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Bulgaria, US Begin Preparations for Joint Air Training “Thracian Eagle 2016”

Eight F-15 C/D fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard were relocated on Thursday to Bulgaria's Graf Ignatievo Air Base.

Politics » Defense | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 20:18 | Viewed: 1561

Ex-DefMin Appointed Head of Bulgaria's Defense Institute

Todor Tagarev, a Bulgarian defense expert who served as interim Defense Minister in March-May 2013, is taking over as head of a key R&D and training institute with the ministry.

Politics » Defense | April 28, 2016, Thursday // 13:25 | Viewed: 1300

Bulgaria, Croatia to Boost Regional, Transborder Defence Cooperation

During their meeting on Monday, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev and his Croatian counterpart Josip Buljevic agreed to consolidate the regional and transborder cooperation between the two countries.

Politics » Defense | April 26, 2016, Tuesday // 11:15 | Viewed: 1608

Bulgarian Defence Minister Embarks on Two-Day Official Visit to Croatia

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev is expected to arrive on a two-day official visit to Croatia on Monday.

Politics » Defense | April 25, 2016, Monday // 12:05 | Viewed: 1608

Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine Discuss Setting up Joint Army Brigade

Bulgaria, Romania and Ukraine are discussing the possibility of setting up a joint military brigade.

Politics » Defense | April 21, 2016, Thursday // 16:08 | Viewed: 2967

Bulgaria to Build Border Fences without Calling Tenders

Bulgarian lawmakers have definitely approved a bill under which the construction of any fence along Bulgaria's borders can be initiated without public procurement procedures.

Politics » Defense | April 20, 2016, Wednesday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1882

Bulgaria's Ranks Average in Military Expenditure within NATO

Bulgaria spends far more on defense as a share of its GDP compared to Germany, Italy, and Canada, NATO data shows.

Politics » Defense | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 13:32 | Viewed: 2219

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania to Step up Defence Cooperation

Bulgaria, Greece and Romania will take concrete measures to enhance their defence cooperation.

Politics » Defense | April 19, 2016, Tuesday // 11:04 | Viewed: 2155

Bulgarian MP Proposes to Formally Involve Volunteers in Border Protection

A Bulgarian lawmaker has proposed to introduce military training for volunteers willing to help police and army personnel protect the border with Turkey from crossing by irregular migrants.

Politics » Defense | April 18, 2016, Monday // 20:53 | Viewed: 1771

Bulgaria Launches Public Tender for Purchase of Ten MiG-29 Engines

The Bulgarian defence ministry informed on Friday that it has launched a public tender for the supply of ten engines for MiG-29 fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | April 15, 2016, Friday // 19:03 | Viewed: 4763

DefMin: Bulgaria Deploys 300 More Troops to Border as Preventive Measure

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Thursday that there is no migrant pressure on the country's borders and the deployment of 300 additional troops to the borders with Greece and Turkey is a preventive measure.

Politics » Defense | April 14, 2016, Thursday // 12:20 | Viewed: 4991

Bulgarian Government Adopts National Defence Strategy

At its regular meeting on Wednesday, the Bulgarian government adopted the national defence strategy.

Politics » Defense | April 13, 2016, Wednesday // 14:18 | Viewed: 4719

Bulgaria to Deploy 300 Additional Troops to Border

Bulgaria will deploy 300 additional servicemen to assist in guarding the country's borders in the event of a heightened migrant pressure.

Politics » Defense | April 11, 2016, Monday // 13:40 | Viewed: 5602

Bulgarian Border Police, Navy to Hold Joint Training in Burgas Bay

Bulgarian border police and navy will hold a joint training in the bay of Burgas on Sunday.

Politics » Defense | April 10, 2016, Sunday // 10:34 | Viewed: 5179

Bulgaria to Put Out Arms Companies for Privatization

Two state-owned weapons companies, a manufacturer and an exporter, are to be put out for privatization over the next few years, Bulgaria's draft midterm budget forecast reads.

Politics » Defense | April 8, 2016, Friday // 08:45 | Viewed: 5173

Bulgarian Navy, Border Police to Test Joint Action in Migration Control       

A joint training exercise of Bulgaria’s naval and border police forces will test their capabilities for joint action in response to a hypothetical increase in migratory pressure in the Black Sea, the Defence Ministry announced on Thursday.

Politics » Defense | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 19:31 | Viewed: 4503

Bulgaria, Greece Defence Ministers Urge Closer Cooperation in Tackling Migration Crisis

The defence ministers of Bulgaria and Greece have discussed the need to hold talks at the level of contact groups from the two countries’ armed forces about joint tackling of the migration pressure at EU borders.

Politics » Defense | April 7, 2016, Thursday // 18:02 | Viewed: 4867

Canadian Frigate Fredericton Deploys to Black Sea under Operation Reassurance

The Canadian warship Fredericton has entered the Black Sea for joint drills with naval vessels from Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey as part of Operation Reassurance.

Politics » Defense | April 4, 2016, Monday // 17:20 | Viewed: 4710

Bulgarian, US Land Forces to Conduct Joint Military Training in Novo Selo

Bulgarian and US land forces will conduct joint military training at the Novo Selo training area between April 4 and May 16.

Politics » Defense | April 3, 2016, Sunday // 12:59 | Viewed: 5441

Bulgaria Earmarks EUR 419 M to Acquire Two Naval Patrol Ships

A project to acquire two multi-purpose patrol ships with modular design for the Bulgarian Naval Force will cost BGN 820 M (EUR 419 M), the country’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | March 31, 2016, Thursday // 18:32 | Viewed: 4978

Bulgaria to Spend EUR 1.24 B to Acquire New Fighter Jets, Patrol Ships

Bulgaria will spend about BGN 2.42 B (EUR 1.24 B) to keep airborne its MiG-29s fighter jets and acquire new warplanes as well as patrol ships under a defence procurement investment plan approved by the government, the Defence Ministry said on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | March 30, 2016, Wednesday // 18:35 | Viewed: 5997