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Admiral Emil Eftimov

Bulgarian fighter jets regularly intercept Russian bombers

There is nothing extraordinary in the situation in which Bulgarian fighter jets were launched in the air because of Russian bombers in the Black Sea, commented Bulgaria's Chief of Defence Admiral Emil Eftimov. This is not the first time such a..

21.05.20 19:22 |
Bulgarian Ministry of Defense

Bulgaria now able to pay in instalments for military equipment from United States

Bulgaria will now be able to purchase military equipment and pay in instalments under new contracts with the USA. This is what the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency wrote to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense. The opportunity to pay in instalments..

08.04.20 18:52 |

The Pentagon agrees with Lockheed Martin on Bulgarian F-16s

The contract between Lockheed Martin and the United States Air Force for the production of the F-16 Block 70 aircraft is expected, Bulgaria's Ministry of Defence has commented. The announced deadline for implementation, January 2027, is in line with the..

03.04.20 19:56 |

President Radev vetoes ratification of F-16 aircraft deal

Bulgarian President Rumen Radev has vetoed the ratification of the deal for new fighter jets for the Air Force. The head of state has returned to parliament the ratification of agreements related to the acquisition of F-16 Block 70 from the United..

23.07.19 15:35 |

F-16 fighter jets should be paid immediately: Premier Boyko Borissov

Bulgaria should pay immediately for the 8 new F-16 fighter jets which will be acquired by the Bulgarian Armed Forces, this country’s Premier Boyko Borissov said in the presence of Bulgarian ambassadors and diplomats and added that these fighter jets..

18.07.19 15:41 |

Bulgarian F-16 fighter aircraft to protect North Macedonia’s air space as well

I spoke with my counterpart Zoran Zaev last week that if we acquire the new fighter aircraft we will protect the air space of North Macedonia as well. This will be good for them and for us, Bulgaria’s Premier Boyko Borissov, who attended the military..

12.06.19 18:05 |
Eric Rubin

US ambassador Eric Rubin hopes the F-16 negotiations will be concluded quickly

US ambassador to Bulgaria Eric Rubin expressed the hope that the negotiations on the F-16 fighter jets will be concluded quickly. He said, for the Bulgarian National Radio, that after the approval by US Congress, reaching an agreement was up to the..

05.06.19 16:02 |

F-16 negotiations continue and there is no final offer yet

Following the approval of the US Congress for Bulgaria buying F-16 aircraft, Lockheed Martin said negotiations continue. The 1.6 billion USD estimate of the Congress should not be considered the last. The US government is yet to send its offer to..

04.06.19 14:40 |

US Congress approves sale to Bulgaria of F-16 fighter jets

The US Congress has approved the sale of eight F-16C/D Block 70/72 multirole fighter jets to Bulgaria, with support, for an estimated cost of USD 1.673 billion. Within the next two weeks the American side is to submit a draft contract to the..

04.06.19 10:01 |
Bulgaria’s Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov

Bulgaria will not compromise on capability and equipment of F-16

The negotiations with the USA for the purchase of F-16 fighter aircraft will continue until that intersection point that is acceptable for both countries is found, Bulgaria’s Minister of Defense Krasimir Karakachanov said. Minister Karakachnov rejected..

31.05.19 15:56 |
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