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Bulgarian Minister of Defense Requests BGN 90M For the Fleet in the Next Budget

The Ministry of Defense will want in the next budget to allocate BGN 90 million for the modernization of our warships. This was announced by the Minister of Defense in Varna, where the 138th anniversary of our navy was celebrated, reported bTV. This kind of troops have existed in Bulgaria since 12 August 1879, when the Danube fleet was…

Extending of army modernization deadline requested by defense minister

Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov has submitted to the council of ministers a proposal for extending the term of the Bulgarian army’s modernization up to 2029. The minister explains his stance with the necessity of purchasing new equipment for the land forces, as some EUR 600 mln. are to be spent over the next 12 years for the buying of…

Bulgaria gets three bids to supply eight fighter jets

Bulgaria has received offers from Italy, Sweden and Portugal to supply eight new or secondhand fighter jets as the Balkan country seeks to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29 fighters, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. Bulgaria plans to spend about 1.5 billion levs ($820 million) to buy new aircraft to improve compliance with NATO…

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