Bulgaria’s Cabinet asks Parliament to ratify deal with Poland on MiG-29s

Bulgaria’s Cabinet, at a meeting on October 28, approved the intergovernmental agreement with Poland on repair and maintenance of Bulgarian Air Force Soviet-made MiG-29s and asked the National Assembly to ratify it.

The agreement, signed in Warsaw on October 22, aims to ensure the continuing airworthiness of Bulgarian Air Force MiG-29s in view of the security of the country’s airspace and adequate participation in air policing tasks as a member of Nato, a government media statement said.

It will enter into force after approval by the National Assembly.

The agreement aims to ensure the airworthiness of MiG-29 aircraft, providing for arrangements for repair of six engines, as well as for temporary use of two engines property of Poland for a period of two years.

The agreed repair price amounts to 1 023 000 euro per engine and the transportation costs will be borne by the Polish side. The first two Polish engines will be delivered within 20 days as of the date of entry into force of the agreement.



The Sofia Globe staff

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