Talk:Military of Bulgaria

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The statement "unlike many former Soviet bloc militaries, discipline and morale problems are not common" seems a bit POV. Can the author provide information regarding the lack of discipline in the Armed Forces of the former Warsaw Pact countries? Also it seems to be a problem with the references supplied for this particular bit of the article: It points to a page that doesn't exist. Can someone take a look at it? Thanks, Hukkah. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Hukkah (talkcontribs) 21:04, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

Bulgarian Navy[edit]

Does anyone know what the prefix for Bulgarian naval vessels is? For example, United States naval ships have the prefix "USS". – Zntrip 23:39, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

The bulgarian navy has NO prefix. We don't have many ships, so such thing is not needed. It would be logical to be BS or RBS but it is not. BraikoT 09:17, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

The bulgarian navy has NO prefix on the ship hulls, such as F, FF, U etc. but at multinational exercises and so on the unofficial prefix is BGS for BulGarian Ship. For example the BGS-41 is the frigate Drazki. This nummeration is also written on the "baseball caps" the seamen wear on exercises and their day-to-day duties. User:unregistered 00:17, 19 March 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

Current Iraq Mission[edit]

I would like to see something about the current mission at FOB Grizzly in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. --JAYMEDINC 22:08, 1 January 2007 (UTC)

Bulgarians in Ashraf BraikoT 09:27, 13 February 2007 (UTC)

The 2nd Guard Company was recently replaced in Iraq by another Bulgarian Army unit. [1] Soldiers have been recently recalled for putting an operation at risk and also video surfacing of them being disrespectful to Iraqis sometime from January 15 - July 15, 2004. [2] [3] --JAYMEDINC 16:16, 3 April 2007 (UTC)
The 1st Guard Company preceded the 2nd Guard Co in the Temporary Interview and Protection Facility in Camp Ashraf. [4] Still trying to find out what unit is there now. --JAYMEDINC 00:00, 5 April 2007 (UTC)
Don't call them Guard units. This is not only incorrect, it's wrong. We do have our Guard and it has nothing to do with overseas deployments. It is a purely ceremonial guard of honor, which doesn't even fall under the Defence Staff. It is a service directly subordinate to the minister of defence. Our units on overseas duties were (and in teh case of Afghanistan still are) called Security, and not Guard companies, because in Bulgarian they are Okhranitelni Roti, from the verb "okhranyavam" (to secure). — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:07, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

I'm still looking for info on what the new name of the FOB within Camp Ashraf is. When I was there it was FOB Spartan, than changed to FOB Grizzly. The name changed every time a new US Battalion took charge. --JAYMEDINC 16:16, 3 April 2007 (UTC)

Looks like the 382nd Military Police Battalion took over and decided not to re-name the FOB after themselves. It is still FOB Grizzly. [5] --JAYMEDINC 00:00, 5 April 2007 (UTC)

Graphic of the Structure of the Bulgarian Army[edit]

I'm currently working on a project to create graphics of the structure of the European Armies. i.e. France. I want to make also a graphic of the Bulgarian Army, but the information at this point is not sufficient. I need to know which units compromise the Bulgatian Army down to the Bataillon level before i can start working on the graphic. At this point neither the English wikipedia nor the English version of the official homepage of the Bulgarian Army ( have this information. Can anyone help? Thanks noclador


The photo of the Su-25SM aircraft is not of a Bulgarian Air Force Su. It is Russian(i suppose it is from a Russian Air show, on the balloon in the background there are some writings in Russian) and besides there aren't any Su-25 SM in the BG Air Force(i think?). There are some nice photos of BG Su25 in flight on the net, from a NATO Cooperative Key Exercise in France, i think year 2001. Initially i wanted to upload one of them, but I am not acquainted with the Copyright and license tags on wikipedia so can anyone who has better knowledge of these things, please search for e better photo of a Bulgarian Su-25? Noodles Paine 08:39, 7 March 2007 (UTC) 08:37, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Done ;) BraikoT 07:49, 26 March 2007 (UTC)


Does anyone have a source about the exact number of SS-21 missiles ? As long as I know there are some 15 launchers. Dont know the number of missiles, but the standart pack for the Scarab-B is 36 I think. - Biohazard orange.svg Tourbillon A ? 09:23, 30 April 2008 (UTC)


The picture of the Bulgarian patrol in Afghanistan is from the summer of 2010. These are the 68 Special Forces Brigade operators — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:14, 4 February 2014 (UTC)