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Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Bulgaria tables another army modernization plan, but relies on allies to plug holes

Spanish aircraft and Italian ground troops to reinforce NATO’s flank in the country



Beating plowshares back into swords

Beating plowshares back into swords

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might finally prompt the rearmament of Bulgaria’s military which has all but stalled in the past three decades


How a small plane flew over 7 countries and landed in Bulgaria without permission

How a small plane flew over 7 countries and landed in Bulgaria without permission

The mystery of the phantom aircraft is a stress test for Bulgarian national security - which the state is so far failing




The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

The second F-16 deal: late and more expensive

Despite political hopes that the second batch of 8 US-made fighters would be cheaper, the initial offer price stands at 1.7 billion USD - a third more than in 2019





Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Between a rock and a hard place: Bulgaria and the Ukraine crisis

Stuck in the middle of its allegiance to the Euroatlantic Alliance and its volatile domestic politics, Sofia is choosing to keep a low profile amidst rising NATO-Kremlin tensions


Eagle Down: the systemic flaws that led to the crash of a MiG-29

Eagle Down: the systemic flaws that led to the crash of a MiG-29

Inadequate resources, an ageing fighter fleet, criminally few flying hours for pilots and poor training - just some of the problems plaguing the Bulgarian Air Force


Weaker Threat to the Government from the Left

Weaker Threat to the Government from the Left

BSP’s primary aim is to dominate the left-wing space, not to fight GERB or win the presidential elections


Bulgarian politics might be on the verge of systemic change

Bulgarian politics might be on the verge of systemic change

This is hardly good news for the country as it may lead to instability and turbulence