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The Decision about the Future Army of Kosovo Defined as “Irreversible”

PRISTINA, Kosovo (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Last week Kosovo voted to upgrade its armed security force and create an army and the decision was defined as “irreversible” by the country’s president on Sunday (16th December 2018). President Hashim Thaci also offered assurance that the decision will not threaten the ethnic Serbs living in the former

Ukraine Is to Be Supported by NATO with the Supply of Secure Communications

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 13th December 2018, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met to discuss developments in and around the Sea of Azov as well as the Alliance’s backing for Ukraine. During the meeting it was confirmed that the North Atlantic Alliance will support

Russia has Become the Second Biggest Arms Producer in the World

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) – According to the annual report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which was published today (10th December), Russia has become the second largest arms producer in the world’s top 100 in 2017, surpassing the U.K. from its second place since 2002, learned

Bulgaria Benefits from Conflicts, in Which International Rules Are Breached

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Do not be under a delusion. Bulgaria is not such an important factor in the UN and NATO, despite our membership. Our country turned out to be in the right place at the right time as far as the international arms trade is concerned. And although Bulgaria has neither breached the UN Arms Trade Treaty, nor…

Russia’s Defence Ministry Plans to Conduct over 4000 Military Exercises during 2019

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – At a teleconference held today (4th December) at the National Defence Management Center, Sergei Shoigu stated the plans of Russia’s Defence Ministry to conduct more than 4000 military exercises and about 8500 other training events in 2019. During the teleconference, the Russian Defence…

Can Israel keep its position as one of the top UAS exporter?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The saying "Troubles come in packages" has been recently proven to be very true. An Israeli company lost two major tenders for the supply of advanced UAS. The total loss is estimated at 1.2 billion U.S $. But that is just the introduction to a very serious issue that Israeli companies have and will…

Damascus still has the capability to launch attacks based on chemical weapons

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In recent weeks, the topic of chemical attacks on Syrian rebels has been on the agenda again. Sources (unverified) claim that there are even real reports of a new chemical attack. It’s not the first time that all signs show that Syria has not complied with its obligation to destroy its chemical weapons…

Russian-Ukrainian Tensions Escalate after Kerch Strait Incident

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Yesterday (25 November), around 7am local time, two armored artillery boats (the Berdyansk and the Nikopol) and the Yany Kapu tugboat of the Ukrainian Navy, which were transiting from Odessa on the Black Sea to Mariupol in the Sea of Azov, had been seized by Russia, passing through the Kerch…

In 2017 Bulgaria Exported 20% More Arms and Munitions

PANAGYURISHTE, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In Bulgaria’s Parliament, it is about to be considered and adopted, the report of the Interministerial Commission for Export Control and Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, which makes it clear that the native military industry has exported arms and munitions in 2017 with 20% more than…

NATO’s Biggest Military Exercise in Recent Years Starts Today

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - NATO's biggest military exercise in recent years, as reported, Trident Juncture 18, starts today, 25th October 2018. It will take place in central and eastern Norway; the surrounding areas of the North Atlantic and the Baltic Sea, including Iceland and the Swedish and Finnish airspaces and will continue…

Russian expert: In case of a Conflict, Russia Would Use “Kinzhal” Missile

MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According to the military expert, Lieutenant-General Yuri Netkachev, in the event of a conflict with NATO or the United States, one of the first Russian targets would be the possible new U.S. military base, Ford Trump, which could be neutralized with the help of the operational tactical Iskander missiles,…

Putin: Russia Should Start Developing Perspective Weapons

MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 20 September 2018, Editor: Boyko Nikolov, Photo credit: Kremlin.ru On Wednesday (19 September), a meeting of the Military-Industrial Commission of the country was held, at which Russian President Vladimir Putin said his future vision for the development of the military industry in the country and perhaps a…

The Largest Russian Military Exercise since 1981 Is Scheduled for September 2018

MOSCOW, Russia (BulgarianMilitary.com), 29 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Sputnik/Mikhail Klementyev/Kremlin via REUTERS/Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergey Shoygu and Commander of Western military district Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov attend the Navy Day parade in St. Petersburg, Russia 29th July 29…

Estonia Enhances Its Air Defence Capability

TALLINN (Estonia), June 13, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images Estonia has announced that it has agreed to purchase a short-range air defence system complete with Mistral surface-to-air missiles from MBDA Missile Systems under a €50 million contract, reported Defense News. The contract is also reported to involve…

The Ministers of Defence of the EU Member States Meet in Sofia

SOFIA (Bulgaria), May 4, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: eu2018bg.bg   The Ministers of Defence of the EU member states meet in Sofia, announced from the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence. The two-day Informal Meeting starts today, 4th May 2018, and is part of the official calendar of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the…

No Bulgarian Service Members Injured in Kabul Bombing

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 23, 2018, Text: BM News Team, Photo: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani No Bulgarian service members were injured on Sunday, 22nd April 2018, in the explosion in the Afghan capital Kabul. This was said by the National Commander of the 35th Rotating Bulgarian Military Contingent in Afghanistan - Colonel Georgi Margitin, reported the…

Albania Wants a US Military Base on Its Territory

TIRANA (Albania), April 19, 2018, Source: mediapool.bg, Editor: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Albanian Defence Ministry via AP Albania wants the USA to build a military base on its territory for countering the Russian influence. This was stated on 17th April in Washington by the Albanian Minister of Defence Olta Xhacka, quoted by France Press.…

Busy Upcoming Years for the Norway’s Military

WASHINGTON (the USA), March 26, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Wired It turns out that the first few years of the next decade will be quite busy for the Norwegian Armed Forces if all planned and intended purchases of military equipment take place, reported Defense News. The current major goal of the Ministry of Defence of the…

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