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There Is No New ‘Emergency’ Reason to Sell Bombs to the Saudis to Drop In Yemen

WASHINGTON (BGM) - The Trump administration chose the Friday afternoon before Memorial Day weekend to invoke an obscure state-of-emergency provision that would allow it to sell billions of dollars in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without giving Congress a chance to block the sale. A Democratic congressional source told

Europe Between U.S. and Russia in the “Nuclear Potentials” Game

LONDON, UK, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The militarization of Europe, especially the Baltic states, is taking place at an accelerated pace. The Baltic countries’ political elites are using the worsening confrontation between the West and Russia for their own purposes: the presence of U.S. and NATO troops on their territory benefits them

Israel Is Preparing For the Worst-Case Scenario in the Gaza Strip

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - According to a research and an analysis of the publications and the comments in a number of media, including Russian ones, Israel is preparing for the worst-case possible scenario of action in the Gaza Strip, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The beginning of the holy month of Ramadan was overshadowed by

What Is Iran Doing in Syria?

SOFIA, Bulgaria, Author: Ruslan Trad for Vesti.bg (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In Tehran, the political elite celebrated in front of multi-thousand crowds four decades from the Islamic Revolution that overthrew the government of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi. The end of over 2,500 years of monarchic tradition is one of the most significant dates in

Is Turkey a NATO member or plays solo?

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The new confrontation between the U.S and Turkey has again brought up the question on this country's role and status in NATO. Israeli sources said on Jan. 14 that while there is continuous tension between Washington and Ankara, one issue has not been solved- the continued membership of Turkey in NATO,

Israel has a master plan to build the UAV`s arsenal in the next 15 years

JERUSALEM, Israel (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The number of flight hours performed by the Israeli air force (IAF) UAV squadrons is high and will become even higher when some dedicated missions performed by manned aircraft, will be handed to the unmanned platforms, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. "The UAV squadrons are getting a top priority

Bulgaria Benefits from Conflicts, in Which International Rules Are Breached

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

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

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

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

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

The Deals for New Armoured Vehicles Have a Higher Added Value for Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In contrast to the expectations (mainly the public ones), the most commented military deal in Bulgaria, the one for the purchase of new combat fighters has the least added value for the country. From a historical point of view, Bulgaria has not been at all developed in the field of aircraft construction,…

No comment, just the time sequence of facts

SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 19, By Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Pixabay.com During the mandate of caretaker government of Ognyan Gerdzhikov, the commission appointed to choose new supplier of military aircrafts for the Bulgarian air forces adopted a decision. Few days later the newly elected parliament and government took up their duties and…

Hybrid war as a challenge to the national security of Bulgaria

(SOFIA) (Photo by Global Security Review) - Hybrid war is not declared. Instead, it is just fought. The countries under attack are quite often unable to understand that they fall victim to hybrid influence. This is first of all a war of perceptions and the main assault is directed at this juncture. The aim is to keep as long as possible a state of…

Difficult tasks are aways a challenge, not an excuse

PANAGYURISHTE (Bulgaria), December 12, By Boyko Nikolov (Bm), Photo: Bm I speak with dipl.eng. Miroslav Vasev several hours before the magazine goes into the print house. His busy everyday life forced us to cancel the interview every day in last twenty days. I personally knew it would be difficult, and therefore prepared an additional material…

Dogfight! F-16V Viper versus J-39E Gripen: Who Wins?

The rapidly approaching target is locked in the F-16V FCR (Fire Control Radar). Through his HUD (Heads-Up Display) and the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) helmet the pilot can see a diamond hovering in space, right where the locked target should be. However, it’s too soon to visually make out an aircraft. He squints, there is nothing to…

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