UNROCA original report

Bulgaria 2016


Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Exports

Category(I-VII) Final importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
II. Armoured combat vehicles Iraq 150 BMP
II. Armoured combat vehicles Saudi Arabia 19 BTR - 15 pcs.; MTLB without armament - 4 pcs.
II. Armoured combat vehicles Slovakia 3 BMP
II. Armoured combat vehicles United States 1 BMP
III. Large calibre artillery systems Belgium 1 90 mm gun
III. Large calibre artillery systems France 2 82 mm mortar
III. Large calibre artillery systems Iraq 420 82 mm mortar - 140 pcs.; 120 mm mortar - 280 pcs.
III. Large calibre artillery systems Saudi Arabia 796 82 mm mortar - 435 pcs.; 120 mm mortar - 361 pcs.
III. Large calibre artillery systems United States 540 81 mm mortar - 40 pcs.; 82 mm mortar - 500 pcs.

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Imports

Category(I-VII) Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
II. Armoured combat vehicles Czech Rep. 110 BMP
II. Armoured combat vehicles Poland 13 BRDM - 1 pc.; BRDM with anti-tank system - 12 pcs.
II. Armoured combat vehicles Serbia 3 OTM 60
II. Armoured combat vehicles Slovakia 39 BTR - 33 pcs.; BMP - 6 pcs.
III. Large calibre artillery systems Poland 44 85 mm gun - 4 pcs.; 76 mm gun - 2 pcs.; 100 mm gun - 38 pcs.
III. Large calibre artillery systems Serbia 1393 82 mm mortar - 1005 pcs.; 120 mm mortar - 388 pcs.
III. Large calibre artillery systems Slovakia 21 122 mm BM-21 - 15 pcs.; 122 mm howitzer - 6 pcs.

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Military holdings

Category(I-VII) Number of Items Description of Items Comments on the transfer
I. Battle tanks 313
II. Armoured combat vehicles 557
III. Large calibre artillery systems 950
IV. (a) Combat aircraft 46
V. Attack helicopters 12
VI. Warships 6

Major conventional arms (Category I-VII) - Procurement through national production

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Small Arms Exports

Category Final Importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Austria 198
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Czech Rep. 180
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Mali 10
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 3815
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 1
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 500
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 40
2. Rifles and carbines Georgia 150
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 50
2. Rifles and carbines North Macedonia 20
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 245
2. Rifles and carbines United States 293
4. Assault rifles Czech Rep. 50
4. Assault rifles France 10
4. Assault rifles India 450
4. Assault rifles Indonesia 20
4. Assault rifles Iraq 10000
4. Assault rifles Mali 200
4. Assault rifles Saudi Arabia 36950
4. Assault rifles Serbia 920
4. Assault rifles United States 500
4. Assault rifles Uzbekistan 400
5. Light machine guns Algeria 6
5. Light machine guns Cameroon 10
5. Light machine guns Indonesia 22
5. Light machine guns Iraq 3670
5. Light machine guns Poland 2
5. Light machine guns Saudi Arabia 1590
5. Light machine guns Serbia 420
5. Light machine guns Slovakia 22
5. Light machine guns United States 220

Light Weapons Exports

Category Final Importer state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Heavy machine guns Algeria 71 12,7 mm - 41 pcs.; 23 mm anti-airtcraft gun - 30 pcs.;
1. Heavy machine guns Cameroon 8 23 mm anti-aircraft gun
1. Heavy machine guns France 4 14,5 mm - 2 pcs.; 12,7 x 108 mm - 2 pcs.;
1. Heavy machine guns Iraq 700 12,7 x 99 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Saudi Arabia 358 14,5 mm - 210 pcs.; 12,7 x 108 mm - 120 pcs.; 23 mm anti-aircraft gun - 28 pcs.
1. Heavy machine guns United Arab Emirates 160 14,5 mm
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Algeria 1369 GP-25 - 859 pcs.; ATGL - 510 pcs.;
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Egypt 600 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers France 13 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Iraq 4041 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Philippines 13 ATGL - 6 pcs.; UGGL - 1 pc.; UBGL - 6 pcs.
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Poland 2 UBGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Romania 1 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Saudi Arabia 2400 ATGL - 100 pcs.; UBGL - 2300 pcs.
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Senegal 110 MSGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United Arab Emirates 185 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United States 1837 ATGL
4. Recoilless rifles Algeria 3 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Iraq 210 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Morocco 20 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Saudi Arabia 736 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles United States 170 ATGL-H
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems United Arab Emirates 4 9K115
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems United States 91 9P135M
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm France 4 60 mm
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Iraq 400 60 mm
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Philippines 2 60 mm

Small Arms Imports

Category Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Austria 708
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Czech Rep. 46
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 169
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 8
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 112
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 45
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 91
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 16
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 94
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 243
2. Rifles and carbines France 5
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 197
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 143
2. Rifles and carbines Portugal 470
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 46
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 33
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 3
2. Rifles and carbines United Kingdom 41
2. Rifles and carbines United States 485
4. Assault rifles Austria 200
4. Assault rifles Serbia 2
5. Light machine guns Croatia 360
5. Light machine guns Czech Rep. 1100
5. Light machine guns Serbia 9

Light Weapons Import

Category Exporter state Number of Items State of origin (if not exporter) Intermediate location(s) (if any) Description of Items Comments on the transfer
1. Heavy machine guns Albania 300 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Czech Rep. 2 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Poland 64 23 mm anti-aircraft gun - 8 pcs.; 23 mm 2A14 - 6 pcs.; 12,7 x 108 mm - 50 pcs.
1. Heavy machine guns Romania 276 14,5 mm ZPU
1. Heavy machine guns Serbia 136 12,7 x 108 mm - 127 pcs.; 14,5 mm - 3 pcs.; 20 mm gun - 6 pcs.;
1. Heavy machine guns United Kingdom 600 12,7 x 99 mm
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Albania 400 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Poland 6 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Romania 1795 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Slovakia 10 AGS-17
3. Portable anti-tank guns Poland 28 9P135M - 24 pcs.; 9P151 - 4 pcs.
4. Recoilless rifles Czech Rep. 35 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Romania 220 ATGL-H

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