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Bulgaria 2017


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 Angola 3 BTS - 1 pcs BTS - 2 pcs With machine gun, cal. 7.62 x 54 mm With machine gun, cal. 14.5 x 115 mm and machine gun, cal. 7.62 x 54 mm
II. Armoured combat vehicles Poland 4 MTLB Without armament
II. Armoured combat vehicles Saudi Arabia 17 BTR - 9 pcs MTLB - 8 pcs Without armament Without armament
III. Large calibre artillery systems Algeria 70 82 mm mortar
III. Large calibre artillery systems Angola 31 122 mm BM-21 - 8 pcs 122 mm howitzer - 23 pcs
III. Large calibre artillery systems Iraq 280 81 mm - 200 pcs 82 mm - 60 pcs 120 mm - 20 pcs
III. Large calibre artillery systems Saudi Arabia 145 82 mm - 120 pcs 120 mm - 25 pcs
V. Attack helicopters Côte d'Ivoire 3 MI-24

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 Poland 5 BRDM - 5 pcs With 9P148 antitank launcher
II. Armoured combat vehicles Slovakia 20 BMP - 7 pcs BTR - 13 pcs With machine gun, cal. 14,5 x 115 mm and machine gun , cal. 7,62 x 54 mm
III. Large calibre artillery systems Hungary 200 82 mm mortar

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

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 Czech Rep. 208
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Somalia 20
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Switzerland 160
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 1196
2. Rifles and carbines Algeria 123 Sniper rifle, cal. 12,7 x 99 mm - 28 pcs
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 385
2. Rifles and carbines Côte d'Ivoire 7 M93 rifle, cal. 12,7 x 108 mm - 7 pcs
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 90
2. Rifles and carbines Georgia 70
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 19
2. Rifles and carbines The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 32
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 200
2. Rifles and carbines United States 1816
4. Assault rifles Afghanistan 4402
4. Assault rifles Algeria 147
4. Assault rifles Cameroon 114
4. Assault rifles Saudi Arabia 25500
4. Assault rifles Somalia 98
4. Assault rifles Uganda 1500
4. Assault rifles United States 578
5. Light machine guns Algeria 55
5. Light machine guns Armenia 1094
5. Light machine guns Bangladesh 2
5. Light machine guns Chad 250
5. Light machine guns France 5
5. Light machine guns Iraq 400
5. Light machine guns Saudi Arabia 710
5. Light machine guns Somalia 10
5. Light machine guns United States 2663

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 35 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Côte d'Ivoire 9 12,7 x 108 mm - 3 pcs 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun - 6 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns France 3 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Peru 3 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Saudi Arabia 531 14,5 mm - 9 pcs 12,7 x 108 mm - 340 pcs 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun - 182 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Turkey 30 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns United Arab Emirates 120 14,5 mm
1. Heavy machine guns United States 131 12,7 x 108 mm
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Afghanistan 345 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Algeria 910 MSGL - 50 pcs ATGL - 350 pcs UBGL - 510 pcs
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Congo 250 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Côte d'Ivoire 5 AGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Egypt 5000 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Indonesia 580 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Iraq 1959 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Israel 126 UBGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Kazakhstan 20 MSGL - 17 pcs UBGL - 3 pcs
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Rep. of Korea 7 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Qatar 500 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Saudi Arabia 500 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United States 2 UBGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Uzbekistan 623 UBGL
4. Recoilless rifles Afghanistan 180 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Algeria 40 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Congo 8 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Indonesia 42 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Iraq 640 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Morocco 160 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Saudi Arabia 770 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles United States 352 ATGL-H
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Israel 2 9P135
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Saudi Arabia 140 9P135M
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems United States 30 9P135M
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Côte d'Ivoire 5 60 mm mortar - 5 pcs
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Iraq 800 60 mm - 800 pcs
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Uzbekistan 39 60 mm mortar - 39 pcs
7. Others Algeria 70 82 mm mortar - 70 psc
7. Others Iraq 200 81 mm mortar - 200 pcs
7. Others Iraq 60 82 mm mortar - 60 pcs
7. Others Saudi Arabia 120 82 mm mortar - 120 pcs

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 1090
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Czech Rep. 55
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 134
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 275
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 258
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 58
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 103
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 19
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 95
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 482
2. Rifles and carbines France 20
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 245
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 508
2. Rifles and carbines Portugal 520
2. Rifles and carbines Romania 224
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 427 M 93 rifle, cal. 12,7 x 108 mm - 7 pcs M 76 rifle - 420 pcs
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 54
2. Rifles and carbines United Kingdom 36
2. Rifles and carbines United States 189
4. Assault rifles Serbia 2
4. Assault rifles United States 17
5. Light machine guns Czech Rep. 172
5. Light machine guns Serbia 250

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 27 14,5 mm - 10 pcs 12,7 x 108 mm - 17 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Hungary 5 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Poland 251 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun - 206 pcs 12,7 x 108 mm - 45 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Romania 475 14,5 mm - 165 pcs 12,7 x 108 mm - 310 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Serbia 20 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Slovakia 110 14,5 mm
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Romania 300 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Serbia 22 MSGL - 17 pcs AGL - 5 pcs
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Belarus 72 9P151
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Czech Rep. 2 9P135
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Romania 44 9P135 - 40 pcs 9K11 - 4 pcs
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Slovenia 93 9P135M - 47 pcs 9P135M-1 - 30 pcs 9P151 - 16 pcs
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Bosnia and Herzegovina 5 60 mm
7. Others Hungary 200 82 mm mortar - 200 pcs

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