Official Statement by the U.S. Embassy in Bulgaria

Today the U.S. Embassy Sofia Office of Defense Cooperation formally delivered to the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense a Letter of Offer and Acceptance encompassing a potential agreement on Bulgarian acquisition of eight F-16 Block 70 fighter aircraft, weapons systems, associated long term sustainment and support systems, as well as comprehensive training for pilots and support personnel.  U.S. Embassy Sofia takes this opportunity to commend the Bulgarian military and financial expert delegation who ensured that the Letter of Offer and Acceptance is comprehensively tailored to best meet the requirements of the Bulgarian Air Force.  The United States looks forward to finalizing this contract with the Government of Bulgaria in accordance with Bulgarian procedural requirements.