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Poland to Overhaul Six Bulgarian MiG-29 Fighter Jets by end-2016

Six Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jets will have their engines overhauled in Poland under an intergovernmental letter of intent signed in Sofia on Friday.

Politics » Defense | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 871

Bulgaria Ready to Increase Number of Troops Assisting Border Police

The number of troops dispatched to Bulgaria’s borders will increase, according to Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | August 28, 2015, Friday // 12:01 | Viewed: 929

Poland’s Defense Minister to Meet with Bulgarian Counterpart in Sofia

Poland’s Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak arrives in Bulgaria Friday at the invitation of his Bulgarian counterpart Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | August 28, 2015, Friday // 08:46 | Viewed: 961

US Military Equipment Arrives to Bulgaria for Black Sea Rotational Force Training

US military equipment is arriving to Bulgaria for participation in the planned joint multinational activity Black Sea Rotational Force – Platinum Lion 16-1.

Politics » Defense | August 26, 2015, Wednesday // 09:57 | Viewed: 2169

Bulgarian Army Launches Tactical Training Shabla 2015

A tactical training involving military firing at the training area of the Bulgarian Air Force near the Black Sea town of Shabla began on Monday.

Politics » Defense | August 25, 2015, Tuesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 1742

Bulgaria Sending Troops to Border as Migrant Arrivals to Serbia Rise

Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Monday the Army is sending 25 troops and the relevant equipment to help police guard the border with Serbia in view of increased migrant influx into Bulgaria’s western neighbour.

Politics » Defense | August 24, 2015, Monday // 18:13 | Viewed: 2768

NATO's Swift Response Training to Feature Night Airborne Landings in Bulgaria

The largest military training of NATO in Europe since the end of the Cold War – Swift Response 2015 will feature night airborne landings in Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | August 24, 2015, Monday // 11:33 | Viewed: 2820

Helicopters to Help Monitor Bulgaria's Borders, Deputy IntMin Says

Army helicopters will provide assistance in monitoring Bulgaria's borders to counter a potential surge in the number of migrants trying to enter the country, Deputy Interior Minister Filip Gunev has said.

Politics » Defense | August 22, 2015, Saturday // 10:43 | Viewed: 2964

Bulgaria May Send Army to Borders as Migrant Wave to Macedonia Surges

Bulgaria’s Defence Ministry said on Friday it is considering sending army troops to the country’s borders to help police prevent a potential surge in migrant influx, the Defence Ministry said on Friday.

Politics » Defense | August 21, 2015, Friday // 19:05 | Viewed: 3574

Bulgaria Moves Closer to Deal with Poland for MiG-29s Repair

Bulgaria’s government approved on Wednesday a draft agreement on defence cooperation with Poland, moving a step closer to a deal for the repair of Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jets by Polish military aircraft works.

Politics » Defense | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 20:30 | Viewed: 2379

NATO Launches Largest Military Training in Europe Since End of Cold War

The US announced that it has launched the largest airborne military training of NATO in Europe since the end of the Cold War - Swift Response 15.

Politics » Defense | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 12:03 | Viewed: 2409

Bulgarian Cabinet to Decide on Repair Contract of MiG-29 Fighter Jets

The Bulgarian government will decide at its regular meeting on Wednesday whether to approve the contract devised by the Defence Ministry on the repair of the engines of MiG-29 fighter jets by Poland.

Politics » Defense | August 19, 2015, Wednesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 1869

NATO's Eastern Members Plan to Hold Bucharest Summit in November

The member countries of NATO from Central and Eastern Europe are planning to hold a summit in Bucharest on November 3 and 4.

Politics » Defense | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 12:01 | Viewed: 2443

US Heavy Weapons Bound for Bulgaria

Heavy US equipment that arrived in Germany on Sunday is bound for Bulgaria, a specialized website has said.

Politics » Defense | August 18, 2015, Tuesday // 08:38 | Viewed: 3935

Bulgaria, Six Other NATO Members Plan to Decrease Military Expenditures

Bulgaria plans to cut its military expenditures despite the call of NATO to increase the spending on defence.

Politics » Defense | August 15, 2015, Saturday // 12:33 | Viewed: 2592

Military Convoys Could Cause Delays on Bulgaria's Hemus Motorway on Friday

Convoys transporting military equipment could cause delays to the traffic on sections of the Hemus motorway on Friday evening.

Politics » Defense | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 11:59 | Viewed: 2349

Bulgaria, Poland Should Conclude MiG-29 Repair Contract by End of August

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Wednesday that the contracts with Poland on the repair of the MiG-29 fighter jets are expected to be finalised at the end of August.

Politics » Defense | August 13, 2015, Thursday // 10:03 | Viewed: 1985

Draft Strategy of IntMin Points to Real Threat of Terrorist Attack in Bulgaria

In a draft strategy on countering terrorism, the Interior Ministry states that Bulgaria is a potential target of terrorists.

Politics » Defense | August 11, 2015, Tuesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 3318

Defence Minister: Nine of Bulgaria's MiG-29 Fighter Jets Need Repair

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Thursday that nine of the country's nineteen MiG-29 fighter jets need repair.

Politics » Defense | July 9, 2015, Thursday // 17:13 | Viewed: 2968

Stoltenberg Sees No Immediate Threat to any NATO Member State - BNR

NATO would not do anything in Bulgaria unless the country specifically demands that.

Politics » Defense | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 09:56 | Viewed: 5821

Bulgaria, Poland to Agree on Maintenance of MiG-29 Jets by End of July

Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said that Bulgaria is working on finalising the contract with Poland on the maintenance of the MiG-29 fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | July 7, 2015, Tuesday // 08:29 | Viewed: 5839