Strategic Overhaul: Bulgaria Outlines 13 Defense Modernization Goals

Politics » DEFENSE | December 4, 2023, Monday // 17:41
Bulgaria: Strategic Overhaul: Bulgaria Outlines 13 Defense Modernization Goals @Ministry of Defense

Bulgaria has outlined an ambitious plan encompassing 13 pivotal projects aimed at fortifying and modernizing its armed forces by 2032. According to BNR reporter Dobromir Videv, these projects, presented before the Parliamentary Defense Committee, include the acquisition of cutting-edge radars, anti-ship missile complexes, high-mobility volley fire systems, 155 mm howitzers, and new helicopters.

Moreover, significant infrastructure development in Kabyle, Yambol, designated to integrate into NATO's heightened surveillance system, is anticipated to be finalized by 2027. Additionally, plans to revamp the military port in Varna are underway to further bolster the nation's defense capabilities.

This extensive modernization endeavor for Bulgaria's armed forces carries a substantial price tag of EUR 4.8 billion. While the Ministry of Defense's budget will play a primary role in funding these initiatives, the country also seeks financial support from European and NATO programs.

We need your support so can keep delivering news and information about Bulgaria! Thank you!

Defense » Be a reporter: Write and send your article
Tags: Bulgaria, armed forces, modernization, defense

Bulgaria news (Sofia News Agency - is unique with being a real time news provider in English that informs its readers about the latest Bulgarian news. The editorial staff also publishes a daily online newspaper "Sofia Morning News." (Sofia News Agency - and Sofia Morning News publish the latest economic, political and cultural news that take place in Bulgaria. Foreign media analysis on Bulgaria and World News in Brief are also part of the web site and the online newspaper. News Bulgaria