Bulgarian Parliament Approves Plan to Buy Fighter Jets, Warships

  • Government to buy eight combat planes worth 1.5 billion lev
  • Black Sea country to order 2 warships worth 820 million lev

Bulgarian lawmakers approved the government’s plan to buy fighter jets and warships costing as much as 2.3 billion lev ($1.3 billion), to replace outdated Soviet-era armament as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization increases its defense capability in eastern Europe.

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