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SAAB Gripen Played its Trump Card for the Deal of New Bulgarian Fighter Jets

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Lockheed Martin's presentation on 18 September in Sofia, with which the company officially made its offer for a sale of F-16 Block 72 to Bulgaria, undoubtedly turned out to be a strong move by the U.S. company, considering that it was the only from all participants that took this commercial practice. Today,…

Bulgarian Ministry of Defense Delegation Visits Sweden

SOFIA, Bulgaria, (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Yesterday, Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense, announced a forthcoming two-day visit of office delegates to Sweden, planned to take place on 27th and 28th September 2018. There, the Bulgarian delegation is lead by Deputy Minister of Defence, Atanas Zapryanov, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. During the visit,…

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…

Gripen E/F Will Be Offered With AEL Wide Area Display

Brasília (Brazil), April 5, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo: Saab Mikael Franzén, head of Gripen Brazil Business Unit  announced that wide area and head-up displays of AEL made in Brazil for the Saab Gripen E/F will be offered as a potential cockpit upgrade to purchasers of the next generation jet fighters, reported FlightGlobal.…

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…

Dogfight! F-16V Viper versus J-39E Gripen: Who Wins?

The rapidly approaching target is locked in the F-16V FCR (Fire Control Radar). Through his HUD (Heads-Up Display) and the JHMCS (Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System) helmet the pilot can see a diamond hovering in space, right where the locked target should be. However, it’s too soon to visually make out an aircraft. He squints, there is nothing to…

Bulgaria Govt, Opposition Clash over Fighter Jets

The majority of Bulgaria’s MPs on Thursday approved a report that recommends the revision of the procurement procedure for new fighter jets, alleging that there have been violations in the past. MPs from the ruling centre-right party GERB of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov also indirectly accused President Rumen Radev of corruption. The report,…

Bulgarian military industry to participate in army’s rearmament as well?

The Bulgarian army is professional and registers say it has staff of some 30,000. Back in the communist era the state was considered a frontline one and so Moscow would send generous portions of military equipment, considered modern for its time. After the fall of the Berlin wall and the collapse of the communist system, Bulgaria became first…

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 opts for Swedish Gripen combat jets

Bulgaria has decided to start talks with Sweden to acquire eight new Gripen combat jets made by Saab, Bulgarian interim Deputy Prime Minister Stefan Yanev said Wednesday, as the Balkan country seeks to replace its aging Soviet-designed MiG-29s. The Balkan country has picked the Swedish offer in preference to an offer from Portugal of secondhand…

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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