Greece 'in Talks' with Bulgaria over F-16 Fighters
Monday, 13 October 2014
Athens and Sofia are in talks about Bulgaria's possible purchase of second-hand F-16, a Greek media outlet argues. Bulgarian defense officials have now approached Athens about the prospect to purchase eight Fighting Falcon jets, Kathimerini's English-language website wrote earlier this week, citing unnamed sources. The first time such a possibility was discussed back in March, when then Defense Minister Angel Naydenov met counterpart Dimitris Avramopoulos in Athens, Kathimerini says. Specialized Bulgarian pan.bg cites Kathimerini website's Greek-language version, according to which the deal with Greece will soon be carried out, bringing "at least a few hundred million euros into the Greek economy."