Putin, Erdogan agree steps to tackle militants in Syria’s Idlib

By |avgust 28th, 2019|Al Qaeda, defence procurement, F-35, Kurds, Nato, News, refugee crisis, Russia, S-400, Syrian war, Turkey|

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday (27 August) that Russia and Turkey had agreed steps to tackle militants in northwest Syria and “normalize” the situation there after a Syrian army offensive encircled rebel fighters and a Turkish military post.

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US will not accept more Turkish F-35 pilots over Russia air defenses

By |junij 7th, 2019|defence procurement, F-35, Nato, News, Russia, S-400, Turkey, United States|

The United States has decided to stop accepting any additional Turkish pilots who planned to come to the United States to train on F-35 fighter jets, US officials say, in a clear sign of the escalating dispute over Ankara’s plans to purchase Russian air defenses.

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Bulgarian PM: Pilots tell me F-16 is best

By |december 14th, 2018|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, defence procurement, Donald Trump, European defence, News|

Bulgaria needs a plane capable not only of patrolling, but conducting combat operations and winning, and that means buying F-16s, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov told journalists on Friday (14 December), adding that he didn’t want to influence an ongoing tender in the country.

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Slovakia signs deal to replace Russian-made fighter jets with US F-16 planes

By |december 3rd, 2018|air defence, defence procurement, defence spending, fighter jet, Nato, News, Slovakia|

Slovakia's defence ministry signed a deal on Friday (30 November) to buy 14 US-made F-16 fighter jets to replace its ageing Russian-made MiG-29s, its defence ministry said.

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Belgium to buy US F-35 fighters in blow to EU’s defence policy

By |oktober 26th, 2018|Belgium, Charles Michel, defence procurement, European defence, F-35, News, pesco|

Belgium said Thursday (25 October) it had chosen to buy US-made F-35 stealth warplanes over the Eurofighter Typhoon, which critics call a blow to the EU's bid to build its own defences.

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Bulgaria to choose between Swedish or US fighter jets

By |oktober 2nd, 2018|Bulgaria, defence procurement, fighter jet, Nato, News, Sweden, USA|

The United States, Sweden and Italy have filed bids to supply Bulgaria with eight fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s, in a tender estimated at 1.8 billion levs (€900 million), the defence ministry said on Monday (1 October).

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Bulgaria issues request for proposals for new or used fighter jets

By |julij 25th, 2018|Bulgaria, defence procurement, EU defence, fighter jet, Nato, News|

Bulgaria has sent a request for proposals (RFP) for 16 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s to seven countries, the defence ministry told Reuters today (25 July).

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Belgium offered sweetener to pick up Eurofighter

By |julij 18th, 2018|Belgium, defence procurement, Eurofighter, F-35, fighter jet, News|

Belgium is being offered a possible role in future European combat jet developments if it picks the Eurofighter Typhoon over the US-built F-35, in a fierce contest to rearm the country's air force, a senior official with Britain's BAE Systems said.

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NATO visionaries: Artificial intelligence has huge potential for future military capacity

By |november 28th, 2017|Central Europe, China, Cyber Attack, cyber security, defence procurement, European defence, GLOBSEC, hybrid war, India, Nato, News, pesco, Russia, Slovakia, terrorism, Turkey|

The GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation Initiative, led by retired General John R. Allen, presented on Monday (27 November) its final report on the future of the Alliance. In a wide-ranging interview, EURACTIV.com spoke to General Allen and Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Deputy Secretary-General of NATO.  

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