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Bulgaria will receive its F-16 Block 70 fighter jets through NATO agency

SOFIA, (BM) - The NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) will deliver Bulgaria from the United States the new F-16 Block 70 fighter jets and their equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Military and defense analyzes, comments, opinions and rating – Defweek.com Read more: The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence Transferred to

Opticoelectron’s product in service of Bulgarian police and special forces

SOFIA, (BM) - Opticoelectronics has a long list of clients from all over the world. In almost every continent, the company has sold and currently selling its products - from daily sights to sophisticated mobile or stationary surveillance and security systems. Read more: Military innovations – the lightest night vision goggles were presented in

Turkish firms associated with the production of F-35, want to move to Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - Turkish firms participating in the F-35 fighter production program want to move to Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In an effort to avoid US sanctions, several Turkish firms that produce 937 parts for fifth-generation fighters are already inspecting sites in Bulgaria, according to BNR. Read more: Military and defense

Tender’s deadline for new armored vehicles of Bulgarian Army expires today

SOFIA, (BM) - Today, December 16, 2019, the officially announced deadline for submitting the bids of the four selected companies in the competition for a new armored vehicles for Bulgarian army, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: General Dynamics offer Piranha combat vehicles to Bulgarian Army The new combat vehicles are to replace

NATO praises Bulgaria’s contributions to Euro-Atlantic security

BRUSSELS, (BM) - Secretary General praises Bulgaria’s contributions to Euro-Atlantic security on fifteenth anniversary of NATO membership, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according NATO statement. Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg praised Bulgaria’s contributions to collective security in a meeting with Prime Minister Boyko Borissov at NATO

Bulgaria will join NATO’s new initiative„4х30“

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria will join NATO’s new initiative„4х30“ with a mechanized battalion of the land forces, a Military Police unit, medical teams, minesweeper in the Mediterranean, as well as two helicopters for medical evacuation. Read more: NATO Expects North Macedonia to Join the Alliance in 2020 Bulgaria’s Chief of Defense General

US companies want to manufacture weapons in Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - Representatives of eight US businesses visited Bulgaria to conduct over 70 meetings with Bulgarian companies, the Embassy of the United States in Sofia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting the Embassy of United States statement in social media. Read more: General Dynamics offer Piranha combat vehicles to Bulgarian Army The

General Dynamics offer Piranha combat vehicles to Bulgarian Army

SOFIA, (BM) - General Dynamics European Land Systems (GDELS) - the European unit of the international defense giant General Dynamics, presented on November 28, 2019 at a special event its approach to industrial cooperation in the implementation of the Ministry of Defense project for the acquisition of armored combat vehicles for Land Bulgarian

NATO might have a navy logistic center in Black Sea, near Varna in Bulgaria

WASHINGTON, (BM) - At a meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and US President Donald Trump, held at the White House, Borisov promised to establish a coordination center for NATO ships in the Black Sea, BulgarianMilitary.com has learned. Read more: NATO Expects North Macedonia to Join the Alliance in 2020 According to the

The ACB wants Patriot air defense missile system to be deployed in Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - The coming meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and US President Donald Trump on November 25 at the White House caused the Atlantic Council of Bulgaria (ACB) to draw up a long list of possibilities that Borisov to discuss with Trump. Read more: Bulgaria’s Defense Spending in 2019 is 3.1% of GDP According to

Why is Bulgaria Not Buying UAVs?

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - In 2023, Bulgaria should receive the first two F-16s from US manufacturer Lockheed Martin. The deal is for eight planes and is worth $ 1.2 billion. But this is only the first part of the entire government program package, because after the first eight, we will order eight more. It is a little known fact that the F-16 is a

Russia Makes Profit by the Bulgarian F-16 Purchase

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - Bulgaria has chosen to buy the F-16 Block 70/72 fighter jet. My personal opinion is the F-16 and Saab Gripen are two very good planes for that price. Few people realize that this type of military deal is geopolitical in nature and affects not only the parties to the deal but also third parties. Remember - geopolitical

The US 37th Squadron and Bulgarian 68th Special Forces in Free-Fall Course Training

SOFIA, (BM) - Airmen and aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, provided primary airlift support for a U.S. sponsored military free-fall course in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Sept. 24 - Oct. 1, 2019, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. As a central focus of exercise Thracian Fall 19, the military free-fall course,

Bulgaria Wants to Produce a Combat Aircraft Jointly with South Korea

SEOUL, (BM) - Bulgaria negotiates with South Korea for construction of combat aircraft assembly plant, learned BulgarianMilitary.com Within the framework of his visit to the Republic of Korea, Prime Minister Boyko Borissov laid a wreath in tribute to the memory of the Korean citizens who lost their lives in the independence movement during the

Romania and Bulgaria are Accelerating Programs to Modernize Their Armed Forces

SOFIA, (BM) - As Russia becomes increasingly determined to project its military power over the Black Sea, Romania and Bulgaria are accelerating programs to modernize their armed forces and replace Soviet-designed gear with Western-made weapons and equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. Read more: Bulgaria Climbed to 49th

Opticoelectron Unveils Its Latest High-Tech Optics at DSEi, UK

LONDON/PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - One of the largest exhibitions on military technology and weapons in the world, Dsei, London, was completed last week. The Bulgaria`s Opticoelectron - a leading company in the production of military optical technology on the Balkans has been participated once again with its own stand. "As you know, we have

The President’s Veto on the Bulgarian Military Intelligence Act Has Been Rejected

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria’s Parliament on September 5 overturned the President's veto on changes to the Military Intelligence Act that allow a civilian to head the Military Information Service as an alternative to the requirement to be a military member, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. Read more: A New Bulgarian Act Provide for

Bulgaria Climbed to 49th Place in the 2019 Military Strength Ranking

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria climbed to 49th place in the 2019 Military Strength Ranking, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite.com. Bulgaria is 11 positions up from last year. Read more: Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million for the Repair of Su-25 Four of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and India are occupying the

Bulgarian Replacement of Navy Ships will Be a Costly and Timely Challenge

SOFIA, (BM) - Replacing legacy and obsolete vessels with modern, multirole Western made platforms will be a costly and timely challenge, which Bulgarian Government can no longer dither over. Unfortunately the modernisation process has consistently been mismanaged by decision-makers in Sofia prone to changing their procurement goals and

Joint Bulgarian-American Training Will Continues Until August, 25th

SOFIA, (BM) - Joint Bulgarian-American training with the participation of the Special Forces of the Bulgarian Army and the Army Air Force formed by the US Army in Europe will continue from August 19 to 25 in our country, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Defence360. This was reported by the Ministry of Defense's Public Relations