: Represented By

Prof. Stefan Vodenicharov, D.Sc.
Director

  1. Prof. Stefan Vodenicharov, D.Sc.

: Overview

IMSETHC was founded in 1967.
IMSETHC is one of the leading organizations in Bulgaria in the field of national security and defence. Team of scientists and specialists of the IMSETHC, working in various fields of the engineering sciences, has a long-years experience in creating, development and manufacturing of high-tech security and defence systems and products.
National Center for Anti-terrorist Advanced Systems was founded 2008 at the IMSETHC.

Research and development activities

IMSETHC research activities are orientated to the following main directions:

  • metal science and heat treatment
  • casting, crystallization, structure and characteristics of metals and alloys
  • plasticity and fracture of materials
  • welding processes
  • ceramic and composite materials
  • ecologically free high-tech processes
  • machines and instrumental equipment for new materials and articles production
  • creating of high-tech products and systems for the defence industry

IMSETHC R&D activities in the field of security and defence are connected with creating, development and manufacturing of high-tech products and systems for:

  • protection against invasion by water, air and land
  • counteraction to terrorist operations
  • modernization of existing defence products

IMSETHC is involved in several international R&D defence projects:

  • NATO Program for protection of helicopters against RPGs – IMSETHC is leading organization
  • NATO Program for harbor protection against terrorist actions
  • NATO Program for development of anti-personnel mines alternative – the Institute is the leading organization on Bulgarian site
  • Bilateral project on improved protection of armored vehicles against kinetic projectiles and shape charges
  • Bilateral project on methods and systems for detection of improvised explosive devices

: Main products

The main defence products of IMSETHC are:

Products and systems against invasion by water:

  • Family of sea mines (anti-invasion mines, bottom mines, diversion (“Limpet”) mines)
  • High-tech underwater fuses for existing explosive devices and mines
  • Underwater anti-diversion devices
  • Underwater grenades
  • Hydro-acoustic management systems
  • Mine-laying equipment

Products and systems against invasion by land and air:

  • Family of anti-tank mines
  • Family of anti-helicopter mines
  • High-tech fuses for existing anti-tank mines
  • Remote controlled ignition systems
  • Armors for light and heavy armored vehicles
  • Means for personnel individual protection

Products and systems against terrorist action:

  • Systems for protection of harbors against underwater and surface terrorist attacks
  • Guard systems for protection of important sites and border areas
  • Means for protection of helicopters against RPGs
  • Family of hand grenades for terrorists catching and hostage saving operations
  • Equipment for explosive devices detection
  • Means for individual armor protection of anti-terrorism units officers

Company profile – prospects

Centre of excellence “Anti-terrorist Advanced Systems”

: Certificates

IMSETHC is certified in compliance with AQAP-2110 and ISO 9001:2000.
The Institute is certified under NATO and EU requirements for access to classified information on level “Secret”.

: Gallery

  1. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  2. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  3. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  4. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  5. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  6. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  7. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  8. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre
  9. Institute of Metal Science, Equipment and Technologies "Acad. A. Balevski" with Hydroaerodynamics Centre