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The British general and former head of the Interspecific Command of the United Kingdom, Richard Barrons, said that the British armed forces are still “fighting yesterday” and are unable to defend the country or adequately meet the challenges of the 21st century

First Time Joint Flying Training of UK F-35 Fighter Jets and U.S. Bombers

LONDON, (BM) - For the first time, UK F-35 Lightning jets have been conducting integration flying training with the B-2 Spirit stealth bombers of the United States Air Force as part of their deployment to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, UK, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence 360 Europe. Read more: 29 Countries in Jordan for ‘Eager

British Submarines to be Outfit with New Strategic Weapon Fire Control Subsystem

LONDON, (BM) - General Dynamics has been awarded a $64,8M cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for the Strategic Weapon System Fire Control Subsystem hardware, associated deliverables, and spares for production efforts supporting the second hull of the United Kingdom (U.K.) Dreadnought Class ballistic missile submarines, nuclear, recently named as HMS

UK Armed Forces Will Deploy 250 Troops to Mali in Support of the UN Operation

LONDON, (BM) - In recognition of the increasing instability in the Sahel region, the UK Government has authorised a large-scale British peacekeeping deployment to Eastern Mali, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according UK Ministry of Defence statement. Read more: UK ‘Condemned’ Khashoggi’s Murder and Sold Arms to Saudi Totaling $810 Million

An Ambitious Space Programme for $37 Million Was Presented by UK Defence Secretary

LONDON, (BM) - Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has outlined the MOD’s ambitious space programme, committing £30m ($37m) to fast-track the launch of a small satellite demonstrator within a year, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The small satellite demonstrator, which will be supported by a new transatlantic team of UK and US defence personnel,

UK Hosts the Global Forum of NATO Air Chiefs and Military Commanders

LONDON, (BM) - More than 45 international air chiefs and military commanders from 39 countries and NATO will be among 550 delegates at the largest ever gathering for the Chief of the Air Staff’s Air & Space Power Conference (ASPC 2019) in London on 17-18 July, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according Royal Air Force statement. Chief of the

Iran Threatens Britain Again, London is Sending Second Warship in the Gulf Region

DUBAI, LONDOM, (BM) - Britain will soon be “slapped in the face” for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reutres. “Iran’s strong establishment will soon slap Britain in the face for daring to seize the Iranian oil tanker,” cleric Kazem Sedighi told worshippers during Tehran’s Friday prayer

The UK Royal Navy Invests $162 Million Into Research on Futuristic Weapons

LONDON, (BM) - The UK MoD is pumping $162 million into research on futuristic weapons to knock out enemy missiles, aircraft, computers and electronic networks, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Laser and radio frequency weaponry – powered by electricity and with no ammunition – could give British forces the edge on the battlefield of tomorrow.

Two European Countries Have Agreed to Increase Their Troops in Syria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - The United Kingdom and France have agreed to send additional forces to Syria to pick up the slack as U.S. troops withdraw, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Foreign Policy. Britain and France, the only other U.S. partners that still have ground forces in Syria, will commit to a marginal 10 to 15 percent troop increase, a

RAF Lossiemouth Has Received a Fourth Operational Typhoon Squadron

LOSSIEMOUTH, the United Kingdom (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The personnel and aircraft of IX(B) Squadron will be at the heart of the UK’s Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Force, ready to take off within minutes of an alert being triggered, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting UKDJ The Squadron was officially stood up at a ceremonial parade and

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