Pakistan is to make its own proposal to Bulgaria concerning the overhaul of its aircraft fleet, media reports suggest.
Currently the US, Italy and Sweden have been bidding to answer Bulgaria's need to have a squadron of 16 fighter jets replacing the existing one which is made up of Russian-made outdated MiGs.
Greek authorities have so far rescued 18 crew members of a Cypriot-flagged freighter which ran aground off the Aegean island of Andros early on Wednesday, according to reports.
According to Air Force General Staff Officer to protothema.gr on the deadly crash occurred Monday, January 26 in Spain, where eleven Greek and French pilots died, the crush was not caused from engine failure, as was originally indicated, but from damage to the control system of the F-16.
Spanish "El Pais" also reports that the Greek fighter aircraft had damage to the control system.
Bulgaria might opt to send its old MiG-29s to Poland for refurbishment, a defense news website has suggested.
In a text on Bulgaria, Defense Industry Daily points to the fact that carrying out hardware updates of MiGs in Russia is "awkward" nowadays for Eastern Europe with NATO's moves in the region.