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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

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $1,4 Million for Propeller Aircraft

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria's defence ministry said at September 13 that it has launched a tender for signing a four-year framework agreement for supply of training propeller aircraft and related services, worth an estimated 2.5 million levs ($1.4 million/1.3 million euro), learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million

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

Bulgaria Provided $ 46,6 Million for the Repair of Su-25

SOFIA, (BM) - The government has fulfilled its commitment and provided BGN 82.510 ($46,6) million to the Ministry of Defense for the aircraft, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov announced on his Facebook page, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. Read more: Bulgaria Invites Russian Specialists to Repair Su-25 Together With the Bulgarian Company “Avionams”

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

Bulgaria Plans to Invest $836 Million for New Armored Vehicles

SOFIA, (BM) - Bulgaria has sent a request to four European countries for proposals for 150 armored vehicles, the defense ministry said on Tuesday, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Reuters. The Balkan state, which joined NATO in 2004, has called for bids in a 1.46 billion levs ($836.24 million) tender from Germany, Finland, France and

The US Welcomes the Bulgaria`s Decision to Purchase Eight F-16 Fighter Jets

SOFIA, (BM) - The United States welcomes the Bulgarian Government’s decision to purchase eight F-16 multirole fighter aircraft, munitions and related equipment, a statement by the U.S. Department of State spokesperson reads, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Bulgarian National Radio. Read more: The Contract for the Purchase of F-16 Block

Spike Missile Weapon System by Eurospike Was Presented in Sofia, Bulgaria

SOFIA, (BM) - The based in Germany joint venture Eurospike presented at a special event yesterday in Sofia`s hotel its own Spike missile weapon system, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The company unveiled more details about Spike SR short-range missile system, Spike LR2 5th generation multi-purpose missile system and Spike ER2 5th generation

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

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