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  • 12 October 2011
    Industry news

      The Bulgarian Navy has formally received the first out of a total of three Panther helicopters in a highly troubled supply deal that Bulgarian Defense Ministry made with Eurocopter. The first “Panther” was welcomed at a ceremony at the naval helicopter base “Chayka” near the Black Sea city of Varna by Prime Minister Boyko […]

  • 29 June 2012
    Training & Education

    The Standing NATO Maritime Group 2 (SNMG2) is currently preparing for the Bulgarian naval exercise “BREEZE 2012”, an annual , national, naval exercise with international participation and directed by the Bulgarian Navy Command. The exercise involves naval units from the Bulgarian Navy, the Turkish Navy, the Greek Navy, a US patrol air plane, and the […]

  • 3 November 2011
    Industry news

      On Nov 1, Bulgarian naval ensign was hauled down from Slava, the only submarine in Bulgarian Navy. Hence, Bulgaria has lost submarine fleet. “For the first time through recent 50 years Bulgaria has no submarines left, because keeping operable of Slava submarine built far back in 1960 is beyond the country’s strength”, said Bulgarian […]

  • 6 April 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    Two multi-purpose patrol ships to be built for the Bulgarian Navy, including armament, equipment and communication systems, will cost the country €419M, Nikolay Nenchev, Bulgarian Defence Minister said. Bulgarian News agency Novinite reported the minister saying that the two vessels would be built within three and a half to six years. The newspaper further said that the government held […]

  • 7 August 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The United States have donated four new vessels to the Bulgarian Navy which will be used for the defense of the country’s coastline. The three rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBS) and one patrol boat were formally delivered to Bulgaria by the US embassy in Bulgaria in a ceremony on August 3. On the same occasion, US Ambassador Eric Rubin and Bulgarian Navy […]

  • 19 June 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Bulgarian Navy is staging a fleet wide drill with the aim of preparing units for the international Black Sea exercise Sea Breeze. Dubbed Black Sea – 2018, the local exercise is taking place from June 18 to 22 and will see the participation of 25 Bulgarian naval and auxiliary ships. The exercise will involve […]

  • 15 July 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Over the weekend, NATO Allied Maritime Command’s Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral Giorgio Lazio met with Bulgarian and Romanian military leadership in the framework of MARCOM periodic engagements with the maritime forces of the Allied nations bordering the Black Sea, and to contribute in profiling NATO’s commitment to collective defence. The visit was held in […]

  • 4 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The three ships assigned to Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group TWO (SNMCMG2) arrived in Burgas, Bulgaria, on Friday, 4 July 2014, for a scheduled port visit during their deployment to the Black Sea.   Led by Captain Giovanni Piegaja (ITA N), SNMCMG2 is currently composed of ITS AVIERE (flagship, Italy), ITS RIMINI (ITA Navy), […]

  • 24 July 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The Bulgarian-hosted international maritime exercise Breeze 2018 concluded in the Black Sea on July 20. Units from Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Turkey, United States and NATO’s Allied Maritime Command took part in a week of drills. During the sea phase of the exercise, ships were challenged by a variety of tasks including seamanship […]

  • 26 February 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class destroyers USS Carney (DDG 64) and USS Ross (DDG 71) are underway in the Black Sea again after completing port calls in Varna, Bulgaria, and Constanta, Romania, respectively. The two destroyers entered the Black Sea transiting the Bosphorus two days apart on February 17 and 18. According to the Montreux Convention, the destroyers will […]

  • 9 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Four NATO warships, that entered the Black Sea earlier this month, are taking part in the multinational Exercise BREEZE 2014 to enhance NATO solidarity and readiness.   The ships are from the Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2), one of the four NATO fleets that operate on a rotational basis. During the Bulgarian Navy-led […]

  • 12 April 2011
    Industry news

      The Bulgarian navy will modernise three of its frigates by 2014, Defence Minister Anyu Angelov said on April 12 2011, as quoted by the Bulga… (sofiaecho) [mappress] Source: sofiaecho, April 12, 2011;

  • 12 February 2018
    Authorities, Training & Education

    NATO ships from two maritime groups currently operating in the Black Sea entered two Bulgarian port cities for weekend port calls. On February 10, three warships from Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, as part of their routine Black Sea patrol. Led by Royal Navy Commodore Mike Utley OBE from onboard […]

  • 20 July 2015
    Authorities

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) arrived in Constanta, Romania for a scheduled port visit on July 17, ahead of their participation in the Romanian Navy-led Exercise SEA SHIELD 2015, during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea. Led by Rear Admiral Alberto Correia (Portuguese Navy), SNMG1 is currently composed of the […]

  • 23 November 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Britain’s newest warship, HMS Duncan, spent a week in the Black Sea with the Romanian and Bulgarian Navies. Fresh from operations in the Gulf, the ship sailed through the Bosphorus to work with NATO allies. Operating off Burgas, Bulgaria, and Constanța, Romania, the destroyer carried out training manoeuvres with the two Navies and hosted senior visitors […]

  • 20 March 2014
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) partnered with regional NATO allies Romania and Bulgaria for a passing exercise (PASSEX) in the Black Sea, March 19, to enhance maritime capabilities between these countries.   The exercise allowed Truxtun and the Romanian navy the opportunity to conduct a series of communication drills and data-sharing exercises to improve […]

  • 9 March 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria on Saturday, March 7, for a scheduled port visit during the Group’s deployment to the Black Sea. Led by Rear Admiral Brad Williamson (USA N), SNMG2 is currently comprised of the flagship USS Vicksburg (CG 69), HMCS Fredericton (FFH 337), TCG Turgutreis (F 241), […]

  • 5 March 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney (DDG 64) departed the Black Sea on March 3, after conducting maritime security operations. The US Navy vessel entered the Black Sea in February 2018, joining sister ship USS Ross. Carney’s crew visited Varna for a scheduled port visit to strengthen ties between the US and Bulgaria. Members […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Authorities

    UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon announced that Britain would be sending a Type 45 destroyer to Bulgarian shores in the Black Sea next year. The Royal Navy deployment is part of a broader goal to deepen the defense relationship between the two countries to help tackle security threats in South Eastern Europe. During the first visit to […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Authorities

    The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed Burgas, Bulgaria following a scheduled port visit, Oct. 27. Mount Whitney’s visit to Bulgaria reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to strengthening ties with NATO allies, while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the region. Lt. Cmdr. Tammy […]

  • 17 March 2014

    The U.S. Navy’s guided missile destroyer USS Truxtun (DDG 103) departed the Bulgarian port of Varna on Sunday, March 16.   While in Varna, Truxtun hosted a planning conference with NATO allies to develop a future multilateral naval training event. Truxtun also had the opportunity to host the commanding officer of Varna Naval Station, the […]

  • 1 August 2016
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) recently completed its third Black Sea deployment under the command of Turkish Navy Captain Ramazan Kesgin. SNMCMG2 started its deployment on July 8 in support of NATO’s assurance measures regarding alliance resolve and commitment to collective defense, and to enhance maritime security in the region. SNMCMG2 included the flagship TCG […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities

    Last weekend from 19 till 22 September 2014, the two ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) Task Unit TWO (TU.02) stayed in Varna for a scheduled port visit during their deployment to the Black Sea.   Led by Commander Jason Armstrong (Royal Canadian Navy), SNMG2 TU.02 is currently composed of HMCS TORONTO […]

  • 19 February 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook and ships from NATO’s Standing Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG2) entered the Black Sea on February 19. Donald Cook entered the Black Sea after last visiting the region in January 2019, when it visited Batumi, Georgia and conducted an exercise with two Georgian Coast Guard ships. The […]

  • 7 July 2015
    Authorities, Training & Education

    This weekend NATO ships assigned to Standing NATO Maritime Group One (SNMG1) and Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group Two (SNMCMG2) have arrived in the Black Sea, to train and operate with ships from the Bulgarian, Romanian, United States, Greek and Turkish Navies. This training opportunity will begin with participation in the Bulgarian lead Exercise BREEZE […]

  • 17 July 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Royal UK Navy minehunter HMS Chiddingfold has been taking part in an annual NATO workout in the Black Sea.   HMS Chiddingfold is one of four NATO ships that took part in Exercise Breeze 2014 off the Bulgarian coast. The ships are all part of the Standing NATO Mine Counter Measures Group Two (SNMCMG2), one […]

  • 18 April 2019
    Authorities

    US Navy’s guided-missile destroyer USS Ross (DDG 71) arrived in Varna, Bulgaria, April 15 for the first port visit of its Black Sea tour. The ship transited the Bosphorus Strait to enter the Black Sea on April 14. The navy did not say how long the destroyer would stay in the region but the 1936 […]

  • 15 April 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    The Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) departed the Black Sea, April 14, 2015, after a series of engagements that promoted peace and stability in the region. The vessel’s presence in the Black Sea served to reaffirm U.S. commitment towards strengthening partnerships and joint operational capabilities amongst U.S., NATO and regional Black […]

  • 14 November 2011
    Training & Education

    Guided-missile cruiser USS Philippine Sea (CG 58) departed the 6th Fleet area of operations Nov. 11 after its scheduled Black Sea deployment, concluding three weeks serving as goodwill ambassadors of the U.S. During the deployment, Philippine Sea made scheduled port visits to Bulgaria, Georgia, Turkey, and Ukraine. Throughout these visits, the crew participated in community […]