Live Firings within the International Exhibition of Defense Equipment "Hemus-2022" were held on June 3, at the Central Artillery Technical Test Range "Zmeyovo".
Nine companies and organizations took part in the Live Firings. On a comparative basis, the number of participants is growing by 30% compared to 2020.
During the demonstrations, 24 types of new defense products from the following Bulgarian manufacturers in the defense industry were demonstrated: Vazovski Mashinostroitelni Zavodi EAD - Sopot, Transmobil EOOD, Aheloy OPM OOD - Sofia, DUNARIT AD - Ruse, Sage Consultants AD, Arcus AD - Lyaskovets, Optics AD - Panagyurishte and METALIKA-AB EOOD - Sofia. Tests of ammunition related to the activities of the Central Artillery Technical Test Range "Zmeyovo" were also demonstrated.
The Live Firings were attended by Deputy Minister of Defense Stanimir Georgiev, Commander of the Navy Rear Admiral Kiril Mihailov, Director of the Armaments Policy Directorate - MoD, as well as officers and employees of the Defense Staff, Land Forces, Naval University and National University “Vasil Levski ”- Veliko Tarnovo.
The Live Firings aroused wide interest among high-ranking guests and visitors of the exhibition, as well as among exhibitors from the country and abroad. Among those present were the delegations of Rwanda (Minister of Defense) and Iraq (Defense Industry Commission), representatives / defense attachés of the embassies of Great Britain, Germany, Israel, Indonesia and Greece in Bulgaria, representatives of the Defense Research Institute, France, Police Service of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, at the VVT Technical Research Center of Finland. At the invitation of Bulgarian companies, guests from Congo, Indonesia, Ukraine and Belgium participated. The shootings were also monitored by representatives of a significant number of Bulgarian and foreign companies, including Yugoimport, Serbia, LOMINI and EMCO, Bulgaria, Partia, Finland and General Dynamics Land Systems, Switzerland.
The Live Firings were broadcast live on the grounds of the exhibition, on the monitors of the information desks in both pavilions.
The program of the Live Firings and information about the products that have been demonstrated is attached below.