Sunday, May 26, 2013

Bulgaria




Bulgaria


Bulgaria
Capital:Sofia
NATO member nation




32,000 active duty personnel
300,000 reserve


Air Force

MiG-29 fighter aircraft (16)

MiG-21 fighter aircraft (14+)

SU-25 ground attack aircraft (12) Grounded in 2012?
C-27J Spartan transport aircraft (3)

An-24 transport aircraft?
An-26 transport aircraft (2)
Let L-410 transport aircraft (4)
An-30 aircraft used for surveillance (1)
L-39 trainer/light attack aircraft (12)
PC-9 trainer/light attack aircraft (6)

PC-12 utility aircraft (1)
Mi-24 attack helicopters
Mi-17 transport helicopters (6)

AS-565 Panther helicopters (3)
AS-532 Cougar helicopters (12)

Gral Ignatievo Air Base
Bezmer Air Base
Krumovo Air Base
Old closed down airbases used as reserve airbases.
Kh-29 missiles
Exocet anti-ship missiles

Surface-to-Air Missiles
S-300 (SA-10 Grumble)

SA-2
SA-3
SA-4
SA-5
SA-6
SA-7
SA-8

SA-9
SA-13
SA-14
SA-16
SA-18

Anti-Aircraft Guns
ZSU-57-2
ZU-23
ZSU-23-4
ZPU-4
S-60

Navy
Frigates (4)

Mine Warfare vessels (5)
Corvettes (3)

Missile Boats (Osa Class)-3
Submarine (Romeo Class)- Decommissioned in 2011?


Polnocny Class Landing Ships (2)


P-15MC (SS-N-2 Styx) anti-ship missiles
Exocet anti-ship missiles

AS-565 Panther helicopters (3)
Mi-14 helicopters (4)

Coastal anti-ship missile and artillery battalion?

Black Sea Sharks
63rd Naval Special Forces Reconnaissance detachment



Navy Specialized Research and Analysis Division
Supposedly disbanded in 2005. Carried out intelligence gathering and paramilitary operations.
Omicron unit
Zeta unit


Bulgarian Army
36,112 active duty personnel

T-72 tanks (some in reserve status)-80

T-55 tanks (in reserve status)
BMP-23/30 IFV's Bulgarian made.The BMP-23 uses a 23mm gun and is also equipped with AT-4 (9K111 Fagot) anti-tank missiles. The BMP-30 uses the turret of a BMP-2. (100)


BMP-1 IFV's (80)
BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles
9P148 anti-tank missile launchers. BRDM-2 with 5 AT-5 missiles. (24)

MT-LB armored personnel carriers (512?)

BTR-60 armored personnel carriers (681?)

Israeli made Plasan Sand Cat 4x4 armored vehicles. (25)

HMMWV utility vehicles (50)

G Class




68th Brigade Special Forces



1st Special Forces Battalion
Part of the 68th Special Forces Brigade
Based in Plovdiv

2nd Paratroops battalion
Part of the 68th Special Forces Brigade
Based in Sliven

101st Alpine Battalion
Part of the 68th Special Forces Brigade
Based in Smolyan

AT-2
AT-3
AT-4
AT-5
AT-6
AT-7
AT-10
RPG-7
ATGL-L5 (RPG-7 copy)

RPG-22
SPG-9 

Barrett M82 anti-material rifle
MG-M1 machine gun (Bulgarian PKM copy)
PKM machine guns
RPK machine guns
R93 sniper rifles
PSG-1 sniper rifles
MSG90 sniper rifles
Dragunov sniper rifles
AK-47 assault rifles
AKMS assault rifles
AR-M1 assault rifles (Bulgarian made. Standard issue)
G36 assault rifle (Used by Special Forces and Military Police)
Steyr AUG assault rifles (Used by SOBT anti-terrorist unit)
AR-M4 carbines (Bulgarian made. Used by Special Forces.
HK MP-5 sub-machine guns (Used by Special Forces and Military Police)
Arsenal Shipka (Bulgarian made 9mm sub-machine guns)

PM-63 Polish made sub-machine guns (Used by Special Forces)


2S12 Tundzha 120mm self propelled mortars
82mm mortars

Artillery
BM-21 multiple rocket launchers

2S1 Gvozdika 122mm Self Propelled howitzers

SU-100 100mm self propelled guns (in storage)
D-20 152mm towed guns
M-46 130mm towed guns
M-30 122mm towed howitzers
MT-12 100mm anti-tank guns
BS-3 100mm field guns


SS-21 short range ballistic missiles. At least 36 missiles?




SOBT special forces unit. Belong to the Ministry of the Interior.

Bulgarian Intelligence Agencies
National Intelligence Service (NIS)



Bulgarian Companies
Arsenal JSCo (arms manufacturer based in Kazanlak)
Armaco JSC (arms dealer)




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