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Bulgarian Soldiers to Depart for NATO's New Mission in Afghanistan

As many as 110 Bulgarian military personnel are due to head to Afghanistan on Thursday to be part of Resolute Support, NATO's new mission in the country.

Politics » Defense | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 10:42 | Viewed: 1574

Bulgaria Hosts Int'l Conference on Ukraine, Middle East

Risks and threats to the national, regional and global security on the Balkan Peninsula and in the Black Sea region are on the agenda of an international conference that begins Thursday.

Politics » Defense | November 13, 2014, Thursday // 09:06 | Viewed: 1372

NATO Claims Russian Military Convoys Enter Ukraine

NATO has sighted Russian military convoys entering into Ukraine over the past two days, Supreme Allied Commander Europe Gen. Philip Breedlove said in Sofia on Wednesday.

Politics » Defense | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 17:59 | Viewed: 1921

NATO's Europe Commander to Meet Bulgaria DefMin, Chief of Defense

Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) Gen Philip Breedlove is on a two-day visit to Bulgaria on Wednesday and Thursday.

Politics » Defense | November 12, 2014, Wednesday // 09:04 | Viewed: 1072

Bulgaria's New DefMin to Start Revision at Ministry over 'Abuses'

Nikolay Nenchev, who took over as Bulgaria's Defense Minister on Friday, said he had observed many instances of wrongdoings at his institution.

Politics » Defense | November 8, 2014, Saturday // 11:30 | Viewed: 1624

Defence Minister Asks For Security Council Meeting To Discuss IS

Bulgaria's interim Defence Minister Velizar Shalamanov will ask for a meeting of the governmental Security Council to discuss the information of Bulgarian citizens reportedly involved with the Islamic State (IS), reports the Nova TV national channel.

Politics » Defense | November 2, 2014, Sunday // 11:28 | Viewed: 1227

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: 1371

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: 1060

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: 1656

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: 2204

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: 1217

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: 1284

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: 1257

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: 2597

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: 2723

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: 1675

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: 1613

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: 1143

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: 2315

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: 1046

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: 1647