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

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

Turkey: ‘We don’t need US permission to buy more S-400s’

Turkish MP Murat Baibatur told his country's parliament that Turkey is negotiating the purchase and delivery of the second batch of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems. "Turkey is an independent state and does not want permission from the United States or others," he said.

Source: Turkey didn’t supply Bayraktar TB2 UAVs to Ukraine

A source from the Turkish military-industrial complex did not confirm RIA Novosti's media reports about the delivery to Ukraine of at least 30 Bayraktar TB2 attack drones. According to military experts, these drones could be located in the area of ​​the demarcation zone in Donbas, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

North Macedonia buys 54 Stryker armored vehicles for $210M

The United States will sell 54 Stryker armored fighting vehicles to North Macedonia's government at an estimated cost of $ 210 million, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency has officially confirmed the information.

Turkish units involved in attack on Russian base in Syria

Russian media are heavily circulating the version that the Turkish military is involved in the air attack on the Russian airbase in the region of Latakia, Syria - Khmeimim, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, citing several Russian sources.

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

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

Turkey launched the first frigate built in the country

At the Turkish STM shipyard, a ceremony was held for the Istanbul-class ship's launch - the first missile frigate built in Turkey - and the keel's laying under the third Jinnah-type frigate, the Pakistani Navy, learned BulgarianMilitatary.com citing Defence24

Greece and France at the negotiating table for new frigates

Two days ago, the French edition of Zone Militaire Opex360 announced that the door for negotiations between Greece and France on "naval forces" was not closed. On the contrary, according to the publication, there is a high probability that France will arm Greece with frigates.

Turkey unveiled its version of the Leopard 2A4 tank

The Turks presented an updated version of Turkey's main Leopard 2A4 battle tank to the Turkish Defense Minister during a Turkish armored vehicle plant visit. The tank is a hybrid between the German Leopard and the Turkish Altay.

The World War III that never began: Russian troops in Kosovo

Over the past twenty years, the Russian paratroopers' operation has acquired many legends, films had made about it, and books had written. Although from a purely military point of view, it did not bring the expected result, and the effect of its implementation was, instead, moral.

Israel arms and modernizes the army of Turkey’s main enemy

The Greek Defense Ministry is negotiating with the Israeli concern Elbit Maarahot on the modernization and rearmament of the air force. The estimated amount of the transaction is several tens of millions of euros, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Channel 9 TV.

Top 5 weakest armies in Europe 2020

The list is based on the 2020 Global Firepower ranking. The rating or index of strength is calculated on the basis of dozens of parameters characterizing the combat effectiveness of the armed forces of a particular country

Turkey has deployed F-16 fighter jets to Azerbaijan

The F-16 multipurpose fighters of the Turkish Air Force arrived in Azerbaijan today, July 31, to participate in the joint exercises TurAz Qartalı-2020, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing the Ministry of Defense of the Transcaucasian republic statement.

How Erdogan plays the Azerbaijani card

The next military exercises of Azerbaijan and Turkey and their geography are perceived with mixed feelings, if we bear in mind their motivational rationale. After the "Tovuz crisis" on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, the geopolitical situation in the region is degrading.

The military-corporate battle of Turkey and Egypt

In the event of an impending armed conflict between militarily held states, it is traditionally customary to compare their military and military-industrial potentials, evaluate the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of the armed forces

The Turkey’s new interests are provoking friction in NATO

As a result of recent diplomatic and military moves, Turkey began to make its presence felt from the Middle East to the Eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, Milliyet writes. This increases the risk of confrontation and friction within NATO.

Ankara openly sends terrorists to Libya, the Arab League said

The intervention of Turkey in the Libyan conflict and the transfer of Syrian mercenaries to the forces of the so-called Government of Libyan National Accord prevent stopping the bloodshed, the Arab League said, condemning Ankara’s policies in the North African country.

The Russian-Turkish war games in Libya

This would not have been possible without increasing military and political support from Russia and Turkey, which, by supporting the opposing sides of this conflict, are leading a new installment of their own geopolitical game in the region.

Mass arrests of Turkish military in Turkey

The Turkish prosecutor’s office issued warrants for the detention of 118 people, mainly military and security forces suspected of having links to FETÖ, the “terrorist network” of Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen

The Turkish fleet simply closed the sky over Libya

The intervention of Turkey in the civil war on the territory of Libya on the side of the Government of National Accord (GNA) allowed not only to stop the Libyan National Army (LNA) offensive in Tripoli, but also made Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar retreat

Turkey prepares to resume fighting in Syria

As a part of Turkish military convoys going to the Idlib de-escalation zone, lately trucks and conveyors with building blocks that the Turkish military use for engineering purposes at their "observation posts" in Syria are increasingly found

Greek Air Defense shot down a Turkish military drone

Greece destroys a Turkish drone that breaks its air border. Despite warnings from the Greek military about the inadmissibility of breaking the country's borders by Turkish planes and drones, Ankara sent a reconnaissance drone to the border of that country

Turkey grants huge favor to Russia

Turkey has been a member of NATO already since 1952, but a serious question has recently emerged: is Turkey on the side of NATO, or has it perhaps sided with Russia?

Four Russian military aircraft tried to enter Turkish airspace, but were intercepted

ANKARA, (BM) - Four Russian combat aircraft were intercepted by Turkey while trying to enter the country's airspace from Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing several sources, including Arabian Al Masdar News. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens The dangerous situation could well

Syrian airstrikes before two days ago on pro-Turkish militants in leaked video

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Syrian state television published a video that captures the targeted attacks by government forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on terrorist positions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens An airstrike against militants of pro-Turkish gangs

Turkey addressed a new ultimatum to Russia, Putin doesn’t back down

ANKARA, MOSCOW, (BM) - As part of a telephone conversation between the presidents of Turkey and Russia, the Turkish leader said that in order to avoid a major military conflict in Syria, which Ankara is ready for, Russia is obliged to fulfill certain conditions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing news agency Aviapro and sources from Turkey and

Turkey deployed multiple launch rocket systems Hurricane in Idlib (video)

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish Armed Forces deployed T-300 Kasirga ("Hurricane") multiple launch rocket launchers (MLRS) in the Syrian province of Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing Lenta.ru and IHA newspapper. Read more: Top 5 best anti-aircraft missile systems in the World Personnel with this technique passing through Idlib were

Khalifa Haftar: Turkey transfers mercenaries from Syria to Libya

MOSCOW, (BM) - The government of national consent of Libya and Turkey used the armistice in Libya to transfer mercenaries from Syria, the commander of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – Libyan civil war news "A

Turkey will deploy S-400s to protect its own troops in Syria from Russian fighters

ANKARA, (BM) - The head of the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Hulusi Akar, unexpectedly raised the issue of deploying S-400 air defense systems in the country, emphasizing that in spring these systems will be put on full combat alert, which does not exclude their use against Syria and Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing AviaPro news agency

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:

Turkey has stopped negotiations of Russian Su-35 or Su-57 fighters purchase

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Some Turkish and Russian media claim that Turkey is not longer interested of purchasing of russian Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Turkey has decided which aircraft will replace the US F-35 fighter jet We recall that a few months ago, Turkey declared great interest in the Russian

A Turkish military base in Syria was completely destroyed

DAMASCUS, (BM) - According Russian news agency Lenta.ru and North Press Agency in the area of ​​the Syrian city of Tel Tamr, a Turkish military base was completely destroyed, learned BulgarianMilitary.com citing both sources. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens Previously, there were at

Erdogan threatens with new operation in Syria. Russia reacts to Turkey’s message

ANKARA, MOSCOW, (BM) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, speaking to members of the ruling Justice and Development Party, said that Ankara was ready to start a military operation in Idlib, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens “If the countries with which we

Turkey to Russia: Syrian army has to withdraw or we’re starting military actions

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey in negotiations with Russia in Moscow insisted on the withdrawal of the Syrian army from the Idlib de-escalation zone, otherwise Ankara could resort to military action, said Omer Celik, spokesman for the Turkish ruling Justice and Development Party, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War

Russia and Turkey continue jointly patrol in Syria, Russian admiral said

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Russian military police continue to patrol the Syrian-Turkish border on several routes in the Syrian provinces of Aleppo, Hasek and Rakka, Rear Admiral Oleg Zhuravlev, head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in the SAR, said at a briefing, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more:

NATO refused to support Turkey in case of military operation in Idlib

BRUSSELS, (BM) - The Alliance will not provide military support to Turkey if it starts a military operation in Idlib, a diplomatic source in the mission of one of the Alliance’s countries in Brussels said, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens “NATO countries

Military cooperation between Russia and Serbia reaching a whole new level

BELGRADE, (BM) - Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Russia will try to maintain the pace of military cooperation with Serbia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Serbia unveils a new upgraded BVP M-80A infantry fighting vehicle “The interaction between the defense departments of Russia and Serbia has reached a

Turkey has threatened Syria and announced offensive of the Turkish army

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a statement saying that he refuses the previously put forward demand for the cessation of the offensive operation of the Syrian army by the end of February, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: BulgarianMilitary.com 24/7 – War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens He

Turkey gathers troops and armored vehicles on the border with Syria

ANKARA, (BM) - According to the Anatolian News Agency, at present, units of Turkish special forces, as well as ammunition trucks, are being pulled to the borders, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Who controls what and what happens In particular, 43 wagons with armored personnel carriers were delivered to the city of

A war between Turkey and Syria may start in the coming hours

ANKARA, (BM) - If Turkish soldiers in Syria are again targeted, Turkey will strike at Assad regime forces regardless of the 2018 Sochi deal with Russia, Turkey’s president said on Wednesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Kurds attacked US military convoy in Syria. Russian military at the scene (video & photos) "If any harm

Turkey announced possible air strikes over Damascus

ANKARA, (BM) - Head of the opposition Nationalist Movement Party (PNA) of Turkey Devlet Bahceli called diplomatic efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis meaningless, learned BulgarianMilitary.com quoting Anadolu agency. “Without the overthrow of Bashar al-Assad, stability cannot be achieved in Syria or Turkey. The Turkish people should plan a

Turkey has decided which aircraft will replace the US F-35 fighter jet

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the creation of Turkish-made fighters by 2023, learned BulgarianMilitary.com according Turkish president statement. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Turkey ‘takes down’ F-35 with the desire to integrate the S-400

Why did Russia attack Turkey in Idlib, Syria?

ANKARA, (BM) - There is no doubt that both Russia and the Damascus administration (and, according to some statements, the Iranian militias fighting in Syria) knew about the location of the Turkish troops. As is usually the case in joint military operations with the participation of many parties, Ankara in order to avoid clashes "agreed in advance"

The Turkish army fired at least 60 missiles in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The Turkish military invasion of Syria was marked by powerful rocket fire, which the Syrian army experienced only a few times since the outbreak of war in the country, learned BulgarianMiiltary.com, quoting AviaPro. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: Syrian

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

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

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

Greece buys F-35 for air superiority over Turkey

ATHENS, (BM) - Greece will mainly modernize its military aviation by purchasing 24 F-35 fighter jets from the United States, learned BulgarianMiitary.com, quoting BTA. Defense Minister Nikos Panagiotopoulos said in an interview with Sky TV that Greece will also modernize its existing F-35 and Mirage fighter jets. Read more: Military and

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

Turkey banned the US from using the Incirlik base to attack Iran

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has banned the United States from using the Incirlik airbase in the event that the United States begins to strike on the territory of the Islamic Republic of Iran, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Regnum. Read more: Bad news for US – Turkey may close two military bases where U.S.

Turkish firms associated with the production of F-35, want to move to Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - Turkish firms participating in the F-35 fighter production program want to move to Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In an effort to avoid US sanctions, several Turkish firms that produce 937 parts for fifth-generation fighters are already inspecting sites in Bulgaria, according to BNR. Read more: Military and defense

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

US Senate Committee approves sanctions against Turkey over S-400’s purchase

WASHINGTON, (BM) - On Wednesday, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate voted to adopt a package of sanctions against Turkey over Ankara’s operation in northeastern Syria and the purchase of Russian S-400 air defense systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according senior committee democrat Robert Menendez statement.

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

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

A car bomb exploded near a Turkish military convoy in Syria

DAMASCUS, (BM) - An explosion of a car bomb during the passage of a Turkish military convoy in northern Syria has caused casualties, the Syrian Human Rights Watch Center reported, quoted by France Press, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey Has Blamed the Kurds for Tensions Over the Past 24 Hours The non-governmental monitoring

Turkey is studying in detail the characteristics of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet

ANKARA, (BM) - Ankara is carefully studying the tactical and technical characteristics of Russian Su-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read more: ‘If Turkey Does Not Get the F-35, We’ll Looking for Alternatives’, the Turkish Foreign Minister Said This was stated by the Head of the Republic’s Defense

Eastern Europe and NATO are ‘Hostages’ of Turkish Anti-PKK Policy

BRUSSELS, (BM) - Turkish authorities refuse to support NATO’s plan to protect the Baltic states and Poland from the “Russian threat” until the Alliance gives political support to Ankara in its operations against members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) in northeastern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Nezavisimaya Gazeta. Read

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

NATO Expects North Macedonia to Join the Alliance in 2020

BRUSSELS, (BM) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said he expects North Macedonia to join the alliance next year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: NATO to North Macedonia: We’re Ready to Welcome You He said the ratification process for NATO's entry documents is very close to completion. "Macedonia is very close to

The Turkish Fifth Generation Fighter Program Might Have a New Tech-Partner

DUBAI, (BM) - Russia is ready to take part in developing Turkish fighter jets of 4++ and fifth-generation and offer its technologies, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Head of Russia’s Federal Service for Military and Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugayev statement on Sunday. Read more: Turkey to Display Its Own 5th Gen Stealth

Bad News for Russia: Turkey Will Help US Study S-400`s Impact on F-35 Fighters Jets

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced at a meeting with US President Donald Trump that Turkey has no intention of giving up Russia's S-400 air defense systems. We remind you that Turkey purchased these systems and the first deliveries began in the middle of this year, continuing until the end of the next.

Turkish Airstrikes Neutralized Six Terrorists in Iraq

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish fighter jets have “neutralized” six PKK terrorists in an operation in northern Iraq, learned bulgarianMilitary.com, qccording the Turkish National Defense Ministry statement. Turkish authorities often use the word "neutralized" to imply the terrorists in question surrendered or were killed or captured. Read more:

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

Turkey Has Blamed the Kurds for Tensions Over the Past 24 Hours

ANKARA, (BM) - According to the Turkish Ministry of Defense, Kurds in northern Syria have violated the ceasefire in the last 24 hours by 16 times, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned, quoting FOCUS News Agency. Read more: Bashar Hafez al-Assad: ‘The War in Syria is Dangerous for Europe "While the Turkish armed forces demonstrate full

Russia Provides Military Assistance to Terrorists, a Newspaper Reports

ANKARA, (BM) - Russia provides military assistance to the Kurds from the militias of the People’s Self-Defense Forces (SNA or YPG), which are the military wing of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) banned in Turkey, supplying them weapon and ammunition, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: A Russia’s Su-57 Has Been

Turkish Air Strikes in Iraq – Five PKK Members Have Been Killed

ANKARA, (BM) - The Turkish armed forces have wiped out five members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as a result of an airstrike on their positions in northern Iraq, Turkey’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkish Fighting Vehicles Have Been Destroyed in Syria by SDF

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

Turkish Fighting Vehicles Have Been Destroyed in Syria by SDF (Video)

DAMASCUS, (BM) - The forces of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), consisting of Kurdish formations, destroyed ATGM two ACV-15 infantry fighting vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Mahmoudiya and Tel Tamr, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting Topwar. The military equipment belonged to the Turkish army or militants controlled by Ankara.

China, India, Turkey, Algeria and Myanmar as a potential Buyers of Russia’s Su-57

MOSCOW, (BM) - US media outlet The National Interest, which focuses on the global defence industry, has come up with a short list of five nations that are more likely to buy Russia’s fifth-generation fighter jet, the Su-57, as the aircraft is about to be delivered to the Russian Air Force, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey Has

Turkey is a Partner of F-35 Program and Not Going to Buy Russian Su-35, Minister Said

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey’s National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar on Tuesday refuted media reports about Ankara’s plans to buy Russian Su-35 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "Reports that Turkey will buy Su-35 fighter jets are not true. We are partners on the F-35 project . We want our rights to be granted," the Haberler news portal

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

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

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

Turkish Defence Industry Has Began Work on Own Submarine

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey intends to develop its own diesel-electric submarine, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar and Defense News. As transmits "NPlus1" citing Defense News, the country's defense industry has already begun work on this topic. Read more: Submarine “Warsaw” and Club-S Cruise Missiles Might be Security Threat for Europe

Turkey Prepares to Replace the F-35 with Another Fifth-Generation Aircraft

ISTAMBUL, (BM) - If the United States completely refuses to sell fifth-generation fighter aircraft F-35, Turkey will take advantage of alternative proposals for the purchase of aircraft, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. According to the Turkish leader, Ankara is receiving proposals for the supply of modern military aircraft

The U.S. is Considering to Remove Nuclear Weapons from Turkish Incirlik Air Base

WASHINGTON, (BM) - US officials met in recent days to review plans to remove some 50 nuclear weapons housed under American control at the Incirlik Air Base in Turkey amid growing tensions with Ankara, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according The New York Times report. US President Donald Trump said Monday he would issue new sanctions against

Video of Turkish Drone Hitting YPG/PKK With Pinpoint Accuracy

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) struck YPG/PKK terrorists who plan to target civilian settlements in Turkey's southern borders, the National Defense Ministry said on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The ministry said on Twitter the "baby killer" YPG/PKK terrorists were replenishing ammunition to target civilian settlements in

Turkish Planes Have Been Able to Attack Kurds Without Facing Serious Opposition

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Turkish warplanes pummeled Kurdish-held towns as Turkish ground troops streamed across the Syria-Turkey border on Oct. 9, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The air raids, artillery bombardment and other attacks killed at least 23 Kurdish fighters from the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces as well as nine civilians, the

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

Two Sources Confirm Turkish Airstrikes Have Begun

ANKARA, (BM) - Two sources confirm Turkish Airstrike in Syria nave begun, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: 'Turkish troops, Syrian National Army begin Operation Peace Spring in northern Syria against PKK/YPG, Daesh terrorists' 'Turkey's aim is to eliminate terror corridor in southern border, to

Turkey Has Started Airstrike in Syria Against Kurds

ANKARA, (BM) - Videos circulating on social media appear to show Turkish forces targeting Kurdish troops near Syria’s border with Iraq with airstrikes, just hours after the US announced it would be pulling out of the region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkish Attack in Syria is Coming; Russian Fleet Practice Anti-Submarine

Syrian Kurds: Turkey to Prepare for a War

DAMASCUS, (BM) - Representatives of Kurdish armed groups in Syria responded to statements by the Turkish president about their readiness to launch a military operation on the eastern bank of the Euphrates in northern Syria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: War in Syria: Turkish Special Forces Was Defeated by ‘Diverse Forces’,

Russia and Turkey Continue Talks About Possible Su-35 Sale

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia and Turkey are holding talks about the possible sale of Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets, the head of Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation Dmitry Shugaev said in an interview with Russia’s RIA news agency, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: If Turkey Wants Su-35, Russia is Ready to Discuss the Purchase and

Romania Plans to Invest €2.5B to Reconstruct Black Sea Air Base

BUCHAREST, (BM) - Following the tensions in Romania over the anti-Saudi air defense system from Bucharest, a statement was announced that the state plans to spend an additional 2,5 billion euros to “improve the security system”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In Romania, it must be recalled, there is an American missile defense facility.

According Turkey, US Supports Terrorist PKK/YPG in Syria with 200 Trucks

ANKARA, (BM) - The U.S. delivered logistical support with about 200 trucks from Iraq to the regions in Syria occupied by terrorist organization YPG/PKK, learned BulgarinMilitary.com, quoting Yeni Safak. The trucks passed Semelka crossing on Syria-Iraq border on Saturday night, said the source, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on

Ukraine Develops Sensitive Defence Technologies with Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - A seemingly lucrative defense architecture is flourishing on both shores of the Black Sea as neighbors Turkey and Ukraine vigorously cultivate procurement relations, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Most recently, state-controlled Ukrainian company Ukrspecexport and privately owned Turkish drone specialist

Romania and Bulgaria are Accelerating Programs to Modernize Their Armed Forces

SOFIA, (BM) - As Russia becomes increasingly determined to project its military power over the Black Sea, Romania and Bulgaria are accelerating programs to modernize their armed forces and replace Soviet-designed gear with Western-made weapons and equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. Read more: Bulgaria Climbed to 49th

Talks are Underway on New State-of-the-Art Weapons Between Turkey and Russia

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia and Turkey are in talks on supplies of new state-of-the-art weapons, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday after talks with his Turksih and Iranian counterparts, Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Rassan Rouhani, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia and India Discuss Production of

China Sells Armed Drones in Europe, Serbia is the End User

BELGRADE, (BM) - Serbia’s military will receive Chinese-built armed drones in the coming months, marking the first time Chinese remotely piloted aircraft have been sold to a European country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Stars and Stripes. Serbia will take delivery of nine Chengdu Pterodactyl-1 drones within six months, with a

A Terrorist Attack with Improvised Explosives in Southeastern Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - At least four civilians were martyred and 13 others seriously injured Thursday when the PKK terrorists targeted a vehicle carrying forest workers in southeastern Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according local governorate statement. Read more: PKK Terrorists Were Neutralized in an Air-Backed Operation in South-East Turkey

S-400 Missile System Will be Part of Joint Russian-Serbian Exercise

MOSCOW, (BM) - First joint Russian-Serbian air defense exercises, Slavic Shield - 2019, will begin on Wednesday in southern Russia’s Astrakhan Region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Joint Military Exercise Between Russian and Serbian Armed Force "The exercise involves units of the air and missile

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

Turkey Has Successfully Test-Fired Its First Cruise Missile

ANKARA, (BM) - Turkey has successfully test-fired its first cruise missile with a warhead capable of penetrating a concrete bunker, according to Turkey’s industry and technology minister, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russia Launched a Moskit Cruise Missile During the Exercise in East Sea (Video)

Joint Military Exercise Between Russian and Serbian Armed Force

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia and Serbia have completed a joint military exercise by 1,000 troops at a proving ground in the Leningrad Region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: Russian Military Units Have Repelled ‘Enemy’ Drone Attacks Taking part in the exercise were 200 pieces of military equipment, including

U.S Allows Turkey to Rejoin the F-35 Program Under Certain Conditions

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The Pentagon would consider allowing Turkey to rejoin the F-35 program only if the Russian-made S-400 air defense system is completely removed from Turkish soil, meaning the government in Ankara could not simply keep the systems deactivated in warehouses, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense 360 U.S. Read more:

Erdogan Said His Country May Buy Russian-Made Su-35 and Su-57 Fighter Jets

MOSCOW, (BM) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country may buy Russian-made Su-35 and Su-57 fighter jets instead of US-made F-35 fighters, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. “Why not? We did not come here for nothing,” Erdogan said when asked whether Turkey was considering Russian-made fighter jets as

Turkey is Looking for New Fighter Jets and Considers Buying Russian Su-35

ANKARA, (BM) - The Turkish government is considering Russia's proposal to purchase a batch of Su-35 fighter jets, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting News.ru. According to the Yeni Safak newspaper, Turkish authorities asked all the relevant departments to evaluate the Russian proposal. The negotiations with Russia will star if the positive

PKK Terrorists Were Neutralized in an Air-Backed Operation in South-East Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - At least three PKK terrorists have been neutralized in southeastern Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Turkish MoD. Hakkari bölgesinde icra edilen hava destekli operasyonda üç PKK’lı bölücü terörist etkisiz hale getirildi.#MSB #TSK— T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) August 8, 2019 The separatist

Russia Plans to Deploy Troops and Equipment in Eastern Europe to Oppose US and NATO

LONDON, (BM) - Vladimir Putin will strengthen his grip on Eastern Europe with a new military base in the Serbian-dominated region of Bosnia and Herzegovina, it has emerged, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Express. Read more: Russia and Iran May Shortly Hold a Joint Naval Exercise in the Area of the Strait of Hormuz Whether it be the

If Turkey Wants Su-35, Russia is Ready to Discuss the Purchase and Delivery

MOSCOW, (BM) - Russia’s Rostec state corporation is ready to supply Su-35 fighter jets to Turkey if Ankara expresses an interest in their purchase, Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov stated on Thursday, learned Bulgarianmilitary.com, quoting TASS. "If our Turkish colleagues express an interest, we are ready to discuss the deliveries of Su-35," the

Turkey as a NATO Member is Much More Than S-400, Jens Stoltenberg Said

ASPEN, (BM) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday sought to downplay the disagreement between Turkey and NATO over Ankara’s decision to purchase a Russian-made missile defense system, insisting that the fracture does not suggest Turkey is turning away from the west and towards Russia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense

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

Greece Buys Seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission Helicopters Totaling $600 Million

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The State Department has cleared a possible $600 million foreign military sale of seven MH-60R Seahawk Multi-Mission helicopters to Greece, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defense News. Congress was notified of the sale July 12, according to an announcement posted to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency’s website.

The First Shipment of a Russian Missile Defense System Has Arrived in Turkey

ANKARA, (BM) - The first shipment of a Russian missile defense system has arrived in Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Military Times. A Defense Ministry statement said "the first group of equipment" of the S-400 air defense systems has reached the Murted Air Base near the capital, Ankara. The delivery of parts of the system will

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

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

The Turkey’s Purchase of S-400 Concerns Only Ankara and Washington, but Not NATO

ANKARA, (BM) - Permanent Representative of Turkey to NATO Basat Ozturk said that the problems related to the Turkey's acquisition of the Russian S-400 air-defence systems were a matter of the bilateral relations between Turkey and the United States, and not with the North Atlantic Alliance, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. “S-400 is not a NATO

Turkey to Display Its Own 5th Gen Stealth Fighter Jet at the Paris for First Time

PARIS, (BM) - Turkish Aerospace, a company that builds significant parts for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, announces that at Paris Air Show it will show off a full-scale model of a new fighter jet its building, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according comapny`s statement. Read more: The U.S. Offer to Sell Patriot Missiles Was Not As Good As

Turkish Jets Violated Greek National Airspace 99 Times on Tuesday – GEETHA

ATHENS, (BM) - In what is seen as a response to an ongoing annual exercise by the Hellenic Navy in the Aegean, Turkish jets violated Greek national airspace 99 times on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting e-Kathemirini and according the Hellenic National Defense General Staff (GEETHA) statement. Forty-six of those violations were

Kurdish Militants Were Killed in Syria by Turkey`s Military Forces

ANKARA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Turkey killed 10 Kurdish militants in Syria’s Tel Rifaat region on Sunday in retaliation for an attack that killed a Turkish soldier, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according the Turkish Defence Ministry statement. Read more: Israel intends to take care of the “Syrian Problem” by itself due the US`s decision to

Greece Received 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Armed Helicopters and One Boeing CH-47D Chinook

ATHENS, (BGM) - Just 16 months from signing a Letter of Offer and Acceptance between the United States and Greece, the Security Assistance Command has delivered 70 Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters and one Boeing CH-47D Chinook heavy-lift helicopter, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Air Recognition. “This is the

NATO to North Macedonia: We’re Ready to Welcome You

SCOPIE, (BGM) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised North Macedonia’s journey towards European and transatlantic integration during a visit to Skopje on Monday (3 June 2019), learning bulgarianMilitary.com, quoting NATO statement. Jens Stoltenberg: “NATO membership will bring greater security and prosperity for all the people of

Turkey Has Launched a “Claw Operation” Against PKK Targets in Northern Iraq (Video)

ANKARA (BGM) - The Turkish military has launched a counter-terrorism operation against PKK targets in northern Iraq’s Hakurk region, according to the Defense Ministry, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Hurriyet. Called “Operation Claw,” the offensive started in the afternoon on May 27 with artillery salvos and airstrikes, the ministry said

Turkey: They Can Not Kick Us Out of the F-35 Program

ANKARA (BGM) - Tensions have escalated between two NATO allies after Washington gave Ankara two weeks to decide on its S-400 deal with Russia, threatening to remove the country from the F-35 program, as we (BGN) reported this month. Read more: The United States Has Given Turkey Two Weeks to Abandon the Russian S-400 Missile Systems The US

Frontex Launched Its First Fully – Fledged Joint Operation Outside the EU

TIRANA (BGM) - Frontex launched its first fully - fledged joint operation outside the European Union, deploying 50 officers with 16 patrol cars and one thermo-vision van from 12 EU Member States to support Albania in border control and tackling cross-border crime, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Agency statement. The launch event

Turkey Is Ready for S-400 Delivery

ANKARA, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Ankara is ready to accept the delivery of S-400 missile systems as soon as Russia is ready to deliver them, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated on Friday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkish Servicemen Will Start Training In Russia to Operate S-400 Missile Defence System

Russia and Serbia with a Joint Military Exercise In the Second Half of the Year

BELGRADE, Serbia (BulgarianMilitary.com) - During his visit to Serbia, the Commander of the Western Military District (WMD) troops of the Russian Federation, Colonel-General Alexander Zhuravlev, discussed with Lieutenant General Milosav Simovic, the Serbian Army Commander, the conducting of joint exercises with the use of real ammunition, learned

The Joint Preparation of Bulgarian and Greek Special Operations Forces Has Begun

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A joint preparation of formations of the 68th Special Forces Brigade and the Special Operations Forces of the Hellenic Republic started on May 16 and will take place on the territory of Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Until May 23, the Bulgarian and Greek servicemen will work on special

America Wants Sanctions Against Turkey If It Buys the Russian S-400 System

WASHINGTON, the U.S. (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A group of US congressmen, representing the Democrats and Republicans, presented a resolution calling on several committees of the US House of Representatives for “full implementation of sanctions” against Turkey under the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), and for

The Deal Between Russia and Turkey for the S-400 Is Stopped According German Media

BERLIN, Germany (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Bild's German online edition published late on Friday last week that, according to the information from diplomatic circles that reached them on Friday, the deal between Turkey and Russia for acquisition of the Russian S-400 has been stopped, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Turkey: We Are

Otokar Has Made Debut the Very First Version of the AKREP Electric Vehicle

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Otokar has made debut the very first version of the family “AKREP IIe Electric Vehicle” at IDEF 2019 in Istanbul, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence and Technology. The AKREP II is the latest product of Otokar’s design and development studies and a proof of Otokar’s ability to leverage its

Turkey Is Likely To Become a Russia Partner in an S-500 Air Defence Project

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The dynamics in the deterioration of the US-Turkey relations over the past few months, mainly related because of the fact that Turkey buys the Russian S-400 systems, may cause Russia to invite Turkey as a partner in the development of the new S-500 air defence system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Russia and Turkey Are Jointly Working on Developing Helicopters

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Russia and Turkey are jointly working on developing helicopters, the press office of Russia’s state arms seller Rosoboronexport reported on Monday, learned BulgarianMilitary, quoting UKDJ Read more: Russia Tests a New Onboard AI System on Mi-28N Attack Helicopter “We have a number

Turkey Is Taking Quick Steps to Develop Its Own Air Defence Systems

ISTANBUL, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) - “Turkey is taking quick steps to develop its own air defence systems”, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in the speech to the defence industry in Istanbul, learned BullgarianMilitary.com Read more: Turkey Has Released a Turkish-Language Advertisement of the Russian 5th Generation Su-57

Romania Will Purchase Five Secondhand F-16 Fighter Jets from Portugal

BUCHAREST, Romania (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Romania will buy five more F-16 aircraft from Portugal and the acquisition procedure could be completed this year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence and Technology and according to Romanian defense minister Gabriel Les. According to Romania Insider, Commenting on the news that the U.S.

Albania Sells Old Fighter Jets From the Soviet Union Era Starting at 10,000 €

TIRANA, Albania (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Albania is preparing to auction off a few dozen early Cold War, vintage fighter jets—most of which date back to the late 1940s or 1950s—at prices starting at just around 10,000€, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Fortune. Albanian Defense Minister Mimi Kodheli tells the Associated Press that the

37 Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicles Were Donated to Albania

TIRANA, Albania (BulgarianMilitary.com) - 37 Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected (MRAP) vehicles, donated by the US government, were handed-off for the Albanian Armed Forces on 4 April, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence Blog. The ceremony was attended by Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, charge d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in

THAAD Missile Defense Systems to Be Deployed In Romania

WASHINGTON, the United States (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The United States European Command (EUCOM) has announced that, at NATO's request, the US side will deploy a ballistic missile defence (BMD) system THAAD in Romania in the summer of 2019, says an announcement, published on the EUCOM official website on April 11, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Erdogan Says Turkey Won’t Turn Back From S-400 Deal with Russia

ANKARA, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com) – On Saturday, in a speech in Burdur, telecast by the NTV channel, the Turkish President Recep Erdogan stated that Ankara would not give up buying the S-400 missile systems from Moscow. His statement comes a day after the informal deadline, set by the U.S. Turkey to respond whether it will go ahead with the

Macedonia Is a Step Forward Toward Becoming the 30th Member of NATO

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Balkan country of Macedonia is a step forward toward becoming the 30th member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization as key text was signed during a ceremony between the Republic of North Macedonia and NATO at the Alliance headquarters in Brussels, Belgium yesterday (6th February 2019), learned

NATO Starts Building Its First Western Balkans Air Base in Kucova, Albania

TIRANA, Albania (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The Ministry of Defence of Albania announced on Thursday (24th January 2019) that NATO has officially launched works in Albania’s Kucova for building its first air base in the Western Balkans, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The beginning of the unique for the Western Balkans Project was marked by a

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

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

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

The USA Supports Kosovo’s Intention to Create a National Army

PRISTINA, Kosovo (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The USA supports Kosovo's intention to create a National Army. That was revealed by the U.S. ambassador to Pristina on 6th December 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The former Serbian province, Kosovo, declared its independence in 2008 and it is expected on 14th December 2018 to be voted whether the…

Observation Posts to Be Set Up by the US Military on Syria-Turkey Border

WASHINGTON, the USA (BulgarianMilitary.com) – The U.S. Defence Secretary James N. Mattis announced that the United States military is setting up several observation posts in Syria beside the border with Turkey, learned BulgarianMilitary.com During a Pentagon press briefing on 21 November 2018, Mattis explained that the major purpose of the…

Russia and Serbia Conducted the Fourth Joint Flight-Tactical Exercise BARS 2018

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In the period from 1st to 5th October, for the second time, Serbia hosted the joint Russian-Serbian flight tactical exercise BARS 2018. Within the drill in the Serbian sky, pilots from the Russian Aerospace Forces and the Serbian Air Force, as well as representatives from the Serbian Air…

The High-Speed USNS Carson City Is Tested on the Black Sea for Logistics Purposes

CONSTANTA, Romania (BulgarianMilitary.com), 3 September 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Sgt. Kris Bonet, U.S. Army/U.S. Transportation Command members oversee the docking of the USNS Carson City (T-EPF 7) at the Port of Constanta, Romania on 24 August 2018. The US Army announced on 28 August 2018 that the high-speed vessel USNS…

Four New Commando Brigades and Military Appointments in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com), 17 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva Alongside with the new presidential cabinet of Turkey, at the meeting of the Turkish Supreme Military Council, held in August, were taken the first steps of the new defense conception that concern restructuring changes, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The…

Montenegro Will Send Soldiers to Join KFOR in November

PODGORICA, Montenegro (BulgarianMilitary.com), 08 August 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Wikipedia According to an announcement of Montenegro Defense Ministry, the Parliament has approved the proposal, sent previously this year by the Montenegro’s National Security Council, to be deployed Montenegrin servicemen to join NATO…

The Multinational Joint Exercise “Platinium Lion 18” Begins

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 31 July 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Mil.Gov.ua The Bulgarian-American joint exercise „Platinum Lion 18“ began yesterday, 30th July, on the territory of Novo Selo training polygon. The training will last till 10th August, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Read more: Eight NATO member…

The Negotiations on An-188 Joint Production between Turkey and Ukraine Move Onwards

ANKARA, Turkey (BulgarianMilitary.com), 30 July 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Antonov/the An-188 aircraft showcased at Eurasia-2018 in Antalya, Turkey Turkish officials revealed that the negotiations on the joint production of the An-188 STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) military cargo aircraft between aerospace and procurement…

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…

Turkey and Rolls-Royce Will Soon Finalize the TF-X Engine Deal

ANKARA (Turkey), May 29, 2018, Author: Bm News Team, Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images The Defence Procurement Agency of Turkey and Rolls-Royce will soon finalize the TF-X engine deal. In connection with that a letter of intent was signed by Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM) chief Ismail Demir and British Minister for Defence…

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 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,…

Albania Wants a US Military Base on Its Territory

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

Tax breaks and loans for attracting investments in Turkish defence programs

ANKARA (Turkey), April 18, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Turkey offers tax breaks, tax reductions, exemptions from import duties, as well as soft loans for the purposes of attracting investments in local defence programs. The goal of these incentives is the indigenous defence programs to be boosted,…

Turkey Will Soon Launch a “Mobile Naval Mine”

ANKARA (Turkey), April 17, 2018, Text: Bm News Team, Photo: galaxiamilitar.es The chairman of Albayrak Savunma, Mustafa Adnan Albayrak, announced that within 3 months the company will officially launch the Turkey’s first indigenous armed underwater drone - “a mobile naval mine” – developed under the Wattozz program, reported Defense News.…

The Barbaros-Class Multipurpose Frigates of Turkey are to be Modernized

ANKARA (Turkey), April 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP/Getty Images Four of the most modern frigates of the Turkish Navy - the Turkish Barbaros-class multipurpose frigates are to undergo half life-cycle full modernization by 2025, reported Defense News. The modernization project will be implemented by a…

Romania is Preparing to Buy a US Missile Defense System for USD 3.9 Billion

(Source: Novinite.com | Photo: BreakingDefense.com) The Romanian Defense Ministry presented for public discussion the bill for the purchase of 7 systems for PRO Patriot from the US totaling USD 3.9 billion, Romanian media reported, quoted sega. The first system had to be bought this year. Arms must be paid before delivery. Contracts for the…

The United States will Produce Armored Machinery in Romania

US weapon producer giant General Dynamics will be involved in the production of armored personnel carriers for the Romanian army. The company signed an agreement to create a joint venture with state-owned arms company Romarm, which will be the main contractor for armored vehicles, money.bg reported Piranha 5 bomber carriers will be assembled at…