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2020-06-22 THE BULGARIAN DEFENSE INSTITUTE HAS PUBLISHED THE NEW ISSUE OF THE JOURNAL OF DEFENSE AND SECURITY TECHNOLOGIES

The Bulgarian Defense Institute "Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov" published the new issue of the Journal of Defense and Security Technologies (Volume 3, June 2020).

The main focus of this volume is on the approaches for a long-term forecasting of the trends in the development of the defense technologies. It is dedicated to the results achieved in the framework of the European Defense Agency Project „Predictive methodology for Technology Intelligence Analysis“(PYTHIA), carried out in the period 2018-2020.

The articles cover topics like: the defence strategy and new disruptive technologies nexus; the human factor-based failures in technology forecasting; the approaches for prioritisation of national interests of the EU Member States; the approaches to counter hybrid threats; the conceptual modelling in simulation of military logistics processes.

The editors of the volume are Prof. Dr. Sc. Yantsislav Yanakiev and Dr. Giuseppe Vella - coordinator of PYTHIA project.

It is accessible at the following address: https://www.jdst.eu/journal-issue/jdst-vol3

2020-06-19 PROCUREMENT RESEARCH AT THE BULGARIAN DEFENSE INSTITUTE

On June 18, 2020 the Bulgarian Defense Institute  held training of employees to work with the Centralized Automated Information System "Electronic Procurement". It was discovered by the Director of the Institute – Colonel PhD Dimitar Kirkov. Guest lecturer at the seminar was Mrs. Mariana Katsarova – lawyer, expert in public procurement. The aim of the seminar is to get to know the architecture and main aspects of the electronic platform and to acquire practical skills to work with it.

 

2020-06-10 THE INSTITUTE OF DEFENSE "PROFESSOR TSVETAN LAZAROV" IS A MEMBER OF THE CROSSREF

THE BULGARIAN DEFENSE INSTITUTE  "PROF. TSVETAN LAZAROV" IS A MEMBER OF THE CROSSREF

Since June 9, 2020, the Bulgarian Defense Institute "Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov" is a member of  Crossref - an organization with over 16,000 scientific publishers from 118 countries!
Membership in this organization allows the Defense Institute to assign its own digital identification number - to the published journals, collections of reports, dissertation papers and other publications. This universal number identifies electronic documents and helps manage their intellectual property and identity.

2020-06-02 GREETING BY THE COLONEL PhD. DIMITAR KIRKOV ON THE OCCASION OF THE 11TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEFENSE INSTITUTE

Dear colleagues,

On June 4, 2020 for another 11th year, we stand with a sense of fulfilled duty in front of our patron – "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" and in front of the manuals of the Ministry of Defense and the Bulgarian Army!

On this date we mark the creation of the Defense Institute – the birth of our efforts, tireless work, deprivation and joy!

An institute, as its creators dreamed of it!

An institute, as we have today!

An institute that we should bequeath to our younger colleagues and generations!

The 11th anniversary is an occasion to congratulate you again and show my respect to all of you – scientists, researchers, engineers and experts who, with your extensive experience, diligence, selflessness and daring, perform your professional duties!

I use the occasion to congratulate you on the occasion of the holiday and most sincerely wish you health, happiness, family joys and many new creative and professional successes!

Happy Holiday, Dear colleagues!

2020-05-04 GREETING BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENCE INSTITUTE ON THE OCCASION OF MAY 6 -THE DAY OF BRAVERY AND THE FEAST OF THE BULGARIAN ARMY

Dear colleagues,

Accept my most heartfelt greetings on the occasion of May 6 - the Day of bravery and the feast of the Bulgarian army!

On this day we give a deserved tribute to the thousands of worthy Bulgarian warriors who have recorded countless victorious battles on the battlefields and defended with honor the name of St. Georgi the Victorious! I use the case to thank the academic and expert staff of the Defence Institute for dedicated work and the high responsibility in fulfilling our tasks and to wish you a lot of health, life joys and professional successes!

At the same time, I greet all colleagues who on 6 May celebrate their Name day with the traditional greeting - to be alive and healthy your name!

Happy Holiday!

2020-03-12 THE DEFENCE INSTITUTE TO THE MOD ANNOUNCED THE RESULTS OF THE TESTS WITH THE TEXTILES, DESIGNATED FOR THE PROTECTIVE CLOTHES AGAINST COVID-19

On 11-th March 2020, in the Defence Institute "Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov", in the presence of the Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev, the Minister of Health Kiril Ananiev, the Deputy Minister of Health dr. Boyko Penkov, the Deputy Minister of Defence Atanas Zapryanov, the Deputy Chief of Defence vice-admiral Emil Eftimov and major-general Ventsislav Mutafchiyski - Chief of the Military Medical Academy and Head of the National Operative Staff for counteraction to COVID-19, there have been announced the results of the tests with the textiles, designated for the protective clothes, which production will be started immediately. 
For that purpose, during foregoing night, the expert team of the Central Testing Laboratory for logistics properties to the Institute, performed in an extraordinary way the relevant specialized tests. In this connection and on the occasion of the elaboration in only two days of some models of protective clothes, the Minister of Health expressed his own gratitude to the MoD and the Defence Institute. Mentioned protective clothes will be designated for the medical personnel, engaged in counteraction to the dissemination of COVID-19.

2020-03-09 CERTIFICATE FOR HIGH ACHIEVEMENTS FOR BULGARIAN DEFENCE INSTITUTE – THE MOST SUCCESSFUL ORGANIZATION IN HORIZON 2020, SECURE SOCIETIES AREA

The Bulgarian Defence Institute “Professor Tsvetan Lazarov” was awarded a Certificate for high achievements for sustainable capacity development and successful project implementation under the Horizon 2020 Framework Program. The Certificate was served by Mrs. Karina Angelieva - Deputy Minister of Education and Science of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Ceremony was held during the conference “Horizon Europe – education, innovation, and research”, 6th March 2020, in University of Economics, Varna, were European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel, Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Domchev, MEP Emil Radev, rectors of universities and many guests from the field of education and science presented the new framework program.
The Bulgarian Defence Institute is the only one defence research organization that has received this very prestigious award for its active role and experience in applying for and implementing European projects, for developing its scientific potential and for international cooperation.

2020-03-02 GREETING BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE INSTITUTE OF DEFENCE ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL DAY OF BULGARIA

Dear colleagues,

All of us are on the eve of the National Day of Bulgaria – March 3, the Liberation Day of Bulgaria from the Ottoman dominion!

At this memorable date in the Bulgarian history was signed the peace treaty in San Stefano, which ended the Russo-Turkish War from 1877 to 1878 and Bulgaria resurrected again on the geographic map as an independent state. This became possible after the fierce battles of the Bulgarian militia and the troops under the command of the Russian Emperor Alexander II at Pleven, Stara Zagora, Sheinovo and the Shipka Peak, where their unexemplary heroism was covered with unfaded glory.

Eternal memory of the heroes who gave their lives for the liberation of Bulgaria!

2020-02-28 CONDOLENCES ADDRESS

The leadership of the Institute of Defence "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" expresses sincere condolences to the relatives of General Andrey Botsev!
A proven friend of the Defense Institute has gone!
Farewell, our General!

2020-01-31 BULGARIAN DEFENCE INSTITUTE - A PARTICIPANT IN FOLDOUT EUROPEAN PROJECT

On 28 January, 2020, in Brussels was carried out a preliminary review of the implementation of FOLDOUT European project, which consists in some analyses and evaluation of the achieved results in project  work packages, as well as in a reviewing the plan for its implementation. Besides the partners in realization of the FOLDOUT project,   in the working meeting took part the evaluator and the supervising officers from the European Commission. The Defence Institute was presented at the meeting by col. assoc. prof. dr. Nikolai Stoianov - Deputy Director of the Institute and major Tsvetelin Tsonev - senior expert in it.

The dramatically increased illegal migration and the lack of an effective control, both on EU borders and on the areas of interest (firing grounds, military and strategic objects from the critical infrastructure), imposed to undertake the realization of the FOLDOUT project. This project, which is part of the UC`s "Horizon 2020" programme, started on 1 September, 2018 and its duration is 42 months. Its essence is to build, develop, test and demonstrate an intelligent system, focusеd on through foliage detection of people and vehicles in inner and outermost regions of the EU, by applying of some innovative methods for processing the information flow, as well as by applying of  some technologies for control (for example - deep scan sensors and cetera), other than existing ones. This will significantly increase the efficiency in the through-foliage detection of moving objects.

Abbreviation:

FOLDOUT - Through-foliage detection, including in the outermost regions of the EU.

2019-12-17 CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR'S GREETING BY THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFNCE INSTITUTE

Dear colleagues,

We are on the eve of Christmas and New Year!

Great is the sacrament of the Nativity! All of us deeply keep in our hearts and look forward to this blessed Christian feast! Traditionally at Christmas we return to the coziness and the warmth of the family hearth and gather with our closest and dearest people!

The meeting of the New Year it`s a time for the reckoning of the past and hope for the future. All of us, from the Defence Institute, are sending out a tough, but successful 2019 year, a year full of dynamics and challenges! I believe, the 2020 will be better for us and our families!

Dear colleagues and friends!

In the days, when we will celebrate the Nativity with great joy and we will welcome the New 2020 year, I wholeheartedly wish to all of you health, prosperity, personal and family happiness, many life joys and professional successes!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Director of the Defence Institute

Colonel Dr. Dimitar KIRKOV

 

 Sofia

18 January, 2019

2019-12-12 ARMAMENTS COUNCIL - EXTERNAL MEETING IN THE DEFENCE INSTITUTE

On 11 December, 2019, in the Defence Institute was held the last for 2019 external meeting of the Armaments Council, with participation of generals, directors, officers and expert staff from the Ministry of Defence, Defence Headquarter, Joint Forces Command, Land Forces Command, Air Forces Command, Command of the Navy, Military Education System and academic staff of the Defence Institute.

The Armaments Council meeting was opened by the Permanent Undersecretary of Defense - Mr. Anton Lastardziev and the Director of the Defence Institute - Col. Dr. Dimitar Kirkov presented the agenda of the activity. During the meeting, the Director of the Defence Procurement Directorate reported on the execution of the Armaments Council decisions in 2019. There were adopted proposals for draft technical specifications, related to the armaments, technologies, military properties and materials.

2019-06-25 14TH ISP CONFERENCE MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND SIMULATION SYSTEMS

Bulgarian Defence Institute (BDI) is a co-organizer of the 14th ISP Conference Mathematical Modelling and Simulation Systems (MODS2019).

The MODS2019 (https://mods.stu.cn.ua) is held on 24-26th June 2019 in Chernihiv, Ukraine. The aim of the Conference is to exchange of experience in research, organizational, scientific and practical work on modern aspects of mathematical modelling and simulation of systems in information technology, cyber security, ecology, geology, manufacturing, etc. 
Col. Assoc. Prof. Nikolai Stoianov, deputy director of the Bulgarian Defence Institute participated in the Section 3 “Modern Aspects of Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Systems in Information Technology” in collaboration with CyRADARS (https://www.cyradars.net) partners from Chernihiv National University of Technology. The report presents the results from the CyRADARS project and is focused on behavioural model and analysis of the network traffic properties using statistical methods. The work is supported by the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme.

2019-02-15 MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION BETWEEN THE PROFESSOR TSVETAN LAZARON DEFENCE INSTITUTE AND THE NATIONAL LABORATORY OF COMPUTER VIROLOGY

Taking into consideration the possibilities and the desire for mutual cooperation, on 12.02.2019 the Director of the Defense Institute - Regiment Dr. Dimitar Kirkov and the Director of the National Laboratory of Computer Virology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Assoc. Prof. Dimitrina Polimirova signed Memorandum of Cooperation. With it, the parties expressed their willingness to participate in joint projects, trainings, seminars and conferences, hold joint meetings and discussions, exchange of data from national and international studies and studies, and implement other joint initiatives that would help improve awareness and capacity-building of the scientific expertise of the two organizations.

2019-02-15 AWARD FOR THE DIRECTOR OF THE DEFENSE INSTITUTE "PROFESSOR TSVETAN LAZAROV" BY THE MINISTER OF DEFENSE

The Director of the Defense Institute "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" - Colonel Dr. Dimitar Angelov KIRKOV was awarded by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria - Mr. Krasimir KARAKACHANOV with the award "For Excellent Service" - I degree and accompanying diploma. The high honor of Col. Dr. Kirkov was given on 14.02.2019 for active participation in the organization, preparation and holding of the international exhibition of arms and defense equipment "Hemus" 2018.

2019-01-30 PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS FOR THE DEFENSE INSTITUTE

Further evidence of the high level of expertise and scientific work of the Defense Institute was awarded by prestigious awards to our scientists (researchers) in the beginning of 2019 by the Panel Excellence Award.
Prof. Hristo Ivanov HRISTOV - for participation in the Munitions Related Contamination Research Group: Military Live - Fire Range Characterization.
Prof. Yantzislav Valchev YANAKIEV - for participation in the research group Civil and Military Personnel Work Culture and Relation in Defense Organizations.