Bulgarian government approves 183M leva projects to overhaul MiG-29, Su-25 combat aircraft

Bulgarian government approves 183M leva projects to overhaul MiG-29, Su-25 combat aircraft
Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borissov’s Cabinet has approved an 81 million leva project to overhaul eight MiG-29 fighter jets and a 99 million leva project to overhaul Su-25 fighter-bombers, a government statement on November 28 said.

The move, involving proposed spending of more than 183 million leva (about 93.5 million euro) on overhauling the Bulgarian Air Force’s ageing Soviet-made combat aircraft comes as a process to choose a modern Nato-standard fighter jet is pending.

The government statement said that the investment project to ensure the airworthiness of the MiG-29s was directly related to Bulgaria carrying out its air policing tasks as part of Nato duties./IBNA

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