Bulgaria issued yesterday Dec. 12 a RFP for the purchase of eight new or second-hand fighter jets. The country already asked Italy, Portugal, the United States to make offers to deliver them. The Bulgarian parliament already approved this $808 mn program, which aims to replace the country's ageing MiG-29 fighters and would improve compliance with NATO standards.
|A Bulgarian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29A takes off from the runway from the runway of Graf Ignatievo Air ForceBase, Bulgaria, during Operation "Thracian Star" on 13 October 2010|
(Credit: USAF/Staff Sgt. Benjamin Wilson)