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Bulgaria turns to Russia for MiG-29 logistics

14 December 2017

On 7 December the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in Sofia invited Russian Aircraft Corporation MiG (RSK MiG) to provide the Bulgarian Air Force (BuAF) with integrated logistical support for its 15 MiG-29 ‘Fulcrum’ twin-engine jet fighters for 48 months.

The single-source tender is aimed at allowing the BuAF to continue its quick-reaction alert mission from Graf Ignatievo Air Base, near Plovdiv, until Bulgaria acquires a new fighter, which under the most optimistic scenario will happen in 2020–22.

The Bulgarian MoD considers RSK MiG, the MiG-29’s manufacturer, to be the only company capable of providing reliable and comprehensive logistical support for the aircraft.



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