sofia - NATO member Bulgaria is going to modernize its army. It still works largely with Russian technology. Head of government Boiko Borisov announced on Thursday that it is an investment of 1.5 to 2 billion euros, while in his country there are many needy sectors besides defense. Bulgaria has been a member of NATO since 2004.
The money benefits both the land and air forces and the navy. Borisov said the new equipment should be effective and cost-effective and in agreement with NATO partners. He did not mention manufacturers or suppliers of the equipment.
The Bulgarian Prime Minister announced the news at the end of a major international exercise, in which, among others, American, Albanian, Georgian, Moldovan and Serbian soldiers participated.