The Bulgarian Air Force (Bulgarian: Военновъздушни сили, ВВС) is a branch of the Military of Bulgaria, the other two being the Bulgarian Navy and Bulgarian land forces. Its mission is to guard and protect the sovereignty of Bulgarian airspace, to provide aerial support and to assist the Land Forces in case of war. The Bulgarian Air Force is one of the oldest air forces in Europe and the world. In recent times it has been actively taking part in numerous NATO missions and exercises in Europe. The current commanding officer of the Bulgarian Air Force is Major General Constantin Popov.
1st Fighter Air Base – Dobroslavtsi Air Base 2nd Fighter Air Base – Gabrovnitsa Air Base 3rd Fighter Air Base – Graf Ignatievo Air Base 4th Fighter Air Base – Uzundzhovo Air Base(later ... The city of Bourgas is the place around which the 3rd Missile Air Defence Brigade of the Bulgarian Air Force is deployed. 63rd Independent Maritime Helicopter Air Base at Varna – Chaika, which houses the Independent Maritime Helicopter Squadron ...
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