Policy of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence for Modernization of the Armed Forces

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Journal of Defence & Security Technologies, Volume 1, Issue 1 (2017)


defence industry, defence requirements, force integration, force modernisation, interoperability


In his address to the conference on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of AFCEA International on December 12-13, 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria, the deputy defence minister, presents the evolving requirements to the development of defence capabilities, the need to maintain modern, capable armed forces, finding the respective balance between plans and resource constraints, and the measures undertaken by Bulgaria's defence ministry to enhance its project management capacity. The emphasis in the report is on the requirements to provide for effective civil control, transparency, force integration and interoperability, and conditions for participation of the national defence industry in the implementation of the main equipment projects.