Bulgaria govt approves plan to buy fighter jets, armoured vehicles

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SOFIA, May 16 (Reuters) - The Bulgarian government on Wednesday approved the purchase of up to 10 new or used fighter jets to replace its ageing Soviet-designed MiG-29s as well as the purchase of 150 combat vehicles, the defence minister said. NATO has encouraged its eastern members, such as Bulgaria which joined in 2004, to develop, buy and operate new alliance equipment compatible with older Soviet-era systems. However, the question of which warplanes to buy ...

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