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NATO is sending F-16s to Bulgaria for the Thracian Star exercise

Greek F-16 aircraft will fly this week over Bulgaria as part of the joint flight training "Thracian Star".

During the flight training, air combat with medium-altitude fighters, defensive and offensive air operations, tactical interceptions, visual aerial reconnaissance, low- and ultra-low-altitude route flights, close air support, search and conditional strikes on land (sea) objects.

Romania to Buy F-35 Fighter Jets from the US

Romania will purchase F-35 Lightning II fighter jets from the US, the Supreme National Defense Council decided at its meeting today, BTA reported.

Members of Romania's Supreme Council of National Defense approved the so-called "Concept for achieving operational air defense capability with fifth-generation multi-role aircraft", announced the administration of President Klaus Iohannis.

Türkiye, US continue talks over F-35 issue

The delegations of the Turkish Defense Ministry and the U.S. Department of Defense held the second round of F-35 fighter jets consultations in Washington on Jan. 19, Türkiye's Defense Ministry has informed.

"The delegations agreed upon the continuation of the consultations. The following meeting is scheduled to take place in Ankara in spring 2023," said the statement.

‘Modernization plans of F-16s vital for Türkiye’

Türkiye has to give importance to the modernization plans to balance the air power in the Aegean in case of Greece's new aircraft projects, retired Turkish Air Force commander General Abidin Ünal has aid, adding that Türkiye should also rely on its domestic infrastructure.

One of the most discussed issues recently is the balance of power in the air force between Türkiye and Greece.

Bulgarian General: All of our Su-25 Aircraft are Home, at Bezmer Airport

"All Su-25 aircraft that are state-owned (of the Bulgarian Army) are at Bezmer Airport." This is what general Konstantin Popov, former head of defense, told bTV on the occasion of a publication in "Bloomberg" that Ukraine currently has 14 Bulgarian Su-25 aircraft.

Bulgaria’s Ministry of Defense: We have Not Provided NATO countries with Su-25 Aircraft for Ukraine

"The Ministry of Defense has not sold and/or provided NATO countries with Su-25 aircraft intended for Ukraine." This was stated by the Ministry of Defense to the media regarding information in "Bloomberg" that Bulgaria sold 14 Soviet-made Su-25 attack aircraft to NATO member countries, which handed them over to Ukraine.