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Bulgaria Plans to Select an Armored Vehicles Supplier in December 2019

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria has announced on Friday, July 19, 2019, a tender for the supply of 150 wheeled armored vehicles for its armed forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Army Recognition and Bulgarian MoD. The Bulgaria Ministry of Defense has invited four Defense Companies to send an offer, including Rheinmetall- Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

NATO’s Maritime Exercise, Breeze 2019, is Underway in Bulgaria

VARBA, (BM) - NATO's maritime exercise, Breeze 2019, is underway in Bulgaria, BulgarianMilitary.com reports, quoting Novinite.com. Commodore Josee Kurtz from Canada, in command of the naval exercise, told reporters Wednesday in the port city of Varna that they are in the Black Sea to be with their partners and allies. "Russia also has a

U.S. Tanks Taking Part in Bulgarian Multinational Maritime Exercise Platinum Lion

SOAFIA, (BM) - The U.S. Army’s current main battle tank, the Abrams, is taking part in Bulgarian-hosted multinational maritime exercise Platinum Lion 19, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting defence Blog. Platinum Lion is a Bulgarian-hosted multinational maritime exercise designed to improve the operational and tactical interoperability among

The Breakthrough of Bulgarian NRA Server Threatens National and European Security

PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) - "The hacker attack has in all cases a political effect and affects national security" the Interior Minister Mladen Marinov told journalists, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. He also said that, according to the initial information of the investigators, including State Agenyc of National Security (SANS), the National

The Bulgarian Council of Ministers Has Approved the F-16`s Purchase

SOFIA, (BM) - The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has approved the F-16 purchase, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. „Lockheed Martin welcomes the Bulgarian cabinet’s decision to accept the Letter of Acceptance from the U.S. Government for eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft, the most advanced version of this benchmark NATO fighter available today." the

Bulgaria, the Total Price of F-16 Has Been Reduced to BGN 2.1 Billion, Sources Said

SOFIA, (BM) - The total price of F-16 Fighter Jets has been reduced to BGN 2.1 Billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according sources of Bulgarian newspaper "24 Chasa". An F-16`s training simulator will be built at the in "Dolna Mitropoliya" military school, according the sources. This requirement has been provided in the approved US offer

Gen. Sabev – US Has Offered Bulgaria a Very Good Package Deal for the F-16

SOFIA, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The United States has offered us a very good package deal, the given maximum price includes what we want. So the upcoming purchase of F-16 fighter aircrafts for the Bulgarian aviation was commented on bTV's air by Gen. Sabi Sabev, co-founder of the Atlantic Council of Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

The Exact Equipment Of The F-16s Intended For Bulgaria If It Decides To Buy Them

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - As we announced yesterday (May,4), the US Congress has allowed Bulgaria to be given the opportunity to purchase a complete package for eight F-16 Block 70 multirole fighter aircrafts worth $ 1.6 billion. Read more: Lockheed Martin Gave More Details about the Approved By the Congress Deal for Bulgarian F-16 Here is the

The US Congress Approved the Possible Sale of F-16 to Bulgaria

WASHINGTON, (BGM) - An announcement was published on the website of the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) stating that the US Congress has allowed Bulgaria to be given the opportunity to purchase a complete package for eight F-16 Block 70 multirole fighter aircrafts worth $ 1.6 billion, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more:

The Outcome of the Project for Two New Bulgarian Patrol Ships Is Expected In Mid-June

SOFIA, (BGM) - The Ministry of Defence has already opened the bids for two new patrol ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com after confirmation by the military ministry. So far, however, they remain silent and explain that everything in connection with the project for about BGN 1 billion will become clear only when the proposal to the Council of

Summer 2019 – Bulgarian Series of Key Military Exercises

SOFIA (BGM) - U.S. Army Europe is conducting and/or participating in a series of exercises in May and June 2019 in the Black Sea and Balkan regions, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Each exercise is a separate entity, but many utilize a common scenario focused on furthering partner capacity while improving interoperability and readiness. Read

A Financial Problem Has Arisen for the Overhaul of the Bulgarian`s Su-25s

SOFIA (BGM) - A serious financial problem has arisen in past few weeks with the repair of some of the Bulgarian Air Force equipment, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. In november 2018, a contract was signed for major overhaul of fourteen Su-25s from the Bulgarian Air Force by the 558th Aviation Repair Plant in Baranavichy (Belarus). The overhaul

Belgium Requested To Rearm the Bulgarian Land Forces

SOFIA (BM) - Belgium has declared that it wants to participate in the project for the modernization of our Land Forces, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The largest Belgian company in the defence industry, John Cockerill Defense, has officially announced that it will be involved in the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence’s competition for the project

Shabla 2019 Joint Tactical Combat Exercise to Be Held In June

SOFIA (BM) - Shabla 2019 will take place from June 4 to June 14, 2019, at the National Air Defence Training Centre “Shabla”, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. It will include up to 1,200 servicemen from the Air Force (Graf Ignatievo and Krumovo Air Bases, formations of the anti-aircraft missile troops, logistics and communications experts and

Atlantic Council Of Bulgaria: The Russian Factors Aspire To Failure For F-16

SOFIA (BM) - The choice of the F-16 has always been opposed by those factors in our country that work for Russian interests. They will not stop looking for ways to fail the deal and from now on they will concentrate all their efforts to sabotage the process, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, accourding Atlantic Council statement. Read more:

The Joint Preparation of Bulgarian and Greek Special Operations Forces Has Begun

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A joint preparation of formations of the 68th Special Forces Brigade and the Special Operations Forces of the Hellenic Republic started on May 16 and will take place on the territory of Bulgaria, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Until May 23, the Bulgarian and Greek servicemen will work on special

Bulgaria and 21 More EDA Member States Sign New Military Mobility Programme

BRUSSELS, Belgium (BulgarianMilitary.com) - In the margins of May 14 EDA Steering Board, Bulgaria and 21 more member States (Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden) and EDA signed a new

Bulgaria Will Host Allied Exercise with 6,000 Soldiers, Land Equipment and Aircrafts

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A series of exercises for improvement the capabilities of the armed forces at national and allied levels will be held in May and June in a number of countries, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Bulgaria is one of them, and the rest are Romania, Croatia, Hungary, Slovenia and North Macedonia. According to

The Bulgarian Military Police and the US National Guard Begin a Joint Exercise

NOVO SELO, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The international exercise Beyond the Horizon 2019 of the Military Police Service will be held from today (May 13th) to May 16th, 2019 at Novo Selo Training Area. Servicemen and personnel from Bulgaria (Military Police Service and National Service for Protection), the National Guard of the United

The International Flight Exercise Thracian Star 2019 Has Begun

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The International Flight Exercise Thracian Star 2019 started on 8 May. Until 17 May, military personnel from the Bulgarian Air Force, Greece, Romania and Italy will exercise joint tasks in the range of preparations led by the troops of the Air Force, learned BugarianMilitary.com. Read more: Field

Bulgaria Will Receive the Most Advanced F-16 Fighter Jet at the Best Possible Price

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - F-16 jet fighters price is high but reasonable, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according US Ambasador statement. "Bulgaria will receive the most advanced F-16 fighter jet at the best possible price", US Ambassador to Sofia Eric Rubin said. "I think the price is reasonable. I understand that it is

A Bulgarian Delegation Leaves For Washington to Negotiate the F-16

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - A Bulgarian delegation is leaving on May 7, 2019, for Washington to negotiate the acquisition of a new type of combat aircraft for the Bulgarian army, the Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov announced, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The delegation will be led by the Deputy Minister of Defence

The Bulgarian Day of Bravery Will Be Celebrated with a Military Parade in Sofia

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Traditionally, the Day of Bravery and the celebration of the Bulgarian Army - May 6 will be celebrated with a military parade in Sofia, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Novinite. It will begin at 10:00 on Knyaz Alexander I Square, with over 1,000 troops from the Armed Forces, 48 ​​Chain and

Lockheed Martin has Inaugurated New F-16 Production Line in Greenville.

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin’s new F-16 production line, where Bulgaria’s new fleet of F-16 Block 70 fighters will be manufactured, has been officially inaugurated in Greenville, South Carolina, United States, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Lockheed Martin`s press release. With tooling and production

The Bulgarian Military Ministry Has Opened the Three Bids for Two Patrol Ships

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Bulgarian military ministry already opened the three bids for two patrol ships, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. According to several sources in the media, the government's decision which company to build patrol ships will be taken after the European Parliament elections. BulgarianMilitary.com can

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