The modernization of the Bulgarian army continues – with repairs and new equipment, announced the Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov.
"This is a part of our ambitions – all of us commanding the Military Forces – to modernize the army and to endorse its fighting capacity”, added Karakachanov.
He mentioned the contract for new fighting jets, the negotiations for new fighting ships for the Naval forces and fighting machines for the Land forces, as well as the reconstructions of the current available equipment. Parts of this equipment, especially the tanks, haven’t been under repair in the last 10 years. Some of the fighting jets used by the Air forces are also being repaired.
"My ambition is that the government will do more until the end of its mandate than was done in the last 30 years”, continued Karakachanov.
There are less and less unoccupied positions in the Armed forces because of the larger number of candidates, added the Minister of Defence.