Bulgaria 1592 Sofia, 2, Prof.Tsvetan Lazarov Str.
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"Professor Tsvetan Lazarov" Defence Institute performs the following functions:


1. Scientific research, applied research and development activities in the field of armaments, C4I systems, military equipment and military technical property;

 2. Support for the analysis of the state of armament, C4I systems, military equipment and military and technical property and preparation of prospective forecasts for their development;

 3. Support for integrated project teams, taking part in the preparation, scientific consultation and comprehensive implementation of programs and projects in the interest of defense;

 4. Provision of scientific and technical expertise to the activities of designing and building of integrated communication and information systems for management of the state and the armed forces;

5. Support and provision of scientific and technical expertise to the Armament Council to the Defense Capabilities Council;

6. Preparation of tactical and technical tasks, technical specifications and expertise, programs and methodologies for testing ,as well as standardization and other documents related to the acquisition of defense products;

7. Carrying out of laboratory, functional, acceptance testings and field tests of weapons, C4I systems, military equipment and military technical property, prepares protocols for their results, expert assessments, analyses  and proposals;

8. Implementation of methodological direction of the activities of the Central Artillery Technical Testing Ground;

9. Quality control and certification of military and specialized equipment , property and other products and systems for quality management in accordance with the standards and allied publications of NATO and the European Union;

10. Development , testing, storing and updating military and technical standards and documentation for armament, military equipment and property;

11. Metrological control, calibration and verification of measuring instruments;

12. Cooperation in the field of applied science and technology research, testing and certification of armament, equipment and property within NATO (NSPA, NCIA, CMRE, ACT, etc.), European Union (EDA etc.) ,as well as on a bilateral basis ;

13. Coordination and planning through its national representatives of science and research activities in international organizations in the field of science and technology for security and defense;

14. Participation in international projects and research groups in the field of security and defense;

15. Implementation of activities on ensuring aviation safety and airworthiness of military aircraft and aircraft - owned by the Ministry of Interior;

16. Implementation of activities related to registration and keeping the Register of military aircraft and aircraft - owned by the Ministry of Interior;

17. Carrying our military and economic analysis of armaments, equipment and systems to the armed forces;

18. Planning and organization of the procedures of adoption and implementation of standardization documents of NATO and the development of the information system;

19. Assisting the Minister in the protection and use of intellectual and industrial property rights of the Ministry of Defence ;

 20. Implementation of the activities under art. 24, para. 3 of the Law on Patent and Utility Models Registration;

21. Training for acquiring educational and scientific doctoral degree under accredited doctoral programs in the field of technical sciences;

22. Development of academic staff required to conduct scientific research and applied research and training of PhD students.


The patronal feats of the Defence Institute is held on February 25,the birthday of Professor Tsvetan Lazarov.


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