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US: Russian incursion into Ukraine is possible, we are concerned

Commander of the US European Command, US Air Force General Tod D. Wolters, has expressed concern about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. During a hearing before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services at 9:30 a.m. EST / 3:30 p.m. CEST, he said this today.

US AGM-183A hypersonic missile test unsuccessful

In any case, on April 5, what was to be the first firing of an AGM-183A by a B-52H Stratofortress bomber ended on a sour note: it was not possible to go to the end of the launch sequence of this hypersonic missile, for the reason that the US Air Force did not specify.

Israel is facing a political conflict with the US over Iran

The Middle East crisis is deepening amid recent Israeli attacks on an Iranian cargo ship two days ago off the coast of Yemen in the Red Sea. The American publication Axios claims that Israeli actions could lead to a political crisis in Washington and new military confrontations with Tehran.

$22 billion and futuristic glasses put Microsoft in the army

An agreement has been reached to provide augmented reality military goggles for the U.S. military. Microsoft has reached an agreement with the Pentagon and will receive a contract worth $ 21,88 billion and a ten-year development and integration period.

US military’s fifth-generation stealth F-35 fighter shot itself

The Drive magazine reveals an incident that occurred on March 12 this year with the fifth-generation F-35 fighter of the US Air Force. During a night training flight at the Yuma Range in Arizona, a 25 mm projectile exploded shortly after leaving the barrel of the GAU-22A cannon.

Turkey, US continue to have no point of contact on S-400 case

A meeting between Turkish and U.S. diplomats took place during the NATO meeting. The main topic of talks between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was purchasing S-400 air defense systems from Ankara.

US military base in Syria came under fire, Lebanon claims

Yesterday, March 23, a U.S. military base in the area of ​​Deir Ez-Zor in Syria was subjected to intense rocket fire, claims the Lebanese television channel Al-Mayadeen. According to the T.V. sources, some American soldiers were injured.

Large CIA military base in Niger, Russia is dissatisfied

A military base to attack drones was built by the CIA in 2018 in northern Niger. According to the site, Pentagon created the CIA's military base for attacks against al-Qaeda in Libya. The site also reports that there is no confirmed information about drone attacks from this base.

Second Pantsir-S1 left for Germany in favor of the Americans

The publication Strategic Page claims in its March 14 article that Turkish troops captured a second Russian Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile system in Libya. After the system's capture, the Turks sold Pantsir-S1 to the Americans, and they transported the anti-aircraft missile system on the same route as the first - Libya-Germany-USA.

US and Norway will build an engine for hypersonic weapons

The US Department of Defense and the Norwegian Ministry of Defense announced the beginning of cooperation in developing a promising solid-fuel ramjet engine that both countries could use in supersonic and hypersonic weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

US received the first fighter launching hypersonic missiles

The international media widely covered the F-15EX. In recent months, Washington has focused on him. On March 10, the US Air Force received its first fighter of this type. The plane took off directly from the Boeing St. Louis plant and landed at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.

Cybersecurity issues can make US weapons systems vulnerable

The contracts concluded by the Pentagon do not take into account cybersecurity requirements, which pose a threat to the state and may have a direct impact on missions conducted by the US armed forces, assessed the US Government Accountability Office.

Lockheed-made CH-53K helicopter will fly with an Israeli flag

The Lockheed Martin Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion will be the Israeli army's new heavy-duty helicopter. The Israeli Government decided on February 25th. Only two participants were admitted to the tender for new helicopters in the final, the second being the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter.

Patriot SAMs in Syria and Iraq against Russian Kalibr missiles

Russia's Aviapro news agency reported today, February 26, that the U.S. military has Patriot surface-to-air missile systems at bases in Syria and Iraq. According to Russian sources, the Pentagon is building a new U.S. air base in eastern Syria in the Deir ez-Zor area.

US airstrikes in Syria near the border with Iraq

US President Joe Biden's first military operation is already a fact. On Thursday evening against Friday morning, the United States launched the first airstrike on Iranian bases in Syria, located near Iran's border.

Pentagon: F-16 fighter jets could replace F-35s in the USAF

Lockheed Martin and the production of fifth-generation F-35 fighters for the US military are facing difficult times. The Pentagon considers a strange decision - to replace the F-35s scheduled for replenishment in the US Army with the latest version of the F-16

Pentagon: Turkey is a valuable ally but will not receive F-35s

In recent weeks, US President Joe Biden's administration has revoked dozens of decrees and decisions of the previous administration. This is not the case with Turkey and its exclusion from the program for a multi-purpose stealth fighter of the fifth-generation F-35.

US secretly took a Russian mobile air-defense missile system

A secret military operation to transport a Russian mobile anti-aircraft missile system led to its acquisition by the US military, the British The Times reported in an article. Panzer-C1 was captured on the Libyan battlefield and taken intact to a US military base in Germany.

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.