December 2019:

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.

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!


Director of the Defence Institute

Colonel Dr. Dimitar KIRKOV



18 January, 2019