Home/News/558 ARP Has Fulfilled the Contract for the Bulgarian Air Force Su-25 Aircraft’s Overhaul Reconditioning at a Fixed Time
News
12.02.2021

558 ARP Has Fulfilled the Contract for the Bulgarian Air Force Su-25 Aircraft’s Overhaul Reconditioning at a Fixed Time

On 11 February 2021, the eighth Su-25 attack aircraft (registration number 254) was delivered to the Bulgarian Air Force at Bezmer air base. Under the 2018 contract, this aircraft was the final to overhaul reconditioning at the 558 ARP JSC in Baranovichi (Republic of Belarus). The Bulgarian Defence Ministry’s Spokesman’s Service, reporting this, stresses that the contract for the Bulgarian Su-25 aircraft’s modernisation has been fulfilled at a fixed time.

Following the overhaul reconditioning, the aircraft gained additional combat capabilities: the arsenal of munitions used was expanded, the accuracy of hitting ground targets with the increase in the range was improved. The Su-25 fuselage lifespan was extended by 800 flight hours, and that of the R-95Sh turbojet engines by 500 hours. This will allow the Bulgarian Air Force to operate the Su-25 until 2027-2028 with a potential 10-year service life extension after another airframe and engine overhaul.

As previously reported, Bulgarian Chief of Defence Admiral Emil Eftimov during his visit to Bezmer air base on 10 December 2020 said: “This is a clear example of a consensus between the political and military leadership of the country on where to invest, when after careful analysis the right investment choices are made and the necessary results are achieved”.

After the evaluation of the received repaired and modernised aircraft, the Bulgarian Air Force will consider the possibility of sending six more Su-25 (4 – Su-25K and 2 – Su-25UBK) to Baranovichi under the current contract.


Back to the list

President of the Republic of Belarus www.president.gov.by Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus www.government.by Information export support website www.export.by National Law Portal of the Republic of Belarus www.pravo.by Unified State Register of Bankruptcy www.bankrot.gov.by Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Belarus www.mil.by State Committee on Property of the Republic of Belarus http://gki.gov.by/ru/ Collective Security Treaty Organization www.odkb-csto.org
  • Orsha Aircraft Repair Plant Joint Stock Company
  • Precise Electromechanics Factory Republican Production Unitary Enterprise (RPUE)
  • Private manufacturing unitary enterprise «BELTECH OPTRONICS»
  • BSVT – New Technologies LLC
  • OKB TSP Scientific Production Limited Liability Company (OKB TSP SPLLC)
  • VOLATAVTO JSC
  • Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant Joint-Stock Company (VOLAT)
  • Tekhnika Svyazi JSC
  • KB Radar JSC – Managing Company of Radar Systems Holding
  • Peleng JSC
  • Computer Research Institute NIIEVM Joint Stock Company
  • Minsk Research Instrument-Making Institute JSC (MNIPI JSC)
  • Gomel Design Office Luch JSC
  • Display Design Office JSC
  • State-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise Belvneshpromservice
  • Beltechexport Company CJSC
  • State-owned Foreign Trade Unitary Enterprise Belspetsvneshtechnika
  • ALEVKURP JSC
  • Agat – Electromechanical Plant JSC
  • AGAT–SYSTEM Joint Stock Company
  • AGAT – Сontrol Systems JSC – Managing Company of Geoinformation Control Systems Holding
  • 558 Aircraft Repair Plant Joint Stock Company (558 ARP)
  • 2566 Radioelectronic Armament Repair Plant JSC (REARP)
  • 140 Repair Plant Joint Stock Company