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Bulgaria's Chief of Defense Steps Down over President-Elect

Chief of Defense Gen Constantin Popov is resigning, Focus News Agency reports.

Politics » Defense | December 2, 2016, Friday // 12:51 | Viewed: 1422

Bulgaria's Outgoing Govt Approves BGN 54.6 for MiG-29 Maintenance

The outgoing government has approved the financing of the project for ensuring the flight efficiency of the MiG-29 fighter jets.

Politics » Defense | November 23, 2016, Wednesday // 14:35 | Viewed: 1647

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Indicted for MiG-29 Contracts for EUR 3,773,000

According to the Sofia City Prosecutor’s Office (SCPO), the initial indictment against Defence Minister Nenchev is that, in the period 05.

Politics » Defense | November 23, 2016, Wednesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 1602

NATO Training To Take Place in Lithuania

Lithuania will host NATO training sessions with the participation of about 4,000 soldiers from 11 countries from the alliance, reported TASS.

Politics » Defense | November 20, 2016, Sunday // 12:04 | Viewed: 3107

Bulgaria Purchases MiG-29 Engines from Russia

Bulgaria's Defense Ministry has signed a deal to acquire 10 MiG-29 engines from Russia, officials say.

Politics » Defense | November 10, 2016, Thursday // 12:46 | Viewed: 4528

Bulgaria's Govt Sends 10 More Troops to NATO Mission in Kosovo

The Bulgarian government has given the green light to a deployment of 10 troops to a mission of NATO in Kosovo.

Politics » Defense | November 9, 2016, Wednesday // 14:08 | Viewed: 2576

USA To Deploy 6,000 Troops in Europe

The USA will deploy nearly 6,000 troops in Europe this winter, announced the US Department of Defense.

Politics » Defense | November 4, 2016, Friday // 12:17 | Viewed: 2956

NATO Extends Aegean Sea Operation Despite Turkey’s Reluctance

The Defence Ministers of NATO have decided that the operation of the alliance in the Aegean Sea should be extended and that a new operation must begin within two weeks in the central part of the Mediterranean, announced at a press conference NATO’s Genera

Politics » Defense | October 27, 2016, Thursday // 21:45 | Viewed: 2644

NATO Undertakes Largest Deployment Around Russia Since Cold War End

At the meeting of the defence ministers of NATO countries on Wednesday, the UK undertook the obligation to send fighter jets to Romania in 2017, while the USA promised Poland military forces, tanks and artillery - the biggest deployment of the alliance at

Politics » Defense | October 27, 2016, Thursday // 16:28 | Viewed: 6111

Bulgaria to Take Part in NATO Mediterranean Operation

Bulgaria will send a frigate to NATO's Operation Sea Guardian in the Mediterranean Sea, Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said.

Politics » Defense | October 27, 2016, Thursday // 07:43 | Viewed: 6187

Bulgaria to Sign NATO Cybersecurity Memorandum

Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev is set to attend a meeting of defense ministers in Brussels and sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cybersecurity.

Politics » Defense | October 26, 2016, Wednesday // 10:11 | Viewed: 6332

Bulgarian MPs Demand Clarity on Fighter Jets Tender

Several lawmakers in Bulgaria are demanding that the Defense Minister comment on reports that the criteria for the acquisition of new multirole fighter aircraft have been altered.

Politics » Defense | October 23, 2016, Sunday // 16:18 | Viewed: 6583

Bulgaria Revises Fighter-Jet Tender Technical Specifications

The Bulgarian Defence Ministry has set new technical specifications for its fighter jet tender.

Politics » Defense | October 20, 2016, Thursday // 16:46 | Viewed: 6900

Bulgaria Disburses Millions More for Border Fence Deterring Migrants

The Bulgarian government has allocated an additional BGN 20 M to three southeastern regions where a fence is being built along the border with Turkey.

Politics » Defense | October 19, 2016, Wednesday // 13:26 | Viewed: 78929

Austria Not To Send Military Staff for Border DefenceTo Bulgaria, Serbia

Austria will not send military personnel to Bulgaria and Serbia for the defence of their borders from migrants, stated Austrian Federal Minister of Defence Hans Peter Doskozil, cited by Die Presse.

Politics » Defense | October 11, 2016, Tuesday // 15:13 | Viewed: 2310

French Vessel to Drop Anchor in Varna for Joint Manoeuvres

French patrol boat Premier ma?tre L'Her (F 792) is set to arrive to the Black Sea port of Varna, Bulgaria, for joint manoeuvres with the Bulgarian Navy, the French Embassy has said.

Politics » Defense | October 11, 2016, Tuesday // 07:31 | Viewed: 8575

Bulgaria's 31st Contingent Returns From Afghanistan

The 31st contingent of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Bulgaria returned to the country on October 7 after successful participation in NATO’s mission in Afghanistan Resolute Support.

Politics » Defense | October 8, 2016, Saturday // 10:53 | Viewed: 2956

Bugaria Halts Public Tender for Supply of Ten MiG-29 Engines

Bulgaria's Defense Ministry has said it seek to enter direct talks for the supply of ten engines for MiG-29 fighter jets, Offnews.

Politics » Defense | October 5, 2016, Wednesday // 14:06 | Viewed: 9944

Bulgaria's Weapons Production, Exports Rose 60% in 2 Years

Defense-related equipment production and exports have increased by over sixty percent over two years, Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski has said.

Politics » Defense | October 4, 2016, Tuesday // 13:01 | Viewed: 2582

Bulgaria Not Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan - DefMin

Bulgarian Defense Minister Nikolay Nenchev has said the country will not pull its 110-strong contingent out of Afghanistan, despite threats by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov hurled last week and earlier in September.

Politics » Defense | October 4, 2016, Tuesday // 12:32 | Viewed: 9941

NATO Not Commenting on Possible Pullout of Bulgarian Troops in Afghanistan

NATO officials have refrained from commenting on a statement by Prime Minister Boyko Borisov, who on Sunday said the country might end its military presence in Afghanistan.

Politics » Defense | October 3, 2016, Monday // 14:53 | Viewed: 10795
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