SOFIA, (BM) – The Bulgarian Council of Ministers has approved the F-16 purchase, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
„Lockheed Martin welcomes the Bulgarian cabinet’s decision to accept the Letter of Acceptance from the U.S. Government for eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft, the most advanced version of this benchmark NATO fighter available today.” the Communication manager of Lockheed Martin John Nilson said in a statement “This is another important milestone along the path to procuring the F-16 Block 70, which will be supported by a long-term program of partnership between the U.S., Bulgaria, Lockheed Martin, and Bulgarian industry and academia,“ also said.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls according unconfirmed information that the total price of F-16 Fighter Jets has been reduced to BGN 2.1 Billion.
The next step is the Parliament of the Republic of Bulgaria to vote the proposal of the Council of Ministers for purchase eight F-16s fighter jets.
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