Better not throw away: Americans will give decommissioned fighters to Bulgaria as a “bonus”

The US Air Force intends to donate two F-16 fighter-bombers to the Bulgarian Air Force. This is reported by a number of media outlets with reference to the American diplomatic mission in Sofia.

“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 equipment and training of technical personnel of the Bulgarian Air Force”, – the words of American diplomats are quoted.

The fighters will be donated in connection with Bulgaria’s purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft from Lockheed Martin.