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Bulgaria demands compensation from the United States for the delay in the delivery of F-16 fighters

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The Bulgarian authorities have begun negotiations with the Pentagon, demanding compensation for the delay in the delivery of F-16 fighter jets previously purchased by Sofia. This was stated by Minister of Defense Stefan Yanev.


Earlier, Prime Minister K. Petkov said that American aircraft would be handed over two years later than the deadlines agreed in the agreement (2023-2024). A failure in the production chains of the US military-industrial complex caused by the coronavirus epidemic was cited as the reason for the violation of contractual obligations.

As Yanev pointed out, “it’s too early to talk about a possible rejection of the aircraft,” although “the buyer can cancel the contract” or demand a refund. At the moment, a delegation is sent to the Pentagon to discuss "possible compensation that Bulgaria could receive."

As noted in the publication Mediapool, Sofia acquired the F-16 "to replace the MiG-29, which is being serviced in Russia." The repair of Soviet aircraft was accompanied by a campaign in the local press aimed at discrediting the competencies of the Russian Federation in this area. As a result, as it turned out, the delays were mainly provoked by the Bulgarian side, which stubbornly did not want to use Russian components for the restoration of fighters and was looking for spare parts in the stocks of third countries.

The deal to buy eight F-16s cost the budget $1,2 billion. At the same time, it is planned to purchase 8 more aircraft, but the new agreement is already estimated at $1,7 billion.

Good news is that this money can be paid in installments, since Bulgaria has the necessary credit history before the United States

- explained in the publication.

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  1. Aerodrome
    Aerodrome 19 February 2022 15: 45
    +12
    Bulgaria demands compensation from the US
    neighing ... at least something funny, lately ...
    1. Esso
      Esso 19 February 2022 15: 49
      +9
      Suddenly Blinkin about the lack of constructiveness and democracy in Bulgaria
    2. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 19 February 2022 15: 51
      +2
      Don't give tigers meat? Ugliness. laughing Did they learn from Ukraine to demand something? So soon Washington will be taxed. Ruin the American printing press.
      1. NDR-791
        NDR-791 19 February 2022 16: 00
        +3
        Quote: OrangeBigg
        So soon Washington will be taxed.

        A failure in the production chains of the US military-industrial complex caused by the coronavirus epidemic was cited as the reason for the violation of contractual obligations.

        Why are the Americans carrying some kind of nonsense. What if their contract was not insured against force majeure ??? I DO NOT BELIEVE!!!! That's just the version of the fu-16 for Bulgaria was not announced. Maybe it’s so reluctant to send such a version closer to the Russians that “I can’t even eat” (c).
        1. pytar
          pytar 21 February 2022 13: 45
          0
          Why are the Americans carrying some kind of nonsense. What if their contract was not insured against force majeure ??? I DO NOT BELIEVE!!!!

          Usually such contracts have insurance. In the event of damages, the insurance company pays.

          That's just the version of the fu-16 for Bulgaria was not announced.

          F-16 bl.70
          Late execution of the contact does not mean that it is thwarted. The planes will arrive, albeit with a delay of a year, a year and a half. Definitely! yes
    3. knn54
      knn54 19 February 2022 15: 56
      +2
      -At the same time, it is planned to purchase 8 more aircraft, but the new agreement is already estimated at $ 1,7 billion.
      "There are also sleeves from a vest, a circle from a bagel and ears from a dead donkey. Wholesale of the whole batch will be cheaper" ("12 chairs").
      1. pytar
        pytar 21 February 2022 13: 47
        0
        At the same time, it is planned to purchase 8 more aircraft, but the new agreement is already estimated at $ 1,7 billion.

        The first order provided for the supply of a limited amount of ammunition for aircraft. In the second order they are larger. This is where the price difference comes from.
    4. Pashhenko Nikolay
      Pashhenko Nikolay 19 February 2022 17: 35
      +1
      Well, yes. There, only the Turks are the first in line for compensation for f35. True, the cash desk for issuing compensation still does not open.
  2. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 19 February 2022 15: 47
    0
    Bulgarians, you will be vependrivate with the owner, you will fly on the trash that they will give you. over the Black Sea. There are enough lovers to spoil the air even without you. Only they roam around Europe. Not President Ze, but some kind of Shustle, only roaming here and there.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 19 February 2022 17: 36
      +2
      It's easier to shake something off the gypsies.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 19 February 2022 17: 44
        0
        From Romanians, don't get drunk! hi
  3. Bradley
    Bradley 19 February 2022 15: 52
    0
    Well, they have the right to break the deadlines.
    Maybe someone will be surprised, but such moments are discussed in the contract. So the US will have to pay for the delay in terms.
    1. BABAY22
      BABAY22 19 February 2022 16: 03
      +10
      Pay or not - not a fact. But the fact is that the next batch will cost the Bulgarians $0,5 billion more. Apparently already taking into account these "will pay".
      The Bulgarians gathered to withdraw money from the Americans. Oh well. lol
      1. expert
        expert 19 February 2022 16: 29
        -1
        They will last a couple more years, you see, they will "beat off" half the price.
    2. Nexcom
      Nexcom 19 February 2022 16: 12
      +2
      Formally, yes. In reality, it is unlikely that the Yankees will give the Bulgarians. They will get off. They will promise the first MOT for free for a delay or something. I think that the Bulgarians will not receive real money for the delay in delivery.
      1. Bradley
        Bradley 19 February 2022 17: 03
        -2
        Formally, yes. In reality, it is unlikely that the Yankees will give the Bulgarians. They will get off. They will promise the first MOT for free for a delay or something. I think that the Bulgarians will not receive real money for the delay in delivery.

        It depends on how they agree. The penalty can be paid by both maintenance and a set of parts, which again will be in the contract, with fines for the penalty.
        The United States will not get away with it, purely legally, the truth is on the side of Bulgaria. And it's better to lose a little money than a reputation.
        1. Nexcom
          Nexcom 19 February 2022 17: 10
          +1
          Yes, that's exactly what I meant. I also assume that the US will "pay" the fines with something else, maybe political preferences. Like they promise to buy something from the Bulgarians, or write off Bulgaria's debt to the United States. There are many options. But the Bulgarians will not be given live money.
          1. Bradley
            Bradley 19 February 2022 17: 14
            0
            Yes, that's exactly what I meant. I also assume that the US will "pay" the fines with something else, maybe political preferences. Like they promise to buy something from the Bulgarians, or write off Bulgaria's debt to the United States. There are many options. But the Bulgarians will not be given live money.

            Yes, I agree. They may not see real money, but they will still get a profit.
            1. abrakadabre
              abrakadabre 21 February 2022 06: 59
              +1
              but they will still get profit
              This is what the Americans have already received. As much as 1.2 billion profit. Now the Bulgarians will go overseas for a showdown, and according to the results, they will give another 1.7 billion in profit. Serve sexy. And they must remain.
              NATO partnership, it is...
          2. Gennady Zavalov_2
            Gennady Zavalov_2 19 February 2022 20: 21
            -2
            Yes, they will come up with some new European values, they will pay with them, it is possible with glass beads.
            1. abrakadabre
              abrakadabre 21 February 2022 07: 01
              0
              pay, you can and glass beads.
              Will they pay? Glass beads? Glass is worth the money. And in general, gentlemen are taken at their word.
          3. pytar
            pytar 21 February 2022 13: 40
            0
            or write off Bulgaria's debt to the United States

            Bulgaria has no debt to the US. For a decade, Bulgaria's trade turnover with the United States has been in surplus, approximately half a billion dollars. year. In general, Bulgaria's external debt to GDP ratio is one of the lowest in the EU.
        2. Nyrobsky
          Nyrobsky 19 February 2022 18: 26
          +1
          Quote: Bradley
          The United States will not get away with it, purely legally, the truth is on the side of Bulgaria. And it's better to lose a little money than a reputation.

          Well, let's just say that mattresses have a reputation for being bad as it is.
  4. Dizel200
    Dizel200 19 February 2022 15: 52
    +1
    Now the "local" Bulgarian will connect and explain that it's all different.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 19 February 2022 16: 45
      +1
      Quote: Dizel200
      Now the "local" Bulgarian will connect and explain that it's all different.
      lol I wonder how he / they will explain this
      The repair of Soviet aircraft was accompanied by a campaign in the local press aimed at discrediting the competencies of the Russian Federation in this area. As a result, as it turned out, the delays were mainly provoked by the Bulgarian side, which stubbornly did not want to use Russian components for the restoration of fighters and was looking for spare parts in the stocks of third countries
      this is what I want to hear, I’ll only cook nuts with beer repeat
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 19 February 2022 17: 06
        +1
        Yes ShchAZ, they admit it, yeah. laughing
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 19 February 2022 17: 27
          +1
          Well, let's wait a little
          Quote: Dizel200
          Now the "local" Bulgarian will connect and explain that it's all different.
          no hurry... Oh Moska, she knows ...
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  5. sen
    sen 19 February 2022 15: 53
    +1
    Bulgaria demands compensation from the United States for the delay in the delivery of F-16 fighters

    Riot on your knees
    1. abrakadabre
      abrakadabre 21 February 2022 07: 02
      0
      Riot on your knees
      Knee-elbow
  6. Nexcom
    Nexcom 19 February 2022 15: 53
    -1
    "Brothers" in his repertoire. Everything is owed to them, everything is owed to them. At first they demanded of us, swore in friendship and love that they would give them quickly, then they went over - they think they will break off more there. Now they began to demand from the "Owner". Well, let's see how their demands end.
    1. pytar
      pytar 21 February 2022 14: 03
      0
      Everything is owed to them, everything is owed to them.

      Is there a contract? There is! If you don't do it, pay a penalty! yes

      At first they demanded from us, swore in friendship and love that they would give them quickly, then they went over - they think they will break off more there.

      What is "love" in business?! belay They demanded the execution of the contract not faster, but ON TIME! You can't, why did you get down to business then? request
  7. pexotinec
    pexotinec 19 February 2022 15: 53
    +1
    They made me laugh. Slaves turned their tails on their masters.
  8. SKVichyakow
    SKVichyakow 19 February 2022 15: 54
    +1
    The Bulgarians got bolder. One can see the permissiveness and impunity of the unhealthy, they do not allow them to live in peace and sleep. The voice cut through, we decided to try it ourselves.
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 19 February 2022 16: 03
      +1
      Well, the Euro-Sumerians also "ran over", the Germans, rudely, and they wrote about it. And nothing, they got away with it.
      A bad example is contagious.
    2. expert
      expert 19 February 2022 16: 33
      0
      So Ukraine to them, with its own globe, as an example. The more stench, screams, rudeness and arrogance, the faster and more purposefully the entire democratic world revolves around them.
    3. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 19 February 2022 16: 49
      +4
      You are all evil - sinister: they believe in “democracy”, especially EU/NATA..., and here we are all so attacked lol They haven’t received the planes yet, let them think about what will happen when they receive
      1. Nexcom
        Nexcom 19 February 2022 17: 04
        +3
        Shh! That you are directing all the "democratic" nature of the United States to them in the bud? Let it be a pleasant surprise for them.
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 20 February 2022 00: 08
          +1
          I am silent, I am silent, but it will not be - they need to step on their rake, then they stubbornly do not want to know how others stepped on. In addition, they have an important argument - the main thing is that it should not be a "rake" of the Republic of Ingushetia / Union / RF, and will portray pleasure
  9. Emergency
    Emergency 19 February 2022 16: 02
    0
    "There is no money, but you hold on." (c) With musical greetings to the Bulgarian brothers, a big striped white bro. winked
  10. svp67
    svp67 19 February 2022 16: 26
    -1
    The Bulgarians were once again thrown ....
    1. Nexcom
      Nexcom 19 February 2022 16: 31
      0
      Why next? From the USSR, they received everything without a scammer. They were decently subsidized. And what was the point of throwing them then and in what? The time was different.
  11. tTshka
    tTshka 19 February 2022 16: 26
    0
    Bulgaria demands from the USA... funny
  12. TermNachTer
    TermNachTer 19 February 2022 17: 06
    0
    Cool))) "six" requires something from the godfather, smacks of the 95th quarter)))
  13. razved
    razved 19 February 2022 19: 50
    +1
    The deal to buy eight F-16s cost the budget $ 1,2 billion

    Something F-16s are golden, even if with additional ones ...
  14. DienBienPhu
    DienBienPhu 19 February 2022 20: 04
    +3
    The priority of the F-16 line is now deliveries to Taiwan. The reason for covid-19 that the US explained to Bulgaria is just nonsense.
  15. pytar
    pytar 21 February 2022 13: 16
    0
    The Bulgarian authorities have begun negotiations with the Pentagon, demanding compensation for the delay in the delivery of F-16 fighter jets previously purchased by Sofia. This was stated by Minister of Defense Stefan Yanev.

    A contract is a contract! If you don't do it on time, you'll pay compensation. RSK MiG paid, but they are still toiling with MiG repairs. But the Belarusian made the repair of the Bulgarian Sushki for 5 ++++! For that they received a special letter of thanks from the Bulgarian Defense Ministry!
    Bulgarian Su-25s refurbished at the Baranovichi plant, Republic of Belarus!





    ... MiG-29, which is being serviced in Russia. The repair of Soviet aircraft was accompanied by a campaign in the local press aimed at discrediting the competencies of the Russian Federation in this area. As a result, as it turned out, the delays were mainly provoked by the Bulgarian side, which stubbornly did not want to use Russian components for the restoration of fighters and was looking for spare parts in the stocks of third countries.

    Anonymous author created a fake! In fact, the delay was the fault of the RAC MiG, or rather, because of the logistical mess prevailing there! According to the terms of reference, the manufacturer had to replace the parts according to the pre-agreed sides of the standard. During the execution of the order, RAC MiG "suddenly" found that they did not have some of the critical parts in their warehouses! Because they haven't been made in a long time. The manufacturer suggested replacing with new modifications. It seems to be not a problem, but the RKS MiG requested a price three times more expensive, which significantly exceeded the budget! The customer did not agree to pay such money, justifying that the rise in price was not his fault! If the contractor does not know what is in his warehouses, why should the customer pay for this? We agreed on some things, but the RKS MiG has not yet completed the work, despite the renegotiation of the deadlines.