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Bulgarian MiG-29s to be overhauled in Poland

Poland takes over the repair of 6 MiG-29 engines. The Ministry of Defence announced that it has signed a contract with Poland with the aim of ensuring that MiG-29 aircraft are airworthy and reach operational capability for combat duty with the new F-16..

11.08.23 14:00 |
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No bidders for MiG-29 fighter jet engines, MoD terminates procurement procedure

The Ministry of Defence has terminated the public procurement procedure for the delivery of 6 overhauled engines for MiG-29 fighter aircraft, the Bulgarian news agency BTA reports, citing data from the public procurement register. The reason..

12.07.23 14:46 |

Ukraine will repair engines for the Bulgarian MiG-29 fighters

A Ukrainian plant will repair six engines for the Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter aircraft, it became clear from the decision on the public procurement.  For this purpose, Bulgaria  undertakes to pay BGN 15.5 million without duty and VAT...

24.06.23 10:05 |

The US has recommended that Bulgaria continue to exploit MiG-29s, defence minister says

“The US cannot provide Bulgaria with F-16s as a replacement platform. They ardently recommend that we continue the exploitation of the MiG-29 jets,” said Minister of Defence in the caretaker cabinet Dimitar Stoyanov during a hearing at the..

18.05.23 09:32 |
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Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense: There have been no talks on the free provision of fighter aircraft to Ukraine

The Ministry of Defence has not held any talks on the free provision of Bulgarian MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine, reads a statement of the defense ministry. Earlier in the day, CNN reported that according to one of the Pentagon documents leaked..

10.04.23 17:39 |

Sofia offered Kiev its Soviet fighter jets, leaked secret Pentagon report says

Sofia has offered to donate its MiG-29s to Kiev, according to highly classified Pentagon documents leaked online in recent weeks , CNN reports. On February 23 , the report says, Bulgaria expressed willingness to donate its fleet of MiG-29 jets to..

10.04.23 13:56 |

First engine for MiG-29 arrives from Poland

The engine was expected in late January as part of a deal with Poland to supply two engines for MiG-29. A few days ago, the Acting Minister of Defense, Dimitar Stoyanov, said that a contract for the second engine is about to be signed.  The Ministry..

31.03.23 19:43 |

Poland to send four MiG-29s to Ukraine

Poland will supply Ukraine with an initial batch of four MiG-29 fighter jets, Polish President Andrzej Duda announced . According to him, this will happen in the next few days, and the plan is for the country to receive a total of 12 planes later. On..

17.03.23 09:36 |
Dimitar Stoyanov, caretaker defence minister

Modernization program of the Bulgarian army is not financially secure: Defence Minister

The caretaker Minister of Defence Dimitar Stoyanov has commented that there are gaps and ambiguities in the decision adopted by the last parliament on the modernization of the Bulgarian army by 2032. No financial security has been envisaged, he claims...

06.02.23 14:33 |

President Radev: MPs get caught up in campaign rhetoric when they have a job to do

The National Assembly is visibly becoming more and more overwhelmed by scandals and campaign speeches , while it has important tasks to perform, such as the adoption of laws in relation to the Recovery and Resilience Plan and Bulgaria's accession to the..

06.01.23 15:39 |
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