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Bulgarian Govt Approves Deal for Purchase of Eight F-16 Jets from US
11 07 2019Bulgaria's defence ministry said that the government has approved four draft agreements with the US worth a total of $1.256 billion (1.070 billion euro), for the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter jets. The agreements also provide for the delivery of munitions for the jets, Sidewinder AIM 9Х Block II missiles, and a multifunctional information distribution system joint tactical radio system (MIDS JTRS), the ministry said in a statement following the government's weekly meeting..The US will deliver six single-seat F-16 jets and two two-seat aircraft primarily used for training. The contracts are due to be signed by the parties to the deal and subsequently ratified by parliament.