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Parliament approves modernisation projects for ground troops and air force

Parliament approves modernisation projects for ground troops and air force

8 June 2018 | 12:11 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The Parliament approved the modernisation projects worth over BGN 3 billion for the ground troops and the air force, Focus News Agency reports.
For the ground troops, the state plans to acquire 150 armoured units and additional equipment within 8 years after the signing of the supply contract. It is a BGN-1.4-billion project for a 12-year term, with deferred payment.
The package for the air force includes the acquisition of 16 fighters in two phases of 8 each. The first phase is estimated at BGN 1.8 billion. The defence ministry is considering F16, Eurofighter, Dassault Rafale or Gripen.
The second project is to provide operating capacity for air policing at the end of the third year after the supply contract comes into effect, and full capacity at the end of the fifth year.
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