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Washington wanted to learn the Russian secrets and bought 21 MiG-29 fighter jets

WASHINGTON, (BM) - When the Soviet Union collapsed in late 1991, the newly independent states within its former domain inherited enormous stockpiles of weapons the Red Army left behind. One of the most interesting cases involved the air force of the tiny former Soviet republic of Moldova. The new republic’s inventory consisted of 34 MiG-29

MiG-29 fighter jet of Iranian Air Force crashed near Azerbaijan

TEHRAN, (BM) - Iranian Air Force lost MiG-29 fighter. The incident occurred near the border with Azerbaijan, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, quoting Topwar. Read more: Iran might buy two dozen Su-57 fighters equipped with hypersonic air to air missiles According to Mehr news agency, the fighter was piloted by Colonel Mohammad Reza Rahmani,

Russia’s Rostec Ready to Discuss Su-57 Deliveries to India

MOSCOW, the Russian Federation (BulgarianMilitary.com) - On Monday (25th February), in an interview with the local state media, Viktor Kladov acting as a Director for International Cooperation and Regional Policy Department at the state corporation Rostec, expressed Russia’s readiness to hold talks with India on the deliveries of the Russian

India Buys 21 MiG-29 Fighters From Russia

NEW DELHI, India, (BulgarianMilitary.com) - Local media, citing a source in the military technical cooperation, reported that India started formal talks with Russia over a purchase of at least 21 MiG-29 fighter jets in order to bolster its ageing fleet, learned BulgarianMilitary.com. The unused Soviet-era aircraft currently sitting unassembled

Bulgarian Servicemen in Blue Bridge and Saber Junction 2018 Exercises

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com), 19 September 2018, Editor: Stanislava Georgieva, Photo credit: Sgt. Charles Johnston On 18 September, the Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29 pair and the Romania’s supersonic jet fighter MiG-21 took part in the annual joint flying training „Blue Bridge - 2018”, conducted since 2012 between the Bulgarian and…

Slovakia Has Decided to Replace its MiG-29s with F-16s

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia USA (BulgarianMilitary.com), July 11, 2018, Author: Galina Zdravkova, Photo credit: Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook/U.S. Air Force The photo shows an F-16 Fighting Falcon operated by the U.S. Air Force that is taking off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic announced on Wednesday that…

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…

Agreement on Maintenance of the Bulgarian MiG-29s Was Signed

SOFIA (Bulgaria), March 22, 2018, Source: Ministry of Defence of the Republic of Bulgaria, Editor: Galina Zdravkova (Bm), Photo Archive On 21st March 2018, the Ministry of Defence announced on their website that the framework agreement on integrated logistics maintenance of MiG-29 aircrafts was signed with the Russian Aircraft Building Corp RSK…

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 has decided to repair the MiGs for € 40 mln.

(SOFIA) (Photo by Airgroup 2000) - The Public Procurement Agency of the Republic of Bulgaria has published a tender for just over 40 million euros for the repair of the 15 MiG-29, reports the agency's website. The contract must be for 4 years and the repair itself should ensure the airworthiness of the aircraft. We remind you that only two…

Bulgarian Air Force Pilots Refuse to Fly Outdated MiG-29 Jets

Bulgaria's deputy defense minister confirmed on Tuesday that some military pilots will not take part in planned training this week. Some of the pilots from Graf Ignatievo air base will not perform training flights because of insecurity said Deputy Defense Minister Atanas Zapryanov. The pilots have blamed safety concerns related to aging…

Bulgaria’s Defense Ministry Denies Having Signed MiG-29 Repair Contract

No fighter jet repair contract has been signed between Bulgaria and Russian aircraft company MiG over the past months, the Defense Ministry in Sofia has said. Its remarks follow reports by TASS news agency, which quoted the head of MiG as saying at an international defense expo that such a deal was sealed at the end of 2016 about aircraft in…

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