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Bulgaria Spent BGN 23.7 M on Its Military Aviation in 2015

Bulgaria spent BGN 23.

Politics » Defense | February 11, 2016, Thursday // 11:17 | Viewed: 1044

NATO Ministers Agree to Beef up Defence Posture on Eastern Flank

NATO Defence Ministers have agreed on an enhanced forward presence on the eastern flank of the Alliance, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 21:21 | Viewed: 1210

Defence Ministers Expected to Agree on Enhanced NATO Presence in East

At their meeting scheduled to take place in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, defence ministers of the member countries of NATO are expected to agree on enhancing the presence of the Alliance in the east.

Politics » Defense | February 10, 2016, Wednesday // 08:52 | Viewed: 1278

Joint Air Policing to Make Bulgaria ‘More Reliable’ NATO Ally, Def Min Says

The changes to Defence and Armed Forces Act approved on Friday make Bulgaria “a more reliable NATO ally”, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said, referring to the Parliament’s approval of participation of allied aircraft in joint air policing missions.

Politics » Defense | February 5, 2016, Friday // 20:38 | Viewed: 1944

Bulgarian MPs Approve Participation of Allied Aircraft in Joint Air Policing Missions

The Bulgarian parliament approved on Friday amendments to the Defence and Armed Forces Act allowing the participation of allied countries in missions on guarding the country's airspace.

Politics » Defense | February 5, 2016, Friday // 11:56 | Viewed: 1837

Bulgaria Govt Nominates Constantin Popov as Next Chief of Defense

The Bulgarian government has proposed the name of Lt Gen Constantin Popov as the next Chief of Defense, the cabinet's press office has said.

Politics » Defense | February 3, 2016, Wednesday // 14:15 | Viewed: 1502

Lt. Gen. Constantin Popov Nominated for Bulgarian Chief of Defence

Bulgaria’s Defence Council has nominated Lieutenant General Constantin Popov as new Chief of Defence, replacing Vice Admiral Rumen Nikolov.

Politics » Defense | January 26, 2016, Tuesday // 17:49 | Viewed: 1735

Nenchev, Nuland Discuss Options for Bulgarian Air Force Upgrade

Bulgaria’s Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has discussed modernisation options for the Bulgarian Armed Forces and the Air Force in particular with the visiting United States Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland.

Politics » Defense | January 19, 2016, Tuesday // 18:06 | Viewed: 2160

Bulgaria's Chief Of Defense to Be Sent into Retirement

A new Chief of Defense is due to take over the Bulgarian Armed Forces, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | January 18, 2016, Monday // 10:09 | Viewed: 2504

MPs Make First Step Towards Allowing Foreign Aircraft to Guard Bulgarian Airspace

The Bulgarian parliament approved at first reading on Thursday the amendments to the Defence and Armed Forces Act allowing for aircraft from NATO member countries to guard the country's airspace by participating in joint air policing missions.

Politics » Defense | January 14, 2016, Thursday // 14:03 | Viewed: 2740

Bulgarian Parliament to Decide on Joint Air Policing Missions

The Bulgarian parliament will decide on Thursday whether to allow the country's airspace to be guarded not only by the Bulgarian army, but also by the armed forces of NATO allies.

Politics » Defense | January 14, 2016, Thursday // 10:04 | Viewed: 2472

Bulgaria Could Have New Combat Aircraft after 3-1/2 Years – Defence Minister

The Bulgarian Air Force could have its ageing Soviet-made combat aircraft replaced by new multi-role warplanes in the next three to three-and-a half years, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | January 13, 2016, Wednesday // 21:03 | Viewed: 3563

Bulgaria to Call Tender for Six New Engines for Its MiG-29s by End-January

Bulgaria will call a tender for six new engines for its MiG-29 fighter jets and the relevant spare parts by the end of the month, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | January 12, 2016, Tuesday // 16:23 | Viewed: 3649

Poland Delivers First Two Engines for Repair of Bulgaria’s MiG-29 Jets

The first two engines which will be used for repair of six Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets were delivered at the Graf Ignatievo air base on Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | December 29, 2015, Tuesday // 19:35 | Viewed: 5174

First Two Engines for Repair of Bulgaria’s MiG-29 Jets Expected to Arrive on Tuesday

The first two engines to be used in the repair of the Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets are expected to arrive from Poland on Tuesday.

Politics » Defense | December 28, 2015, Monday // 18:54 | Viewed: 2670

Bulgaria 'Sold Millions Worth of Arms' Used in Syria, Yemen Conflicts

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US bought millions in weaponry made in Bulgaria, an investigation of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN) reveals.

Politics » Defense | December 21, 2015, Monday // 23:50 | Viewed: 4828

Bulgaria Adopts Defence & Security Research and Technology Strategy

Bulgaria’s government on Wednesday named the country’s priority areas of technological research relating to defence and security.

Politics » Defense | December 16, 2015, Wednesday // 18:00 | Viewed: 2399

No Bulgarian Servicemen Injured in Rocket Attack on Kandahar Airport

No Bulgarian servicemen were injured in a rocket attack, which targeted the Kandahar international airport in Afghanistan on Monday evening, the press servie of the defence ministry informs.

Politics » Defense | December 8, 2015, Tuesday // 12:09 | Viewed: 3212

NATO Foreign Ministers Invite Montenegro to Start Accession Talks

At their meeting, which is taking place in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday, foreign ministers of the NATO member countries invited Montenegro to start accession talks to become the 29th member of the Alliance.

Politics » Defense | December 2, 2015, Wednesday // 11:17 | Viewed: 3794

NATO Foreign Ministers to Discuss Security Challenges, Relations with Russia

The foreign ministers of NATO member countries will convene at a two-day meeting in Brussels on Tuesday and Wednesday to discuss current security issues and challenges.

Politics » Defense | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 11:01 | Viewed: 3212

Pentagon Sending Military Hardware to Romania, Bulgaria This Month

The Pentagon has announced that about 70 pieces of U.S. military equipment will arrive in Romania from Germany on Tuesday to support Operation Atlantic Resolve.

Politics » Defense | December 1, 2015, Tuesday // 10:25 | Viewed: 3711