February 26, 2021 Minister of Defence of Bulgaria Mr. Krasimir Karakachanov visited Bezmer Air Force base (base of Su-25 aircraft dispatch) and made a flight on one of the two-seaters. Su-25 aircrfaft of Bulgarian Air Force have been overhauled and modernized at JSC “558 ARP”. Mr. Karakachanov noted that Su-25 aircraft are still main combat aircraft for infantry and navy missions support to fulfill day-and-night missions on the protection of sovereignty of Bulgaria. “For decades prior we have not gotten eight aircraft in combat readiness in possession”, - commented Mr. Karakachanov. Based on information of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence web-site (https://www.mod.bg). Additionally: JSC “558 ARP” have fulfilled the overhaul and modernization of Su-25(UB) aircraft since 1994. Up till now JSC “558 ARP” have performed the overhaul of more than 100 aircraft of the type. Under the overhaul JSC “558 ARP” perform deep modernization of Su-25 aircraft.