Systems will integrade and sustain critical communication systems of US Navy

LONDON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy’s Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded BAE Systems, Inc. a prime position on a $212 million contract to integrate and sustain its critical communication systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read

US Navy tests Raytheon’s new precision-guided munition

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon Company's new Excalibur® S precision-guided munition scored direct hits on moving targets in a U.S. Navy test. Testing validated the projectile's ability to survive the shock and stress of a howitzer firing, then transition from GPS to laser guidance and hit a moving target, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more:

Russians submarines are off the coast of USA, admiral Andrew Lewis complaints

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Due to the activity of Russian submarines, the eastern coast of the United States has ceased to be a "safe haven" for the American fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Vice Admiral US Navy Andrew "Woody" Lewis statement, cited RIA Novosti and The Drive. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions

Trump promised to end conflicts with US involvement in the Middle East

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States seeks to protect the lives of Americans and end conflicts in the Middle East, and this is what the country's foreign policy in the region is about. This opinion was voiced by American leader Donald Trump during a message to Congress, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. “I’m not going to kill hundreds of thousands

Because of Russia, the US military deployed a new nuclear weapon

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military deployed a new submarine-launched low-yield nuclear weapon, something the Pentagon sees as critical to countering the threat posed by Russia's arsenal of smaller tactical nukes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting CNN. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

US military engineer with secret-level access was arrested for espionage

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When Wei Sun, a 48-year-old engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, left for an overseas trip last year, he told the company he planned to bring his company-issued HP EliteBook 840 laptop along. Sun, a Chinese-born American citizen, had been working at Raytheon, the fourth-largest US defense contractor, for a decade. He held a

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

‘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

Pompeo: US seeks areas for cooperation with Russia

LONDON, (BM) - On Thursday, during a joint press conference in London with British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced Washington's search for areas in which there was an opportunity for cooperation with Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions

A second US aircraft may have crashed or been downed in Iraq – arabian sources

BAGHDAD, (BM) - Several Arab media have claimed that in recent hours a second US plane crashed near Iraq's al-Anbar province, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to media's sources the aircraft is of the US Air Forces, Spartan C-27J transport aircraft and there were four people on board. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

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

More regular attacks and death of US soldiers in Iraq and Syria, US analyst said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The National Interest published an article by an analyst, retired US Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Davis, in which the author suggested that attacks on US troops in Iraq and Syria would become more regular and deadly. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com According to Davis, the

Russian air defense system ‘nearly’ shot down U.S. fighter jets in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - A few days ago that US Air Force fighter jets and attack helicopters took off to intercept a Russian military convoy and helicopters that appeared near the city of Tel Tamr, as we and several sources reported. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Several American military

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,

U.S. Navy Commander said Washington’s allies should take an example from Russia

WASHINGTON, (BM) - U.S. Navy Commander in Europe Admiral James Foggo said in an interview with Defense Writers Group that Washington’s allies should take an example from Russia to strengthen their defenses, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Vzglyad. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com

Turkey ‘takes down’ F-35 with the desire to integrate the S-400 system into NATO

DAVOS, (BM) - Russian anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) S-400 are compatible with American F-35 fighters and do not pose a threat to NATO, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said at a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and

US is trying to block the Russian S-300 and S-400 missile defense systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US Department of Defense plans to deploy Patriot air defense / missile defense systems in Iraq, the appearance of which in this Middle Eastern state will automatically block the Russian S-300 and S-400 for official Baghdad, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and

A shootout between Russian and U.S. military in Syria? The Pentagon’s comment

WASHINGTON, (BM) - An information about shootout between Russian and U.S. military is disseminated in the media and being one of the main reason the Pentagon to make an official statement, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting some sources. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com “We have made

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

Lockheed unveils next-gen of maritime and ground-based radar technology

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Through partnerships with the U.S. Government, Spain, Japan, and Canada, Lockheed Martin’s solid state radar (SSR) technology will provide front-line defense to nations around the world with cutting-edge air and missile defense capabilities, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Lockheed's statement. Read more: Military

A new minehunting sonar system made by Raytheon has been delivered to the US Navy

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon Company delivered its 10th AN/AQS-20C minehunting sonar system to the U.S. Navy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Raytheon's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The sonar-towed body was officially transferred to the Naval Surface Warfare Center,

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

US talked about plans to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States was considering the possibility of a preemptive strike on nuclear facilities in Iran to prevent the Islamic Republic from developing nuclear weapons. This was told by United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting RIA Novosti report. Read more: Military and defense

The upgraded U.S. Javelin anti-tank missile is a mortal danger for Russian tanks

MOSCOW, (BM) - Since World War I, an armored vehicle has become an integral part of the weapons of almost all world armies. The tank was a mobile heavy weapon, capable of moving on the battlefield, on the move changing the strategy and alignment of forces of army formations. However, with the advent of tanks, weapons systems capable of

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

U.S. develops ground-launched, mobile, hypersonic missile system

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Lockheed Martin has been awarded US$31.9 million by DARPA for further development of a ground-launched, mobile, hypersonic missile system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The contract will allow the defense company to begin the

Trump has lied -11 US soldiers were injured as a result of Iran’s missile strike

WASHINGTON, (BM) - As a result of Iran’s strike at Ain al-Assad base in Iraq on January 8, 11 US troops were injured, , learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense One report. According to his sources at the Pentagon, this week they were taken to a military hospital in Germany for examination. Read more: Missile attack to U.S. military

Withdrawal of troops: USA threatens Iraq again

BERLIN, (BM) - The political consequences of the catastrophic wrong decision that led to the crash of the Ukrainian passenger plane and the death of 176 people on flight PS752 (including a large number of Iranian citizens) cannot yet be predicted. A REPORT: ‘Scare each other’: how the US and Iran are fighting for Baghdad A REPORT: Iraq: The

A roadside bomb hit a U.S. army vehicle in Afghanistan

KABUL, (BM) - A roadside bomb hit a U.S. army vehicle Saturday in Afghanistan, both NATO and Afghan officials confirmed, without providing any details, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting ABC News. DEFENSEWEEL'S REPORT: Syria: how long will the US troops stay? Qari Yusouf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, immediately claimed responsibility for

US threatens India with sanctions for the purchase of S-400 missile systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States urged New Delhi not to purchase Russian S-400 missile defense systems, otherwise India would face a "risk of sanctions", learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Russian media Pravda. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: India’s purchase of S-400

US F-35 squadrons are training how to destroy Iran’s S-300 missile systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Against the background of the aggravation of the situation in connection with the elimination of the Iranian general, the USA conducted the most ambitious trainings in recent years with the participation of the latest F-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Military and defense analyzes,

USA deployed surveillance plane near North Korea to watch Kim’s military moves

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United States flew a naval surveillance aircraft over the Korean Peninsula, the latest in a series of flights of its aircraft to monitor North Korea amid concern over the North's military moves, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Korea Herald. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating

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,

US and Iran are on the verge of war, Russian experts comments

MOSCOW, (BM) - As a result of the American special operation, the commander of the special unit of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Al-Quds was killed General Kassem Suleimani. President Trump personally gave the killings. So in the United States responded to the recent assault on their embassy in Baghdad. In Tehran, they promised to

US tried to disrupt naval exercises of Iran, Russia and China, commander said

TEHRAN, (BM) - The United States tried to disrupt the naval exercises of Russia, Iran and China, which ended on December 30, reports Tasnim, referring to the commander of the Iranian Navy, Rear Admiral Hossein Hanzhan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Iran threatens to destroy any reconnaissance vehicles in the area of ​​exercises with

Russia may have no answer – the US is setting up a fleet to oppose them

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The newly reinstated Norfolk, Virginia-based 2nd Fleet, which was opened for business in 2018, is now fully operational, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the U.S. Navy statement. Read more: The US Navy Plans to Repair and Upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System The fleet will oversee and control operations in the

Washington wanted to learn the Russian secrets and bought 21 MiG-29 fighter jets

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When the Soviet Union collapsed in late 1991, the newly independent states within its former domain inherited enormous stockpiles of weapons the Red Army left behind. One of the most interesting cases involved the air force of the tiny former Soviet republic of Moldova. The new republic’s inventory consisted of 34 MiG-29

A fight between the Russian and American troops in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The so-called “Syrian Observatory for Human Rights”, whose office is known to be based in London, announces the alleged brawl between US and Russian troops in the north of the SAR, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US military is strengthening its position in Syria and returns to six military bases This kind of

The United States began to develop tactics of cyber war against Russia

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US Armed Forces cyber command has begun developing information warfare tactics that could be launched against Russia, writes The Washington Post, citing former and current US officials, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Cyber and Electronic Warriors of the Future Will Be Trained at New Leonardo Facility The

The Pentagon signed a contract for work at Turkish Incirlik air base

ANKARA, (BM) - The US Department of Defense signed a contract with Turkish companies for construction work at the Incirlik airbase (Adana province, Turkey) for the period until the end of 2024 and a total of $ 95 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Pentagon press service statement. Read more: Bad news for US – Turkey may close

Over 350 US-made F-16 fighter jets will get powerfull AESA radars

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Air Force will see over 350 of its F-16 Fighting Falcon fourth generation multirole fighters upgraded with new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radars, under a new $1 billion contract granted by the Northrop Grumman Systems by the Department of Defense, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Spanish

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

The S-400’s radio frequencies has been detected by US military over Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The US reconnaissance flights over Syria's Khmeymim Air Force Base have not failed. The US military was able to detect the radio frequencies used by the C-400 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia and Turkey will start joint production of S-400 defense system and transfer of technologies

US and Canada observe reconnaissance ship of the Russian Navy

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US-Canadian Joint Aerospace Defense Command of North America (NORAD) has confirmed that it is monitoring the reconnaissance ship of the Russian Navy, Viktor Leonov, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was reported on December 17 in the official Twitter account of the command. Read more: Russian reconnaissance ship

The Pentagon reacted to Erdogan’s statement about Incirlik base

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The statement on the possible closure of the Incirlik airbase in Turkey for American troops, voiced by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, was not brought to the attention of Pentagon chief Mark Esper learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Thus, on Tuesday, December 17, the US Secretary of Defense commented on the words of the

Five U.S. military aircraft leave Turkish Incirlik airbase

ANKARA, (BM) - At least five U.S. Air Force military transport planes flew from the Turkish Incirlik airbase, where the US nuclear weapons are located, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting russian Vglyad news website and aviation resources. Read more: US Senate Committee approves sanctions against Turkey over S-400’s purchase The base

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

A U.S. military base in western Iraq has been hit by a new rocket attack

BAGHDAD, (BM) - A U.S. military base in western Iraq has been hit by a new rocket attack as the country's unrest persisted in the wake of the prime minister's resignation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Newsweek. Read more: Turkish Air Strikes in Iraq – Five PKK Members Have Been Killed The Iraqi security forces' media cell

The US and Germany Will Pay Equally for NATO’s Collective Budget

PARIS, (BM) - NATO has approved a new formula for calculating the Alliance's general budget contributions, according to which the US will reduce its share, while Germany's share will increase, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US Will Cut Its Spending to NATO, but Will Ensure Security of Europe, CNN Reported This was announced

The US Navy Plans to Repair and Upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US Navy plans to repair and upgrade the MK-41 Vertical Launch System, according contract between Lockheed Martin and the US Department of Defense, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Buys Lightweight Naval Guns for About of $1.02 Billion Work will be performed in Ventura, California (65%); various

US Will Use Nuclear Weapons Against Russia, Polish Analysts Say

WARSAW, (BM) - The US will use nuclear weapons if it goes to war with Russia, according to some Polish analysts, whose opinion was published in the Polish edition of Myśl Polska, has learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Israeli Nuclear Weapon Program Could Destabilize the Region This statement comes in response to the question of

Bad News for Russia: Turkey Will Help US Study S-400`s Impact on F-35 Fighters Jets

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a meeting with US President Donald Trump that Turkey has no intention of giving up Russia's S-400 air defense systems. We remind you that Turkey purchased these systems and the first deliveries began in the middle of this year, continuing until the end of the next.

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

A New Sig Sauer Compact Carbine Might Be the Next Armament on the US Forces

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Hot off its new contract with the U.S. Army, Sig Sauer has unveiled a new compact carbine which the company claims is its most “discreet platform” ever: the MCX Rattler. The Rattler, a compact personal defense weapon built at the request of “elite military units,” is based on the Sig Sauer’s popular line of MCX gas-operated

Donald Trump Wants $5 Billion “Defense Cost” from South Korea

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A $5 billion (£4 billion) demand to meet the cost of hosting American troops, and tensions between Seoul and Tokyo that threaten to undercut regional cooperation are set to top the agenda when senior U.S. defence officials visit South Korea this week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. Read more: Korea Buys 120

A Plot of Terror Attack Against U.S. and Israeli Diplomats Has Been Foiled

AMMAN, (BM) - Jordanian intelligence recently foiled a plot by two suspected militants to mount terror attacks against U.S. and Israeli diplomats alongside U.S. troops deployed at a military base in the south of the country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according state-owned al-Rai newspaper article on Tuesday. Read more: The U.S. and NATO

Why the United States Should Buy a Russia’s S-400 Missile Defense System?

SOFIA, (BM) - In real terms, the US does not need the Russian S-400 missile defense system to protect its territory. The United States has its own one - Patriot. But they need the C-400 for other reasons. The Patriot is intended for both domestic use and protection in the US territory, as well as for sale to US third-party partners. This system

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

The United States Begin to Develop the Anti-laser Weapon System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Department of Defense Advanced Engineering (DARPA) of the US Department of Defense announced a competition to develop a system for protecting military equipment from the effects of combat lasers, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russia Has Announced the Upcoming Enter of a Laser Weapon in the

Trump Administration Cooperates with Russian FSB Against Cyber Terrorism

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Following a recent conference of foreign security and law enforcement agencies, the head of Russia’s State Security Service, the FSB, made the surprising announcement that Russia and the United States have resumed cooperation on cybersecurity. “We are maintaining working contacts by our experts and special unit heads with

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

US Artillery Weapons Have Been Found in Arms Depot of a Terrorist Group

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Belying U.S. promises to retrieve arms and ammunition it gave to terror group supposedly to fight ISIS/Daesh, U.S. mortar shells have been found in northeastern Syria in ammunition stores belonging to YPG/PKK terrorists, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The US Military in Syria Illegally Exports Oil Totalling $30M per

The S-500 is Formidable But Is It a Threat for the U.S. Stealth Fighters?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In recent years there has been intense talk of the new Russian air defense system S-500. Various information is constantly leaked on state and private Russian media as well as on media and blogs all over the world. It should be noted that the real S-500 is a brand new development and perhaps the first of the new Russian

Military Tensions with Russia Will Worsen, if Donald Trump is Not Reelected

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Military tensions with Russia will worsen if Donald Trump is not reelected, some military and politically US specialists. It is hard to imagine any Democratic administration getting along with Russia as long as President Putin remains in power. Many Democrats believe Moscow subverted the presidential election process in

Dogfight! Russia’s Su-35 and Su-57 vs. F-35 Stealth Fighter Jet

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Russians are now developing new air dominance aircraft with a long-range strike capability -- the Su-35 and the Pak FA (frequently called the PAK T-50) – which will pose a significant threat to NATO Europe. The U.S. F-35, the only 5th generation aircraft in production today, is critical to countering these threats. The

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

The U.S. Military and Defense Mission in Syria is Not Over Yet

JERUSALEM, (BM) - Pivoting from the dramatic killing of the Islamic State’s leader, the Pentagon is increasing US efforts to protect Syria’s oil fields from the extremist group as well as from Syria itself and the country’s Russian allies. It’s a new high-stakes mission even as American troops are withdrawn from other parts of the country. US

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

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

Islamic State Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Was Killed by U.S. Soldiers

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. military conducted an operation against elusive Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday, a U.S. official said, as U.S. President Donald Trump prepared to make a “major statement” at the White House on Sunday morning, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: ISIS Militants Escaped Out of Syrian Prison

The U.S. Has a Plan to Send Tanks and Armored Vehicles in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. military is reportedly considering sending a task force equipped with tanks or other armored vehicles to establish an outpost overlooking oil and gas fields in southeastern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The primary aim of this deployment would be to prevent the Syrian regime or terrorist groups, such as

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

Near Russian Border, Su-27 Shadowed a US Air Force B-52H Bomber

MOSCOW, (BM) - A Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force shadowed a US Air Force B-52H bomber on October 19, which flew near the Russian borders over the Black Sea, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Defense Ministry of Russia statement. Read more: A “Secret” U.S. Military Base Near Russian Border Has Been Revealeted by

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

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

The U.S. Has Bombed Their Own Warehouse in Syria, US Colonel Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - In the United States, information was confirmed that US Air Force planes destroyed the ammunition depot of the American coalition in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. It is reported that we are talking about a planned operation. Read more: According Turkey, US Supports Terrorist PKK/YPG in Syria with

The U.S. is Testing a New Concept – Sending Cyber Forces in Europe

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US military is testing a new concept for the interaction of cyber units and UAV units of the Cyber ​​Squadron Initiative, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Topwar. According to the new concept, the US Air Force command plans to use special cyber groups in the mission execution area to protect the UAV from enemy

The U.S. is Considering to Remove Nuclear Weapons from Turkish Incirlik Air Base

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US officials met in recent days to review plans to remove some 50 nuclear weapons housed under American control at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey amid growing tensions with Ankara, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according The New York Times report. US President Donald Trump said Monday he would issue new sanctions against

The US Stealth Destroyer Will Able to Change the Face of Surface Battles

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The destroyer USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) is getting closer to the beginning of a full-fledged service and solving combat missions, writes American analyst Chris Osborne. Meanwhile, the US Navy is engaged in combat use of such a ship and is working out situations in which it will be most useful. The goals and objectives of the

Stealth Coverage Problems for Russian and American Submarines, Forbes Reported

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The problem of coverage, which defines stealth and often literally drops from submarines, is not new and is not unique to the US Navy, writes Forbes, in relation to the recent scandal with falsification of reports on work on submarines of the Virginia class, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com. Read more: Russia is Making a

If Saudi Arabia Buys S-400, the U.S. Would Deny Them the Best U.S. Defense Systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon had made the correct decision in sending four 360-degree AN/MPQ-64 Sentinel radars to bolster the Saudi air and missile defenses, along with another Patriot air defense system and U.S. support personnel. Last month’s combined missile and drone strike inflicted serious damage on the Saudi oil refineries at Abqaiq and

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

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

U.S. Develops Hypersonic Weapon Launch Detection Space System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Database management and data flows in the missile defense system - the most significant problem in the development of the new network space sensors created to detect launches hypersonic and ballistic weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: An American Company is Developing a New Medium-Range Weapon 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

Against the Kurds – did Donald Trump Committed Political Suicide?

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A wounded president is prone to making bad decisions. That’s the only explanation for Donald Trump’s blatant sellout of the Kurds in northern Syria. His move is being condemned in Europe and the United States, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and former UN ambassador and leading Republican Nikki Haley leading the

T-14 Armata vs. M1A Abrams: the Russian Tank Takes an Advantage

MOSCOW, (BM) - The core military resource of the Celestial Empire Sina conducted a comparative analysis of some of the tactical and technical characteristics of the latest generation Russian tank T-14 "Armata" and the American armored vehicle M1A Abrams. According to Chinese experts, the technique of Russian armored forces is superior to the

The American Air Strikes Over Afghanistan are Unlawful

KABUL, (BM) - U.S. air strikes on alleged Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan in May killed or wounded at least 39 civilians, including 14 children, and violated international humanitarian law as the victims were non-combatants, a United Nations report said on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: UK Sends Paratroopers for

Combat Radius of Russia’s Su-57 in Asia is a Threat to the US and Australia

MOSCOW, (BM) - After reports that the Myanmar armed forces are interested in purchasing Russian Su-57 fighters for the modernization of its fleet, as well as the recent statement by the ambassador of this country in Moscow on this issue, an assessment of the possible consequences of such an acquisition on the security of Southeast Asian states

The US 37th Squadron and Bulgarian 68th Special Forces in Free-Fall Course Training

SOFIA, (BM) - Airmen and aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, provided primary airlift support for a U.S. sponsored military free-fall course in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As a central focus of exercise Thracian Fall 19, the military free-fall course,

A Nuclear-Armed Iran Might Be One of Donald Trump’s Going-Away Presents

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Rarely are one’s predictions as quickly tested as those I made in August. I suggested that the United States’ lame response to Iran’s aggressive actions would lead to escalation. It was not hard to predict. It seemed obvious to me that, unable to get the European Union to help meaningfully circumvent U.S. sanctions, Iran

A Probable War with Iran Would Be a Huge Mistake, US Magazine Analyzed

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Sixteen years ago, the George W. Bush administration manipulated intelligence to scare the public into backing an aggressive war against Iraq. The smoking gun mushroom clouds that National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice warned against didn’t exist, but the invasion long desired by neoconservatives and other hawks

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

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

US Intelligence Has Missed the Delivery and Test of S-500 Systems in Syria

MOSCOW, (BM) - The message that Russia has tested the promising S-500 Prometheus air defense system in Syria is actually delivering another blow to the military authority of the United States, including the authority of US intelligence. Another - in the sense that the USA's authority was pretty much lost after the well-known attacks on the

US and Germany in a Joint Venture to Offer Armed Fighting Vehicles

DETROIT, (BM) - Raytheon Company and Rheinmetall Defence have established a joint venture to offer the Lynx Infantry Fighting Vehicle for the U.S. Army's Optionally Manned Fighting Vehicle, or OMFV, competition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The U.S.-based joint venture is called Raytheon Rheinmetall Land Systems LLC. Read more: The

An Israeli Company Tests Second Sonar System with the Royal Canadian Navy

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems’ Canadian subsidiary, GeoSpectrum Technologies (GTI), announces the successful Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) trial of its Towed Reelable Active Passive Sonar (TRAPS) on board the HMCS Glace Bay of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), completing final assessment of a second TRAPS onboard RCN’s vessels (tests of GTI’s TRAPS

‘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

The United States of Trump Prefers to Sell Arms, Instead of Fighting

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Key Republican lawmakers want the United States to provide more defensive weapons support for Saudi Arabia after weekend attacks on two oil production facilities halved the kingdom’s oil production — but they stopped short of calling for military action against Iran. Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attacks, but

Elbit Systems of America Buys Night Vision Business of L3Harris Totaling $350M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, completed the acquisition of the Night Vision business of L3Harris Technologies for a purchase price of $350 million. Read more: Elbit`s JFST System Has Been Ordered by UK Totaling $38 Million Bezhalel (Butzi) Machlis, Elbit Systems

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

Washington’s Decision to Abandon Commitments to the INF Treaty are Alarming

MOSCOW, (BM) - Washington’s aggressive and short-sighted steps, particularly, its decision to abandon commitments to the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, are alarming, Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) Director Sergei Naryshkin said at a roundtable devoted to the history of the Soviet nuclear project, learned

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

General Dynamics Released the New Bluefin-12 Autonomous Unmanned Underwater Vehicle

LONDON, (BM) - General Dynamics Mission Systems today released the new Bluefin-12 autonomous unmanned underwater vehicle at Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI) 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This new vehicle builds upon the proven Bluefin autonomy and uses shared Bluefin Robotics’ core capabilities, increased mission

BAE Systems Unveils a Version of the BvS10 All-Terrain Support Vehicle

LONDON, (BM) - BAE Systems is showcasing for the first time a version of the BvS10 all-terrain support vehicle at DSEI 2019, which will significantly streamline information load and increase situational awareness for crews, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The versatile, tough BvS10 is fitted with a Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA) equivalent

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

BAE Systems Has Unveiled a New ARCHER Mobile Howitzer at DSEI

LONDON, (BM) - BAE Systems is unveiling a new ARCHER Mobile Howitzer at DSEI today that is highly adaptable to diverse terrains and battlefield conditions, giving it the flexibility needed to meet a wide range of mission requirements for militaries around the world, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BAE Systems’ Land UK Awarded a 155mm

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

The Javelin Successfully Fired Its Missile from Titan Unmanned Ground Vehicle

REDSTONE ARSENAL, (BM) - The Javelin Joint Venture team, a partnership of Raytheon Company and Lockheed Martin, successfully fired Javelin missiles from a Kongsberg remote launcher mounted on a Titan unmanned ground vehicle built by QinetiQ North America and Milrem Robotics, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Hungary Plans to Purchase a

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

The U.S. Defence Strategy in the Indo-Pacific Region is in the Unprecedented Crisis

HONG KONG, (BM) - The US military is no longer the primary force in Asia, and missiles from a rapidly improving military could overwhelm its bases in hours, according to a new report. The study by the United States Study Center, at the University of Sydney, in Australia, warned that America’s defense strategy in the Indo-Pacific region “is in

The U.S. Air Force Wants to Buy Launchers Similar to Russian S-300 System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Air Force wants to buy two life-size mock transporter-erector-launchers, or TELs, that mimic the physical look, as well as radar and other signatures, of those associated with Russia's S-300PMU-1 and -2 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Drive. Read more: Israel has used Lebanese airspace

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

BAE Systems Has Been Selected of German Navy to Delivery 57mm Naval Guns

BERLIN, (BM) - BAE Systems has been selected by the vessel contractor to provide the German federal police force, Bundespolizei, with three 57mm naval guns for its three new 86m Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) built by Fassmer shipyard, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $775 Million on September 3

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on September 3, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - Leidos Inc., Reston, Virginia, has been awarded a $445,361,476 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Air Force National Capital Region information technology

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

Raytheon Has Been Awarded a $349M Contract for New Tomahawk Cruise Missile System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Raytheon Co., Tucson, Arizona, is awarded a $349,014,465 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for Phase 2 of the Maritime Strike Tomahawk Rapid Deployment Capability for completion of the Phase 1 design and integration efforts as well as test and evaluation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 350 U.S. Work will be

The U.S. Army Operates a New Powerful S-Band Radar by Northrop Grumman

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Aircraft, missiles, rockets, mortars and artillery in the wrong hands pose an increased risk to the safety of U.S. service members, allies and civilians. These threats can be sophisticated or improvised, coming from hostile nations and non-state actors alike. The challenge of countering the wide range of threats is being met by

U.S Allows Turkey to Rejoin the F-35 Program Under Certain Conditions

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon would consider allowing Turkey to rejoin the F-35 program only if the Russian-made S-400 air defense system is completely removed from Turkish soil, meaning the government in Ankara could not simply keep the systems deactivated in warehouses, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more:

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $700 Million on August 27

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 27, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Southwest Construction & Property Management, San Bruno, California (N62473-19-D-1231); Bishop Inc., Orange, California (N62473-19-D-1232); J. Davis Construction Management Inc.,

The U.S. Warships Get Germany TRS-40 Radars by Hensoldt

BERLIN, (BM) - Sensor solutions provider HENSOLDT has successfully installed the first two of its TRS-4D naval radars aboard the U.S. Navy’s “Freedom” Variant Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System After passing acceptance

The U.S. Navy Will Have a New Missile Guidance System

TUCSON, (BM) - The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company a $190 million low-rate initial production contract for ESSM Block 2 missiles featuring a new guidance system with a dual mode active and semi-active radar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The U.S. Navy Completed the First System-Level Tests of Enterprise Air Surveillance Radar

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $443 Million on August 22

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 22, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Diversified Maintenance Systems Inc., Sandy, Utah, is awarded a maximum amount $90,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for other specialty trade contractors

Raytheon Will Deliver to the U.S. Army Optically Tracked Wireless-Guided Missiles

TUCSON, (BM) - Raytheon Company will deliver additional tube-launched, optically tracked, wireless-guided missiles for the TOW weapon system under a $101 million U.S. Army contract announced by the U.S. Department of Defense on May 10, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Raytheon Has Been Awarded a $355 Million Contract for High

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

MQ-9 Military Drone of the U.S. Army Was Shot Down Over Yemen

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A U.S. military MQ-9 drone was shot down in Yemen’s Dhamar governate, southeast of the Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according two U.S. officials statement on Wednesday. A Houthi military spokesman had earlier said that air defences had brought down a U.S. drone. Read more: Missile and

Lockheed is the Next Ship Self Defense System Combat System Engineering Agent

MOORESTOWN, (BM) - The U.S. Navy selected Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) as the next Ship Self Defense System (SSDS) Combat System Engineering Agent (CSEA), learned BulgaianMilitary.com. Read more: Lockheed Martin Will Continue to Provide the US Navy with Electronic Warfare Systems SSDS is a Combat Direction System that provides capability

The U.S. Tested a New Ground-Based Cruise Missile, Russia Saw a Conspiracy

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW, (BM) - The United States has tested a new ground-based cruise missile that is capable covering 500 kilometers in range, less than three weeks after officially exiting an arms treaty that banned such systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News and TASS. Read more: Russia’s Defence Ministry Suggests the U.S.

Northrop Grumman has Been Awarded a $200 Million Contract for C4ISR Systems

ROLLING MEADOWS (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a $200 million order for Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support from the U.S. Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Northrop Grumman Plans to Develop the Next Generation Tactical Radar Antenna for the U.S. Army This order was

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $609 Million on August 13

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 13, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - DTH Corp., Newport News, Virginia (FA4830-19-D-A002); S&W Sales and Service LLC, Fort Valley, Georgia (FA4830-19-D-A003); Artesian Contracting Company Inc., Albany, Georgia

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $358 Million on August 12

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 12, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - Birdon America Inc., Denver, Colorado, was awarded a $196,941,052 firm-fixed-price contract for acquisition of M30 bridge erection boats, crew protection kits, stock lists, tools,

US Military Buys Two Iron Dome Missile Defence Systems

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The contract to purchase two Iron Dome systems for the U.S. Army’s interim cruise missile defense capability has been finalized, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News and according to the deputy in charge of the service’s air and missile defense modernization efforts. Iron Dome was co-developed by American

USS Washington Submarine Will Be Repaired by General Dynamics Totaling $15 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics has been awarded $15,200,000 for delivery order N62789-19-F-0019 under previously awarded, multiple award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the planning, material procurement, and repair work for USS Washington (SSN 787), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Work will be performed in Groton,

The U.S. Army May Use New Secured and Modernized GPS Systems, Developed by Raytheon

EL SEGUNDO, (BM) - Raytheon received security certification for new GPS modules and receivers from the Global Positioning Systems Directorate at the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Lockheed Martin Has Been Awarded $23 Million Contract for Providing Replacment of Anti-Jam GPS Receiver

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $450 Million on August 7

WASHINGTON, (BM) –According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 7, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - United Launch Services, Centennial, Colorado, has been awarded a $156,752,771 firm-fixed-price modification (P00003) to previously awarded contract FA8811-19-C-0002 for National

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $825 Million on August 6

WASHINGTON, (BM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 6, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Lockheed Martin Space, Littleton, Colorado, is awarded a maximum amount $405,770,000 un-priced letter contract modification PH0006 to a previously awarded and announced un-priced

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $17,5 Billion on August 5

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 5, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE AGENCY - BAE Systems Technology Solutions & Services Inc., Rockville, Maryland (HHM402-19-D-0005); Bluehawk LLC, West Palm Beach, Florida (HHM402-19-D-0008); Booz

The U.S. Invests in Anti-Aircraft and Anti-Drone Advanced Radar Systems

SYRACUSE, (BM) - The United States Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin three contracts to produce additional Q-53 systems and outfit the radar with enhanced capabilities, including extended range and counter unmanned aerial system (CUAS) surveillance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Lockheed Martin Will Extend the Range of the

Raytheon Developing System to Defeat Drones with Speed-of-light Technologies

MCKINNEY, (BM) - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) will deploy two prototype high energy laser weapon systems to troops overseas under a U.S. Air Force contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Air Force experimentation includes 12 months of in-field operation against unmanned aerial systems and operator training. Read more: Raytheon`s

Raytheon`s Next-Gen Jammer Mid-Band Was Delivered to the U.S. Navy for Tests

EL SEGUNDO, (BM) - Raytheon delivered the first Next Generation Jammer Mid-Band Engineering and Manufacturing Development pod to the U.S. Navy to begin ground and aircraft integration testing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Raytheon Announced a $406M Radios Contract Raytheon will deliver 15 EMD pods for mission systems testing

U.S. Army Military Exercise in Novo Selo, Bulgaria

NOVO SELO, (BM) - U.S. Army Soldiers conducted testing for the Expert Infantryman Badge (EIB) at Novo Selo Training Area, Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence Blog. Read more: U.S. Tanks Taking Part in Bulgarian Multinational Maritime Exercise Platinum Lion Soldiers with 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $2,7 Billion on August 1

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on August 1, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co., San Antonio, Texas (SPE602-19-D-0506, $348,692,953); BP Products North America Inc., Chicago, Illinois (SPE602-19-D-0514,

Northrop Grumman Received New Orders Totaling $24.8M for Medium-Caliber Ammunition

INDEPENDENCE, (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) today announced that it has received new orders totaling $24.8 million from the U.S. Army for medium-caliber ammunition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Northrop Grumman Received a $59 Million Contract for the EMD phase of the EGI-M Orders

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $4,5 Billion on July 31

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 31, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - Medico Industries Inc., Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $891,165,000 fixed-price with economic-price-adjustment contract to manufacture and deliver 155mm M795 projectile

Canada Buys 152 Joint Tactical Radio System Terminals Totaling $44M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Canada of one hundred fifty-two (152) MIDS-JTRS (5) with support for an estimated cost of $44 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Canada Will Spend $11,4 Bn to Replace 88 Aging Fighter Jets The Government of Canada

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $396 Million on July 30

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 30, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - BAE Systems Land & Armaments LP, York, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $88,000,000 modification (P00024) to contract W56HZV-17-C-0001 for long lead material associated with the build

General Dynamics Will Upgrade the U.S. Navy AN/SPG-62 Antenna Systems

WASINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics Missions Systems is awarded a $16,313,717 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery / indefinite-quantity contract for the manufacturing of AN/SPG-62 antenna systems parabolic radio frequency reflectors, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statement. Read more: General Dynamics Boasted of Three Land

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

General Dynamics Reported Second Quarter 2019 Revenue of $9,6 Bn

FALLS CHURCH, (BM) – General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) today reported second-quarter 2019 revenue of $9.6 billion, up 4 percent year-over-year, with net earnings of $806 million, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Diluted earnings per share were $2.77, an increase of 5.7 percent year-over-year. Operating margins increased

Raytheon Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $7.2 Bn

WALTHAM, (BM) - Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) announced net sales for the second quarter 2019 of $7.2 billion, up 8.1 percent compared to $6.6 billion in the second quarter 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Second quarter 2019 EPS from continuing operations was $2.92 compared to $2.78 in the second quarter 2018.

Northrop Grumman Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $8,5 Bn

FALLS CHURCH, (BM) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) reported second quarter 2019 sales increased 19 percent to $8.5 billion from $7.1 billion in the second quarter of 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Second quarter 2019 net earnings increased9 percent to $861 million from $789 million in the second

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $5,46 Billion on July 26

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 26, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - Blue Tech Inc., San Diego, California (W52P1J-19-D-0051); Ace Computers doing business as JC Technology Inc., Elk Grove Village, Illinois (W52P1J-19-D-0055); Strategic Communications

Lockheed Martin Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of $14.4 Bn

BETHESDA, (BM) - Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) reported second quarter 2019 net sales of $14.4 billion, compared to $13.4 billion in the second quarter of 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Net earnings in the second quarter of 2019 were $1.4 billion, or $5.00 per share, compared to $1.2 billion, or

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $1,19 Billion on July 25

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 25, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Siemens Government Technologies Inc., Arlington, Virginia, was awarded $828,828,020 for firm-fixed-price task order N3943019F9909 under a previously awarded multiple award,

Donald Trump Pleads Turkey Not to Activate the S-400 Missile Defence System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on the request of President Trump, called Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu with a simple pitch on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense One. Read more: ‘It is Not Fair’ That Washington Cannot Sell Ankara F-35 Fighter Jets, Donald Trump Said “I’m in the camp of, if

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $584 Million on July 24

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 24, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - GSL Solutions Inc., Vancouver, Washington, has been awarded a maximum $450,000,000 firm‐fixed‐price, indefinite‐delivery/indefinite‐quantity contract for automated

The U.S. Army Buys T-11 Personnel Parachute System Totaling $249 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Army buys T-11 personnel parachute system totaling $249 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. ASNA and Mills Manufacturing Corp have been awarded $249,000,000 contract for the purchase T-11 Personnel Parachute System. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $759 Million on July 23

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 23, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - Innovation Associates Inc., Johnson City, New York, has been awarded a maximum $450,000,000 firm‐fixed‐price, indefinite‐delivery/indefinite‐quantity contract for

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $282 Million on July 22

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 22, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - Hamilton Medical Inc., Reno, Nevada, has been awarded a maximum $75,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for patient monitoring

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $2,65 Billion on July 19

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 19, 2019 are as follows: MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY - Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control, Dallas, Texas, is being awarded a firm-fixed-price, $1,473,941,756 modification (P00019) to previously-awarded

Russia Has Boosted Its Nuclear Capabilities, While We Haven`t, US Said

NEW YORK, (BM) - The Pentagon sees Russia’s military doctrine as a challenge to Washington’s nuclear deterrence concept, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood statement during the Aspen Security Forum. Read more: Iranian Secret Nuclear Warehouse Was Found During the conference, the

U.S. Navy Buys AN/SSQ Anti-Submarine Warfare Acoustic Sensors Totaling $1,04 Billion

WASGINGTON, (BM) - U.S. Navy buys AN/SSQ sonobuoys for fiscal years 2019-2023 totaling $1,04 billion, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. According the statement, ERAPSCO, Joint Venture of Sparton and USSI is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,041,042,690 contract for the manufacture and delivery of a maximum quantity of 37,500

US Companies Develope Full-Band Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) ISR Solution for MQ-9

LE BOURGET, (BM) - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and L3 Technologies announced the development and successful flight test of a full-band Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) ISR capability for use on a Predator B Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. L3’s SIGINT solutions were integrated into a wing-mounted

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $3,2 Billion on July 17

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 17, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - HII Fleet Support Group LLC, Virginia Beach, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0020); General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (N00039-19-D-0021); M.C. Dean Inc., Tysons,

The US Will Invest $2,4 Billion in C4ISR Systems for the Navy Needs

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Six U.S. companies have been awarded totaling $2,4 billion to develop and delivered a new C4ISR systems the U.S. Navy needs, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. The companies HII Fleet Support Group, General Dynamics, M.C. Dean, Prism Maritime, Serco, and VT Milcom are awarded a combined

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $183 Million on July 16

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 16, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - Seqirus Inc., Summit, New Jersey, has been awarded a maximum $68,777,956 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-quantity contract for the injectable influenza vaccine.

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $969 Million on July 15

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 15, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - Lockheed Martin Corp., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $492,108,514 fixed-price-incentive contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and support

Lockheed Was Awarded a $492 Contract for Artillery Rocket Systems M142

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Lockheed Martin was awarded a $492,108,514 fixed-price-incentive contract for High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems M142 launchers and support requirements to include Product Data Definition Package Maintenance, training, support equipment, qualification testing, initial spares/repair parts and software, learned

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $1,65 Billion on July 12

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 12, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - DLT Solutions LLC, Herndon, Virginia, is being awarded a multiple-award, firm-fixed-price Department of Defense (DoD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) blanket purchase agreement

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $476 Million on July 11

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 11, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - General Dynamics Electric Boat Corp., Groton, Connecticut, is being awarded a $173,805,431 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering, technical, design agent and planning yard

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $476 Million on July 10

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 10, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Wyle Laboratories Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, is being awarded an $81,220,643 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. CCI

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 U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $1,5 Billion on July 9

WASHINGTON, (BM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 09, 2019 are as follows: ARMY - General Dynamics Mission Systems Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, was awarded a $296,100,000 hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price) contract for the production of Prophet Enhanced

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $1,05 Billion on July 03

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on July 03, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - DynCorp International, Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a $308,616,183 firm-fixed-price contract for aviation command and control operations and maintenance services. AAR

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $2,5 Billion on June 28

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 28, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Insitu Inc., Bingen, Washington, is awarded a $390,390,785 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for up to 63 RQ-21A attrition air vehicles for the U.S.

BAE Systems Develops New Amphibious Combat Vehicle for U.S. Marine

ARLINGTON (BM) - BAE Systems, along with teammate Iveco Defence Vehicles, has been awarded a $67 million contract modification by the U.S. Marine Corps to develop new variants for the Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) Family of Vehicles program for enhancing battlefield situational awareness and firepower, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according

US Defence Executives Expected Governments to Boost Spending in New Technologies

PARIS, (BM) - US defence executives sounded a bullish note on the outlook for the industry on the eve of the Paris air show, saying they expected governments to boost spending in new technologies to counter evolving threats. Plans announced by United Technologies and Raytheon last week to merge to form a $120bn aerospace and defence behemoth

U.S. Marines Participate in an Integrated Training Exercise at California (Video)

TWENTYNINE PALMS, (BM) - Marines with 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division participate in an integrated training exercise at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California. The exercise was designed to give the exercise force the opportunity to plan and execute multiple types of operations, conduct detailed

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

A Drone-Killing, Directed Laser Weapon Prototype is Now in the Hands of U.S. Marines

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The U.S. Marine Corps is testing a prototype laser weapon that could be used by war fighters on the ground to counter enemy drones, learned BularianMilitary.com, according U.S. Marines statement. The Compact Laser Weapons System - or CLaWS - is the first ground-based laser approved by the Department of Defense for use by

A Canadian Soldier Has Died in a Multinational Training Exercise in Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - A Canadian soldier has died of injuries sustained during parachuting while taking part in a multinational training exercise in Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting CBC News. Bombardier Patrick Labrie was a member of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery based at Petawawa, Ont. He went to high school in

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.

US to Russia: The Deployment of Troops in Poland Is a Defensive Action

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The agreement of US with Poland on sending 1,000 additional soldiers to the country is a defensive measure necessary for its security, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was announced by the US ambassador to Warsaw, responding to Russia's accusations that this move is aggressive, Reuters reports. Russian Deputy Foreign

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $7.6 Billion on June 14

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 14, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - The Boeing Co., doing business as Boeing Defense Space and Security, St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded a firm-fixed-price modification (P00027) to previously awarded

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $517 Million on June 13

WASHINGTON, (BM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 13, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Resource Management Concepts Inc., Lexington Park, Maryland, is awarded a $101,231,753 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $71 Million on June 11

WASHINGTON, (BM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 11, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - LB&B Associates Inc., Columbia, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $37,018,357 modification (P0006) exercising the third one-year option period of a one-year

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $3 Billion on June 7

WASHINGTON, (BGM) – According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 7, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $1,808,545,655 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-award-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for

Turkish F-35 Pilots in the U.S. Must Leave the Country by July 31, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - Acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan is taking significant steps toward cutting Turkey out of the F-35 fighter jet program over concerns about Ankara’s plans to purchase a Russian missile system, telling his Turkish counterpart that pilots currently training in the United States must leave the country by July 31

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $505 Million on June 6

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 6, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Ahtna-CDM JV, Irvine, California (N62473-19-D-1220); Speedway Orion JV, Vista, California (N62473-19-D-1221); Gideon Contracting, LLC, Port Hueneme, California (N62473-19-D-1222);

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $282 Million on June 5

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 5, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - National Aerospace Solutions LLC, Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, has been awarded a $179,038,803 modification (P00077) to previously awarded contract FA9101-15-C-0500 for test

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $1,06 Billion on June 4

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 4, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - L-3 Communications Integrated Systems L.P., Waco, Texas, has been awarded a $499,592,426 fixed-price-incentive-firm contract for the major avionics upgrade for 176 C-130H aircraft

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:

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

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $445 Million on June 3

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on June 3, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - HDT Expeditionary Systems Inc., Solon, Ohio, has been awarded a maximum $200,000,000 firm-fixed-priced, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $5.03 Billion on May 31

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on May 31, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - United Technologies Corp., Pratt and Whitney Engines, East Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded $3,239,028,961 for not-to-exceed undefinitized contract modification P00006 to a

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $674 Million on May 30

WASHINGTON (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on May 30, 2019 are as follows: AIR FORCE - Pivotal Software Inc., San Francisco, California, has been awarded a $121,351,531 ceiling, fixed-base, production, other transaction agreement for support of Air Force Life Cycle

The U.S. Department of Defense Signed Contracts Totaling $870 Million on May 29

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on May 29, 2019 are as follows: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY - BP Products North America, Chicago, Illinois (SPE602-19-D-0480, $44,592,280); Vitol Inc., Houston, Texas (SPE602-19-D-0481, $111,792,850); and Equilon (Shell),

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,

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

Raytheon Successfully Tested an Advanced Warhead for the New DeepStrike Missile

WALTHAM (BGM) - Raytheon Company successfully tested an advanced warhead for the new DeepStrike surface-to-surface missile, moving the weapon closer to its first flight test planned for later this year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Raytheon statement. Read more: A New Rifle Sight of Raytheon ELCAN Offers “a Much Clearer and Less

The F-35 and F-15EX Fighter Jets Could Get Drone Wingmen in the Coming Years

WASHINGTON (BGM) - The F-35 and F-15EX fighter jets could get drone wingmen in the coming years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. The service is exploring ways to team Lockheed Martin’s F-35 and Boeing’s new F-15EX with the XQ-58 Valkyrie drone — a low-cost attritable fighter made by Kratos Defense — or similar unmanned

The U.S. DoD Signed Contracts with Suppliers Totaling $595 Million for May 22

WASHINGTON, (BGN) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on May 22, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - Raytheon Co., Fullerton, California, is awarded a $234,640,402 fixed-price-incentive, firm-target contract for the low-rate initial production of 23 Joint Precision Approach and

The Pentagon Will Present Plans to Send up to 10,000 More Troops to the Middle East

WASHINGTON (BGM) - The Pentagon will present today plans to the White House to send up to 10,000 more troops to the Middle East, in a move to beef up defenses against potential Iranian threats, U.S. learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting AP. The officials said no final decision has been made yet, and it’s not clear if the White House would

Roboteam Will Supply the NZDF Dozens of “Robotic” Remotely Controlled Systems

GAITHERSBURG (BGM) - Roboteam, a leading global provider of tactical ground robotic systems, announced today that it has won a tender on behalf of the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The company was awarded the bid through Trakka Tech, a world-class company with a range of specialised mission solution

The US Suspects a New Chemical Attack of the Assad Regime in Syria

WASHINGTON (BGM) - The United States announced it suspected that the Syrian government forces had carried out a new chemical attack and threatened with a decisive strike back, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: At Least 10 Civilians Killed in Russian Air Attack on Town of Kafranbel, Syria The State Department said it was still

On May 20, the U.S. DoD Signed Contracts with Suppliers Totaling $600 Million

WASHINGTON (BM) - According official statement of U.S. DoD, the signed contracts by the US Department of Defense (DoD) on May 20, 2019 are as follows: NAVY - General Dynamics Electric Boat (GDEB), Groton, Connecticut, is awarded a $497,012,105 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to previously-awarded contract (N00024-17-C-2117) for a submarine

Boeing Has Received $164 Million Contract for F/A-18 Service Life Modification

ST.LOUIS (BM) - Boeing has received a one-year contract, which also includes a one-year option for 2020, to continue modernizing the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 fleet under the Service Life Modification (SLM) program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Boeing. The $164 million contract for FY19 funds the standup of a second SLM line in San Antonio,

Harris Corporation Showcase Its Pylon-Mounted Sonobuoy Dispenser Concept

SINGAPORE, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Harris Corporation has taken the opportunity to showcase its pylon-mounted sonobuoy dispenser concept at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEX) 2019 being held in Singapore from 14 to 16 May, for the first time in public, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The

Europe Between U.S. and Russia in the “Nuclear Potentials” Game

LONDON, UK, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The militarization of Europe, especially the Baltic states, is taking place at an accelerated pace. The Baltic countries’ political elites are using the worsening confrontation between the West and Russia for their own purposes: the presence of U.S. and NATO troops on their territory benefits them

Lockheed Martin Teams with Rafael To Market SPICE Air-to-Surface Guidance Kits

TEL AVIV, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. of Israel, signed a teaming agreement to jointly develop, market, manufacture and support Rafael’s Smart, Precise Impact and Cost-Effective (SPICE™) guidance kits for U.S. sale, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Lockheed Martin`s press

America Wants Sanctions Against Turkey If It Buys the Russian S-400 System

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A group of US congressmen, representing the Democrats and Republicans, presented a resolution calling on several committees of the US House of Representatives for “full implementation of sanctions” against Turkey under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and for

The U.S. Multipurpose Grenade Launcher PSRL-1 is Copied from RPG-7 Expert Says

MOSCOW, the Russian Fedderation (BulgarianMilitary.com) - PSRL-1 multipurpose grenade launchers handed over by Washington to Kiev and tested by the Ukrainian national guard for the first time were copied from the Russian grenade launcher RPG-7, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according a source statement in the Russian defense industry.

B-52 Bombers Have Arrived at a Major American Air Base in Qatar

AL UDEID AIR BASE, DOHA, Qatar (BulgarianMilitary.com) - B-52 bombers ordered by the White House to deploy to the Persian Gulf to counter unspecified threats from Iran have arrived at a major American air base in Qatar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according to information from U.S. Air force and New York Post. Read more: B-52 in Gulf

The US State Department Has Approved the Sale of Helicopters to the Czech Republic

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The US State Department has approved the sale of four Bell AH-1Z Viper or 12 Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk utility and assault helicopters to the Czech Republic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s 360. Read more: Two Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters Will Soon See Their Maiden

Global Military Spending Last Year Reached Its Highest Level in Three Decades

PANAGYURISHTE, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Global military spending last year reached its highest level in three decades, with the largest share in the US and China, according to the annual report of the Swedish research institute SIPRI, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. The Stockholm International Peace Research

Lockheed Martin has Inaugurated New F-16 Production Line in Greenville.

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin’s new F-16 production line, where Bulgaria’s new fleet of F-16 Block 70 fighters will be manufactured, has been officially inaugurated in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Lockheed Martin`s press release. With tooling and production

Elbit Systems US Acquires Harris’ Night Vision Business for $350 Million

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems and the Harris Corporation have agreed to move forward with the acquisition of Harris’ Night Vision business for $350 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense Update. The acquisition of Harris’ night vision business opens a huge

The U.S. Navy Will Use Hackers Against Attacks by Foreign Drones

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Navy is looking for different ways in order to deal with the possible threat of the so-called “hobby drones” that are modified to kill and blow up different land and sea targets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Currently, the U.S. Navy is preparing a specialized unit to struggle this

Fairbanks Morse Will Deliver EDG Sets for US Navy Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On Monday (25th February 2019) Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, announced that it has been awarded a contract for building and delivering EDG (Emergency Diesel Generator) sets for two future U.S. Navy nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, CVN-80 (USS Enterprise) and CVN-81 (not named

Two Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters Will Soon See Their Maiden Flights

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Two completely assembled Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) will soon see their maiden flights as announced by Lockheed Martin on 27th February 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The test flights are scheduled to take place before the middle of this year at the Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin, Diehl and Saab Will Counter Together Short and Medium-Range Threats

ABU DHABI, the United Arab Emirates (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On Monday (18th February 2019, during IDEX/NAVDEX 2019, it became clear that Lockheed Martin, Diehl Defence and Saab will counter together current and emerging short and medium-range threats through the Falcon air defence weapon system, BulgarianMilitary.com Scott Arnold, Lockheed

BAE Systems Received Two Armoured Multi-Purpose Vehicle Contract Modifications

ARLINGTON, Virginia (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (19th February 2019) it became clear that BAE Systems has received two armoured multi-purpose vehicle (AMPV) contract modifications from the U.S. Army at $575 million for low-rate initial production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Bill Sheehy, AMPV program director for BAE Systems’ combat

US Marine Corps’ LAV Reset Program to Be Supported by General Dynamics Land Systems

STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – General Dynamics Land Systems boasted on 18th February 2019 of a $37.2 million (USD) contract awarded to General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada for delivery of 60 hardware kits for the U.S. Marine Corps’ Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV) Reset Program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com

Raytheon Announced a $406M Radios Contract

FORT WAYNE, Indiana, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 14th February 2019 Raytheon announced its newly signed $406 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract awarded by the U.S. Army for ARC-231A radio systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The contract is signed for five years and covers provision of upgrades,

Boeing and Safran Announced Its 50-50 Joint Venture Named Initium Aerospace

CHICAGO, the USA and PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 13th February 2019 Boeing and Safran announced its 50-50 joint venture named Initium Aerospace established to design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs), learned BulgarianMilitary.com From its Latin roots, initium means “to start” or “the beginning” and this is what an

Lockheed Martin Will Continue to Provide the US Navy with Electronic Warfare Systems

SYRACUSE, N.Y., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Lockheed Martin proudly revealed on 11th February 2019 that the company will continue to provide the U.S. Navy with electronic warfare systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com For that purpose the U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin a $184 million firm-fixed-price modification to a previously

BAE Systems Will Modernize the USS Bulkeley

NORFOLK, VA, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – At the beginning of this week (11th February 2019) BAE Systems announced the receipt of a $114.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy. If all options are exercised, the value of this competitively awarded contract could reach $136.2 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the contract

Northrop Grumman Received a $59 Million Contract for the EMD phase of the EGI-M

WOODLAND HILLS, California, The United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Northrop Grumman Corporation revealed yesterday (11th February 2019) that it has received from the U.S. Air Force a $59 million contract for the EMD phase (engineering and manufacturing development phase) of the Embedded Global Positioning System (GPS) /Inertial Navigation

US Air Force B-2 Pilots, Maintainers and Weapons Loaders Will Be Trained by L3

NEW YORK, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) - L3 Technologies revealed on 5th February 2019 that the company has been awarded a $120 million contract to continue training United States Air Force B-2 pilots, maintainers and weapons loaders through its B-2 Aircrew Training System, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Since 1984 L3 Technologies

The Canada’s Combat Ship Team Received Canadian Surface Combatant Contract

OTTAWA, Ontario, Canada (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Lockheed Martin proudly announced on the last day of the past working week (8th February 2019) that the Canada's Combat Ship Team has been awarded the Canadian Surface Combatant design contract by Irving Shipbuilding and is ready to start works on day one, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Irving

Altus Air Force Base Received Its First Boeing KC-46A Tanker

SEATTLE, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Boeing revealed on 8th February 2019 that Altus Air Force Base in the US state of Oklahoma has received its first Boeing multi-role KC-46A tanker, which is the fifth KC-46A Pegasus tanker delivered to the U.S. Air Force as of the moment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The first four KC-46

The US Navy Received the Littoral Combat Ship 15

MARINETTE, Wisconsin, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Navy received the Littoral Combat Ship 15 through a delivery by Lockheed Martin and Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM). That was revealed by Lockheed Martin on 6th February 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Littoral Combat Ship 15 (LCS 15) is the future USS

The U.S. Army will Test the Israeli Iron Dome Defence System

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S army will test the Israel developed Iron dome defence system for its deployed forces around the world, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Iron Dome system developed by Rafael has been operational in the Israeli Air Force since 2011 and has been proven on the battlefield with many operational

General Dynamics Boasted of Three Land C4ISR Contracts

OTTAWA, Canada (BulgarianMilitary.com) – General Dynamics Mission Systems–Canada boasted on 30th January 2019 of receiving 3 $621.5 million land C4ISR contracts from the Canadian Government for supporting the C4ISR (Land Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance) systems of the Canadian Army,

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.

FLIR Systems Announced a 5-Year $27.9M IDIQ Contract for DR-SKO Solutions

WILSONVILLE, Oregon, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – FLIR Systems, Inc. revealed on Tuesday (29th January 2019) that the company has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Department of Defence for delivery of twenty-four U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear

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

The Support of the US Navy by BAE Systems to Be Continued by a Five-Year Contract

ARLINGTON, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week on 15th January 2019 BAE Systems announced that the company will continue to provide operations and support for the United States Navy under a newly signed five-year contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under that new $79.8 million contract BAE Systems will assist the United

UK based Land Systems Joint Venture to Be Established by Rheinmetall and BAE Systems

TELFORD, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Rheinmetall and BAE Systems announced this Monday (21st January 2019) that the companies have signed a contract for establishing a joint military vehicle design, manufacturing and support business based in the United Kingdom, learned BulgarianMilitary.com For that purpose Rheinmetall will buy a 55%

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

Lockheed Martin, Fincantieri Marinette Marine Will Build LCS 31

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (21 January 2019) the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced that the company together with Fincantieri Marinette Marine were awarded a fixed-price-incentive-fee contract by the U.S. Navy to build the additional Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 31, learned

The Canadian Government Announced a New Armoury at the Saint-Hubert Garrison

SAINT-HUBERT, Quebec, Canada (BulgarianMilitary.com) – In the middle of last week, on 16th January 2019, the Canadian Department of National Defence (DND) announced the opening of a new armoury at Saint-Hubert Garrison, Quebec, Canada, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The move comes in accordance with the major goals of the Government of Canada,

L3 Technologies Received an EOTech Optics Contract from USSOCOM

NEW YORK, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - L3 Technologies announced on 16th January 2019 that the company received a $26.3 million EOTech Optics contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the newly received five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (with five

$50,000 Scholarship for STEM Students Announced by Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday (17th January 2019) Lockheed Martin came out with the news that the company will provide a $50,000 scholarship for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) students in partnership with the Surface Navy Association (SNA), learned BulgarianMilitary.com The scholarship

Raytheon and PPI Signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé Agreement

TUCSON, Arizona, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Raytheon revealed on Tuesday (16th January 2019) that the company and Kentucky-based Phoenix Products, Inc. (PPI) has signed a U.S. Department of Defense Mentor-Protégé agreement for the production of Naval Strike Missile (NSM) transport containers under a $1.6 million U.S. Navy contract, learned

The U.S. Army will purchase two Israeli Iron Dome rocket defence systems

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The U.S. Army has decided to purchase two Israeli made Iron Dome rocket defence systems. The acquisition is defined as urgent and the systems will be supplied next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Iron Dome has been demonstrated in the U.S. two years ago. Since then U.S. experts visited the

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

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

Lockheed Martin Announced a GPS Ground Control System Sustainment Contract

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 9th January 2019, Lockheed Martin announced a GPS Control Segment Sustainment II (GCS II) contract with the U.S. Air Force, through which the company will continue to sustain and further modernize the Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite constellation’s ground control system

The US Army Personnel Development Will Be Advanced by Aptima

WOBURN, MA & ARLINGTON, VA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Aptima announced on Tuesday (8th January 2019) that the company has been awarded a five-year contract at $19 Million with the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (ARI) to conduct innovative research to enable the Army to acquire, develop, employ, and

The US Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centre Will Receive Hughes 9211 BGAN Terminals

Germantown, Maryland, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — The global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), announced on Monday (7th January 2019) that U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Centre (SSC) Atlantic had ordered over 200 of the Hughes 9211 Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) satellite

BAE Systems Announced a $78 Million USS Shoup Modernization Contract

NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced last week on 2nd January 2019 that the company has received a $78.8 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of USS Shoup (DDG 86), an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: BAE

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 U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis Announced His February Resignation

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Yesterday, 20th December 2018, the U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis announced that he will step down from that post by the end of February next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Tehran Can Expand the Range of Its Missiles beyond the Limit of 2,000 Kilometres In his resignation

BAE Systems Received a Development Contract for the EMD Phase of the MPF Program

YORK, Pennsylvania, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced yesterday (17th December 2018) that the company has received a development contract from the United States Army for the EMD (Engineering, Manufacturing, and Development) phase of the Mobile Protected Firepower (MPF) program and rapid prototyping effort with low-rate

Another Successful Intercept Test of the SM-3 Block IIA Missile in Development

WASHINGTON,the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) ― Yesterday, 11th December 2018, the U.S. Navy and Missile Defense Agency successfully shot down an intermediate-range ballistic missile target in space from its Hawaii-based Aegis Ashore facility, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The test is the second consecutive successful intercept and the third

A $4.75 Billion Deal between the U.S. Boeing and the Brazilian Embraer Suspended

SÃO JOSÉ DOS CAMPOS, São Paulo, Brazil (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Last week, on 6th December 2018, the Brazilian São Paulo federal court suspended a $4.75 billion deal between the U.S. Boeing and the Brazilian Embraer’s civilian business in consideration of Brazil’s outgoing President Michel Temer, learned BulgarianMilitary.comThe São Paulo court

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…

Another Move of the USA in Response to the Russia-Ukraine Tensions

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Russia-Ukraine tensions led to lots of reactions over the recent days, one of which is the move of the USA to send a warship to the Black Sea as announced yesterday (5th December 2018), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Kerch Strait Incident Resulted in Court Orders and International…

RAAF Sends a C-130J Hercules Aircraft to Guam for Operation Christmas Drop 18

CANBERRA, Australia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Australian Department of Defence announced on Tuesday (4th December 2018) that the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) will deploy a C-130J Hercules transport aircraft to Guam for Operation Christmas Drop 18, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Operation Christmas Drop 18 is the world’s longest running…

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…

Airbus Helicopters Will Build a MRO Complex in Japan

TOKYO, Japan (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Airbus Helicopters announced last week on 29th November that the company will build a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex next to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility, Japan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The start of the construction works is scheduled for June 2019 and it is…

Twelve A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft Will Be Built for the Nigerian Air Force

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Twelve A-29 Super Tucano aircraft will be built for the Nigerian Air Force. For that purpose the United States Air Force awarded Sierra Nevada a $329 million foreign military sales contract, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Besides the 12 aircraft, Sierra Nevada is contracted to provide ground training…

Lockheed Martin Received a $108 Million IRST21 Sensor System Contract

ORLANDO, Florida, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin received a $108 million contract for phase II of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet Block II Infrared Search and Track (IRST) program for the U.S. Navy, awarded by aircraft prime contractor Boeing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Lockheed Martin Received a $22.7 Billion F-35…

The Littoral Combat Ship 11 of the US Navy Commissioned

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the USA, announced during the weekend that the United States Navy commissioned the sixth U.S. Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS),USS Sioux City (LCS 11), at the United States Naval Academy on…

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…

MyDefence Announced Successful Integration of Its C-UAS Sensors in Vehicle Platforms

CARY, North Carolina, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – MyDefence Communication announced last week that the company had successfully integrated its Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) technology into the General Dynamics Land Systems Light Armoured Vehicle platform for the needs of military forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The CEO of…

Pentagon to Reduce the Forces in Africa due to Changes in the Priorities

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Pentagon will reduce the United States troops deployed in Africa due to changes in the priorities as reported by officials on 15th November 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com More forces will be directed toward countering possible threats coming from Russia and China. Read more: General: The…

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…

Raytheon Announced a $191 Million KuRFS Contract

TEWKSBURY, Massachusetts, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Raytheon announced on 1st November 2018 that the U.S. Army awarded the Company a $191 million contract for Ku-band radio frequency radars (KuRFS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com The KuRFS is an advanced electronically scanned array system. Under the newly awarded contract it…

AM General Will Support the Modernization of the US Army through 740 New HMMWVs

SOUTH BEND, Indiana, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The global vehicle solutions provider, AM General, announced at the beginning of last week that the company will support the modernization of the United States Army by providing 740 new M1152A1 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles (HMMWV) to the U.S. Army National Guard under an order,…

Enabling Technologies for the US Navy Next-Generation UUVs Will Be Provided by Alion

WASHINGTON, D.C., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Enabling technologies for the U.S. Navy next-generation UUVs (Unmanned Undersea Vehicles) will be provided by the headquartered in McLean, Northern Virginia company Alion Science and Technology under a multiple award contract (MAC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ). The contract was…

The Vigilant Ace 2018 Military Exercise Cancelled

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The upcoming scheduled Vigilant Ace 2018 allied joint military exercise has been cancelled and that decision was jointly approved by the U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and his South Korean counterpart Jeong Kyeong-doo. That was announced by the United States Department of Defense on Friday, 19th…

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…

BAE Systems Announced the Successful Demonstration of Its XTS® Guard 5 at EC-18

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com) - BAE Systems announced on 16th October 2018 that its innovative software XTS® Guard 5 that ensures secure sharing between networks of various security classifications and sections and brings numerous advantages to military intelligence organizations for multi-INT source data transfers was successfully…

The U.S. Army Is to Update Its Air-and-Missile Defence Strategy

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — The Pentagon considers that it is time for the U.S. Army to be modernized and that it shall even overmatch its near-peer adversaries Russia and China. In that connection the U.S. Army is to update its air-and-missile defence (AMD) strategy accordingly, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: …

A New Rifle Sight of Raytheon ELCAN Offers “a Much Clearer and Less Grainy Image”

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – In the middle of last week, on 10th October 2018, Raytheon announced that the company has developed the ELCAN Specter® close quarters sight, which allows ground troops to identify targets quicker and thus to make better decisions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Thanks to the new reflex rifle sight,…

Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies Unveiled Their Merger of Equals

MELBOURNE, Florida and NEW YORK, N.Y., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 14th October 2018, Sunday, Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies unveiled their merger of equals. That merger establishes a global defence technology leader with a broad portfolio of capabilities and increased scale, which will successfully meet the increasing customer…

The Newest Independence Variant Littoral Combat Ship Named by Secretary of the Navy

WASHINGTON, the USA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) –Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer announced on 9th October 2018 that the next Independence-variant Littoral Combat Ship will be named USS Santa Barbara (LCS 32), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer said, “I am pleased to name the next Independence variant LCS…

Lockheed Martin Revealed the Delivery of the 300th THAAD Interceptor

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 10th October 2018, the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, the USA, revealed the delivery of the 300th interceptor for the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defence) system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The Vice President for the…

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…

Lockheed Martin Will Extend the Range of the AN/TPQ-53 Radar

SYRACUSE, N.Y., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Lockheed Martin announced earlier this week, on 8th October 2018, that the Company has received a contract from the U.S. Army to insert Gallium Nitride (GaN) into the AN/TPQ-53 (Q-53) radar as part of the full rate production configuration, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The director of the Q-53…

Serco Will Provide Training to the United States Army under a $22 Million Contract

HERNDON, VA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology and management services and the Americas division of Serco Group plc, announced in the end of last week, 5th October 2018, that the Company will continue delivering full-lifecycle training support services to the United States Army Joint Munitions…

Northrop Grumman Corporation Will Show Multi-Mission Solutions at AUSA 2018

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Northrop Grumman revealed today, 8th October 2018, that the focus of the corporation at the AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition from 8th to 10th October 2018 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Centre, Washington, D.C. will be on technologies, products and services developed to give the United States…

The U.S. Army Launches Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competition

WASHINGTON, the USA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The U.S. Army has started its fourth attempt to acquire armed reconnaissance helicopter in order to fill the gap that the armed scout helicopter OH-58 Kiowa Warrior has left after its decommissioning in 2014. On 3 October, the service has released a formal request for offer to industry for the…

Northrop Grumman to Provide IAMD IBCS Development for the U.S. Army

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, the USA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 1 September, Northrop Grumman Corporation announced that it has been awarded a new contract for an integrated air and missile defence (IAMD) battle command system (IBCS) by the US Army. Under this recently concluded agreement, the company will continue to be responsible for the providing of…

U.S. Air Force T-X Pilot Training Program Contract Has Been Awarded to Boeing

ST. LOUIS, Missouri, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 27 September 2018 Boeing announced that the company has been awarded United States Air Force T-X Pilot Training Program Contract at the amount of up to $9.2 billion. In that connection the Air Force plans to purchase 351 jets, 46 simulators and associated ground equipment, learned…

Comtech Announced a $9.1 Million Troposcatter Equipment Supply Contract

MELVILLE, N.Y., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 24th September 2018, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced the signing of a $9.1 Million troposcatter equipment supply contract. The contract has been awarded to the Orlando, Florida-based subsidiary of the company, Comtech Systems, Inc., which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions…

Northrop Grumman Selected by DIA to Support its Science and Technology Directorate

MCLEAN, Va., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Northrop Grumman announced yesterday, 26 September 2018 that the Corporation was selected by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA) as one of nine companies to provide critical support for its Science and Technology Directorate (DIA/ST), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: The CDR Phase of the…

The US Exercise Valiant Shield 2018 Is Successfully Completed

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The United States Air Force announced yesterday, 25 September 2018, that the U.S. military forces from the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command successfully completed the exercise Valiant Shield 2018 (VS-18), 16-23 September, around the Marianas Island Range Complex and on Guam, learned…

DCS Will Provide Technical and Programmatic Support to the US Army TARDEC GVSP

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The provider of engineering, programmatic and technical support services to the Department of Defense and other customers focused on national security, DCS Corporation, announced on 18 September 2018 that the company has received a five year prime task order to provide technical and…

First Automated Landing of an MQ-9 Block 5 Completed by USAF

SAN DIEGO, California, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 21 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) The affiliate of the privately-held company General Atomics and leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, radars, and electro-optic and related mission…

Technology of Sonardyne Selected by the USNSWC for Underwater Vehicle Testing Ground

HOUSTON, Texas, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 18 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Sonardyne/The US Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Carderock Division’s SFOMF (South Florida Ocean Measurement Facility). An underwater target tracking technology of the Houston-based company, Sonardyne Inc., has been selected by the US…

BAE Systems Introduced Its Innovative New Information Security and RMF Capability

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 18 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: BAE Systems Yesterday, 17 September 2018, BAE Systems introduced its innovative new information security and risk management framework (RMF) capability, Epiphany, at the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference at…

Lockheed Martin Introduces Its Multi-Domain Synchronized Effects Tool

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin revealed today that the company has introduced the Multi-Domain Synchronized Effects Tool (MDSET) that links traditionally stove-piped resources to create synergistic effects and shorten the “data to decision cycle,”…

TPG Will Provide Crew Protection Kit for the New Marine Corps CH-53K

STRATFORD, Connecticut, the USA (BulgarianMilitary), 17 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Gabriela Garcia, U.S. Marine Corps/CH-53K King Stallion aircraft A week ago, on 11 September 2018, it was announced that The Protective Group (TPG), a Point Blank Enterprises company, has been awarded by the subsidiary of…

The US Air Force Awarded Boeing a $2.9 Billion Contract

EVERETT, Wash., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 12 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Boeing On 10 September 2018 the U.S. Air Force awarded Boeing a $2.9 billion contract for 18 KC-46A tanker aircraft, spares, support equipment, spare engines and wing air refuelling pod kits. With the new fourth production lot, the company…

The MQ-25 of Boeing for the US Navy Will Be Equipped with Rolls-Royce Engines

Indianapolis, IN, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 11 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Eric Shindelbower, Boeing/ Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueller Boeing selected the AE 3007N engines of Rolls-Royce to power the new MQ-25 Stingray aircraft of the U.S. Navy. This will allow unmanned, carrier-based air-to-air…

The CDR Phase of the Northrop Grumman’s WSN-12 Inertial Sensor Module Is Completed

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 10 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: U.S. Navy/The U.S. Navy WSN-12 Inertial Navigator will be used on the Virginia Submarines and on the Arleigh-Burke class destroyers, as well as a host of other ships. In the middle of last week, 5 September, Northrop Grumman, the…

Lockheed Martin Will Provide up to 200+ eCASS Stations for the US Navy

ORLANDO, Fla., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Michelle Jeffries, Lockheed Martin/Lockheed Martin technicians building and testing eCASS stations, which troubleshoot and repair avionics for Navy aircraft, at a facility in Orlando, Florida. Lockheed Martin announced on 4 September 2018,…

Boeing Receives a $805 million MQ-25 Contract from the US Navy

ST. LOUIS, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Eric Shindelbower, Boeing/ Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueller Yesterday Boeing announced that the company has received a $805 million MQ-25 Contract from the U.S. Navy. Under the contract Boeing will build the U.S. Navy’s first operational…

The F-35C Has Been Tested Aboard USS Abraham Lincoln by the US Navy

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: US Navy/F-35C landing on USS Abraham Lincoln The F-35C has been tested aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on the Atlantic Ocean by the US Navy. The operational tests were started on 28 August 2018 and scheduled to…

DynCorp International Received a Maintenance Contract to Support the US Air Force

McLean, VA, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 30 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Daniel J. McLain/An aerial view of Andrews Air Force Base flight line on 14 May 2004 Last week DynCorp International (DI) announced that the U.S. Department of Defence has awarded the company an…

BAE Systems Receives a $146.3 Million Contract to Modernize USS Gettysburg

NORFOLK, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 29 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: BAE Systems/the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64) The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $146.3 million contract for the modernization of the guided-missile cruiser USS Gettysburg (CG 64), learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read…

New Standard for Wireless Transmission Speed Set by Northrop Grumman and DARPA

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 28 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkva, Photo credit: Northrop Grumman/ Northrop Grumman and DARPA 100 Gbps link demonstrated over 20 km city environment in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have set a new standard for…

The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Received an HC-130J Super Hercules Aircraft

KODIAK, Alaska, the USA (BulgarianMilitray.com), 28 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: João Eduardo Sequeira/USCG HC-130J The Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak in Alaska received an HC-130J Super Hercules long range surveillance aircraft, CGNR-2009. It was transferred by the US Coast Guard (USCG) on 21st August 2018, learned…

The First Advanced GPS III Satellite of the US Air Force Is Shipped for Launch

CANAVERAL, Fla., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 27 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/The US Air Force’s first GPS III is shipped to Cape Canaveral, Florida before its launch in December 2018 Today the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin announced that the company shipped last Monday, 20th…

The US Navy Received Littoral Combat Ships 11 (Sioux City) and 13 (Wichita)

MARINETTE, Wis., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 24 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/The future USS Wichita (LCS 13) launches sideways into the Menominee River after being christening by ship sponsor Kate Lehrer. Yesterday Lockheed Martin announced that the U.S. Army has received the Littoral Combat Ships…

Sarcos Robotics Received a Second Exoskeleton Development Contract from the USAF

SALT LAKE CITY and BELLEVUE, Wash., the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Sarcos Robotics The global leader in the manufacturing of full-body exoskeleton robots for industrial and military applications Sarcos Robotics announced on 13th August 2018 the receipt of a second exoskeleton development…

Two of Three Bell 429s Delivered to the Jamaica Defence Force

FORT WORTH, TX, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Bell Helicopter On 13th August 2018, the Textron Inc. company, Bell Helicopter, revealed the delivery of two Bell 429 helicopters to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF) and in 2019 the JDF will expect a delivery of a third Bell 429, learned…

US Army Awards Comtech $32.5 Million Contract for Manpack Satellite Terminals Delivery

MELVILLE, N.Y., the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com), 15 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jenni L. Deylius On 13 August, Comtech Telecommunications Corp. has made an announcement that in the period of company’s fourth quarter of the fiscal 2018, the group Command and Control Technologies, part…

The Two USAF Hypersonic Programmes Awarded to Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 9 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Chad Bellay In a response to the recent China and Russia breakthroughs in extremely high-speed weapons and exactly the surprising developments in hypersonic weapons, the U.S. Air Forces launches two programs for the rapid…

US Army Can Afford 100 More Advanced Patriot Missiles Due to UAE Missile Sales

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: BreakingDefence.com According to a reprogramming request to shift fiscal 2018 funding, sent to Congress in June, the U.S. Army intends to purchase 100 of the newest variant of Patriot missiles. The purchase is possible thanks to the sale of…

Congress Will Invests Millions in Cyber-harden Missile Defense Systems Budget

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 7 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Defense News According to the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act conference report, released on July 23, House and Senate of the U.S. have legitimated $51 million investment in to cyber-harden missile defense systems. Furthermore,…

Lockheed Martin’s Last Upgraded C-5 Delivered to US Air Force

LOS ANGELES, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) 06 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: YouTube The service upgrade programme of C-5M heavy lift aircrafts, once started in 1998 by the Air Mobility Command, has come to its end on 2 August this year. It happed with the delivery of the last C-5M Super Galaxy by Lockheed Martin, to…

Silent Falcon’s UAS Selected by DARPA to be Remotely Powered by a Laser in Tests

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Silent Falcon DARPA selected Silent Falcon’s UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System) for testing the option of charging an aircraft remotely by a laser at a distance of 10 km, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The tests of DARPA’s Stand-off Ubiquitous…

US Marines Received The First AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar

New York, U.S., (BulgarianMilitary.com), 2 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Northrop Grumman Corporation The U.S. Marines received in advance the delivery of the the first AN/TPS-80 Ground/Air Task-Oriented Radar (G/ATOR) of Northrop Grumman Corporation. This is the seventh G/ATOR system provision that follows the…

New First Response Cyber Center was Announced by Homeland Security

New York, USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 2 August, 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: wikimedia.org Only a week after the warning of conducted cyberattacks against U.S. critical infrastructure sectors by Russia government, the Department of Homeland Security announced the creation of new first response cyber center and 90-day…

Patriot PAC-3 MSE Air Defense Missile System Breaks The Distance Record

WASHINGTON, U.S. (Bulgarianmilitary.com), July 31, 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Defpost.com Developed as a modernization of the already battle-proven PAC-3 Missile, the latest system The PAC-3 MSE successfully completed its first missile defense flight test, led by the U.S. Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The…

The US Cyber Security Office Will be Supported by Booz Allen Hamilton for 5 Years

MCLEAN, Virginia, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 27 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Image: wikimedia.org Booz Allen Hamilton unveiled on 24th July 2018 that in February the company has been awarded by SPAWAR (the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command ) a five-year task order at the amount of $92M for provision of cyber security,…

The US Army Has Ordered Additional Saab’s AT4CS RS Weapon Systems

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com), 23 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab The U.S. Army has ordered additional Saab’s shoulder-launched AT4CS RS (Confined Space Reduced Sensitivity) anti-armour weapon systems. That was announced by the company on 17th July 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The value of the order…

Raytheon Will Advise the Kingdom of Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Court on Cybersecurity

FARNBOROUGH, the UK (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Raytheon Raytheon will advise the Kingdom of Jordan’s Royal Hashemite Court on cybersecurity. The decision was announced by Raytheon on Tuesday, 17th July 2018. The Intelligence, Information and Services business of the company will ensure cyber…