Bulgaria's Air Force Reported Successful Completion of the Key Tasks for the Past 2018

The Bulgarian Air Force reports that the main tasks set in its Action Plan for the previous 2018, have been successfully accomplished and the troops are capable of performing missions and operations. These are some of the main conclusions made during the Air Force's annual analysis, which took place yesterday (21st January).

Bulgaria's Government Assures the Procedure for the Acquisition of a New Type of Fighter is Transparent

(BulgarianMilitary.com) - The Chairman of the parliamentary group of PP GERB, Tsvetan Tsvetanov envisages that the Government's proposal to start negotiations with the U.S. on the purchase of 8 F-16s will be approved  by the Parliament. This, he stated on Sunday, in an interview for the Bulgarian National Radio, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Bulgaria's Defence Minister Sees Budget Increase as One of the Possible Scenarios in the New Fighter Acquisition Procedure

The Bulgarian Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov outlined a possible scenario for increasing the budget of the new type combat aircraft project, although he excluded such an option a month ago.

Atlantic Council of Bulgaria Voiced a Position on the Acquisition of a New Type of Combat Aircraft

The Atlantic Council of Bulgaria has issued an opinion stating our country should purchase the U.S. F-16 as a new type of fighter for the Bulgarian Air Force, and adding that the government should adhere to the common practice in NATO member states - to acquire the average number of 16 aircraft per squadron, not as planned in two times of 8, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Bulgaria's Council of Ministers Has Approved the Investment Projects for the MiG-29 and Su-25 Repairs

At today's regular meeting, the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria has approved the investment costs of the projects for the repair of the old Soviet aircraft MiG-29 and Su-25, providing additional BGN 46 million for the first and BGN 82 510 000 million for the Su-25s, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

Bulgarian Navy Frigate Drazki Joins NATO Operation "Sea Guardian"

On 16 November, the Wielingen-class frigate Drazki, part of the Bulgarian Navy division of patrol ships for the NATO-led Mediterranean „Sea Guardian - 2018", has sailed from its home port based in the town of Burgas, in order to take part in the operation, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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Bulgarian PM Borisov Attended the Final Stage of the В-9 CJSE „Thracian Sword - 2018"

Last week, on 26 October, the Special Operations Forces of the B-9 member states together with servicemen of U.S. aviation held the final stage of the multinational military exercise "Thracian Sword - 2018", which this year took place at the military training range of Novo Selo.