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The USA will give the Bulgarian Air Force two decommissioned F-16 fighters

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The USA will give the Bulgarian Air Force two decommissioned F-16 fighters

The Bulgarian Air Force will soon be replenished with two F-16 fighters. According to the US Embassy in Sofia, the US Air Force will transfer two decommissioned F-16s to Bulgaria under the program "Transfer of Surplus Military Products to Foreign Countries", the aircraft will be delivered free of charge.


The US Embassy is pleased to announce that the US Air Force intends to transfer two decommissioned F-16 aircraft to the Bulgarian Air Force as soon as they receive the approval of the US Congress. At the request of the Bulgarian government, these two aircraft will be provided in accordance with the program "Transfer of surplus military products to foreign countries" for acquaintance with the technology and training of technical personnel of the Bulgarian Air Force

- said in the message of the US diplomatic mission.

It is clarified that the decision to transfer two decommissioned F-16s was made in connection with the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft by Bulgaria from Lockheed Martin.

Recall that Bulgaria buys eight F-16V fighters, the first F-16 should be delivered before the end of 2022, and the rest in 2023 and 2024. In the future, it is planned to purchase eight more F-16s. Lockheed Martin has already received a contract for the production of eight F-16 Block 70 multipurpose fighters for Bulgaria.

The cost of the contract for the supply of F-16 for the Bulgarian Air Force is $ 1,256 billion, which is almost 2% of the country's GDP. This contract caused fierce controversy in the country, the deal was even vetoed by the President of Bulgaria.

The new F-16 fighters should replace the Soviet-made MiG-29s, which are in a very poor condition. Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of Bulgaria announced a desire to sell Soviet fighters.
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  1. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 22 October 2020 13: 00
    +2
    It is clarified that the decision to transfer two decommissioned F-16s was made in connection with the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft by Bulgaria from Lockheed Martin.
    ..... Two written off for spare parts ... Not in the form of monuments to erect, to American soldiers - the liberators of Bulgaria from the communist tyranny ... laughing
    1. credo
      credo 22 October 2020 13: 08
      -1
      Quote: Daniil Konovalenko
      It is clarified that the decision to transfer two decommissioned F-16s was made in connection with the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft by Bulgaria from Lockheed Martin.
      ..... Two written off for spare parts ... Not in the form of monuments to erect, to American soldiers - the liberators of Bulgaria from the communist tyranny ... laughing

      It is hard to believe that the United States would donate even decommissioned planes. Most likely their cost, together with shipping, is included in the cost of the eight.
      1. jovanni
        jovanni 22 October 2020 13: 47
        0
        Quote: credo
        It is hard to believe that the United States would donate even decommissioned planes.

        Why for nothing! It's all for good behavior. They will continue to bark at Russia and smear with shit everything that she has done for Bulgaria, they will get something else ... Decommissioned ...
      2. Daniil Konovalenko
        Daniil Konovalenko 22 October 2020 15: 01
        +1
        Judging by the cons to me, you, Jovanni (Evgenevgen) did not approve of our comments ... laughing
        1. Nosgoth
          Nosgoth 27 October 2020 04: 22
          0
          Today's contingent of the site is including all sorts of psheks, tribals, puppies, turchata with their sixes, God's chosen ones, Russian liberda, etc. No wonder that the Russophobic on the Russian site is above the roof.
  2. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 22 October 2020 13: 00
    -1
    A wide gesture))) I remember the sale of F - 16 to Poland, which could not take off))) Why would the Bulgarians write off "falcons", dismantled for parts or handed over to scrap metal?)))
    1. AlexVas44
      AlexVas44 22 October 2020 13: 27
      +5
      Judging by the text, it is not spare parts or scrap, but as educational exhibits - "for acquaintance with equipment and training of technical personnel of the Bulgarian Air Force "
      1. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 22 October 2020 14: 28
        0
        Also the first thing that came to mind.
        My uncle in ShMAS, in Novograd Volynsky, had a MiG 23, which you could climb into, turn on all kinds of toggle switches and indicators, headlights, devices "came to life". And you could also turn on the engine simulator and a hum was heard from behind)))
  3. marchcat
    marchcat 22 October 2020 13: 00
    +1
    "Good gift! It’s too lazy to even make it out (you have to invest money), let the Bulgarians invest. Business however.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 22 October 2020 13: 22
      0
      Quote: marchcat
      "Good gift!

      "Fear the Danes who bring gifts"! And it is still relevant.
  4. Livonetc
    Livonetc 22 October 2020 13: 00
    0
    "The US Embassy is pleased to report"
    From which only people do not get pleasure.
  5. 2 Level Advisor
    2 Level Advisor 22 October 2020 13: 01
    -3
    to monuments or a park? a great bonus, two decommissioned aircraft, an ancient modification .. cheaply carried out .. and the Americans in their repertoire, stuff like a bonus ..
  6. iouris
    iouris 22 October 2020 13: 01
    +6
    Not "written off", but "decommissioned" (ie in storage). They "write off" technical objects that have reached the "limit state", i.e. objects, the further operation of which is impossible.
  7. Starover_Z
    Starover_Z 22 October 2020 13: 02
    0
    The Bulgarian Air Force will soon be replenished with two F-16 fighters. According to the US Embassy in Sofia, the US Air Force will transfer two decommissioned F-16s to Bulgaria under the program "Transfer of Surplus Military Products to Foreign Countries", the aircraft will be delivered free of charge.

    And repair - "For money"! I remembered:
    America gave Russia a steamer!
    It has wheels in the back and a terribly quiet ride!
  8. vka
    vka 22 October 2020 13: 13
    -1
    Delivery from far abroad !!!!
  9. Pete mitchell
    Pete mitchell 22 October 2020 13: 16
    +6
    Wait, now the Bulgarians will catch up with applause.
    By the way, there is no reason to slander: the article clearly states
    for acquaintance with the technique and training of technical personnel of the Bulgarian Air Force
    You can't refuse striped ones in the ability to promote their products and gain a foothold in the markets, the bastards work competently. A pair of 16s from AMARC striped are worthless.
  10. askort154
    askort154 22 October 2020 13: 21
    -1
    the program "Transfer of surplus military products to foreign countries", the aircraft will be delivered free of charge.

    In Russia, such places are called "Vtorchermet", or "Metal collection points"
  11. APASUS
    APASUS 22 October 2020 13: 22
    +4
    They will give more, I can argue. Now Bulgaria is switching to American armament, the Americans are very pragmatic in promoting their planes. They will give a couple, they will make a 70 percent discount on the next 2. But the contract with Bulgaria will not be missed
  12. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 22 October 2020 13: 25
    -5
    Well, surprisingly, the F-16 will be presented, not the Farman.
  13. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 22 October 2020 13: 29
    -2
    Leftovers from the master's table.
  14. zwlad
    zwlad 22 October 2020 13: 31
    -1
    The US Air Force will transfer two decommissioned F-16s to Bulgaria as part of the program "Transfer of surplus military products to foreign countries", the aircraft will be delivered free of charge.

    Well, why so petty. Transfer a couple more decommissioned carriers. Fortunately, there is where to "swim".
  15. aleks neym_2
    aleks neym_2 22 October 2020 13: 34
    -1
    see, the brothers-brothers roll down to the king of borisca! and when a roast rooster bites into the same place, run to Russia - they run under the wing of mother
    1. Arthur 85
      Arthur 85 22 October 2020 14: 24
      -1
      Interestingly, at least this time, instead of Slavophilism, will these "brothers" be brought to their noses a corresponding object?
  16. Mavrikiy
    Mavrikiy 22 October 2020 14: 12
    0
    The USA will give the Bulgarian Air Force two decommissioned F-16 fighters
    A gift horse .... all the more so, to fly it, for some reason and somewhere it is necessary. repeat And we don't fix Migi for them.
  17. Vitaly Tsymbal
    Vitaly Tsymbal 22 October 2020 14: 14
    -3
    Everyone who buys a Mercedes, Zaporozhets is free ...
    The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce

    Knowing the American dream of many, many dollars in your pocket, you understand how much pleasure the US diplomats got from the "shifter brothers" ...
  18. Coconut
    Coconut 22 October 2020 14: 17
    -2
    They will write it off to Bulgaria and call it a gift ... laughing
  19. Arthur 85
    Arthur 85 22 October 2020 14: 21
    -1
    And under the Soviet Union, all these holos ... Pupens were supplied with new MiGs for "thanks" ... There is such a song: "To whom? Why?" ... And it was necessary to undress them, like sidor goats, allies, to zero. You look, and all sorts of talc would not whine on TV, but rejoice.
    1. Say Tooth
      Say Tooth 22 October 2020 14: 45
      +2
      I'm sorry, I can't think of "any talcum powder". If it's not difficult, please explain, please.
      1. Arthur 85
        Arthur 85 22 October 2020 16: 32
        -1
        Well, this bad man sang there about the executed notebook of the tsarist general, apparently so as not to work. And there would be a lot of highly paid places in the Union for doing nothing in show business, so he would not whine, but on the contrary, eating caviar by both cheeks, told how good it is to live in a Soviet country ... And we, instead of feeding from the belly of talcum powder -buzov-dudey, supplied planes to "brothers", because of which they lost the war for jeans (crossed out) for the minds.
  20. to bite
    to bite 22 October 2020 16: 05
    +2
    Ukraine is probably offended? laughing Or are they waiting for the decommissioned F-35?