Bulgaria has announced that the Swedish Saab Gripen C/D fighter is its preferred candidate for the purchase of 16 multi-role fighters, eight to be delivered by 2020 and eight in 2022.

The competition for the contract was between the newbuild Gripen, used Tranche 1 Eurofighter Typhoons from Italy and upgraded Lockheed Martin F-16s from the USA and Portugal.

28 April 2017