Lockheed Martin leadership meets with Bulgarian defense representatives at Hemus exhibition

Bulgaria’s President Rumen Radev and Chief of Defence Admiral Emil Eftimov met with Dennis Goege, VP Central and Eastern Europe, Lockheed Martin and with JR McDonald, VP Integrated Fighter Group, Lockheed Martin at their stand during the 14th specialized international defence equipment exhibition “Hemus 2020 – Defence, Counterterrorism and Security” that was opened today at the International Fair in the town of Plovdiv.

In 2019 Bulgaria purchased eight F-16 Block 70 fighter jets from the U.S. Government, which marked the beginning of a partnership that Bulgarian Government believes will enable the Bulgarian Air Force to successfully meet the new challenges in the sector by achieving real interoperability with other NATO member states.

We are glad to be partners to the U.S. government in the process of delivering F-16 fighters to Bulgaria. We are certain that with the acquisition of our fighters Bulgaria will gain the right balance between capability and interoperability for the NATO missions and affordability through the whole life cycle of the aircraft”, said Vice President JR McDonald during the meetings with Bulgarian defense leadership.  

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