February 2019:

The Director of the Defense Institute "Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" - Colonel Dr. Dimitar Angelov KIRKOV was awarded by the Minister of Defense of the Republic of Bulgaria - Mr. Krasimir KARAKACHANOV with the award "For Excellent Service" - I degree and accompanying diploma. The high honor of Col. Dr. Kirkov was given on 14.02.2019 for active participation in the organization, preparation and holding of the international exhibition of arms and defense equipment "Hemus" 2018.

 Taking into consideration the possibilities and the desire for mutual cooperation, on 12.02.2019 the Director of the Defense Institute - Regiment Dr. Dimitar Kirkov and the Director of the National Laboratory of Computer Virology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences - Assoc. Prof. Dimitrina Polimirova signed Memorandum of Cooperation. With it, the parties expressed their willingness to participate in joint projects, trainings, seminars and conferences, hold joint meetings and discussions, exchange of data from national and international studies and studies, and implement other joint initiatives that would help improve awareness and capacity-building of the scientific expertise of the two organizations.