Bulgaria Faces Urgent Need for Modern Missile Defense System – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria is currently exposed to the threat of ballistic missile attacks and is in critical need of upgrading its air defense capabilities, warns Deputy Minister of Defense Atanas Zapryanov in an interview with Nova TV. Seeking assistance from the United States, Zapryanov emphasized discussions on acquiring air defense and anti-ship defense systems. While the U.S. is a crucial partner in Bulgaria‘s military modernization Read more…

Finally… From Roads to Combat Aircraft: Bulgaria’s Ambitious EUR 6 Billion Plan for NATO and Beyond

Bulgaria‘s Minister of Defense, Todor Tagarev, has announced a substantial infrastructure development plan valued at EUR 6 billion, aimed at serving both NATO requirements and civilian purposes. The multifaceted initiative encompasses the construction of roads, railways, oil pipelines, warehouses, and accommodation buildings, positioning Bulgaria as a strategic hub for NATO activities. One of the key components of this comprehensive Read more…

Ex-PM: With Investments in the Army, We will Ensure that Bulgaria Never Enters a War – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Kiril Petkov, co-chair of “We Continue the Change – Democratic Bulgaria” (WCC-DB), backed the “Denkov-Gabriel” cabinet, emphasizing Bulgaria‘s defense strategy focusing on modernizing the army with 21st-century technologies. He argued that relying on outdated Russian equipment might evoke nostalgia but doesn’t match the combat capabilities of modern technologies attainable by the Bulgarian government. Petkov Read more…

First Russian Sabotage in NATO: Bellingcat showed what Russia used to Blow Up the Weapons Depots in Bulgaria – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

In November 2011, GRU unit 29155 blew up an ammunition depot in Lovnidol, Bulgaria, containing artillery shells destined for Georgia. It was the first known terrorist attack carried out by a team of assassins and saboteurs who would later poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal in England, a Bulgarian arms dealer in Sofia and blow up Read more…

Two of the Bulgarians detained for the Espionage Affair in the UK have connections to “Vazrazhdane” – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Two of the three Bulgarians arrested for spying for Russia – Biser Djambazov and Katrin Ivanova – were members of polling stations in elections held on the island and probably have connections with the pro-Russian party “Vazrazhdane“, writes the British newspaper “Telegraph”. The publication refers to sources from Sofia. On August 15, it became clear that three Bulgarians were Read more…

Bulgaria supports the EU Delivery of 1 Million Projectiles to Ukraine – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria is among the member states of the European Union that support the delivery of 1 million 155 caliber projectiles to Ukraine for a total value of 1 billion euros, diplomatic sources told the National Radio. The text of the agreement is almost ready after yesterday’s meeting of the ambassadors of the member countries. The Swedish Read more…

Ship with Military Equipment for Training NATO Forces in Bulgaria and Romania arrived from the US in Alexandroupolis – Novinite.com – Sofia News Agency

An American ship with military equipment intended for NATO forces stationed in Bulgaria and Romania has arrived at the port of Alexandroupolis, Greece, reported ANA-MPA, quoted by BTA. The cargo is intended for military training in the Black Sea in Southeast Europe. The American ship “Liberty Pride” is 199.9 meters long, 32.26 meters wide and has a draft (depth of immersion in Read more…