Now that Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia will become part of NATO, do you think they'll buy new aircraft from the west?
Being Romanian and having my dad serve in the Romanian Airforce (during the "good ol` communist" times) I know that Romania operates Mig 21s and Mig 29s.
I've had the oportunity to talk to a mechanic who used to be in the airforce in Romania. (NO, NOT MY DAD) He sais the new upgrades (after the fall of the regime) to the Mig 29/21 is like "putting makeup on an old lady..." You draw your own conclusions...
So... I have no clue if my motherland will buy anything new. ANybody know anything? Any of these new NATO countries planning to buy new aircraft?