Parliament ratifies international contracts for purchase of eight F-16s on second reading
The Parliament has ratified the international contracts for the purchase of eight F-16 Block 70 aircraft on second reading.
The proposal for a second reading vote was made by the Chairman of the Defence Committee, GERB member Gen. Konstantin Popov, and it was adopted by the plenary. The four international contracts were signed by the U.S. on 13 June 2019, and by Bulgaria on 11 July 2019. The contracts aggregate the delivery of the whole package totalling USD 1,256,153,980. The law enters into force after its promulgation in the State Gazette.