Bulgaria mulls buying 8 more F-16 fighter jets

Bulgaria's prime minister Boyko Borissov said on Tuesday, September 29, that the government is considering the acquisition of a further eight F-16 Block 70 fighter jets, as well as three-coordinate radar systems and other defence equipment.

This demonstrates Bulgaria's commitment to form a long-term strategic partnership with Lockheed Martin, the government press office quoted Borissov as saying during a meeting with representatives of the U.S. aerospace and defence company.

In 2019, Bulgaria agreed and paid in full for the $1.2 billion (1 billion euro) purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter jets from the U.S.. 

The deal envisages the delivery of six single-seat F-16 jets and two two-seat aircraft used for training, as well as supply of weapons for the jets, Sidewinder AIM 9Х Block II missiles, and a multifunctional information distribution system joint tactical radio system (MIDS JTRS).


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