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Bulgaria to procure two combat ships

6th April 2016 - 10:36 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov, Krassimir Grozev in Sofia


The Bulgarian government has approved an investment project to fund the procurement of two corvette-sized combat ships for the Bulgarian Navy.

The hulls are likely to be built in Bulgaria while the equipment and weapons will be provided by selected vendors from NATO countries. According to the Bulgarian defence minister, Nikolay Nenchev, the project will cost Euro 419 million and is expected to be put to parliament for approval at the end of May.

There is little information about the specification of the ships and their armaments but Bulgarian Navy sources have already hinted that the displacement will be around

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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Krassimir Grozev


Krassimir Grozev

Krassimir is a journalist based in Sofia, Bulgaria

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