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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

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