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Bulgarian land forces 18.285 personnel. Army Reserve 250,500 reservists

BULGARIAN ARMY AIR DEFENCE UNITS

Bulgarian Army Air Defence Systems

AD

SAM SP 84:

10 S-300P/SA-10A Grumble SAM systems;

10 S-200/SA-5 Gammon SAM systems;

20 Strela-10/SA-13 Gopher Mobile SAM system (500 Strela-10/SA-13 SAM - 1985-1986 delivered)

24 9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko Mobile SAM system (750 9M33/SA-8 Gecko SAM - 1985-1986 delivered)

20 2K12 Kvadrat/SA-6A Gainful SAM system (600 3M9/SA-6 Gainful SAM -1976-1983 delivered)

AD MANPADS

? 9K38 Igla /SA-18 Grouse Portable SAM;

200 Igla-1/SA-16 Gimlet Portable SAM (1988-91 delivered/ Assembled/produced in Bulgaria)

200 Strela-3/SA-14 Gremlin Portable SAM -1985-1988 delivered)

6400 Strela-2/SA-7 Grail Portable SAM (1970-1985 delivered)

Mobile SAM

50 9K31/SA-9 Gaskin Mobile SAM system (750 Strela-1/SA-9 Gaskin SAM - 1978-1982 delivered)

9 2K11 Krug/SA-4 Ganef SAM system (150 3M8M1/SA-4 Ganef SAM - 1981 delivered)

GUNS 400 100mm KS-19 towed/ 57mm S-60 towed/23mm ZSU-23-4 SP/ZU-23 towed (incl 100 ZSU-57-2 SPAAG (1965-66 Years of delivered); 40 ZSU-23-4 Shilka SPAAG (1969-72 Years of delivered))

RADARS

FIRE CONTROL RADAR

50 SON-9/Fire Can (1961-1965 delivered. use with S-60 57mm AA guns)

13 Top Bow (1960-1963 delivered. For use with SM-4-1 130mm guns)

AIR SEARCH RADAR

10 P-12/Spoon Rest (1960-1962 delivered);

10 P-15/Flat Face-A (1960-1962 delivered);

5 P-37/Bar Lock Air search radar (1970 delivered);

2 Long Track (delivered. Part of 2 SA-6a/2K12 Krug SAM regiments)

2 P-12/Spoon Rest (1977-1980 delivered. Part of 2 SA-6a/2K12 Krug SAM regiments);

2 P-15/Flat Face-A (1977-1980 delivered. Part of 2 SA-6a/2K12 Krug SAM regiments);

HEIGHT-FINDING RADAR

10 PRV-11/Side Net (1960-1962 delivered)

2 PRV-9/Thin Skin (1977-1980 delivered. Part of 2 SA-6a/2K12 Krug SAM regiments)

FACILITIES

Bulgarian Army Main Headquarters: HQ Located at Sofia

Organisations by Service Notes:

Bulgarian land forces 18.285 personnel. Army Reserve 250,500 reservists

Army Forces by Role (Current order of battle):

Mil District 1 corps HQ, Armd 1 bde, Armd Recce 1 regt, Mech Inf 2 bde, Lt Inf 1 bde,SF 1 bde ,Arty 1 arty bde, MRL 1 bde ,Engr 1 regt, NBC 1 regt

Army Inventory Equipment Notes:

MBT 362, AIFV 185: APC 1,393; LAV 696; ARTY 817 AT (MSL SP: 24 BRDM-2 MANPATS 436: 200 AT-3 9K11 Sagger in store; 236 AT-4 9K111 Spigot / AT-5 9K113 Spandrel GUNS 276: 100mm 126 MT-12; 85mm 150 D-44 in store)

RADARS LAND GS-13 Long Eye (veh); SNAR-1 Long Trough (arty); SNAR-10 Big Fred (veh, arty); SNAR-2/-6 Pork Trough (arty); Small Fred / Small Yawn (veh, arty)

Army Reserve 250,500 reservists Army 4 bde

Official website:http://www.mod.bg/en/


 
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   Bulgaria AF News:

Bulgaria's government approves plan to buy up to 19 fighter jets

• Bulgaria's government approves plan to buy up to 19 fighter jets  (4/4/2016)

Bulgarian Defense Minister Delays Jet Fighter Purchase

• Bulgarian Defense Minister Delays Jet Fighter Purchase  (6/11/2013)

U.S., Bulgarian Airmen Strengthen Ties During Exercise

• U.S., Bulgarian Airmen Strengthen Ties During Exercise  (5/30/2012)


• Bulgarian Mig-29 Crashes Without Casualties  (4/26/2012)

• USAF F-16s, MiGs Engage In Combat Training Over Bulgaria  (4/25/2012)

• Support deal for Bulgarian Air Forces C-27Js  (12/23/2011)

• Alenia delivers 3rd C-27J to the Bulgarian AF
 (4/3/2011)


 

 



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