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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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Government approves projects for armoured vehicles and fighters totalling BGN 3.3 billion

Government approves projects for armoured vehicles and fighters totalling BGN 3.3 billion

16 May 2018 | 17:02 | FOCUS News Agency
Sofia. The approved project for the acquisition of armoured vehicles is estimated at BGN 1.46 billion, and the one for a new type of fighter is worth BGN 1.8 billion, Minister of Defence Krasimir Karakachanov told reporters. He explained that the project for armoured vehicles was for 150 units with a 12-year term of payment and an emphasis on local production, Focus News Agency reports. As part of the other project, the state wants to acquire at least 8 combat aircrafts for BGN 1.8 billion, with a 10-year term of payment. There will be options for new and second-hand fighters, Karakachanov said. The projects will be sent to the Parliament tomorrow.
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