Author: Boyko Nikolov

In 2008, the Polish enterprise Huta Staleva Wola [HSW], a traditional supplier of military equipment to the Polish army, presented a self-propelled 120-mm mortar M120K Rak with weapons mounted in a closed rotating turret. The M120 smoothbore mortar with a barrel length of 25 calibers was actually supposed to play the role of a universal weapon, firing on flat, mounted [howitzer] and mortar trajectories. Photo credit: Jarosław Wolski The combat module of the mortar is made in the form of a rotating steel armored tower. Light armor provides protection against bullets from small arms of normal caliber at a distance…

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BEIJING ($1=7.16 Chinese Yuans) — China is trying to sell its short-range ballistic missile system to a North African country. This is the SY-400 system and the country is Algeria. The information was published in the Belgian online portal ArmyRecognition. Photo credit: Pinterest This is not the first time that Algeria has turned to China for the purchase of weapons. Although Algeria has been a long-time customer of Russian weapons over the years, Beijing has been able to successfully sell its systems. For example, this year alone, Algeria bought from China five CH-5 reconnaissance and strike drones, as well as…

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MOSCOW ($1=59.80 Russian Rubles) — A lack of weapons may be one of the reasons why the war in Ukraine has stalled. It is about the battlefield because the war on the political stage will continue. For nine months, Russia has been in Ukraine and has been carrying out its military operations, classifying them as a “special military operation”. For nine months, Ukraine continues to defend itself, and in recent months it has even launched a counter-offensive to return the temporarily occupied territories. Photo credit: Wikipedia Already at the beginning of the war, it was clear that the stockpiles of…

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BEIJING ($1=7.17 Chinese Yuans) — China is making rapid progress in its national power plant development. There are still Chengdu fighters that are powered by foreign units. The single-engine Chengdu J-10 Vigorous Dragon is such. It uses the Russian Saturn AL-31 engine. This is probably the most popular Russian engine. It powers the Su-27, Su-30, Su-35, and Su-57 fighter jets, as well as the Sukhoi S-70B Okhotnik-B unmanned attack drone. Photo credit: Reddit The Saturn AL-31 will no longer power the Chengdu J-10 Vigorous Dragon. China has developed its own WS-10B powerplant. This gave Beijing the reason to issue an…

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MOSCOW ($1=60.85 Russian Rubles) — Just a day ago, on November 19, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation disclosed that a missile unit of the Central Military District had been re-armed with the Avangard hypersonic missile system. The system went to a missile division in the Orenburg region and was of the silo launcher type. Photo credit: csis.org Today it became clear that the Russian Federation continues to rearm its missile forces. According to the latest press release from the Russian Ministry of Defense, also dated November 19, all missile divisions on the territory of the Russian Federation…

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TOKYO ($1=140.34 Japanese Yens) — Japan manufactures its own military products. The only country to date that cooperated with Japan was the United States. For the first time, the US will not be a country producing Japanese weapons. News that BulgarianMilitary.com reported back in July, and yesterday, November 18, the Japanese government confirmed. Photo credit: Wikipedia Now a fact, the Japanese government has made an official decision to cooperate in the joint development of a next-generation fighter with Britain and Italy. The new fighter jet will replace the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force’s [JASDF] aging F2. The news was confirmed by…

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TOKYO ($1=139.52 Japanese Yens) — Japan’s defense ministry is looking for a way to counter the growing threat of hypersonic weapons. Currently, Russia has officially confirmed the development of at least two hypersonic missiles. The US is also currently developing a ground- and air-launched version. China is believed to have hypersonic missiles, but there is no officially confirmed information. Photo credit: Space.com Japan realizes that modern anti-aircraft missile defense systems cannot meet the challenge posed by hypersonic missiles. Therefore, one possible solution is for Tokyo to rely on early warning systems. It is for this reason that Japan will launch…

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