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Bulgarian Army Gets 10 US Armoured Personnel Vehicles

The Bulgarian Army will get 10 armorued personnel vehicles Commando Select made by the US company Textron Systems, reports the Sega daily.

Politics » Defense | October 16, 2014, Thursday // 12:35 | Viewed: 917

Bulgaria's Entry in New Afghanistan Mission to be Decided Wednesday

The caretaker government is set to decide if Bulgaria is to deploy 110 troops in Afghanistan as part of NATO's new Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | October 15, 2014, Wednesday // 10:26 | Viewed: 807

Bulgaria’s Air Defence Is ‘Critical Area’, Shalamanov tells BBC

Bulgaria’s armed forces must soon reduce their dependence of Russian equipment and maintenance or face the risk of ‘catastrophic consequences,’ Velizar Shalamanov has told the BBC.

Politics » Defense | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 20:07 | Viewed: 1375

Bulgaria to Take Part in Non-Military NATO Mission in Afghanistan

As of December 31, 2014, Bulgaria will terminate its participation in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) operation in Afghanistan, BGNES news agency reports.

Politics » Defense | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 18:17 | Viewed: 1941

Bulgaria's Military 'to Demand' BGN 200 M Budget Hike for 2015

The Defense Ministry will push for a higher military spending to be allocated in 2015, media reports suggest.

Politics » Defense | October 14, 2014, Tuesday // 12:52 | Viewed: 1012

Two NATO Ships Enter Black Sea

Two NATO ships entered the Black Sea over the weekend, reports Dnevnik.

Politics » Defense | October 13, 2014, Monday // 14:29 | Viewed: 1110

NATO To Observe Closely Bulgaria's Military Modernisation

NATO will closely observe Bulgaria's modernisation of military equipment, as planned in the “Outlook 2020” strategic paper, prepared by the caretaker Government, reports Sega daily.

Politics » Defense | October 13, 2014, Monday // 10:19 | Viewed: 1003

Greece 'in Talks' with Bulgaria over F-16 Fighters

Athens and Sofia are in talks about Bulgaria's possible purchase of second-hand F-16, a Greek media outlet argues.

Politics » Defense | October 12, 2014, Sunday // 16:49 | Viewed: 2329

Sofia Hosts Spectacular Bulgarian Air Force Show

An impressive air show marked the the 102nd anniversary of Bulgaria’s Air Force at Sofia Vrazhdebna airport on Saturday.

Politics » Defense | October 11, 2014, Saturday // 17:05 | Viewed: 2566

Bulgaria Pledges to Boost Defence Spending

Bulgaria will increase defence spending in line with decisions of the recent NATO summit in Wales to address global challenges, President Rosen Plevneliev said on Friday.

Politics » Defense | October 10, 2014, Friday // 20:59 | Viewed: 1570

IS Poses Threat to Bulgaria due to Proximity of Turkey - DefMin

There is categorically a threat to Bulgaria stemming from the offensive of Islamic State, though not a direct one, caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov said.

Politics » Defense | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 13:24 | Viewed: 1578

Bulgarian Army Holds Military Exercise in Black Sea City Burgas

More than 500 military and special equipment will participate in a two-stage command-and-staff exercise which will take place in Bulgaria’s Burgas.

Politics » Defense | October 8, 2014, Wednesday // 11:41 | Viewed: 1104

Bulgaria To Choose New Fighter Planes Within 6 Months

Bulgaria must choose new fighter planes for its air force in the next six months, caretaker Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov said during an international conference at Sofia's Defence Academy.

Politics » Defense | October 7, 2014, Tuesday // 12:04 | Viewed: 2178

NATO Air Combat Drill Begins in Slovakia

Alliance forces have started air combat exercises MACE XVI in Slovakia with 14 member states participating, the country's Defense Minister says.

Politics » Defense | September 30, 2014, Tuesday // 09:30 | Viewed: 999

Bulgaria Takes Part in Nato Exercise Ramstein Guard-8

Bulgarian Air Force is participating in the NATO exercise Ramstein Guard-8 which takes place between September 22 - October 3 in the airspace of Bulgaria, Romania and Greece, the Defense Ministry in Sofia said in a statement.

Politics » Defense | September 25, 2014, Thursday // 17:43 | Viewed: 1575

Bulgaria Will Not Participate In Anti-IS Coalition

Bulgaria does not and will not participate in the US-led coalition against the Islamic State (IS) and the matter is not discussed by the government, said caretaker Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov, quoted by Mediapool.

Politics » Defense | September 24, 2014, Wednesday // 15:46 | Viewed: 1566

NATO Warships to Drop Anchor in Bulgaria's Varna

Canadian HMCS Toronto and Spanish ESPS Almirante Juan de Borbón are to arrive at the Black Sea city of Varna on Friday, the Bulgarian Navy has reported.

Politics » Defense | September 19, 2014, Friday // 09:44 | Viewed: 1984

FT: Vision 2020 Could Be Seen as 'Distancing Bulgaria From Moscow'

Bulgaria must boost defense spending in response to Russia's invasion in Ukraine and the situation in the Middle East, caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov told the Financial Times' beyondbrics blog.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 20:36 | Viewed: 2169

Former Joint Forces Command Chief Appointed President's Secretary

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev has signed a decree appointing reserve Lt Gen Atanas Samandov as his Defense and Security Secretary, the presidency has announced.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:48 | Viewed: 1241

NATO Crisis Management Center Opens in Bulgaria

President Rosen Plevneliev and a number of ministers from the interim government have attended the opening ceremony of a crisis management centre of the Alliance in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Politics » Defense | September 17, 2014, Wednesday // 19:13 | Viewed: 1756

Bulgaria, Romania to Hold Joint Air Policing Exercise

Bulgaria and Romania will begin a joint air policing exercise this month to practice measures against potential threat to strategic facilities from hijacked or suspicious aircraft.

Politics » Defense | September 16, 2014, Tuesday // 17:58 | Viewed: 2005