F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Bulgaria probes for F-16 purchase

June 1, 2006 (by Lieven Dewitte) - The Bulgarian government has inquired about the options to purchase F-16 fighting falcons from Lockheed Martin, an official from the company announced Thursday.

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The Bulgarian Armed Forces are looking to acquire 16 fully equipped jets, upgraded to the latest standards.

Lockheed Martin would like to offer the F-16C/D Block 50/52 configuration to Bulgaria, the same version that is now being produced for Chile, Oman, Poland and Israel.

In September last year, Lockheed presented an F-16 cockpit demonstrator during the Fifth International Aviation Festival in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.