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Bulgaria Navy 3,471 personnel (Bulgarski Voennomorski Sili (BVMS))


BULGARIAN NAVAL AVIATION (VSNB) Aviatsia Na Bulgarskiya Voennomorski Flot (AnBVMF)

Forces by Role & Equipment by Type

Naval Aviation (Aviatzia na Balgarski Voenno Morski Flot)

HELICOPTER 9 combat capable. Total 9 Helicopters.

Anti-Submarine Warfare 1 sqn with 9 ASW hel:

2 Mil Mi-14BT Haze-B (operational);

4 Mil Mi-14PL Haze-A (to be replaced by 6 AS-565MB Panther 20102011)

3 Eurocopter AS-565AN/MB Panther (originally 6 ordered but changed to 3 for financial reasons);

FACILITIES

Bulgarian Naval Aviation Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Varna

Naval Aviation Airfields and Airbases Organisation:

Varna Tchaika (LBWC) Air Base

Independent Naval Helicopter Squadron (Otdelna Morska Eskadrila Vertoleti)

OMEV Squadron: AS-565AN/MB. Mi-14BT, Mi-14PL (grounded)

BULGARIAN NAVY COASTAL DEFENCE UNITS

Coastal Arty

Arty 2 regt; 20 bty

MSL TACTICAL SSM: SS-C-1B Sepal; SS-C-3 Styx

GUN 130mm 4 SM-4-1

RADARS LAND

6 SS-C-2 CDS Coast defence system (1963-1964 delivered)

1 Rubezh/SS-C-3 Coast defence system (1985 delivered)

Storage or Retired SSM:

16 R-11/SS-1 Scud-A SSM (1960-62 delivered. Incl for use with Soviet nuclear warheads (under Soviet control))

144 R-17/SS-1c Scud-B SSM (1972-73 delivered. Incl for use with Soviet nuclear warheads (under Soviet control))

100 SS-23 Spider/9M714 SSM (1986-87 delivered)

Bulgarian Navy Inventory Equipment Type Notes:

SUBMARINES TACTICAL SSK 1 Slava (FSU Romeo) with 8 single 533mm TT with 14 SAET-60 HWT

Principal Surface Combatants 4 FRIGATES 6

FFG 3 Drazki (BEL Weilingen) with 2 twin (4 eff.) with MM-38 Exocet SSM, 1 MK29 Sea Sparrow octuple with RIM-7P Sea Sparrow SAM, 2 ASTT with total of 2 L5 HWT, 1 MLE 54 Creusot-Loire 375mm (6 eff.), 1 100mm gun

FF 1 Smeli (FSU Koni) with 1 twin (2 eff.) with 2 SA-N-4 Gecko SAM, 2 RBU 6000 Smerch 2 (24 eff.), 2 twin 76mm gun (4 eff.)

FS 2 Pauk each with 1 SA-N-5 Grail SAM, 4 single 406mm TT, 2 RBU 1200 (10 eff.)

Patrol and Coastal Combatants 19 PFM 7: 1 Tarantul II with 2 twin (4 eff.) with 4 SS-N-2C Styx tactical SSM, 2 quad (8 eff.) with 8 SA-N-5 Grail SAM, 1 76mm gun; 6 Osa I/II each with 4 SS-N-2A Styx/SS-N-2B Styx PFI 9 Zhuk less than 100 tonnes: PBI 3 Nesebar (BEL Neustadt)

Mine Countermeasures 17 MHC 1 (Tripartite - BEL Flower class) MSC 8: 4 Sonya; 4 Vanya, MSI 8: 6 Olya, less than 100 tonnes; 2 Yevgenya, less than 100 tonnes

Amphibious 8 LSM 2 Polnochny A (FSU) (capacity 6 MBT; 180 troops) CRAFT LCU 6 Vydra

Logistics And Support 14: 1 AORL; 1 AOL; 1 ARS; 5 ATS; 3 AGS; 1 YDG; 2 YDT

MıSSILES:

30 9M33/SA-8 Gecko SAM (1990 delivered. For Osa-M (SA-N-4) version; for Koni (Smeli) frigate)

500 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail Portable SAM (1976-1985 SA-N-5 naval version)

3 RIM-7 Sea Sparrow launcher with 24 missiles,

? P-15MC Termit Anti-ship missile

30 P-15/SS-N-2A Styx Anti-ship missile (1971-1972 delivered. For Osa-1 FAC)

50 P-15U/SS-N-2B Styx Anti-ship missile (1978-1984 delivered. For Osa-2 FAC)

100) KS-1/AS-1 Kennel Anti-ship missile (1963-1964 delivered. S-2 (SS-C-2b Samlet) coast defence version)

35 P-15M/SS-N-2C Styx Anti-ship missile (1985 delivered. P-20 (SS-C-3) version for coast defence system)

10 P-15M/SS-N-2C Styx Anti-ship missile (1990 delivered. For Tarantul-2 (Mulniya) FAC)

3 MM-38 Exocet launcher with 12 missiles,

FACILITIES Bases Located at Atya, Balchik, Vidin, Sozopol, Burgas, Varna


 
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   Bulgaria AF News:

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• Bulgarian Defense Minister Delays Jet Fighter Purchase  (11.6.2013)

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• U.S., Bulgarian Airmen Strengthen Ties During Exercise  (30.5.2012)


• Bulgarian Mig-29 Crashes Without Casualties  (26.4.2012)

• USAF F-16s, MiGs Engage In Combat Training Over Bulgaria  (25.4.2012)

• Support deal for Bulgarian Air Forces C-27Js  (23.12.2011)

• Alenia delivers 3rd C-27J to the Bulgarian AF
 (3.4.2011)


 

 



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