International Defence Equipment and Services Exhibition „HEMUS 2022”
Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 01 - 04 June 2022

International conference

The Eleventh International Scientific Conference "Research, Technology and Innovation - the basis for building new defense capabilities" was held on 2 and 3 June 2022 as part of the Fifteenth International Exhibition of Defense Products and Services "HEMUS 2022 - Defense, Counterterrorism and Security”.

The conference was opened by the Director of the Defence Institute, Col. Assoc. Prof.  Borislav Genov  D.Sc. Greetings to the participants and guests of the conference were sent by Mr. Yordan Bozhilov - Deputy Minister of Defense, Major General Todor Dochev - Head of the National Defence College "G. S. Rakovski ”, by Prof. D.Sc. Stoyan Denchev - Director of the Institute of Information and Security at the University of Library Science and Information Technology and others.

The Deputy Minister of Defense, Mr. Yordan Bozhilov, in his greeting to the participants in the conference stressed that it is essential to seek good and rational solutions for the development of defense capabilities, saying that at a meeting with representatives of the European Defense Agency emphasis has been placed on the joint development, acquisition, investment and maintenance of equipment, technology and resources, as we also jointly participate in the operations.

Among the main highlights of the conference were the prospects for the development of research and technology and the implementation of innovative solutions to increase the country's defense capabilities and modernization of the Armed Forces. Discussions and sharing of various ideas and solutions for the development of armaments and military equipment, communications, radar systems, information technology, economic and political aspects of defense and other thematic areas took place in three scientific sessions of the conference. They were attended by: Mr. Orhan Muratli - Director of Operations Support at NATO's NSPA, Mr. Robert Elvish, Head of Air and Land Combat Systems at NATO's NSPA, Colonel Assoc. Prof. D.Sc.  Borislav Genov, Director of the Institute of Defense "Prof. Tsvetan Lazarov ”and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Velizar Shalamanov from the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies - BAS.

The event was attended by over 120 delegates and guests from the country and abroad - from the Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Economy, Defense Headquarters, Joint Forces Command, Commands of the Armed Forces, the military education system, academia, representatives of Bulgarian and foreign companies and organizations from the defense industry. More than 60 scientific reports were presented.