A General Dynamics (Lockheed-Martin) F-16C of the Hellenic Air Force (Elliniki Polemiki Aeroporia) at Kleine Brogel AB, Belgium in 2007. (Image © Marcel Burger)

Greek F-16s might fly for Bulgaria

A General Dynamics (Lockheed-Martin) F-16C of the Hellenic Air Force (Image © Marcel Burger)
A General Dynamics (Lockheed-Martin) F-16C of the Hellenic Air Force. (Image © Marcel Burger)

The Bulgarian Air Force (BBC) might be flying surplus Greek F-16 Block 52 Fighting Falcon jets, according to Greek media. A special request has been sent by the US to temporarily rent out 6 to 8 jets to the Bulgarians, while the BBC has to wait for the arrival of newer US F-16s.

The Vipers are meant to supplement or replace the aging remainging four MiG-21bis’s and a single MiG-21UM of 1/3 Iztrebitelna Avio Eskadrila based at the BBC’s Graf 3 Air Base of Ignatievo.

If the Greek F-16s will be leased, an upgrade and overhaul might take place which in turn would generate extra income to Greek industries.

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