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Bulgaria set to launch long-delayed armour upgrades

31st January 2018 - 09:00 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia

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The Bulgarian MoD has indicated it will acquire new wheeled IFVs as part of its modernisation agenda, in addition to upgrading existing Soviet-era armour.

According to deputy defence minister Anatoly Velichkov, the approval for the IFV procurement will be provided in the next few months by the government and parliament. 

After approval, a request for proposals will be forwarded to interested bidders. 

Velichkov said the tender is set to be launched in mid-2018, while the contractor should be selected and a contract signed around the end of the year.

The Bulgarian IFV requirement calls for 150 8x8 vehicles to equip

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Alexander Mladenov

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Krassimir Grozev

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Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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