Bulgaria's Council of Ministers on 16 May approved the acquisition of new combat aircraft for the Bulgarian Air Force (BuAF) and 150 new combat vehicles for the Bulgarian Land Forces (BuLF).
The acquisition of a new combat aircraft is a two-phase project to equip the BuAF with 16 jet fighters to replace 15 Soviet-era MiG-29s. For the first phase of this procurement, Sofia approved BGN1.8 billion (USD1.08 billion) to be paid over 10 years for the acquisition of at least eight jet fighters, in addition to related weapons, ground training and support equipment, flying and technical personnel training, and integrated logistics for a period of three years.
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