UNROCA original report

Bulgaria 2019


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 31 BTS-2 Tracked Armoured Recovery Vehicle – 2 pcs BTR-70 – 29 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 Hungary 1 PTS-M
II. Armoured combat vehicles Poland 45 MT-LB Demilitarized
III. Large calibre artillery systems Algeria 100 Smoke discharger system 902-B “Tucha”, cal.81 mm
III. Large calibre artillery systems Angola 21 122 mm BM-21 – 12 pcs Self-propelled howitzer 2S1 Gvozdika, 122 mm – 9 pcs On Ural-4320 chassis
V. Attack helicopters Burkina Faso 1 MI-24D

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
III. Large calibre artillery systems Albania 2 Mortar, cal. 160 mm
III. Large calibre artillery systems Poland 3 D-44 Gun, cal. 85 mm
III. Large calibre artillery systems Ukraine 100 Smoke discharger system 902-B “Tucha”, cal.81 mm

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 Poland 322
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Somalia 50
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 782
2. Rifles and carbines Algeria 30 Rifle TRG22, cal. 7,62x51 mm
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 6
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 1
2. Rifles and carbines North Macedonia 42
2. Rifles and carbines Poland 406
2. Rifles and carbines United States 1500
3. Sub-machine guns Czech Rep. 77 МР5 А3 Pistol – 67 pcs МР5 K Pistol – 10 pcs
3. Sub-machine guns Rep. of Korea 3 МР5 А3 Pistol
4. Assault rifles India 9972
4. Assault rifles Rep. of Korea 52
4. Assault rifles Qatar 2500
4. Assault rifles Saudi Arabia 40006
4. Assault rifles Somalia 300
4. Assault rifles United States 140
5. Light machine guns Burkina Faso 500
5. Light machine guns Kenya 200
5. Light machine guns Nigeria 130
5. Light machine guns Philippines 6
5. Light machine guns Saudi Arabia 15
5. Light machine guns Somalia 20
5. Light machine guns Turkey 753
5. Light machine guns United States 890

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 11 30 mm ZTM-2 Automatic Machine Gun – 10 pcs 12,7 x 108 mm – 1 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Burkina Faso 7 9-A-624 - 12,7 x 108 mm – 1 pcs Gsh-23 Aviation Gun – 6 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Honduras 1 2A14 Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Morocco 1 14,5 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Senegal 4 2A14 Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Serbia 50 14,5 mm
1. Heavy machine guns United Arab Emirates 250 14,5 mm
1. Heavy machine guns United States 250 12,7 x 108 mm
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Afghanistan 864 ATGL-L
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Algeria 460 ATGL – 300 pcs UBGL – 160 pcs
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Burkina Faso 150 ATGL-L1
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Germany 2 ATGL-L3
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Kazakhstan 20 MSGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Nigeria 100 ATGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Tajikistan 110 MSGL-L
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Turkey 1000 ATGL-L3
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Uruguay 80 ATGL-L5 – 25 pcs ATGL-L6 – 55 pcs
3. Portable anti-tank guns Armenia 500 RPG-22, cal. 72.5 mm
3. Portable anti-tank guns United Arab Emirates 1681 RPG-22, cal. 72.5 mm
3. Portable anti-tank guns United States 116 RPG-22, cal. 72.5 mm
4. Recoilless rifles Afghanistan 20 ATGL-H1
4. Recoilless rifles Algeria 20 ATGL-H
4. Recoilless rifles Rwanda 180 ATGL-H
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Algeria 69 9P135M1
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Hungary 4 9P151
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems United Arab Emirates 10 9P135
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems United States 107 9P135M – 20 pcs 9F135MB-1 – 87 pcs
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm France 4 60 mm
6. Mortars of calibres less than 75 mm Georgia 3 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 1236
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Brazil 200
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Czech Rep. 138
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Germany 172
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Italy 30
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols Slovakia 32
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United Kingdom 1
1. Revolvers and self-loading pistols United States 231
2. Rifles and carbines Austria 58
2. Rifles and carbines Belgium 87
2. Rifles and carbines Brazil 10
2. Rifles and carbines Canada 6
2. Rifles and carbines Cyprus 134
2. Rifles and carbines Czech Rep. 48
2. Rifles and carbines Finland 444
2. Rifles and carbines France 12
2. Rifles and carbines Germany 574
2. Rifles and carbines Hungary 2
2. Rifles and carbines Italy 938
2. Rifles and carbines Portugal 940
2. Rifles and carbines Serbia 11 M93 Rifle, cal. 12,7x108 mm – 1 pc
2. Rifles and carbines Slovakia 12
2. Rifles and carbines Spain 150
2. Rifles and carbines Switzerland 14
2. Rifles and carbines Turkey 82
2. Rifles and carbines United Kingdom 95
2. Rifles and carbines United States 375
4. Assault rifles Israel 1
4. Assault rifles Turkey 2

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 19 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Belarus 34 23 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Czech Rep. 10 14,5 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Poland 7 23 mm 2А7 Gun – 4 pcs 14,5 mm – 3 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Romania 350 14,5 mm – 284 pcs 12,7 x 108 mm – 8 pcs 14,5 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun – 58 pcs
1. Heavy machine guns Serbia 1 12,7 x 108 mm
1. Heavy machine guns Slovakia 1 30 mm Automatic Gun
1. Heavy machine guns Ukraine 10 30 mm Automatic Gun
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Kazakhstan 10 MSGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers Turkey 2 UBGL
2. Hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers United States 4 AGL
5. Portable anti-tank missile launchers and rocket systems Belarus 69 9P135M1
7. Others Poland 5 2A28 Gun, cal. 73 mm
7. Others Ukraine 1 Combat Turret BME-1 With 30 mm Automatic Gun ZTM-1, Machine Gun, cal. 7,62 x 54 mm and Smoke Discharger System 902-B “Tucha”, cal.81 mm

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Departure of equipment from the exporter's territory

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