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Bulgarian Air Force Could Retire MiG-29 Jets in September

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced that the country's air force could retire its MiG-29 fighter jets in September.

Politics » Defense | April 24, 2015, Friday // 15:07 | Viewed: 1589

Bulgaria to Post 70 Troops to Deal with Refugee Influx at Border

Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev announced on Wednesday that 70 troops will be posted to the border with Turkey in order to help the border police deal with the influx of refugees.

Politics » Defense | April 22, 2015, Wednesday // 10:32 | Viewed: 1666

Bulgaria President's Security Council to Discuss Army on 27 April

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev will convene the consultative council on national security in order to discuss the state of the armed forces on April 27.

Politics » Defense | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 15:55 | Viewed: 1968

Bulgarian Parliament Passes Bill on NATO Communications Unit

Bulgarian National Assembly ratified the agreement for the deployment of a NATO switchboard battalion in Bulgaria.

Politics » Defense | April 9, 2015, Thursday // 13:45 | Viewed: 1900

Chief Executive of European Defence Agency to Visit Bulgaria

The chief executive of the European Defence Agency (EDA) Jorge Domecq will arrive on an official visit to Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | April 7, 2015, Tuesday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1608

Bulgaria Marks 11 Years since NATO Accession

The flag of the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is to be solemnly raised in front of the Presidency in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | April 4, 2015, Saturday // 13:57 | Viewed: 1923

US Navy Destroyer Jason Dunham to Enter Black Sea Friday

US Navy guided-missile destroyer Jason Dunham  will enter the Black Sea on Friday in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the US 6th Fleet has announced.

Politics » Defense | April 2, 2015, Thursday // 20:50 | Viewed: 2289

NATO Centre for Excellence in Bulgaria Granted Accreditation

The NATO Crisis Management and Disaster Response Centre for Excellence (CMDR COE) in Bulgaria was granted official accreditation.

Politics » Defense | April 1, 2015, Wednesday // 16:57 | Viewed: 1783

USAF F-15s to Take Part in Military Drills in Bulgaria from April 10

US Air Force F-15 fighter jets will arrive in Bulgaria next month to join military exercises in the eastern European country, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | March 31, 2015, Tuesday // 18:20 | Viewed: 1662

Bulgarian Military Arms with New Unmanned Vehicles

The Bulgarian military is preparing to arm itself with a new model of unmanned vehicles or so-called drones.

Politics » Defense | March 30, 2015, Monday // 13:00 | Viewed: 1895

Bulgaria 'Stage of Hybrid War over Ukraine,' Official Report Says

Information campaigns and cyber attacks carried out on the sidelines of the conflict in Ukraine are an example of a "new type of fighting a war", Bulgaria's Defense Ministry points out in a document.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 11:41 | Viewed: 2235

Novo Selo Drills in mid-April to Bring 1000 Foreign Troops to Bulgaria

About 1000 troops are expected at the Novo Selo military ground for the international drills scheduled to begin April 16.

Politics » Defense | March 26, 2015, Thursday // 08:20 | Viewed: 1557

US-led Drills Involving Bulgaria Begin in Romania

Two Operation Atlantic Resolve military exercises started in Eastern Europe on Tuesday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

Politics » Defense | March 25, 2015, Wednesday // 08:10 | Viewed: 1727

Bulgaria Gov't to Snub President on Defense Budget

Commitments taken on by Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev to gradually boost defense spending to 2% of GDP by 2015 will not be taken into consideration, a lawmaker from the ruling party has said.

Politics » Defense | March 23, 2015, Monday // 13:15 | Viewed: 1005

MPs Approve Legal Changes Paving Way for NATO Coordination Center in Sofia

Defense Act changes facilitating the establishment of a coordination center of NATO in Sofia passed second reading in Parliament on Friday.

Politics » Defense | March 20, 2015, Friday // 11:01 | Viewed: 1159

Russian Action in Ukraine 'Could Affect Bulgaria' - NATO Official

The activities of Russia in the Crimean peninsula and Eastern Ukraine is a deviation if international norms that could affect Bulgaria, NATO's Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe has said.

Politics » Defense | March 18, 2015, Wednesday // 10:00 | Viewed: 1827

NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe to Arrive in Bulgaria on 2-Day Visit

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw, NATO Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe, will arrive in Bulgaria on Tuesday on an official two-day visit.

Politics » Defense | March 16, 2015, Monday // 21:16 | Viewed: 5601

Cabinet Tables Bill for Stationing of NATO Battalion in Bulgaria

The government tabled to parliament a bill for the stationing of NATO battalion on Bulgarian territory.

Politics » Defense | March 13, 2015, Friday // 20:47 | Viewed: 1969

Development on Bulgaria's Fighter Jets Issue 'Expected Soon'

Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said he is strongly determined to ensure that a final solution about the overhaul of Bulgaira's aircraft fleet could come as early as 2015.

Politics » Defense | March 13, 2015, Friday // 11:33 | Viewed: 1556

Bulgaria Spent nearly BGN 700 M on Participation in NATO Missions in 2004-2014

Bulgaria has spent a total of BGN 689 177 485 on the participation of Bulgarian military personnel in NATO missions in the period 2004-2014, according to Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev.

Politics » Defense | March 12, 2015, Thursday // 08:51 | Viewed: 1217

US Sending 3000 Troops to Baltics for 3-Month NATO Drills

Around 750 US Army tanks and other vehicles and military equipment are already in Latvia for the so-called "Operation Atlantic Resolve" exercises with NATO partners.

Politics » Defense | March 10, 2015, Tuesday // 09:21 | Viewed: 1262