Bulgaria's Navy Needs New Ships, Submarines

Politics » DEFENSE | August 6, 2014, Wednesday // 12:58
Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Navy Needs New Ships, Submarines Rear Admiral Dimitar Denev. Photo: BGNES

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.

The ships should be built in Bulgarian shipyards, because the current ones are old, Russian-made and do not comply with NATO standards. If they are built in Bulgaria, they would be cheaper and the maintenance would be easier, in Denev's words.

According to Denev, the new ships must be multifunctional – for defence of other ships, oil platforms and convoys and have a helicopter on board. 

He said the Navy also needs new submarines. Currently the training of Bulgaria's navy staff takes place on Turkish submarines, because Bulgaria has zero submarines.

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