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Defense Minister 'to Dismiss Military Intelligence Chief'

Bulgaria's interim Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov has decided to replace Veselin Ivanov, Director of the Defense Information Service, media sources say.

Politics » Defense | 1 hour ago | Viewed: 140

US Air Force F-15 Deploy to Bulgaria for Bilateral Training Event

A dozen US Air Force F-15s and some 180 personnel have been deployed at Bulgaria’s Graf Ignatievo Air Base to take part in a bilateral exercise with the Bulgarian Air Force.

Politics » Defense | August 20, 2014, Wednesday // 16:33 | Viewed: 641

UK 'Has Moved Beyond Humanitarian Mission' in Iraq - DefMin

British Defense Minister Michael Fallon confirmed that his country was increasing its military involvement in conflict-torn Iraq.

Politics » Defense | August 18, 2014, Monday // 14:25 | Viewed: 815

Rearmament of Bulgarian Army To Cost BGN 1B by 2020

The rearmament of the Bulgarian army will cost BGN 1B by 2020, according to caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov.

Politics » Defense | August 15, 2014, Friday // 14:30 | Viewed: 1635

Controlled Blasts of Old Ammunition Concluded in SE Bulgaria

The mass destruction of old ammunition at a blasted ammo depot in southeastern Bulgaria has been concluded, Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | August 13, 2014, Wednesday // 13:46 | Viewed: 1269

Maritime Security 'More Important Nowadays' - Interim DefMin

Caretaker Defense Minister Velizar Shalamanov described maritime security as "more and more important" due to the complicated environment in the Black Sea.

Politics » Defense | August 10, 2014, Sunday // 15:17 | Viewed: 1264

US Missile Cruiser Vella Gulf Enters Black Sea

US guided-missile cruiser Vella Gulf entered the Black Sea on Thursday, "to promote peace and stability in the region", the US Navy announced.

Politics » Defense | August 7, 2014, Thursday // 10:48 | Viewed: 3485

Bulgaria's Navy Needs New Ships, Submarines

Bulgaria's Navy need 2-3 new multifunctional ships, said the commander of the Bulgarian Navy, Rear Admiral Dimitar Denev, quoted by the BTA wire service.

Politics » Defense | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 12:58 | Viewed: 1865

Russia to Boost Crimea-Based Black Sea Fleet

Russia is to enforce its Black Sea Fleet stationed on the Crimean Peninsula, which broke away from Ukraine in mid-March.

Politics » Defense | July 23, 2014, Wednesday // 12:56 | Viewed: 875

Mistral Warship for Russia 'Tied to Stance on Ukraine Crisis'

France could renounce the sale of a second Mistral-class amphibious warship if EU leaders adopt tougher sanctions against Russsia.

Politics » Defense | July 22, 2014, Tuesday // 12:14 | Viewed: 1195

Bulgaria-Turkey Border Fence Completed

The Ministry of Defense has announced the building of a fence designed to curb the influx of migrants at Bulgaria's border with Turkey has finished.

Politics » Defense | July 21, 2014, Monday // 17:56 | Viewed: 1779

KTB 'Holds 90%' of Bulgarian Defense Industry Assets -Former DefMin

Former Defense Minister Boyko Noev argued 90 percent of assets held by Bulgaria's military industry are stored in Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB).

Politics » Defense | July 20, 2014, Sunday // 14:48 | Viewed: 1274

Greece To Spend EUR 1B on Army Modernization

Greek Defense Ministry is planning a large-scale modernization of the army which will cost a minimum of EUR 1B.

Politics » Defense | July 19, 2014, Saturday // 11:50 | Viewed: 5814

Bulgaria 'Demands All-Weather Reconnaissance US Drones'

The US Army is looking into options to provide unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Bulgarian Armed Forces, according to US media reports.

Politics » Defense | July 18, 2014, Friday // 18:27 | Viewed: 1362

NATO's Breeze 2014 Naval Drills Kick Off in Black Sea

Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Turkey and the US are due to take part in NATO's Breeze 2014 naval drills beginning on July 4, Bulgaria's Defense Ministry has announced.

Politics » Defense | July 4, 2014, Friday // 11:05 | Viewed: 1486

Bulgaria-Turkey Border Fence to Be Ready 'within Days' - DefMin

Bulgaria's Defense Minister Angel Naydenov announced it would take days to complete a border fence being built at the border with Turkey.

Politics » Defense | June 30, 2014, Monday // 14:10 | Viewed: 1633

Bulgarian Army Spent BGN 1 M for Fence at Border with Turkey

So far the Bulgarian army has spent BGN 1 M on the construction of the 30-km fence at the border with Turkey, reports the Trud daily.

Politics » Defense | June 30, 2014, Monday // 11:21 | Viewed: 805

Bulgaria's New Army Chief Sworn In

Vice-Admiral Rumen Nikolov is due to head the Bulgarian Army on Monday after Gen Simeon Simeonov, who currently holds the office, steps down.

Politics » Defense | June 30, 2014, Monday // 10:56 | Viewed: 988

Bulgaria 'Vulnerable' to Terrorist Attacks - Experts

Bulgaria is vulnerable to potential terrorist attacks, experts argued Friday.

Politics » Defense | June 27, 2014, Friday // 13:07 | Viewed: 1206

Syria Launches Air Strike Against ISIS, Iraqi PM Welcomes Move

Syrian fighter jets bombed positions of Islamist insurgents near the border with Iraq.

Politics » Defense | June 26, 2014, Thursday // 15:19 | Viewed: 969

Russia's Putin to Scrap Ukraine Intervention Decision

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Parliament that an enactment allowing military intervention on Ukrainian territory be canceled, his press secretary reported.

Politics » Defense | June 24, 2014, Tuesday // 14:47 | Viewed: 740
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