SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s authorities has authorized the acquisition of U.S.-made Stryker fight autos to modernize the nation’s land forces and convey them in keeping with NATO requirements.
The choice, introduced Friday by the federal government’s press workplace, adopted the approval by the U.S. State Division of the sale of 183 Stryker autos and associated gear to Bulgaria for an estimated value of $1.5 billion.
“The goal of the mission is for Bulgaria to realize interoperability with the NATO allies, and likewise to accumulate and preserve capabilities for the nation’s protection independently, in a joint operation and within the collective protection system, in addition to to take part in allied operations outdoors the nation’s territory,” the federal government assertion stated.
Bulgaria, which is situated on NATO’s japanese flank, has intensified its army modernization by changing its outdated Soviet-built weapons methods.
Within the aftermath of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Bulgarian Protection Minister Todor Tagarev has pledged that his nation will velocity up efforts to arrange a heavy mechanized brigade and different initiatives to ensure safety within the Black Sea area.