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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 | 8 hours ago | Viewed: 465

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: 786

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: 1094

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: 1563

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: 2051

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: 2397

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: 2516

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: 2255

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: 3300

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: 3373

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: 5027

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: 2571

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: 4696

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: 2302

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: 3118

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: 3624

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: 3084

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: 3608

Bulgaria Could Send up to 1000 Troops to Border if Migrant Wave Surges

Bulgaria could deploy up to 1000 troops at its borders to help police if a worsening crisis in Syria leads to increased migrant flow out of the war-torn country, Bulgarian Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | November 28, 2015, Saturday // 12:39 | Viewed: 3729

Bulgarian Parliament Ratifies Agreement on Repair of MiG-29 Fighter Jets

The Bulgarian parliament ratified on Friday the intergovernmental agreement with Poland on the repair of six of the country's MiG-29 fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | November 27, 2015, Friday // 12:05 | Viewed: 3146

Bulgarian MPs to Discuss Ratification of MiG-29 Jets Repair Agreement

The Bulgarian parliament will finally discuss the ratification of the intergovernmental agreement with Poland on the repair of six of the country's MiG-29 fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | November 27, 2015, Friday // 08:50 | Viewed: 3041