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A Delegation of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence Will Visit the USA

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 21 August 2018, Editor: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Lockheed Martin/ F-16 Block 70 A delegation of the Bulgarian Ministry of Defence led by the Deputy Defence Minister Atanas Zapryanov will visit the USA from 27th to 31st August 2018, learned BulgarianMilitary.com The visit is organized after an…

Official: Bulgaria Will Request Bids for 5 Combat Aircrafts and Their Modifications

SOFIA, Bulgaria, July 26, 2018, Author: Boyko Nikolov, Photo credit: Eurofighter On the website of the Defence Ministry of the Republic of Bulgaria a document was published entitled “Acquisition of a new type of combat aircraft – updated investment cost project”, which actually presents the intention of the country to purchase new combat…

Modernization of the Bulgarian Air Force – not Related to the Situation in Syria

SOFIA (Bulgaria), April 13, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Bulgarian MiG-29/Krasimir Grozev/wikipedia.org The Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov stated in a talk show of the Bulgarian national television channel bTV on Thursday (12th April) that the current procurement initiatives for fighter…

Israel Will Enter the Competition for Bulgarian New Fighters

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 19, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo by Wikipedia According to the said by the Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov on Monday (March 19, 2018), Israel will be invited to participate in the competition for selection of a supplier of new fighters for the Bulgarian Army, reported mediapool.bg. Karakachanov…

Bulgaria to Seek Proposals on New F-16s, Eurofighter Typhoons

Bulgaria will ask for proposals from Portugal on providing new U.S. F-16s and from Italy on new Eurofighter Typhoons, to ensure fair competition with Sweden’s Gripen, as the country seeks to buy eight fighter jets. Bulgaria is looking to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s, but plans to buy Gripen warplanes were put on hold last month…

Saab expects talks to supply jets to Bulgaria to start within months

The previous interim government in Sofia had said talks should start with Sweden for the purchase of eight Gripen aircraft, but current Prime Minister Boyko Borissov has cast doubts on whether Sofia should rush into a deal, estimated at 1.5 billion levs ($860 million). The defense ministry, looking to replace ageing MiG-29 aircraft, had picked…

Bulgaria gets three bids to supply eight fighter jets

Bulgaria has received offers from Italy, Sweden and Portugal to supply eight new or secondhand fighter jets as the Balkan country seeks to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29 fighters, the Defence Ministry said on Monday. Bulgaria plans to spend about 1.5 billion levs ($820 million) to buy new aircraft to improve compliance with NATO…

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