După ce am reprodus pe Semper Fidelis, să lipesc şi la mine în ogradă ceea ce a zis bulgarul Stosstrupp pe WorldWar2.ro:

Actually one man’s disappointment is another man’s good fortune. It looks that after Romania chose the F-16 over the Gripen Saab has made an instant improvement of their offer to provide Bulgaria with the JAS-39, including offset for more than 100% of the total price, providing jobs for several thousand people and deliveries of the first units, starting in 12 months after the deal has been signed. That’s what our new defense minister announced today in a speech before the North Atlantic Club of Bulgaria.

Problem is that my personal favourite is the EF-2000. biggrin.gif
Anyway the former Chief if the Air Force and present Chief of Defense General Simeonov is in favour of the F/A-18 E/F and in a procedure some couple of years ago that type has been confirmed as the winner of a canceled fighter tender.

As for Romania IIRC there was an offer for a triangular deal in which France would supply Rafales to Qatar and/ or UAE, buy their Mirage 2000s and resell some of them to Romania. What hapened with that one? I thought that Romania is generally simpathetic to France?