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Bulgarian Defence Council approves fighter jets acquisition project

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Bulgaria
 
 
Bulgarian Defence Council approves fighter jets acquisition project
 
Bulgaria’s Defence Council has approved the investment project for acquiring new fighter jets for the country’s Air Force, public broadcaster BNR reported on Monday. The decision was taken by the consultative body within the Defence Ministry last week, according to BNR.
     
Bulgarian Defence Council approves fighter jets acquisition project 640 001A BAF MiG-29 fighter jet
     
Bulgaria's Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev told parliament’s Defence Committee on Thursday that the project would be submitted to the government for approval in the following days.

Nenchev said earlier that US$45mn had been earmarked in the 2016 budget as the first instalment in the procurement of a new-multi purpose combat aircraft and the manufacturers of Eurofighter, Gripen and F-16 jets had been contacted.

The Bulgarian Air Force (BAF) could have its ageing Soviet-made combat aircraft replaced by new multi-purpose warplanes in the next three to three-and-a half years, Nenchev said in January. The BAF actually operates ageing fleet of MiG-29 and Su-25K combat aircraft.

(Source: Sofia news agency)

 

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