After the terrorist acts of September 11, 2001 in USA, on March 11, 2004 in Madrid and July 7, 2005 in London, a variety of measures have been taken to establish the prerequisites for prevention of such tragic incidents
The most important directions, relevant to the significance of losses due to successful terroristic attack from the wide functional palette, which is the base for development and consolidation of the internal security, include: borders security, protection against sea threats and protection of critical infrastructure.
Within the framework of the dynamically developing environment, the Republic of Bulgaria is becoming a key factor for building and maintenance of strategic power and transportation objects in national, regional and international plan, which substantially increase the risk of terrorist attacks. Therefore synchronized measures should be taken for prevention of the terrorist threats. They should be based on scientifically grounded, continuous, practically applicable, flexible and adaptive actions on behalf of the national bodies and organizations working on the problems related to prevention of terrorist threats.
All these, as well as the necessity of national autonomy in the anti-terrorist activity, became the ground to establish Centre for development of high-tech products and systems for providing security and protection of critical infrastructure objectives. Thus the Centre of excellence “Anti-terrorist Advanced Systems” was founded in year 2008.