The United State State department confirmed sale of F-16 to Bulgaria. The aircraft is F-16C/D block 70/72 variety. Approximately 3,000 operational F-16s are in service in 25 countries. With several types of precision-guided and unguided bombs.
Bulgaria currently relies on the United States and Britain to participate in joint air policing
Bulgaria’s Defense Minister Krasimir Karakachanov told reporters last December ” The acquisition of a new multipurpose fighter such as F-16V Block 70 from the United States, equipped with the latest generation radar and weaponry will improve significantly the combat capabilities of the Bulgarian air forces
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