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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

Did Poland buy F-35 fighter jets without any weapons?

WARSAW, (BM) - Polish media disclose information about a deal with the United States for the supply of F-35 fighters. It may well turn out that Washington will supply the fifth generation fighters without weapons, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Germany and France exclude Poland from military projects Military observer Zbigniew

Germany has refused to buy MQ-4C Triton surveillance drones. The deal was for $2,5B

BERLIN, (BM) - The German government has cancelled plans for a $2.5 billion contract to acquire Northrop Grumman’s MQ-4C Triton heavyweight high endurance surveillance drones, instead opting for the manned Bombardier Global 6000 aircraft which is also capable of performing signals intelligence, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military

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

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

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

‘Russian threat’ is the major reason Denmark to increase the defense budget

COPENHAGEN, (BM) - Denmark expressed its readiness to triple military spending on military programs in the Arctic region amid the “Russian threat” and the growing split between the United States on the one hand and Russia and China on the other, which could lead to a military conflict in the Arctic, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more:

France Sells 20 Military Patrol Boats to Ukraine Totalling €136.5M

PARIS, (BM) - Ukraine strengthens the protection of maritime borders. According to Ukrainian media, the government approved the purchase of twenty patrol ships (boats) of the French company OSEA, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Russia is Training a Missile Attack Over Ukraine and has Tactical Groups to Invade in the

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

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $1,4 Million for Propeller Aircraft

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria's defence ministry said at September 13 that it has launched a tender for signing a four-year framework agreement for supply of training propeller aircraft and related services, worth an estimated 2.5 million levs ($1.4 million/1.3 million euro), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million

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.

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

Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million for the Repair of Su-25

SOFIA, (BM) - The government has fulfilled its commitment and provided BGN 82.510 ($46,6) million to the Ministry of Defense for the aircraft, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on his Facebook page, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Invites Russian Specialists to Repair Su-25 Together With the Bulgarian Company “Avionams”

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

UK Plans to Spend $426 Million to Support the Typhoon Fighter Jets Engines

LONDON, (BM) - The £346.7 ($426) million contract, signed with Rolls-Royce, will provide maintenance support for the EJ200 engine up to 2024 as the Typhoon continues to form the backbone of the RAF’s fighter jet fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Already this year, RAF Typhoon jets have led the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria as part

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $836 Million for New Armored Vehicles

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria has sent a request to four European countries for proposals for 150 armored vehicles, the defense ministry said on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. The Balkan state, which joined NATO in 2004, has called for bids in a 1.46 billion levs ($836.24 million) tender from Germany, Finland, France and

Rheinmetall Group Reported Second Quarter 2019 Net Sales of €2,8 Bn

BERLIN, (BM) - The Rheinmetall Group in Düsseldorf ended the first half of 2019 with increased sales, another improvement in consolidated operating earnings and a higher operating margin, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. This performance is being driven by the technology group’s Defence sector, which is achieving

Slovakia Buys 14 F-16s by Lockheed Martin Totaling $800M

WASHINGTON, (BM) - Slovak Republic is going to pay totaling $800 million for 14 F-16s Block70, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according U.S. DoD statement. According the statement, Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $799,955,939 firm-fixed-price incentive contract for F-16 aircraft production. Read more: Slovakia Has Decided to Replace its

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