site.btaMiG-29 Engines to Be Sent to Poland for Repairs
The MiG-29 engines are to be sent to Poland for repairs, Deputy Defence Minister Stanimir Georgiev told journalists on Thursday.
He took part in a meeting of an intergovernmental working group for the acquisition of new radars.
The contract has been signed but the company is working on the guarantees.
The Polish works are licenced to repair the engines, said Georgiev, taking a question. The Russians cannot withdraw their licence, because it has been issued by the Polish aviation authorities.
In early August the Defence Ministry signed a contract for the repairs of six MiG-29 engines in order to ensure the flight worthiness of the aircraft until the new F-16 Block 70 fighters are commissioned. The total price for the overhaul is EUR 9.552 million (BGN 18.682 million) excluding excise duty and VAT.