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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: 2696

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: 5529

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: 5603

First Ships of NATO Navy Exercise ‘Breeze 2015’ Anchored in Varna

First ships participating in the international navy exercise ‘’Breeze 2015’’ have already anchored in Bulgaria’s Varna, as reported by BGNES.

Politics » Defense | July 4, 2015, Saturday // 11:14 | Viewed: 3605

Bulgaria's Varna Hosts International Naval Exercise Breeze 2015

The naval base in Varna will host the national naval exercise with international participation Breeze 2015, which will be held between July 3 and 12 in the territorial waters of Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | July 3, 2015, Friday // 16:23 | Viewed: 3921

Bulgaria to Complete Fence at Border with Turkey by End of Year

Bulgaria's Interior Ministry Chief Secretary Georgi Kostov announced on Friday that the fence at the border with Turkey should be completed by the end of the year.

Politics » Defense | July 3, 2015, Friday // 14:51 | Viewed: 2829

Bulgarian Cabinet Approves Negotiations for Purchase of New Fighter Jets

The Bulgarian cabinet approved on Wednesday the country's participation in negotiations for the purchase of new fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 12:59 | Viewed: 8408

Bulgaria’s Counterterrorism Center to Start Collecting Data on Violent Extremism, Radicalization

A draft decree of Bulgaria’s Council of Ministers envisages tasking the National Counterterrorism Center with the collection of data on violent extremism and radicalization.

Politics » Defense | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 12:48 | Viewed: 2091

14 US Tanks to Hold Military Trainings in Bulgaria

Bulgaria will be hosting 14 US tanks for military training at the Novo Selo polygon, as stated by Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev in an interview for bTV news Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 10:31 | Viewed: 2429

Bulgaria Gov't to Decide on Fighter Jets Acquisition

The government is due to hold a session and decide whether or not to proceed with the acquisition of new multirole aircraft, after a June 30 deadline to work on a draft bill expired.

Politics » Defense | July 1, 2015, Wednesday // 08:45 | Viewed: 2330

Bulgaria’s Armed Forces Must Be Prepared for Any Type of Threat – Foreign Minister

The topic of the deployment of US military equipment on Bulgarian territory is exploited by political parties which do not work in our national interest, according to Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov.

Politics » Defense | June 26, 2015, Friday // 11:32 | Viewed: 4641

Bulgaria to Host 155-Strong US Marine Corps

A US Marine Crops unit will be deployed to Bulgaria this autumn, AP wrote late Thursday.

Politics » Defense | June 26, 2015, Friday // 09:45 | Viewed: 5478

NATO Centers in Eastern Europe to Open by End-2015

All of NATO's coordination centers in Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, and the Baltics are due to be operational by the end of this year, the Alliance's Secretary General has said.

Politics » Defense | June 25, 2015, Thursday // 11:33 | Viewed: 2273

Bulgaria Govt to Meet on Fighter Jets Issue behind Closed Doors

A closed-door session of Bulgaria's government is due in the next few days over the prospective acquisition of multirole fighters.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 15:15 | Viewed: 4962

Bulgaria Agreed to Provisional Heavy Weapons Deployment, FM Says

Sofia has given the green light to the stationing of heavy arms in Bulgaria on a temporary basis, Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov has said.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 13:29 | Viewed: 2332

NATO DefMins to Discuss Eastern Europe Deployment

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and other NATO countries' defense ministers are set to meet in Brussels to work on plans for sending heavy weapons to six Eastern European states.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2015, Wednesday // 13:13 | Viewed: 1935

Bulgaria DefMin Says Not Informed of US Deployment Plans

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said Sofia has received no official proposal from Washington about the stationing of heavy equipment in the country.

Politics » Defense | June 23, 2015, Tuesday // 18:48 | Viewed: 4405

Bulgaria 'Agreed to Receive Heavy US Weapons'

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has said Bulgaria has already agreed to have heavy armament including tanks, artillery and other equipment stationed on its territory.

Politics » Defense | June 23, 2015, Tuesday // 16:38 | Viewed: 2604

Deputy Commander of NATO Joint Force Command Naples Visits Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s participation in the implementation of NATO assurance measures was a key topic of discussion during the visit of Lieutenant General D.

Politics » Defense | June 22, 2015, Monday // 21:04 | Viewed: 2199

Bulgaria’s 2015 Defense Spending Hits 10-Year Low

Bulgaria’s defense spending in 2015, at BGN 979 M, is the lowest amount since 2005, according to data provided by NATO.

Politics » Defense | June 22, 2015, Monday // 18:34 | Viewed: 1944

Two US Tanks Roll into Bulgaria

A pair of M1A2 Abrams battle tanks have arrived in Bulgaria by plane, the country's Defense Ministry has said.

Politics » Defense | June 22, 2015, Monday // 09:01 | Viewed: 2994