Bulgarian Air Force

Bulgaria, US Begin Preparations for Joint Air Training "Thracian Eagle 2016"

Eight F-15 C/D fighter jets from the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard were relocated on Thursday to Bulgaria's Graf Ignatievo Air Base.

The jets were relocated for their participation in the joint Bulgarian-US air training "Thracian Eagle - 2016", the press service of the Bulgarian defence ministry informs.

Bulgaria Launches Public Tender for Purchase of Ten MiG-29 Engines

The Bulgarian defence ministry informed on Friday that it has launched a public tender for the supply of ten engines for MiG-29 fighter jets.

The engines can be either new or repaired ones and are needed to extend the operational capacity of five fighter jets, daily Sega informs.

BGN 9 M Plant in Bulgaria to Manufacture Airbus, Boeing Parts

An US company will invest more than BGN 9 M in the construction of a plant for the production of airplane components for the leading aircraft manufacturers.

The plant of 2000 square metres will be located near Sofia airport and will produce parts for the control of the fuel system, as well as components for the wings and tail.

Bulgaria Approves Major Military Overhaul

Bulgaria's government approved three investment projects to modernizing the country's navy and air force worth over 2.4 billion leva [around 1.2 billion euro] on Wednesday.

The projects concern buying new fighter jets and multi-functional patrol ships, as well extending the lifespan of a minimum of ten MiG-29 fighter jets.

Defence Council Endorses Project for New Jets for Bulgarian Air Force

Bulgaria's Defence Council has approved the investment project for acquiring new fighter jets for the country's Air Force, public broadcaster BNR reported on Monday.

The decision was taken by the consultative body within the Defence Ministry last week, according to BNR.

Bulgaria Could Have New Combat Aircraft after 3-1/2 Years - Defence Minister

The Bulgarian Air Force could have its ageing Soviet-made combat aircraft replaced by new multi-role warplanes in the next three to three-and-a half years, Defence Minister Nikolay Nenchev said on Wednesday.

The government commission tasked with studying the available options is expected to submit a report by the end of March, Nenchev told bTV broadcaster.