Bulgaria (i/bʌlˈɡɛəriə/, /bʊlˈ-/; Bulgarian:България, tr. Bǎlgarija, IPA:[bɐɫˈɡarijɐ]), officially the Republic of Bulgaria (Bulgarian:Република България, tr. Republika Bǎlgarija), is a country in southeastern Europe. It is bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east. With a territory of 110,994 square kilometres (42,855sqmi), Bulgaria is Europe's 16th-largest country.
The sinking of Bulgaria is the largest Russian ship disaster since 1986 when the SSAdmiral Nakhimov crashed into a cargo ship and 423 people died.
Bulgaria was built at Slovak shipyard in Komárno, Czechoslovakia, in 1955 as Ukraina, and was renamed in February 2010 to Bulgaria after the Volga Bulgaria. Her length was 80.2 metres (263ft), her beam was 12.5 metres (41ft), her draft was 1.9 metres (6.2ft), and her power output was 273 kilowatts (366hp). She had two engines and two decks. Her cruising speed was 20.5 kilometres per hour (12.7mph; 11.1kn), and her original passenger capacity was 233 (then reduced after overhaul).
Block 70/72 F-16 production in Greenville County is supported by a $62 billion contract awarded to the arms giant in 2020 to build the fighter jets for foreign-country buyers ... The jet will be sent to Bahrain ... Bulgaria requested an additional eight jets in November on top of the eight previously committed, bringing its future fleet to 16.
After weeks of foot-dragging, Germany pledged on Wednesday to supply Ukraine with more than 100Leopard 2 battle tanks in a joint effort with European allies, ending a dispute that threatened to undermine unity among NATO states. The U.S ...Tanks... —14 Russian-made Su-25 ground-attack jets purchased from Bulgaria by NATO states and delivered to Ukraine ... .
This F-16Block 70 jet is the first of 16 jets to be delivered to Bahrain... In addition to the current official backlog of 128 jets to-date to be built in Greenville, Jordan last year signed a Letter of ... Bulgaria has also signed an LOA for an additional eight jets for its fleet.
Caretaker defence minister Dimitar Stoyanov said Bulgaria, a NATO member, could not afford to send its Russian-made anti-aircraft missile systems or MIG-19 and SU-25 fighter jets, which Kyiv wants. "My approach has been conservative, because I need to ensure the defence capabilities of Bulgaria.
Bulgaria's parliament has ratified in two readings a bill on the acquisition of eight new F-16 fighter jets from the United States, the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA) reported on Friday ... In July, Bulgaria received another offer from the US for eight more fighter jets.
Bulgaria's parliament on Friday approved the purchase of the country's second eight-piece batch of F-16 fighter jets from the US, local media reported ... As it seeks to replace its 15 Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets and improve its compliance with NATO standards, Bulgaria had ...
Bulgaria bought eight F-16Block 70 jets from the US in 2019 and received an offer to buy another eight in July 2022 ... The 2019 contract for eight jets cost Bulgaria $1.26 billion, which it paid upfront. Under the deal, Bulgaria was initially expected to receive the first fighter ...
Bulgaria’s parliament gave a green light on Friday for the purchase of a second batch of eight new F-16 fighter jets from the United States in a deal valued at about $1.3 billion ... With the first F-16 jets expected to be delivered to Bulgaria in 2025, the country is ...