Bulgarian Air Force
The Bulgarian Air Force (Bulgarian: Военновъздушни сили, romanized: Voennovazdushni sili) is one of the three branches 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 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.
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|Bulgarian Air Force|
|Военновъздушни сили |
|Founded||20 April 1906|
|Size||6,500 active duty personnel |
|Part of||Bulgarian Armed Forces|
|Commander||Major General Dimitar Petrov|
|Vice Commander||Brigadier General Petyo Mirchev|
|Helicopter||Mil Mi-17, Eurocopter AS 532 Cougar, Bell 206|
|Attack helicopter||Mil Mi-24|
|Transport||L-410, C-27J Spartan, Pilatus PC-12, An-26|
The current commanding officer of the Bulgarian Air Force is Major General Tsanko Stoychev.