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Topol-M: how Russia created an ultra-modern rocket in the 1990s

At the end of 1994, I, then a war correspondent for the Izvestia newspaper, was invited to the Main Staff of the Strategic Missile Forces and was asked to write about further development, and more specifically, about the modernization of the Topol strategic missile system.

New Zealand purchases Bushmaster armored vehicles

The Minister of Defense of New Zealand, Ron Mark, announced that the government approved the purchase of a consignment of Bushmaster armored vehicles with a 4x4 wheel arrangement to replace the Pinzgauer armored vehicles

Top 5 fastest tanks in the World

The first tank appeared on the battlefield in 1916 during the First World War. Over time, they became a key participant in any ground operation. Such combat vehicles are produced by most of the advanced countries of the world.

India decided to buy another 400 Russian T-90S tanks

India decided to buy another 400 Russian T-90S tanks, which are produced in the country under license, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This was announced by the head of the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation

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:

Patria and Alccon with key role in mobility of the Finnish and Latvian Armies

HELSINKI, (BM) - Patria, a global market leader in the production of armoured wheeled vehicles, have been selected with their 6x6 platform to be part of a joint programme to develop sustained mobility enhancement for the Finnish and Latvian Armies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, acording both companies statement. Read more: Finnish Patria is

India buys integrated air defense weapon system (IADWS) from the US

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India has got one step closer to deploying a new missile shield over its Capital, with US state department notifying its Congress of the impending sale of an integrated air defence weapon system (IADWS) to New Delhi for $1.86 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions

Military expert: US wants to stop Russia from adopting S-500 missile system

MOSCOW, (BM) - The general designer of the Almaz-Antey concern, Pavel Sozinov, said that the latest Russian S-500 air defense system has unique characteristics that are many times superior to any already created systems, and even those that are under development. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating –

An expert explains capabilities of the Russian S-500 missile system

MOSCOW, (BM) - The promising S-500 anti-aircraft missile system will be able to intercept targets hundreds of kilometers from the Earth, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Pavel Sozinov, general designer of the Almaz-Antey concern. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Russia is

US: Russia’s S-400 systems and Resonance radars conquer the Middle East market

WASHINGTON, (BM) - A drone attack on Saudi oil refineries last September showed that the American Patriot air defense systems are not able to provide an adequate level of protection for important facilities. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The publication National Interest in the

Rheinmetall will supply Bundeswehr with simulation technology for Puma IFV

BERLIN, (BM) - Rheinmetall will soon be supplying the German Bundeswehr with simulation technology that will enable highly realistic training of mechanized infantry units equipped with the Puma IFV, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Rheinmetall

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:

India might buy new Russian BuK-M3 ‘Viking’ air defence system

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Following the signing of a $5.43 billion contract in October 2018 under which India would acquire five regiments of the Russian S-400 surface to air missile system, the Indian armed forces have reportedly looked to acquire short and medium range systems to integrate into the system’s network to provide a more capable defence

Russian S-500 missile system prepares for an early start of deliveries to the army

MOSCOW, (BM) - In 2019, Russia tested the S-500 Prometheus, which has no analogues in the world, for anti-aircraft missile systems (ZRS), Deputy Defense Minister Alexei Krivoruchko said in his article for the corporate journal Radioelectronic Technologies of the KRET concern, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense

Iraq buys Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems, the Parliament said

BAGHDAD, (BM) - The Iraqi Parliament’s Security and Defense Commission reported that the country's national security adviser, during his visit to Moscow, was able to agree with the Russian leadership on the conditions for Russia's supply of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to the Arab country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Fars Agency

‘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

Finnish Patria is to deliver a combat vehicle to Latvia

TAMPERE, (BM) - Finland and Latvia have agreed on a joint development programme for sustained army mobility enhancement to which Patria is to deliver a 6x6 vehicle chassis platform, learned BulgarianMiltary.com, quoting Patria's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com This joint

Russian anti-aircraft missile and cannon system Pantsyr get hypersonic missile

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian anti-aircraft missile and cannon system “Pantsyr” received the latest hypersonic missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Izvestia. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: How Israel successfully destroyed a Russian Pantsyr anti-aircraft system in

Russia delivered the second set of S-400 defense systems to China

BEIJING, (BM) - Russia has completed the delivery by sea to China of the second regimental set of S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing a military-diplomatic source. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: After the S-400, China Buys

Iran plans full-scale purchase of Russian air defense systems

TEHRAN, (BM) - Despite the fact that Iran is more committed to the use of Soviet air defense and missile defense systems, and, in fact, is only engaged in their modernization, it became known that Russia and Iran have agreed on the full-scale purchase by Tehran of Russian air defense systems that will allow Iran to ensure maximum control of only

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

Germany pays $121,5M to extend service life of Marder infantry fighting vehicle

BERLIN, (BM) - The Bundeswehr has contracted with Rheinmetall to carry out new measures for extending the service life of the Marder infantry fighting vehicle, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Rheinmetall's statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com In order to maintain the

Pakistan successfully tested Hatf-3 ballistic missile

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Pakistan successfully tested the Hatf-3 ballistic missile on Thursday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according the Daily Times report citing the country's armed forces. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Pakistan Has Fired Its Own Ballistic Missile, India Thinks

China may refuse to acquire Russian S-500 air defense systems

BEIJING, (BM) - Chinese edition of Sohu announced Beijing’s possible refusal to acquire the latest Russian air defense systems S-500, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting Glas.ru Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: China Has Discovered the Unique Ability of Russian S-500 Missile

Turkish S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems are armed and ready to fire

ANKARA, (BM) - Russia supplied Turkey with the regimental set of the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile system more than 120 anti-aircraft guided missiles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Russia and Turkey will start joint production of S-400

Iraq sends a delegation to Russia to purchase the S-300 and S-400 missile systems

BAGDHAD, (BM) - Contrary to the arguments of Western experts that Baghdad’s statements regarding the acquisition of Russian air defense / missile defense systems are nothing more than an attempt to demonstrate independence from the United States, it became known that the Iraqi delegation was sent to Moscow to negotiate the upcoming purchase of

Russia has deployed S-400 air defense missile system in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - According to foreign military information publications , the Russian military deployed additional air defense to northern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Avia.pro. We are talking about the S-400 systems, which made it possible to detect the American F-35. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

Finnish Army to receive 120mm tank ammunition from Israel

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Elbit Systems announced today that its subsidiary, IMI Systems, was selected by the Finnish Ministry of Defence (Finnish MOD), following a competitive testing by the Finish Defence Forces (FDF), to provide the Finnish Army with the M339, a NATO compliant 120mm High Explosive Multi-Purpose ammunition, and Data Setting Units, for

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

The production of five S-400 air defense systems for India has begun

MOSCOW, (BM) - The production of S-400 air defense systems for India has begun, learned BulgarianMiltary.com, according the Russian deputy foreign minister statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com And this despite the US threats to impose sanctions on any country that buys from the

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

Is Russia preparing to sale S-400 air defense missile system to Iran?

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian leadership is considering selling anti-ballistic missile defense (ABM) to Iran after the assassination of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Kassem Suleymani in the region against the backdrop of the assassination of the Quds forces commander. The fact that part of the Russian military and political elite

After Russian S-400, Turkey will buy S-500 missile system and its technology

ANAKRA, (BM) - One of the world's leading defense industry magazines, Defense News, has dedicated its article to the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Russia. REPORT: Turkey announced transfer of S-400’s technology with Russia REPORT: NATO – to the Middle East, Russia – to the Mediterranean. Where is Turkey? Turkish officials in

Iraq wants to buy Russia’s S-400, an Iraq’s parliament official said

BAGDHAD, (BM) - Karim Alawi, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s security and defense committee, announced the Iraqi authorities’ desire for the Russian S-400 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Vzglyad. A REPORT: Why the American air defense system didn’t work in Iraq? A REPORT: Iraq: The next misjudgment by the

Russia’s Avangard hypersonic weapon cannot be stopped, Norway says

OSLO, (BM) - Russia deployed weapons aimed directly at the United States. None of the known defense systems are able to stop this rocket. The weapon is called "Avangard", and the first two samples took up combat duty during the Christmas holidays. This is the so-called hypersonic glider. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments,

Serbia unveils a new upgraded BVP M-80A infantry fighting vehicle

BELGRADE, (BM) - Serbia presented modernized BVP M-80A infantry fighting vehicle and the experimental firing from new weapons that the combat vehicle is equipped, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Serbia might have a S-400 defense systems on its

Russian missile overcame the Patriot defense complex near the Saudi Arabia border

MOSCOW, (BM) - Major media publication on Yandex Dzen reports on the use of new weapons by the rebels against Saudi Arabia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Germany Spends $105,5 Million for Patriot Missile Defense System Upgrade We are

How the Russian air defense looks like with S-400 and other systems?

MOSCOW, (BM) - Anti-aircraft gunners will begin to work out an updated system to combat massive attacks by cruise missiles and drones. As the Ministry of Defense told Izvestia, it is included in the combat training system of the air defense forces. The novelty was tested in the fall of 2019 at the Combat Commonwealth exercises. In preparing the

S-350 Vityaz systems will make Russian air defense impenetrable for US missiles

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Vityaz S-350 anti-aircraft missile systems will occupy a place in the echelon defense system of Russia between the S-400 and Buk-M3. About this FBA "Economics Today" said a military expert Alexei Leonkov. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com The Russian Defense Ministry said

Russia creates a unique air defense system, led by the S-400 and S-500, expert said

MOSCOW, (BM) - The party of the Russian self-propelled anti-aircraft missile and cannon systems (ZRPK) "Shell-S" will be transferred to the 6th Leningrad Red Banner Army of the Air Force and Air Defense in early 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read

Germany and France exclude Poland from military projects

BERLIN, (BG) - Berlin and Paris excluded Poland from cooperation on issues related to army modernization, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting EurAsia Daily. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Poland plans to purchase more modern tanks than Germany and France According to

Poland modernizes Soviet T-72 tanks for ‘possible’ war with Russia

WARSAW, (BM) - Poland will modernize the balance of the Soviet T-72 tanks for a possible war with Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Actualnie Novosti. Warsaw is about to abandon steel Russian weapons. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Poland plans to purchase more

Chinese air defense systems intercepted F-35s in Iraqi airspace, sources said

BEIJING, (BM) - In connection with the appearance in China of Syria long-range Chinese radars (up to 450 kilometers - approx.ed.), The information publication Sina announced that the main reason for deploying JYL-1 and J-27VHF radars here was the need to protect Russian air defense systems S -300 and S-400 air defense systems from possible attacks

Chinese analogue of Russian S-300 missile system has been delivered to Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The Chinese news agency Sohu has confirmed the fact that the Syrian military has transferred the air defense and missile defense systems of the PRC, similar to the Russian S-300 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according informational agency Sohu. Read more: Two Russian Su-57 Have Been Deployed in Syria for

Russian failure: S-300s did not repel a single Israeli attack against Syria in 2019

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Despite the fact that Russia delivered its Favorite S-300 air defense systems to Syria in order to prevent even the slightest attacks against the Arab Republic, in 2019 the Russian S-300s could not justify themselves, without repelling a single Israeli attack, and even without attempting to defeat Israeli fighters, learned

Japan wants to defend itself against the North Korean version of Iskander

TOKYO, (BM) - In 2020, Japan plans to develop a national missile defense system capable of intercepting ballistic missiles with a complex flight path, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Japanese media reports. Read more: Japan might send military units in Middle East to collect intelligence data Japan intends to deeply modernize its

Russia creates air defense systems based on new principles of target destruction

MOSCOW, (BM) - Air defense systems based on new physical principles are being developed in Russia, Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov, the head of the military air defense of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, said in an interview with Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper published on December 25, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia

S-300 anti-aircraft missile system destroyed hypersonic targets

MOSCOW, (BM) - The S-300 anti-aircraft missile system was able to destroy hypersonic targets during the experiment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Lieutenant General Alexander Leonov, the head of the military air defense of the Russian Armed Forces. Read more: Russian S-300 and S-400 Air Defense Systems Have Been Used in a Live Firing

Russia has received a new S-350 anti-aircraft missile system

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Ministry of Defense has received a new V-Vityaz S-350 medium-range anti-aircraft missile system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Russian media source Channel 24. Read more: The Latest Russian S-500 and S-350 Systems Will Enter Service Soon According to the press service of the Almaz-Antey concern, which

Russia is ready to demonstrate its Sarmat ballistic missile to the US (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia has showed the US representatives the Avangard deense system live, and later it will be ready to demonstrate the Sarmat ballistic missile, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov statement. Read more: The Pop-up Tests of Sarmat ICBM Confirm Efficiency of the Technical Solutions “We

The launch of the Russia’s Iskander ballistic missile (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Ministry of Defense published a video of the training and combat launch of a ballistic missile of the Iskander operational-tactical missile complex (OTRK), made from the Kapustin Yar training ground in the Astrakhan Region. Read more: Russian anti-aircraft divisions successfully test the S-400 missile systems (video)

Montenegro buys high-tech Remote Control Weapon Stations from Israel totalling $35M

TEL AVIV, (BM) - For the first time in history, Israel and Montenegro signed a major, multi-million-dollar defense contract, the Ministry of Defense confirmed Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Montenegro Will Send Soldiers to Join KFOR in November The Government-to-Government contract with the Balkan state had been signed

Tender’s deadline for new armored vehicles of Bulgarian Army expires today

SOFIA, (BM) - Today, December 16, 2019, the officially announced deadline for submitting the bids of the four selected companies in the competition for a new armored vehicles for Bulgarian army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: General Dynamics offer Piranha combat vehicles to Bulgarian Army The new combat vehicles are to replace

The new precision Chinese DF-41 ballistic missile system could devastate Taiwan

BEIJING, (BM) - While failing to make headlines as larger and more strategic Chinese weapons systems have, the DF-41 ballistic missile being a prime example, the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) new PCL191 rocket artillery system is nevertheless a potentially game changing platform for the country’s military capabilities. Dubbed by state media

Turkey will not abandon S-400 defence systems to buy US’ Patriot

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara will not abandon the Russian S-400 air defence systems in order to buy American Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan statement. Read more: Russia has built compatible batteries of Turkish S-400 with NATO hardware The Turkish president

Pakistan wants to buy FD-2000 long-range air defense missile system from China

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Having successfully procured nine HQ-16-based LY-80 medium-range (MR) surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems from China, Pakistan is now reportedly setting its focus on the FD-2000, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Pakistan Has Fired Its Own Ballistic Missile, India Thinks It’s Dangerous Quoting a Pakistan Ministry

Russia creates Arctic defense dome using S-400 defense missile systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Northern Fleet will arm all its Arctic battalions with S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems in coming years to create an air defense dome over the Russian Arctic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Fleet Commander Vice-Admiral Alexander Moiseyev statement in an interview with the Defense Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper

Russia has built compatible batteries of Turkish S-400 with NATO hardware

MOSCOW, (BM) - Turkey’s acquisition of the Russian S-400 surface to air missile system has led to serious questions particularly from other members of NATO alliance regarding the compatibility of the platform with the alliance’s military hardware, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: ‘If Turkey Does Not Get the F-35, We’ll Looking for

The Norwegian Armed Forces received self-propelled howitzers K9

OSLO, (BM) - The Norwegian Armed Forces received the first 155 / 52-mm self-propelled howitzers K9 South Korean production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The first two self-propelled guns and one K10 ammunition transport vehicle arrived in Norway at the port of Drammen (Oslo) at the end of November. December 4 delivered equipment was officially

The Ezugwu (Mountain) armored vehicles have been delivered to Nigerian army

ABUJA, (BM) - The Nigerian Armed Forces have adopted the Ezugwu (Mountain) vehicles designed and manufactured in Nigeria armored. The ceremonial transfer of armored cars to representatives of the national army was held in the presence of President Mohammad Bukhari, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Nigerian Defence

India is looking hundreds armoured vehicles for deployment near Pakistan border

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan, the Indian Army is looking for close to 200 armoured fighting vehicles for deployment in different sectors in the frontier with Pakistan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Economic Times. Read more: The Indian Agni-III nuclear missile crashed into the sea in ‘very

Russian anti-aircraft divisions successfully test the S-400 missile systems (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - Anti-aircraft division of the Southern Military District used the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems for eight low-flying high-speed maneuverable targets during training at the Kapustin Yar training ground. The targets were target missiles “Boar”, “Bekas” and “Armavir”. Turning around in the positional area and stepping

General Dynamics offer Piranha combat vehicles to Bulgarian Army

SOFIA, (BM) - General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) - the European unit of the international defense giant General Dynamics, presented on November 28, 2019 at a special event its approach to industrial cooperation in the implementation of the Ministry of Defense project for the acquisition of armored combat vehicles for Land Bulgarian

North Korea builds launching missiles platforms for mobile installations

TOKYO, (BM) - Since the summer of this year, the DPRK military has built dozens of additional concrete sites across the country from which it is possible to launch missiles of various types from mobile units, including intercontinental ones, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read more: North Korea to Develop and Test

Ukraine successfully tested the Neptune anti-ship missile

KYIV, (BM) - The Ukrainian P-360MC anti-ship missile complex "Neptune" has successfully passed flight tests and has flown on a given route 360 ​​km., learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the general director of Luch KB Oleg Korostelev statement. Read more: France Sells 20 Military Patrol Boats to Ukraine Totalling €136.5M The Ukrainian

Germany Buys More Rafael Spike Missiles and Hundreds of Launchers

BERLIN, (BM) - Eurospike has signed a multi-year framework contract for the supply of SPIKE Missiles & launchers to the German Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Defends Its Border with Pakistan by Using Israeli Spike Anti-tank Guided Missiles The missiles and launchers will be manufactured in Germany by local German

Joint testing of F-16 fighter jet and S-400 defense system near Ankara (video)

ANKARA, (BM) - Video materials appeared on the network showing the testing of the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in Turkey. We are talking about a complex that was partially acquired from Russia with the funds allocated by Moscow. The deal has been and remains a complaint from the United States. Read more: Turkey and the US Discussed the

Turkey Will Use Its S-400 Missile Defense Systems, Minister Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey will use the S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems purchased by Russia and they will function to guarantee national territorial security, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar told reporters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to the Turkish Defense Minister, Turkish troops are currently learning how to operate and use

India Has Paid in Euro to Avoid US Sanctions and Buys S-400 Defence System

NEW DELHI, (BM) - India has made an advance payment to Russia for five squadrons of Russian-made Almaz-Antei S-400 Triumf air defense systems (NATO reporting name: SA-21 Growler) for service in the Indian Air Force (IAF), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according to the head of Rostec, Sergey Chemezov. “The advance payment has been made. I don’t

Russia’s Iskander-M Missile Systems Strike Enemy Forces

MOSCOW, (BM) - The teams of Iskander-M tactical missile systems from Russia’s Central Military District delivered strikes against a notional enemy force during drills in the Sverdlovsk Region in the Urals, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the District’s press office statement on Tuesday. Read more: Russia Has Made a Massive Exercise of

The ACB wants Patriot air defense missile system to be deployed in Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - The coming meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and US President Donald Trump on November 25 at the White House caused the Atlantic Council of Bulgaria (ACB) to draw up a long list of possibilities that Borisov to discuss with Trump. Read more: Bulgaria’s Defense Spending in 2019 is 3.1% of GDP According to

Pakistan Has Fired Its Own Ballistic Missile, India Thinks It’s Dangerous

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - The Pakistan Army has successfully launched a ground-based ballistic missile capable of carrying several nuclear warheads, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Pakistani Navy Has Been Tested an Anti-Ship Missile The rocket is called Shaheen-I and is Pakistani-made, with the ability to strike targets at a radius of 650

Is the America`s Patriot Defense Systems So Bad? Saudi Arabia Buys S-400 from Russia

DUBAI, (BM) - Russia and Saudi Arabia are negotiating the terms of the implementation of the contract for Russian S-400 air defense missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according a spokesman for Russia’s Federal Service for Military Technical Cooperation statement at the Dubai Airshow 2019 on Sunday. Read more: Riyadh Has Acquired the

Putin Promises India Will Receive the S-400 Missile Defense System in Schedule

NEWS DELHI, (BM) - Russia plans to deliver the S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to India as per schedule, President Vladimir Putin has said, amidst warnings from the US against the deal, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. India announced its intention to acquire S-400 'Triumf' surface-to-air missile systems in 2015. The contract worth USD 5.43

Russia Plans to Unveil the New TOS-2 Heavy Flamethrower System Next Year

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Defense Ministry plans to show the new TOS-2 heavy flamethrower system at the parade in honor of the 75th anniversary of the Victory and send it to the troops, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia`s Grad Rocket System Has Been Upgraded to Tornado-G Level and Delivered to the Army This was announced by

Romania Will Produce Piranha 5 Armored Vehicle for Its Army

WASHINGTON, (BM) - General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) has started on November 6th the production of PIRANHA 5 vehicles at the factory of its strategic Romanian partner Uzina Mecanică București (UMB) which marks an important milestone in the PIRANHA 5 Program for the Romanian Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The First

Russia is Putting the S-500 Air Defense Systems Into Operation

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia’s next-generation air and missile defense system is on the verge of entering serial production, according to the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov. “On time, they are putting a new system into operation - the S-500,” Borisov told Russian news outlet Interfaks at November 11, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read

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 unveils its newest ‘Yars’ missile defense system (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - In the Kaluga Region, the rearmament of the first unit in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation is continuing, which is being re-equipped with the Yars missile system of a stationary base, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: A Hypersonic Missile Might Be Part of Su-57 Armament In 2019, a set of preliminary

BAE Systems Has Received a $120M Contract from the U.S. for Amphibious Vehicles

LONDON, (BM) - BAE Systems has received a $120 million contract from the U.S. Marine Corps for additional Amphibious Combat Vehicles under a third order for Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BAE Systems Received a $74.7 Million Contract for Modernization of Holston Ammunition Plant This award is

Pakistani Navy Has Been Tested an Anti-Ship Missile

ISLAMABAD, (BM) - Pakistan Navy test fired land based anti-ship missile “Zarb” as part of a training exercise from the coastal region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The missile successfully followed its preplanned trajectory and accurately engaged the target at sea. Read more: The Construction of Second Batch Frigates for the Pakistani Navy

Israel Will Receive Armed Zrikhon Turret for Its Armored Vehicles

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli armored personnel carriers "Eitan" and "Namer" will receive an uninhabited turret with cannon armament, called "Zrikhon" ("Turret"), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iron Dome Missile System is on Alert to Defend from Iranian Attacks, Israeli Air Force Commander Said This combat module is

The UK Buys 500 Boxer 8×8 Armored Vehicles

LONDON, (BM) - The British Ministry of Defense has signed a contract to supply the armed forces of the kingdom of armored personnel carriers GTK Boxer with 8x8 wheel formulas of various modifications, learned BulgarianMiitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Rheinmetall and BAE Systems to Start Manufacture the Boxer Multirole Fighting Vehicle in

The S-400 Will Significantly Increase the Level of the Indian Defense

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Against the background of the visit of the Indian Minister of Defense Rajnat Singh to Russia, the Indian media decided once again to discuss the purchase of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems from the Russian Federation. Recall that the contract has already been signed. According to the Indian side, the total amount of the

Second Batch of Russian S-400 Missile Defense Systems to Turkey May Be Delayed

MOSCOW, (BM) - Delivery of a second batch of Russian S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey may be delayed beyond a planned 2020 timeline by talks on technology sharing and joint production, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the head of Turkey's Defence Industry Directorate statement on Monday. NATO allies Turkey and the United States

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

Nigerian Defence Industry Unveils Its Own Ezugwu 4×4 Armored Vehicle

ABUJA, (BM) - Armored vehicles are widespread around the world. Even countries whose military-industrial complex is in its infancy are engaged in their manufacture. This is facilitated by the availability on the world market of key units needed to create an armored car. Read more: Dozens Soldiers Have Been Killed in the Northwest Nigeria by

Qatar Deployed Patriot Missile System to Defends Itself of Possible Iranian Attack

DOHA, (BM) - Middle Eastern media reported that the Patriot American air defense system was deployed for the first time in Qatar, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Qatar Buys Two AN/AAQ-24 (V)N Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures Systems It is noted that we are talking about the radar AN / MPQ-65 and four launchers "Patriot"

Serbia Would Like to Have the Russian S-400 Missile System in Service

BELGRADE, (BM) - Serbia would like to have the Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile system in service with its army, but so far it cannot afford it. This was stated by Serbian President Alexander Vučić, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russia Has Deployed S-400 Air Missile Systems to Serbia The President of Serbia on

Russian Forces Have Been Armed with a New S-300В4 Anti-Aircraft Missile System

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Air Defense Forces of the Eastern Military District have been armed with a new S-300В4 anti-aircraft missile system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russian S-300 and S-400 Air Defense Systems Have Been Used in a Live Firing The equipment from the manufacturer was delivered to the Kapustin Yar

India Buys M982 Excalibur Extended Range Guided Artillery Shell from U.S.

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Indian media reported that the country's army decided to "seriously update" arsenal of precision-guided munitions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Upgrade is the purchase of American-controlled 155-mm artillery shells M982 Excalibur. Shells, which will be supplied from the United States, it is planned to equip

Russia Has Deployed S-400 Air Missile Systems to Serbia

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s armed forces have deployed S-400 long range surface to air missile systems to Serbia, accompanied by complementary Pantsir-S1 air defence combat vehicles, for joint exercises with the armed forces of the Eastern European country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Serbia Buys Russian Pantsyr-S Air Defence System

Russia Buys New Batch of Tor-M2 Surface to Air Missile Systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Defence Ministry has finalised a new contract for Tor-M2 short ranged surface to air missile systems, according to a recent interview with the general director of the manufacturer the Izhevsk Electromechanical Plant, Fanil Ziyatdinov, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. He stated regarding sales of the Tor system: ”in

After the S-400, China Buys Russia`s S-500 Missile Defence System

WASHINGTON, (BM) - China may become the first and main foreign buyer of the S-500 Prometey (Prometheus) air defence system once sales abroad begin, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Watch Magazine. “While China has made significant progress in developing its own indigenous air defence systems with platforms such as the HQ-9B,

Serbia Buys Russian Pantsyr-S Air Defence System

BELGRADE, (BM) - Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic has said he will soon inspect a Russian-made Pantsyr-S surface-to-air missile/gun system after Belgrade has placed an order for it, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: China Sells Armed Drones in Europe, Serbia is the End User "An S-400 is in our country because of the

China Has Discovered the Unique Ability of Russian S-500 Missile System

MOSCOW, (BM) - The latest Russian missile and air defense systems S-500 "Prometheus" will surpass any modern air defense system in effectiveness, write the Chinese media, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Sina news agency. Thanks to its characteristics, the new air defense system will take the place of the S-400 as the most advanced

Russia Successfully Test a S-400 Missile Defence System (Video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - Anti-aircraft division of the Southern Military District used the S-400 Triumph anti-aircraft missile systems for eight low-flying high-speed maneuverable targets during training at the Kapustin Yar training ground.The targets were target missiles "Boar", "Bekas" and "Armavir". Turning around in the positional area and stepping on

Russia’s S-500 is a Threat and Nightmare for NATO and U.S. in the Middle East

BEIRUT, (BM) - The Russian Federation’s S-500 Prometheus is supposed to adopt a unique system after completing all necessary tests, which will pose a serious threat to the U.S.’ missile supremacy, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting a chinese journalist. Read more: Russia`s S-500 Systems Will Enter Service Soon to Russian Army, Turkey Ready

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

If India Buys the Russian S-400, US Will Impose Sanctions Under the CAATSA Law

NEW DELHI, (BM) - If India buys the Russian S-400, US will impose of sanctions under the CAATSA law, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: S-400 Missile System Will be Part of Joint Russian-Serbian Exercise What is S-400 deal? India signed an agreement with Russia last year to purchase the S-400 missile defence system. The US has

Turkey Has Developed and Tested Its Own Combat Laser System

ANKARA, (BM) - In Turkey, acceptance tests of the promising combat laser installation ARMOL, designed to combat drones, have passed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to Jane's, the issue of accepting the installation of the Turkish army is currently being considered. Read more: Russia and Turkey Continue Talks About Possible Su-35

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

Russia Will Use S-400 and S-500 to Take Down F-22 and F-35

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Russia inherited a dizzyingly large number of surface-to-air missiles from the Soviet Union and has also improved upon Soviet designs since. Here is a rundown of the notable parts of S-family. The first surface-to-air guided missile system was the S-25 Berkut family of SAMs which were deployed by the Soviet Union for a

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 Yemeni Houthi Rebels Might Have North Korean Missiles, US Said

WASHINGTON, (BM) - It’s possible the missile strikes that badly damaged a key Saudi oil facility on Sept. 14, 2019 involved far-flying drones firing small, guided munitions. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who have been at war with a Saudi-Emirati coalition since 2015, claimed responsibility for the coordinated attacks on the Aramco sites, which lie

Iran Has S-300 and Tor-M1 Missile Defense Systems Covering Industrial Area

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian television publishes a story reporting on the visit of the command of the country's armed forces to a military base in the Eselouillet region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. This is a large industrial area of ​​Iran, located in the province of Bushehr (Bushehr). In the Eselouillet region, large fields and oil refineries

Ukraine Buys Javelin Missiles and Command Launch Units from the US

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Government of Ukraine has requested to buy one hundred fifty (150) Javelin missiles and ten (10) Javelin Command Launch Units (CLUs), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The Javelin Successfully Fired Its Missile from Titan Unmanned Ground Vehicle Also included are training devices, transportation, support

Israel Plans to Upgrade Its Missile Defence System ‘to Protect Against Iran’

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israeli television released material reporting on the country's prime minister’s initiative to modernize a missile defense system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Did China ‘Receive’ Military Technology from Israel to Build Its J-10 Fighter Jet? This is a report published on the Kan-11 TV channel. Reporters

Russia Has Denied That it Successfully Tested S-500 Missile Defence System

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia has denied reports that it successfully tested its new missile defence system, the S-500 Prometev, in Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting MEMO. Read more: Russia Has Tested S-500 Missile Defence Systems in Syria to Detect ‘Stealth’ Targets It was previously reported that sources within the Russian Defence

S-400 and Rafale Will Expand the Defence Capabilities of India

NEW DELHI, (BM) - The Indian Air Force command during a conference on the development of the country's air force, announces that the first French-made Rafale fighters will begin to perform tasks in the Indian sky no earlier than May 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: India Buys Akash Missile Systems by State-Run Bharat Electronics

Israel`s Air Defence System is Impressive, But Not Impenetrable

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Israel’s Iron Dome is more than a missile defense system. It’s practically an icon, a symbol of how technological creativity can enable one rocket to knock another rocket out of the sky. But did the system fail earlier this month? And what does this mean for the U.S. military’s planned buy of Iron Dome? Any thoughts of an

Russia Tests ‘Oniks’ Supersonic Anti-Ship Rocket Near Alaska (Video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The P-800 Oniks is one of the most deadly anti-ship missiles today. Western designation of this missile is SS-N-26 Strobile. Despite this, there is little information to be had about this powerful weapon. Development of the P-800 began in 1983. It became operational in the early 2000s. So far, it has been mostly used on land or

Russia Fires New Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile Against a Target (Video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - The RT-2PM2 (Russian: РТ-2ПМ2 «Тополь-М», NATO reporting name: SS-27 "Sickle B", other designations: SS-27 Mod 1,RS-12M1, RS-12M2, formerly incorrectly RT-2UTTKh) is one of the most recent intercontinental ballistic missiles to be deployed by Russia, and the first to be developed after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It was

Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missiles Will Be Used by Indian Armed Forces

NEW DELHI, (BM) - Indian infantry soldiers now finally have a new weapon to destroy advancing enemy tanks on the western front with Pakistan. The Army has begun to induct a limited number of Israeli Spike anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs) to meet immediate operational requirements till the indigenous man-portable “tank killers” being developed by

France and Germany Are Close to Agreement for the ‘Tank of the Future’ Program

PARIS, (BM) - France and Germany may soon come to an agreement on a joint program for a promising tank, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according of La Tribune report. Read more: Italy to Join European Development Program of Next-Gen Stealth Fighter Jet Major military industrial corporations Krauss-Maffei Wegmann, Nexter and Rheinmetall

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

Saudi Arabia Needs Israeli Iron Dome to Protect Itself

TEL AVIV, (BM) - The US Department of Defense has announced it will send additional troops and possibly the Israeli Iron Dome system to Saudi Arabia and the UAE to reinforce air defenses. While the exact locations for additional air defenses have not been announced, the most likely deployment would be along Saudi Arabia’s northern border

Italian-German Partnership in Development of Vulcano Artillery Munitions

BERLIN/ROME, (BM) - Under the umbrella of the Italian and German governments, Leonardo and Diehl Defence developed and qualified the precision-guided munition family Vulcano 127mm and 155mm, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: BAE Systems Has Unveiled a New ARCHER Mobile Howitzer at DSEI The

India Buys Akash Missile Systems by State-Run Bharat Electronics Totaling $758M

NEW DELHI, (BM) - State-run Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) has signed a contract with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in New Delhi to deliver its surface-to-air Akash missile systems to seven more squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a cost of Rs 5,357 crore ($758 Million) over the next three years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting The Economic

The Australian Government Has Chosen German Fighting Vehicle

SIDNEY, (BM) - Rheinmetall is pleased to confirm the Lynx KF41 Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) has been selected by the Commonwealth of Australia to compete in the Risk Mitigation Activity (RMA) trials for the $15 billion LAND 400 Phase 3 program, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Lynx KF41 is a next generation tracked,

Russia is Trying to Sell S-400 Missile Systems to Saudi Arabia

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia is ready to aid the defense of Saudi Arabia if its leadership decides to purchase Russian weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: S-400 Missile System Will be Part of Joint Russian-Serbian Exercise "In order to protect "our kind", our country, we are ready to provide the corresponding

Russia and India Discuss Production of Russia’s S-400 Components in India

MOSCOW, (BM) - Moscow and New Delhi are discussing an issue of production of Russia’s S-400 air defense systems components in India, CEO of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec Sergei Chemezov said in an interview with business daily RBC, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Despite the Sanctions Threat, India Bought S-400 from Russia

Morocco Buys Various TOW-2A Anti-Tank Missiles from US

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Morocco of various TOW-2A missiles for an estimated cost of $776 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Israeli MoD and Rafael performed a test of Spike anti-tank missile The Government of Morocco has requested a

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

Japanese Armed Forces Will Test Finnish Armored Vehicle by Patria

TOKYO, (BM) - Patria’s armoured modular vehicle AMVXP has been chosen to a one-year field testing in Japan after a competitive bidding, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. The Japanese Ministry of Defence will buy two vehicles from Patria for the tests. Two other companies have been selected to deliver their vehicles to

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

CV90 Mjölner Mortar System by BAE Systems Has Been Delivered to Sweden

WASHINGTON, (BM) - BAE Systems has completed the first full rate production delivery of the CV90 Mjölner Mortar System to the Swedish FMV (Defence Materiel Administration), introducing a new capability to the fleet of CV90s by adding indirect firepower, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Sweden is Continuing to

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

French MBDA Unveils Precision Strike Missile at DSEi 2019

LONDON, (BM) - MBDA has unveiled at DSEI 2019 how the Brimstone precision strike missile can equip unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) to serve as an organic force-multiplier for the tactical commander, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. This development, utilising the Milrem Robotics THeMIS UGV, adds to Brimstone’s ‘One

Turkey`s Otokar Unveils Tulpar and Cobra Armored Vehicles at DSEi, London

LONDON, (BM) - Otokar, a Koç Group company, will participate in the 20th edition of DSEI on 10-13 September 2019 in London, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Otokar, which offers solutions with transfer of technology and local manufacturing models for land system requirements of its customers, exhibits TULPAR

Germany Has Displayed the Mission Master UGV, Armed with the WARMATE

BERLIN, (BM) - One of the most innovative systems on display at this year’s MSPO exhibition is the latest version of the Mission Master UGV from Rheinmetall, armed with the WARMATE Loitering Munition System, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: The U.S. Air Force Wants to Buy Launchers Similar to Russian S-300

British Company Will Showcase New Light Tactical Transport Vehicle at the DSEi 2019

LONDON, (BM) - Jankel, a world-leader in the design and manufacture of high-specification defence, security and NGO protection systems, will be launching their new Light Tactical Transport Vehicle (LTTV) at DSEi 2019, taking place at Excel London 10-13 September 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. The unveiling of

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

Israel`s Rafael Unveils Its Trophy Active Protection System

TEL AVIV, (BM) - Israel`s Rafael is participating at DSEI 2019, 10-13 September, ExCel Exhibition Center, London, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: The German army will test the Israeli developed Trophy protection system for its Leopard 2 tanks RAFAEL is a pioneer developer of various categories of land systems, including Remote

Israel`s General Robotics Unveils Its New Pitbull-3 Anti-Drone RWS

JERUSALEM, (BM) - General Robotics Ltd., – a company specializing in developing, manufacturing and marketing advanced robotic systems for defense and homeland security applications – will reveal, for the first time at DSEI 2019, the new anti-drone remote controlled weapon station with its latest features, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting

Russia Expects Big Deals for Its Fighter Jets and Air Defence Systems

MOSCOW, (BM) - Rosoboronexport plans to sign contracts on exporting Russian planes, helicopters and air defense systems to the tune of several billion of dollars after the MAKS-2019 aerospace show, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia and Turkey Discuss a Large Joint Military Production, Including

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

US Sells Lithuania 500 Tactical Vehicles Totaling $171 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lithuania of five hundred Joint Light Tactical Vehicles with support for an estimated cost of $170.8 million, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defene 360 Europe. Read more: Lithuania and Poland Discussed Military Cooperation

Russia Has Made a Massive Exercise of Iskander Missile Defence Formation

MOSCOW, (BM) - Missile formations of Russia’s Baltic Fleet have held drills in the Kaliningrad Region for eliminating a notional enemy’s subversive groups and stealthily deploying Iskander tactical missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia Modernizes and Rearms its Military in 2019.

Swedish Saab Delivers a Training Center for the Belgian Army Totaling $17 Million

STOCKHOLM, (BM) - The Belgian Army has awarded Saab an SEK160 million (USD17 million) contract for live training systems, the company announced on 19 August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. The equipment is to be delivered in 2021. Read more: Indra Has Developed an Innovative Military Training Simulator With the

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

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.

Bahrain Purchases Raytheon`s Patriot Air and Missile Defense Systems

ANDOVER, (BM) - The Kingdom of Bahrain signed an agreement to purchase Raytheon's combat-proven Patriot air and missile defense system from the U.S. Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bahrain Spends $2.478 Billion for Patriot Missile Systems and Equipment This letter of offer and acceptance allows the U.S. government to begin

Successfully Test-Fired an Israeli Spyder Air Defense Missile by the Indian Force

NEWS DELHI, (BM) - On 9 August, the Indian Air Force successfully test-fired an Israeli-made Rafael IAI Spyder air defense missile from the Pokhran Test Range, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. Read more: India Buys Medium Range Surface-to-Air Missile Systems for $50 Million The Spyder (Surface-to-air PYthon and

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

Iran Unveiled a New Radar Air Defense System

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iran unveiled a new radar air defense system on Saturday it says is capable of detecting missiles and drones at a range of 400 kilometers (250 miles), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Israel Defense. Read more: Iran Has Developed Highly Capable Surface-to-air Missile (SAM) Systems The “Falaq” is a locally overhauled

Uzbekistan Has Received New Ejder Yalchin TTZA Armored Vehicles

TASHKENT, (BM) - The Armed Forces of Uzbekistan has received the next batch of Ejder Yalchin TTZA armored vehicles produced by Turkish company Nurol Makina, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Polygon Journal. Armored vehicles were handed over to military units at a ceremony held on August 2 at the Chirchik landfill. Read more: Innovative

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

Innovative Armored Fighting Vehicle Was Unveiled by Israel`s Elbit Systems

HAIFA, (BM) - Elbit Systems has concluded extensive testing and carried out a series of successful capability demonstrations of its innovative Armored Fighting Vehicle (AFV), as part of the CARMEL Future Combat Vehicle project of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Read more: Elbit

The Latest Russia`s Taifun Armored Vehicle Will Start Arriving for the Troops in 2020

MOSCOW, (BM) - The latest Taifun K4386 armored vehicle developed for Russia’s Airborne Force will start arriving for the troops in 2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. "The state trials are coming to their concluding stage. We expect the deliveries of Taifun K4386 vehicles to begin in 2020 but only the Defense Ministry can give a

Russia Unveiled the New Armored Vehicles Atlet, the Tests are Coming

MOSCOW, (BM) - The latest Atlet armored vehicles developed by Military Industrial Company will enter preliminary trials on August 5, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. "From Monday , the prototypes of the Atlet armored vehicles are entering the program of preliminary trials," company CEO Alexander Krasovitsky said. Read more:

The Pantsyr-S Surface-to-Air Missile/Gun Systems Have Assumed Combat Duty in Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) - The first battalion of Pantsyr-S surface-to-air missile/gun systems has assumed combat duty in Russia’s Northern Fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS and according the Fleet’s press office statement. "The first battalion in the Northern Fleet’s Kola air defense formation armed with Pantsyr-S surface-to-air

Germany Spends $105,5 Million for Patriot Missile Defense System Upgrade

ANDOVER, (BM) - Raytheon Company is upgrading Germany's Patriot Integrated Air and Missile Defense System to the most current configuration available under a $105.5 million direct commercial sales contract from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Raytheon statement. Read more: Rheinmetall and BAE

Egypt Plans to Modify Its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit System Totaling $17 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Egypt plans to modify its M48A3 Chaparral Fire Unit system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statement on Friday. Read more: Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles Have Been Delivered to Egypt According the signed contract, ProjectXYZ Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $17,227,000 firm-fixed-price

Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected Vehicles Have Been Delivered to Egypt

LONDON, (BM) - Egypt has received 930 surplus US mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicles (MRAPs) and has requested another 1,000, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Read more: Egypt Will Buy Six Frigates from Germany at a Total Value of 2.3 Billion Euros It said the final shipment of 101 MRAPs arrived in Alexandria in May,

Spike Missile Weapon System by Eurospike Was Presented in Sofia, Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - The based in Germany joint venture Eurospike presented at a special event yesterday in Sofia`s hotel its own Spike missile weapon system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The company unveiled more details about Spike SR short-range missile system, Spike LR2 5th generation multi-purpose missile system and Spike ER2 5th generation

Bulgaria Plans to Select an Armored Vehicles Supplier in December 2019

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria has announced on Friday, July 19, 2019, a tender for the supply of 150 wheeled armored vehicles for its armed forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition and Bulgarian MoD. The Bulgaria Ministry of Defense has invited four Defense Companies to send an offer, including Rheinmetall- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

Saudi Arabia Buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Totaling $1,4 Bn

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia buys Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) from US totaling $1,4 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According the U.S. Department of Defense, Lockheed Nartin has been awarded $ $1,473,941,756 for the procurement of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Interceptor support items in

Russian Armored Carrier Will Get Protection from High-Explosive Shells and Munitions

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s BTR-82 armored personnel carrier (APC) upgraded to the BTR-82AT level will get protection from high-explosive shells and munitions, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, according CEO of the Military Industrial Company (the manufacturer of APCs) Alexander Krasovitsky statement. Read more: Belgium Upgrades Based Communication

Belgium Upgrades Based Communication Systems of Its Armoured and Combat Vehicles

PARIS, (BM) - Belgium chooses Thales for onboard intelligence and future data capabilities of its land forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According the agreement between Belgium and France, Thales began work on the initial CaMo capability to provide vehicle electronics for Scorpion vehicles. The order covers 382 Griffon multi-role

Serbia Buys Mistral 3 Short-Range Air Defence Systems by MBDA

BELGRADE, (BM) - On the 16 July, on the occasion of the visit of French President Emmanuel Macron to Serbia, MBDA announces the signing of a contract for the acquisition of Mistral 3 short-range air defense systems by the Ministry of Defence of Serbia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according MBDA statement. With this first European missile

Spain to Spend Totaling €2.5Bn to Renew the Fleet of Combat Vehicles

MADRID, (BM) - The Council of Ministers has approved the conclusion of a contract for the manufacture of 8x8 wheeled combat vehicles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense Aerospace. The object of the contract is the supply of manufacturing of the first production batch of 348 Vehiculos de Combate a Ruedas (8x8 Wheeled Combat Vehicles,

Czech Republic Buys Titus Armored Vehicles by Nexter

PRAHA, (BM) - Czech Republic signed contract for 62 Nexter Titus multirole armored vehicles, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Nexter statement. Czech MoD’s order is about 3 variants of Titus: Commanding Post (CP), Transmissions, and Artillery Fire Coordination Post. Read more: France selects Nexter for light multirole vehicle

Rafael Has Been Awarded a $100 Million Contract to Supply Barak-8 Missiles to India

HYDERABAD, (BM) - At a ceremony yesterday (July 11th, 2019) by KRAS (Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd. India), RAFAEL presented a $100 M contract to KRAS for the manufacturing of 1,000 BARAK 8/ MRSAM missile kits to be supplied to BDL via IAI for further integration purposes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company`statement. Read

Sweden is Continuing to Self-Fund Development of Its Arthur Weapon Locating Radar

LONDON, (BM) - Saab Surveillance is continuing to self-fund development of its ARTHUR (ARTtillery HUnting Radar) Weapon Locating Radar (WLR) to meet emerging requirements, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. Bard Frostad, Saab Surveillance's senior military advisor, said 80 ARTHUR WLR systems have been exported to at least 12

The Delivery of S-400 for Turkey is Underway, Erdogan Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Preparations continue to dispatch Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system to Turkey and an operation to load them onto a transport plane is underway, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. "The preparations for the dispatch of S-400 system continue. The loading is underway. There are agreed dates for S-400

Russia`s Surface-to-Air Missile Has Destroyed over 100 Enemy Missiles in Exercise

ROSTOV-ON-DON , (BM) - The crews of Pantsir-S1 surface-to-air missile/gun systems destroyed over 100 cruise missiles of a notional enemy in Crimea drills, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. "The units of Pantsir-S surface-to-air missile/gun systems of the Southern Military District notionally destroyed over 100 targets in Crimea as

The Armed Forces of France to Receive First VBMR Griffon Armored Vehicles

PARIS, (BM) - On July 4, Mrs Florence Parly, French minister of Defense, will visit the French armored vehicles manufacturer Nexter in its Satory plant for the official reception of the first 6x6 multi-role armored vehicles designated VBMR Griffon, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. The Military Programming Law (Loi de

Russia Has Developed a New 120mm Mobile Artillery Vehicle Named Magnolia

MOSCOW, (BM) - The Russian Company Uralvagonzavod has developed a new 120mm mobile artillery vehicle named Magnolia, based on the DT-30PM amphibious all-terrain tracked carrier vehicle, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. The DT-30PM is a two-section articulated carrier with a tracked tractor vehicle at the front and a

Russia Successfully Test a New Anti-Ballistic Missile in Kazakhstan (video)

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have tested a new anti-ballistic missile at the Sary-Shagan training range in Kazakhstan, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: Russia Conducted Successful Live-Fire Tests of Its TOS 1A Heavy Flamethrower System (Video) "The new

The Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams Tanks to be Updated with J7 Control Units

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The US company Honeywell International was awarded a $16,523,132 contract to supply J7 control units to Saudi and Kuwait`s Abrams tanks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Meggitt Will Provide the Auxiliary Cooling and Power System for the Abrams Programme for $37 Million The M1 Abrams is designed for modern

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

European Countries Buy Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS) by Lockheed Martin

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Poland and Romania buy Lockheed`s Army Tactical Missile System Block IA Unitary, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US DoD statements. Read more: Poland Began a Massive Modernization of Its Army by 2026 at a Total Value of €43 Billion According the US DoD statement, Lockeed Martin has been awarded a $561 million

India to Receive Russia’s S-400 Missile Defence Systems After 2020

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia's S-400 Triumf missile defense systems will be delivered to India after 2020, the Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation said on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS. Read more: India Buys Russian S-400 Missile Defence Systems Despite U.S. Sanction Threats "The deliveries of S-400 Triumf

Iran Has Developed Highly Capable Surface-to-air Missile (SAM) Systems

LONDON, (BM) - The shooting down of a US Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle on 20 June appears to have confirmed that Iran has developed highly capable surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems in recent years, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Jane`s. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced the incident, saying the

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

Crimean S-400 Combat Teams are Holding Air Defense Drills

MOSCOW, (BM) - The combat teams of S-400 surface-to-air missile systems based in Crimea are holding air defense drills as part of large-scale command and staff exercises in south Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting TASS and according the Southern Military District’s statement on Tuesday. "The combat teams of S-400 ‘Triumf’

The 16th Annual Spike Missile Users Club Conference Took Place in Slovenia

LJUBLJANA (BM) - For the 16th year in a row, the SPIKE Users Club has gathered, this time in Slovenia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting company`s statement. The SPIKE missile Users Club Meeting (SUCM) was founded by the SPIKE user nations in June 2003, and has become a unique platform for the nations to share their knowledge and

India Shows Interest to Acquire Air Missile System NASAMS-II from U.S.

NEW DELHI, (BM) - According to "The Times of India" website, India shows interest to acquire National Advanced Surface to Air Missile System NASAMS-II under United States foreign military sales, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition. The Indian Defence ministry sources said the US is likely to send the final draft of the

India Buys Russian S-400 Missile Defence Systems Despite U.S. Sanction Threats

NEW DELHI, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Following threats from the United States to downgrade its defence partnership with India over Delhi’s acquisition of the S-400 long range surface to air missile system, and in light of Washington’s recent scrapping of the South Asian state’s preferential trade status, India’s Foreign Ministry has pledged to

Russia Has Made a Test Launch of the New Missile Defence System (Video)

MOSCOW, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has published a video of a test launch of a new missile defence system (MDS), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Russia Successfully Tests the Hypersonic Missile “Avangard”. The U.S.: In a War We Would Win The tests were conducted at the Sary Shagan

Iran Has Presented Its Missile Defence System Khordad 15 (Video)

TEHRAN, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Iranian Ministry of Defence has presented a new missile defence system, its own production – Khordad 15, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Bulgarian National Radio. According to Minister of Defence, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, the system is capable of finding various targets, including

Russia Tests the Latest Modification of Typhoon-K Armored Vehicle

MOSCOW, (BGM) - The servicemen of the mountain motorized rifle brigade of the 41st combined arms army of the Central Military District, stationed in the Tuva Republic, destroyed a mock enemy in the foothills of the Western Sayan with the support of army aviation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. For the first time, Typhoon-K the newest

Rafael Will Present Solutions for Air Battlespace Dominance to the Paris Air Show

JERUSALEM, (BGM) - Rafael is bringing its combat-proven, globally-supplied advanced solutions to the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, June 17-21, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Rafael’s cutting-edge systems serve as stand-alone solutions as well a comprehensive end-to-end package, providing a force multiplier to any platform or application. Read

The German Army Has Finalized Its Annual Training in Firing of SPIKE LR ATGM Missile

BERLIN, (BGM) - The German army has finalized its annual training in firing of Rafael’s SPIKE LR ATGM missile (also named MELLS in Germany), learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Rafael`s press release. The firing was performed in Germany under adverse weather conditions, and included the firing of as many as 54 live SPIKE LR missiles by

Bulgarian State-Owned Arms Trader Kintex Net Profit Grew to $12.4 mln in 2018

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Bulgarian state-owned arms trader Kintex said that its net profit grew to 21.6 million levs (US$12.4 million/11.0 million euro) in 2018 from US$9,4 mln. the year before, despite a drop in revenue, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, quoting SeeNews. The company's total revenue lost 23% to US$147 mln. last

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

Arnold Defense to display FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher at IDEX

ABU DHABI, the UAE (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Arnold Defense, the St Louis based manufacturer of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, will be at this year’s International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2019) to showcase the FLETCHER Laser Guided Rocket Launcher, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Arnold Defense’s FLETCHER weapon system, first

IDEX 2019: Latest Generation HUNTER Tactical Vehicle is “Production Ready”

PRESS RELEASE - World-class specialist in design and production of high-specification armoured vehicles and survivability systems, Jankel, has announced the achievement of ‘production ready’ status for their latest generation HUNTER Tactical Intervention Vehicle (TIV) in preparation for the imminent manufacture of another major order from an

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

Denel Land Systems Is Still Working on Solving Badger ICV Issues Causing Delays

JOHANNESBURG, Republic of South Africa (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Denel Land Systems (DLS), as reported by defenceWeb today (25th January 2019), is still working on solving issues concerning the Badger infantry combat vehicle (ICV), which is being developed for the needs of the South African Army. The issues have caused unwanted delays and cost

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%

Finland will defend its sky using ELM-2311 Multi – Mission Radar

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Finnish defence forces will detect an array of aerial threats using the Elta Compact Multi-Mission Radars (C-MMR) ELM-2311, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: ELTA Systems Revealed a New and Enhanced Configuration of Its Drone Guard System ELTA a subsidiary of Israel aerospace

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

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

China Successfully Completes Trials of the Russian S-400s

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Today (10th January), a military-diplomatic source, quoted by the Russian news agency TASS, reported that China had conducted a second successful test of firing the S-400 Triumf bought from Russia, and thus completed the trials of the air defence missile system, learned

Rheinmetall Boasted of a Multi-Million-Euro Order from the Bundeswehr

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, 18 December 2018, Rheinmetall boasted of a multi-million-euro order from the Bundeswehr, under which the company will retrofit the German fleet of Bergepanzer 3 armoured recovery vehicles, the BPz3, with battlefield recovery equipment due to changed operational requirements, learned

Turkey Cleared by the USA to Purchase a Package of Patriot Systems

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) — Despite the ongoing disputes in connection with the decision of Turkey to buy the Russian air defence system S-400, the United States State Department has cleared Ankara to purchase a package of Patriot systems at the estimated price of $3.5 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Turkey’s

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

Israeli MoD and Rafael performed a test of Spike anti-tank missile

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli ministry of defence and Rafael have performed an advanced test launch of the Spike anti-tank missile from Israeli's new Eitan armored personnel carrier (APC). The launcher has been installed on a special remotely controlled weapons turret that enables to operate different weapon systems

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

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…

JOBSS Delivered to Van Halteren Defence under the I-HCT Programme

BUNSCHOTEN, the Netherlands (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Israeli Bagira Systems has delivered its Joint-fires BattleSpace Simulator (JOBSS) to Van Halteren Defence. This move is part of the Integrated-Howitzer Crew Trainer (I-HCT) programme of Van Halteren Defence for the Royal Thai Army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Under the mentioned above…

The Indian Army Celebrated Receiving Its First M777A2 ULHs

DELHI, India (BulgarianMilitary.com) – BAE Systems announced last week that the Indian Army celebrated receiving its first M777A2 Ultra Lightweight Howitzers (ULH) at an official handover ceremony on 9th November 2018, which is an important move toward the modernization and strengthening of the artillery capabilities of the Indian Army, learned…

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,…

Slovakia Advances with the Patria AMV Vydra 8×8 Acquisition Plans

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Slovakian Ministry of Defence is advancing with the Patria AMV (Armoured Modular Vehicle) acquisition plans. In that connection it announced that it will submit a proposal to the cabinet for the approval of the AMV procurement, learned BulgarianMIlitary.com Read more: Patria delivers a new…

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: …

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…

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…

Despite the Sanctions Threat, India Bought S-400 from Russia

NEW DELHI, India (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 5 November, Russia and India have signed a contract for the supply of five Russian air defence missile systems S-400, needed by the Indian army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The contract is worth $543 billion and it is actually the third country, after China and Turkey, which will acquire these…

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…

Bahrain’s Request for Tactical Missiles Approved by the U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On 28 September, a news release published on the website of the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency, informs about the State Department’s approval of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Bahrain. The issued announcement says that, the same day, DSCA has delivered to the Congress the required…

Saab Announces a Contract with South Korea

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On 24th September 2018 the Swedish company Saab announced its newly signed contract with South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) for supporting of the Arthur Weapon Locating System, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Saab Will Continue to Provide Logistical Support for the…

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…

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…

Sweden Will Acquire Raytheon’s Patriot Air and Missile Defence Systems

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 3 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Raytheon / The combat-proven Patriot is the world's most advanced air and missile defence system. Sweden will acquire Raytheon’s Patriot air and missile defence systems. The deal has been approved by the Swedish government, learned…

Leonardo DRS Receives Additional $13 Million to Continue Its Work on a C-UAV System

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), 2 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Leonardo DRS/A M-ATV equipped with Leonardo DRS' MLIDS, developed to disable or destroy enemy drones In the context of the quickly developing UAV technologies nowadays, an additional $13 million has been granted to Leonardo DRS in order the…

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…

Saab Will Continue to Provide Logistical Support for the UK’s Arthur System

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Saab/ The Arthur weapon locating system On 27th July 2018, the Swedish defence technology company Saab announced in a press release that it will continue to provide logistical support for the UK’s Arthur weapon locating system. For that purpose it…

A Laser Weapon System Preliminary Design Underway from Raytheon

MCKINNEY, Texas, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 6, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: en.wikipedia.org The photo shows a Oshkosh-produced M1089 A1P2 MTV wrecker in A-kit configuration. A 100-kW class laser weapon system preliminary design is being developed by Raytheon - a technology and innovation leader specializing in…

General Dynamics Land Systems Will Upgrade 116 Stryker Vehicles of the US Army

STERLING HEIGHTS, Michigan, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 2, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo credit: GDLS On Thursday last week, 26th June 2018, an announcement came out from General Dynamics Land Systems (GDLS) for a newly received contract modification at the amount of $258 million for upgrading of 116 Stryker flat-bottom vehicles of the…

Lockheed Martin Will Manufacture ATACMS Missiles for the US Army

DALLAS, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin This week turns out to be quite busy for Lockheed Martin. After the Bahrain F-16 contract, another contract was announced on the same day – Monday, 25th June and this time it is for production of Army Tactical Missile System (ATACMS)…

The Armed Forces of UAE Are Expecting Its First Rabdan

PARIS, France (BulgarianMilitary.com), June 21, 2018, Author: Bm Team, Photo: Defence Blog This year the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates expect to receive and field its first Rabdan IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), reported Defence Blog. The Rabdan IFV has been purchased from the developer of the amphibious vehicle - Al Jasoor, which…

BAE Systems Will Deliver New ACVs to the U.S. Marine Corps

ARLINGTON (Virginia, the USA), June 20, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: BAE Systems BAE Systems will deliver new amphibious combat vehicles to the U.S. Marine Corps under a $198 million contract, which was won in a robust competition, announced from the company on 19th June 2018. The first delivery batch will contain 30 amphibious…

The Ukranian Malyshev Factory Starts BTR-4E Hulls Production Line

KHARKIV (Ukraine), June 18, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: en.wikipedia.org (BTR-4E) The Ukranian Malyshev Factory (formerly the Kharkiv Locomotive Factory), located in Kharkiv, Ukraine and part of the State Concern UkrOboronProm (Ukrainian Defence Industry), has started a new production line for BTR-4E experimental hulls, reported…

21 BMP-2 Fighting Vehicles Upgraded for the Slovak Armed Forces

RRATISLAVA (the Slovak Republic), June 5, 2018, Author: Bm team, Photo: Shephard Media On 29th May the Slovak Defence Ministry announced that the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic has received twenty-one upgraded BMP-2 vehicles, reported Shephard Media. The 21 armoured fighting vehicles were upgraded by the Slovak company…

Common Platform for Various Missions and Applications – PIRAHNA

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), June 1, 2018, Text: General Dynamics, Photo: General Dynamics  Vehicle Concept - A vehicle platform that is in service with armed forces on all continents; Continually evolving to meet latest operational requirements; Integration of latest cutting-edge technologies in survivability and mobility; Unique payload/gross vehicle…

First Successful Tests for the British Army’s Land Ceptor

VIDSEL (Sweden), May 31, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: MBDA (Vidsel test range, Sweden) On 28th May the UK Defence Ministry announced that the British Army's Land Ceptor has been successfully tested for the first time as a whole system, including the cutting-edge SAAB Giraffe radar, near the Baltic Sea within a test fire range of…

Multipurpose Armoured Truck Conveyor MT-LB-M1

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 31, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Terem The MT-LB М1 is an armoured tracked vehicle. It is mainly used for transportation of soldiers, people, and loads. It can also be used for pulling of a trailer of total weight of 6.5 t, surveillance of the battle-field with making of records and conducting of combat…

The Kamchatka Marine Formation of Russia Received New BTR-82A APCs

MOSCOW (Russia), May 30, 2018, Author: Bm News Team, Photo: Vitaly V. Kuzmin (BTR-82A) On 29th May 2018 the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation announced that a marine formation allocated in Kamchatka (north-east Russia) received new BTR-82A armoured personnel carriers (APC). More than 30 modern APCs were delivered by ships to…

Patria Land Systems

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Patria, Photo: Patria (Patria AMV 28A)  Patria is a trusted provider of defence, security and aviation life cycle support services and technology solutions. Besides Finland, the Group has operations in Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Poland, the United Arab Emirates, the United States and South Africa. Patria…

Textron Systems

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Textron Systems, Photo: Textron Systems (4×4 Armored Wheeled Vehicle) Harnessing agility and a broad base of expertise, Textron Systems’ innovative businesses design, manufacture, field and support comprehensive solutions that expand customer capabilities and deliver value. Textron Systems' businesses…

ARMA 6×6 by Otokar, Turkey

PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), May 30, 2018, Source: Otokar, Photo: Otokar (green camouflage) ARMA is a new generation modular multi-wheeled vehicle with superior tactical and technical features. Thanks to its superior mobility, high mine and ballistic protection and wide range of weapon integration options, ARMA is capable to serve modern armies in the…

KMDB Unveils Its New BMP-U IFV

KHARKIV (Ukraine), May 29, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Ukroboronprom On 25th May the state owned company Kharkiv Morozov Machine-Building Design Bureau (KMDB), based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, unveiled that they are developing a new BMP-U IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle), reported Shephard Media. The new IFV is being designed for…

Zetor Engineering Presents Its Tactical Vehicles GERLACH and FOX at IDEB 2018

BRATISLAVA (Slovakia), May 17, 2018, Author: Zetor Engineering Slovakia, Photo: Zetor Engineering (GERLACH Project) The international defence exhibition IDEB 2018 in Bratislava, from 16 to 18, 2018, welcomed lots of novelties, among which are the Armored Tactical 4x4 vehicle, GERLACH, and the lightweight tactical vehicle, FOX, presented by Zetor…

Large Presence of Local and International Light Tactical Products at SOFEX

AMMAN (Jordan), May 16, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Oshkosh Defense (S-ATV) During the 12th Special Operations Forces Exhibition SOFEX, in Jordan last week (8th – 10th May) it was noticed the large presence of local and international light tactical products, reported Defence News. In that connection, the marketing and communication…

Shturm-S Systems Supplied to the Western Military District of Russia

MOSCOW (Russia), May 16, 2018, Author: Bm News Team, Photo: Wikipedia On 10th May 2018, the Russian Ministry of Defence revealed that the artillery units of the Armed Forces of Russia in the Western Military District have been supplied with more than ten Shturm-S anti-tank missile systems, reported Shephard Media. The goal is to be enhanced…

Arnold Defense Presents Its New “FLETCHER” Concept at SOFEX

AMMAN (Jordan), May 9, 2018, Author: Bm News Team, Photo: Arnold Defense The US St Louis based international manufacturer and supplier of 2.75-inch rocket launchers, Arnold Defense, is presenting its new concept named the “FLETCHER” 2.75-inch/70mm Weapon System at the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference (SOFEX), which is taking…

Serco Inc. Has Been Awarded a $232 Million NESS Contract Vehicle

HERNDON (VA, the USA), May 3, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo: Serco Serco Inc., the North America division of Serco Group Plc., one of the global leading service companies, has been awarded an Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for life cycle maintenance, acquisition and integration support for Anti-Terrorism/Force…

Turkey is Again Warned By the USA on the Russian S-400s

BRUSSELS (Belgium), April 30, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: NATO (left to right: Mevlut Cavusoglu (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey); Mike Pompeo (US Secretary of State); NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg; Boris Johnson (UK Minister of Foreign Affairs) The new top diplomat of the USA, Mike Pompeo, met his Turkish colleague at a…

The Cabinet Wants the Bulgarian Soldiers to Operate Bulgarian Machines

TARGOVISHTE (Bulgaria), April 28, 2018, Source: Mediapool.bg, Picture: MoD The Government is going to vote the granting of BGN 1.22 billion for the modernization of the Bulgarian Army, and its only condition is the military machines to be manufactured in the country. This became clear during the visit of the Prime Minister Boiko Borisov and the…

The Manufacturing of the Russian S-400 Missiles Sold to Turkey Is On

MOSCOW (Russia), April 27, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: Reuters The manufacturing of the S-400 missiles sold to Turkey is already on. This was announced by the General Director of the company Rosoboronexport, Alexandre Miheev, on 25th April, reported Hürriyet Daily News. In accordance to the announced by RIA Novosti (a state-controlled…

Altay Tanks Will Be Delivered to Turkey Under a Multibillion-Dollar Contract

ANKARA (Turkey), April 25, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: defensenews.com Altay tanks manufactured by the privately owned Turkish-Qatari company BMC will be delivered to Turkey under a multibillion-dollar contract, reported Defense News. The awarding of the contract involving serial production of the Turkish first indigenous,…

The Estonian CV90s Will Be Jointly Maintained by Milrem and BAE Systems

HELSINKI (Finland), April 18, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: YouTube The Estonian fleet of CV9035s (the second of the export models of the CV90 (Combat Vehicle 90) tracked Infantry Fighting Vehicle - IFV) will be jointly maintained by the Patria's subsidiary Milrem LCM and BAE Systems, for which they have signed an agreement, announced Patria.…

Poland Signed to Purchase Raytheon’s Patriot Missile System

HUNTSVILLE (Alabama), March 28, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by IlGiornale.it After years of negotiations with the U.S. Government, on 28th March, Poland finally signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to purchase Raytheon’s Patriot medium-range air- and missile-defence (AMD) system, reported Defense News. Under its Wisla…

Sixth Successful Test of the Lockheed Martin’s LRASM

Orlando, Florida (the USA), March 20, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Lockheed Martin On 19th March, the global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin released on their website information about another successful test of the production-version of their Long Range Anti-Ship Missile (LRASM). During the test the missile…

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