Could surplus F-16s take fight to Russia?

Could former Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16AM/BMs provide an interim solution for Bulgaria and mean more MiGs for Ukraine? Babak Taghvaee reports

The Ukrainian Air Force has a fleet of around 25-30 operational Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29s, while at least ten others are being returned to airworthiness in a neighbouring country, possibly Poland. In a bid to source spares to keep its frontline jets in the fight and to add to those numbers, the Ukrainians have already received 11 MiG-29AS/UBs from Slovakia and has its eye on the Bulgarian Air Force’s combined fleet of 18 MiG-29As and UBs, of which six are still in service at Plovdiv.

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