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Parliament Ratifies Agreement for Acquisition of Stryker Combat Vehicles for Land Forces
Parliament Ratifies Agreement for Acquisition of Stryker Combat Vehicles for Land Forces
Stryker vehicles at the Novo Selo training area, April 21, 2022 (BTA Photo)

Parliament ratified Friday an agreement for acquisition of Stryker combat vehicles. The ratification went through on 148-53 votes and five abstentions. 

The international agreement (LOA) BU-B-UCP was put to first and second - conclusive - vote during the same sitting of the legislature.

The agreement is for acquisition of 198 combat and service vehicles needed for the formation of mechanized-battalion-size battlegroups. The estimated project implementation cost is USD 1.376 billion (equivalent to USD 2,504,320,000) before VAT. Of this, USD 1.210 billion (BGN 2.02 billion pre-VAT) is for the acquisition of the 198 vehicles. The cost for artillery and small arms is estimated at USD 65 million (BGN 118. 3 million) and for Javelin anti-tank guided missiles at USD 101 million (BGN 183.8 million).   

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