Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Romania proposes to pool resources with Bulgaria in purchase of new warplanes

Bulgaria News Network

Romania has offered to Bulgaria to pool resources and buy jointly new multi-purpous jet fighters for their airforces.

Bulgaria's Minister of Defence Veselin Bliznakov made the announcement after meeting his Romanian counterpart Teodor Melescanu in Sofia on Monday.

Bliznakov said pooling efforts would help the Balkan efforts cut costs for training pilots, maintenance and repair. Both Bulgaria and Romania have to replace their aging fleets of Soviet-made MiG-29 and MiG-21 fighters. Bliznakov didn't give any indication as to what sort of aircraft they would choose.

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