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Bulgaria to support NATO air-to-air refuelling capabilities with new infrastructure projects

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Bulgaria
 
 
Bulgaria to support NATO air-to-air refuelling capabilities with new infrastructure projects
 
Bulgarian government on Wednesday May 4 approved the construction of infrastructure projects in the country's military airports which would support air-to-air refueling of NATO jets, officials have confirmed. The aim was to support NATO air operations, missions and tasks, the government said in a statement.
     
Bulgaria t support NATO air to air refuelling capabilities with new infrastructure projects 640 001A US Air Force (USAF) KC-10 Extender, 305th/514th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire Air Force Base (AFB), New Jersey (NJ), prepares for takeoff from Burgas Airport, Bulgaria, during Operation Iraqi Freedom
(Credit: US Air Force)
     
The construction would be funded by the NATO Security Investment Program, the statement read.

Bulgaria would thus fulfill its commitments arising from the country's membership in NATO, and increase operational capabilities to ensure national security and integration in the collective defense, it said.

Bulgaria hosted U.S. military refueling aircraft at Burgas Airport near the Black Sea in 2001, 2003 and 2011, when they supported operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.

 

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