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Iran fired missiles and warned USS Nimitz aircraft carrier

On Saturday, Iran fired two long-range missiles that crashed 20 miles from a merchant ship and 100 miles from the US aircraft carrier USS Nimitz. The Lebanese news agency Al-Mazdar News and the American TV channel Fox News confirmed the news.

Nuclear deal: Biden must hurry

Joe Biden wants to get back into the JCPOA, he assured in a recent interview with Thomas Friedman, the columnist for the New York Times: "It's going to be hard, but yeah."

US faces challenges in developing new weapons against Russia

In the United States, aggressive plans are voiced to switch to new types of weapons, including hypersonic ones. Some statements on this topic sound like empty projecting, which is impossible even for America to implement: neither technically nor financially.

Top 5 best bombers in the world

There is no doubt that there are only two countries that are working hard on new bombers. These are Russia and the United States. All others are either customers or tenants of this type of military equipment.

Top 5 best Savage MSR-10 sporting rifles with price included

Savage Firearms is an American arms manufacturer headquartered in Westfield, Massachusetts. Savage Firearms manufactures assorted-caliber rifles, Stevens single-shot rifles and shotguns. Until 2019, it is a subsidiary of Vista Outdoor, now an independent brand.

Top 8 of the fastest military aircraft in the world

Sometimes it is very difficult to compare or face fighters from different manufacturers in a direct battle. The characteristics very often overlap and you rely only on the small details that can tip the scales in one direction or another.

Japan and US unite against China and Russia

The governments of Japan and the United States will work together to prepare a missile detection and tracking system using numerous small satellites. They will be launched into an orbit with an altitude of 300-1000 kilometers.

Top 5 best submarines in the world

One of the deadliest weapons in a country's arsenal is submarines. In the past, they played a significant role during World War II and during the Cold War.

US creates new nuclear threat against Russia

Donald Trump, apparently, intends to cross out another important agreement between Russia and the United States - the agreement on the non-deployment of tactical nuclear weapons on warships.

Can Russia intercept an American UAV?

Russia has deployed an anti-drone shield in the Kaliningrad region during a recent exercise. Foreign analysts see this measure as a response to the deployment of American unmanned aerial vehicles such as the MQ-9 Reaper in Estonia.

Guam vs. China: how Washington will protect a Pacific Island

The United States is discussing the possibility of deploying the Aegis Ashore air defense / missile defense system installed in Japan on the island of Guam. At the same time, Tokyo has recently abandoned the use of this system, questioning its effectiveness.

France and Germany may abandon US military technologies

The military-industrial enterprises of Germany and France intend, if possible, to abandon American technologies in the production of military equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the German edition Welt am Sonntag reports.

US military taught Syrian Kurds to operate combat drones

Military exercises for the units of the Kurdish alliance of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were held by an international coalition led by the United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing a source of Krasnaya Vesna magazine in Syria on July 31

Su-35 vs F-22: who is stronger in aerial combat

The American magazine The National Interest decided to evaluate the capabilities of the Russian Su-35S generation 4 ++ multi-role fighter in an air battle with American aircraft. It turned out extremely interesting.

Top 5 infantry rifles of all time

It would be an exaggeration to say that the rifle won the war or changed the outcome of the battle. Nevertheless, they are necessary for victory: battle is, first of all, a test of will, and ineffective small arms spread defeatism.

Top 5 best American assault rifles in the world

In the United States, where in some states small arms are on sale, the results of last year are summed up. The popular American portal Minutemanreview named the seven best assault rifles of 2019.

Cold game: US strategic aviation intensifies in the Arctic

All week, the unusual activity of US strategic aviation in the Arctic was observed. On Thursday, B-2 stealth bombers flew into the Arctic, and a pair of B-52H visited the Sea of ​​Okhotsk. Groups of Russian long-range missile carriers also patrolled in the North Pacific.

US troops are welcomе in Poland, the Polish Presidend said

It is possible that there will be more American soldiers in Poland, as everyone knows, I have good relations with the President of the United States Donald Trump - said President Andrzej Duda on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Defence24.pl.

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