Bulgaria may sign deal with Russian firm on repairs to two MiG-29 fighters
Having said earlier that Bulgaria would not extend a costly contract with a Russian firm to maintain the country’s ageing fleet of MiG fighter aircraft, Defence Minister said that Bulgaria could sign a deal on having two repaired.
For several years, Bulgaria has faced the issue of replacing its non-Nato-standard Russian-made jet fighters with Western military aircraft.
No government has made a decision on the jet fighter acquisition, with part of the debate being whether to buy new fighters or to acquire second-hand ones.
Bulgaria could get a donation of second-hand US jet fighters from Washington. sofiaglobe