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Bulgaria MOD shares land force development plans for 2017

01-19-2017 12:31 PM CET | Politics, Law & Society

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Bulgaria MOD shares land force development plans for 2017

SMi Reports: Bulgarian Armed Forces to share latest land force development plans at Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe in May.

Recently in the news, the Bulgarian MoD has announced plans to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the procurement of new armoured infantry vehicles. According to Deputy Defence Minister, Atanas Zapryanov, the Bulgarian Land Forces plan to equip three of its six battalion battle groups with new armoured vehicles*

Bulgarian Armed Forces’ Chief Interoperability and Planning Department, Land forces HQ, Lieutenant Colonel Miroslav Radoslavov will be sharing the country’s land force development plans at SMi’s upcoming Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe conference. His presentation entitles: "Bulgarian Development of Mechanised Forces Interoperability and Combat Effectiveness" will cover the following key points:

- Bulgarian land force development plans for the army to meet the challenges of the current operational environment
- A focus on combat vehicles assets within the army:
Mine protected vehicle
- Lessons learnt from mechanised operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
- Plans for enhancing interoperability with NATO partners
- Feedback from mechanised exercises and training

Taking place on 15th-16th May 2017 at the Andel’s Hote in Prague, Czech Republic, the conference will receive a large support from the Czech MoD. The 2017 show is a perfect platform to proactively discuss the tactics and technologies that will enhance future combat vehicle effectiveness within the Central and Eastern European region.

Notable presenters include: Austrian Ministry of Defence, Bulgarian Armed Forces, Czech MoD, Czech Armed Forces, German Army, Latvian Armed Forces, Lithuanian Ministry of Defence, Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisations/ Main Systems Land, NSPA, OCCAR, Romanian Armed Forces, Slovenian Ministry of Defence, Spanish MoD, SSM-Turkish Ministry of Defence, University of Defence, Czech Republic, and United States Army.

Attending the event enables you to gain detailed insight into the Czech Armed Forces future armoured vehicle modernisation plans pertaining to the 8x8, main battle tank and infantry fighting vehicle replacement, as well as hear keynote briefings from leading Central and Eastern European Nations including updates from heads of land procurement and operational command within: The Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria and Slovenia. Meet and network with industry leaders from the region, systems integrators and internationally respected programme managers at the forefront of vehicle platform development and view the latest combat vehicle survivability, C4I and weapon systems technology in the exhibition area

For those looking to attend, there is a £400 early bird offer expiring on 31st January.

Further information is available at

*Source: Shephard Media

3rd Future Armoured Vehicles Central & Eastern Europe
15th – 16th May 2017
Angelo Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin


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