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International Scientific Conference on "Future Armed Forces 2040'' Will Begin Today

Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov will open today an international scientific conference on "Future Armed Forces 2040". It is organized by the Defense Prospective Research Institute (IMEO) of the Military Academy "G. S. Rakovski "together with AFCEA (Sofia) and Defense Defense and Project Management Departments of the Ministry of Defense, reported BGNES.

US Military Equipment Arrives to Bulgaria for Black Sea Rotational Force Training

US military equipment is arriving to Bulgaria for participation in the planned joint multinational activity Black Sea Rotational Force - Platinum Lion 16-1.

The US armament includes four M1 tanks, Striker armoured personnel carriers (APCs), artillery systems as well as supporting equipment, the defence ministry's press service informs.

Bulgaria’s Caretaker Govt to Boost Intelligence Service Budget by BGN 1 M

Bulgaria's caretaker government is to allocate Wednesday an additional sum of BGN 1 M to the National Intelligence Service.

The funding, which is to be provided through state budget savings, will be used for urgent current expenditures for activities directly related to the implementation of its core functions and tasks by end-2014, according to the government's press office.

Velizar Shalamanov, Caretaker Minister of Defence

Velizar Shalamanov was born on December 24, 1961.

He has a master's degree in radio electronics from the National Military University in Dolna Mitropolia, a master's degree in management and organisation of operational and tactical intelligence from the Sofia Military Academy in Sofia and a doctoral degree in cybernetics from the Kiev University.