F-16 Block 72 offered to Bulgaria?

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Unread post22 Dec 2018, 13:47

UPDATE 1-Bulgaria ready to choose F-16 fighter jets for its airforce

SOFIA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Bulgaria’s defence ministry commission recommended on Friday that the government starts talks with the United States to buy new F-16 war planes to improve its compliance with NATO standards, the defence minister said on Friday.

The United States, Sweden and Italy have filed bids to supply Bulgaria with eight fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s, in a tender estimated at 1.8 billion levs ($1.05 billion).

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Unread post23 Dec 2018, 23:38

Bulgaria announces F-16V Block 70 procurement to replace ageing MiG-29s
Dec 23, 2018

The Bulgarian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has announced a plan to procure eight F-16V Block 70 fighter jets aimed at replacing its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s.

On Friday, Bulgaria’s defense ministry commission recommended that the government starts talks with the United States to buy new F-16V Block 70 fighter aircraft to improve its compliance with NATO standards.

“The acquisition of a new multipurpose fighter such as F-16V Block 70 from the United States, equipped with the latest generation radar and weaponry will improve significantly the combat capabilities of the Bulgarian air forces,” Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov told reporters on Friday.

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Unread post24 Dec 2018, 02:15

Just show the opportunity that India missed. When the US and Lockheed Martin offered them the whole F-16 production line years ago. (MMRCA) As today India could be building new F-16's for all of these recent orders. (in addition to theirs) :bang:
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Unread post16 Jan 2019, 16:28

SOFIA, Bulgaria (BulgarianMilitary.com) – Тoday, after holding a heated debate, Bulgaria’s Parliament, in the end, approved the government’s proposal to start negotiations with the U.S. on the purchase of new F-16V Block 70 fighters as well as the future contract to deviate from the Bulgarian requirements. The cabinet’s proposal was voted today as the first item on the agenda, and it was adopted with the key support of MRF MPs, after the parliamentary groups of BSP and PP Volya, Ataka and NFSB voted against, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.
This allows the negotiations between the Bulgarian Government and the U.S. on the purchase of the aircraft to be more flexible. The Defence Minister Krasimir Karakachanov explained that if they are unsuccessful, talks with Sweden on Gripen fighters, will be held.

Source: https://bulgarianmilitary.com/2019/01/1 ... -approval/
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Unread post04 Jun 2019, 17:57

The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale to Bulgaria of F-16C/D Block 70/72 fighter aircraft and related equipment for an estimated cost of up to $1.673 billion, the Pentagon said on Monday.

The Pentagon announced that the Government of Bulgaria has requested to buy eight F-16 C/D Block 70/72 aircraft with spare parts, weapons and engineering and logistical support services.

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Source: https://defence-blog.com/news/u-s-state ... garia.html
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Unread post05 Jun 2019, 22:25

It's Block 70, at least DSCA claims so

https://www.dsca.mil/major-arms-sales/b ... ft-support
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Unread post08 Jun 2019, 04:17

This is a good buy for Bulgaria, would like to see them purchase more in the future.
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