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‘Swift Response 17’ multi-national airborne training commences

The USA led 'Swift Response 17' airborne exercise will take place and hosts will be the countries of Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania. It will start today and will end on July 23rd. It involves up to 1,600 soldiers from the United States, Canada, Italy, Portugal and Greece. Training tasks within the framework of the exercise will be carried out on…

One dead, 2 hurt in Bulgarian naval helicopter crash

A Bulgarian naval helicopter crashed into the Black Sea during an exercise Friday, killing the commander and injuring two crew members, the nation's Defense Ministry said. Capt. Georgi Atanassov died from his injuries after the crash near Bulgaria's coast, and Pavel Simeonov and Anatoli Apostolov, were in a Varna military hospital in stable…

Long-Term Policy Needed to Deal with Military Retention Issues – President Radev

President Rumen Radev Friday said a long-term policy was needed to end the poor retention of the military and to tangibly raise its social status and prestige. The Supreme Commander-in-Chief promoted generals ahead of the Day of Valour and the Bulgarian Armed Forces marked on May 6. The Land Forces Deputy Commander, Brigadier General Mihail…

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