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Bulgarian PM Borissov: ‘We’ll buy new jet fighters when we’re ready’

Bulgarian PM Borissov: ‘We’ll buy new jet fighters when we’re ready’
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov has hit back after President Roumen Radev, a former Air Force commander, publicly criticised him about his statements hinting at a possible delay of years in acquiring new jet fighters.

While Bulgaria has received three bids to supply fighter aircraft, with a military expert committee ranking the bid by Sweden’s Gripen as top, Borissov and others in his government are showing scant urgency about proceeding with the long-delayed upgrade of the Air Force.

“Is the military going to consist only of fighters?” Borissov said on May 26. “A year ago, President Radev, then the Air Force commander, said that the MiGs had to be repaired because they could remain in use up to 2028. Isn’t that what he said?/IBNA

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