The appearance of American F-16s in Ukraine is almost inevitable


Ukraine intends to switch from Soviet to American fighters. The plans to purchase multipurpose F-16s for the Air Force were announced by their commander Sergei Drozdov. How realistic are these plans?


The Ukrainian Air Force is in a deplorable state. Having once had a whole air army, Kiev has not acquired a single new aircraft since the collapse of the USSR. Its entire relatively modest fleet is represented by winged aircraft produced in the period from 1968 to 1991. Until 2014, Nezalezhnaya could expect to acquire new fighters from Russia, but now this opportunity is closed for it. It is also impossible to produce your own combat aircraft due to the lack of financial resources, lack of scientific and production base and competencies. There is only one thing left - to purchase aircraft from other suppliers, but this is not easy either. You can get an idea of ​​the Napoleonic plans of Nezalezhnaya from the words of Air Force Commander Drozdov:

Of course, the air force would also like to have a modern machinerylike the American F-35, our pilots would have dreamed of flying on such planes ... By the way, the Poles went exactly this way when they have F-29s next to the MiG-16s.

The Ukrainian Air Force on fifth-generation American fighter jets, of course, sounds cool. But, frankly, a little expensive for a poor country. The F-35 is a purely commercial product in which charity is irrelevant. Even the much older F-16 can hardly be considered a budget option for Kiev. The United States sells not only the aircraft, but also a whole range of services for its maintenance: the supply of components and repairs, weapons, training of pilots and technical personnel, the conversion of airfields and other infrastructure to NATO standards, etc. For all this you will have to pay a lot of money, and do it all the time. Kiev's nod to neighboring Poland, which can afford to combine F-16 and MiG-29, is incorrect in this matter: Warsaw is doing incomparably better.

Does the above mean that there will be no F-16s in the skies of Ukraine? Unfortunately no. The United States is seriously considering Nezalezhnaya as a springboard for military operations against Russia. In one form or another, about 2 billion dollars were invested there for military purposes from the countries of NATO. Foreign specialists train Ukrainian military personnel, the Armed Forces of Ukraine receive samples of Western weapons. It is customary in our country to frivolously make fun of the "knights", but quantitative changes will sooner or later turn into qualitative ones.

It is of great concern that Kiev has allowed American strategic B-52 bombers into its skies. These planes, capable of carrying nuclear weapons, flew demonstratively along the Russian border recently. Ukraine is rapidly beginning to grow with NATO infrastructure. President Zelensky announced two military bases, a logical step would be the appearance of a third, air force. This fits well with the concept of using "native armies" by the Anglo-Saxons: they train the "aborigines" to fight on the ground, giving them outdated weapons to use as "cannon fodder". They themselves will soar high in the sky, inflicting airstrikes from a safe distance.

It is possible that a jump airfield for NATO aviation will appear on the territory of Nezalezhnaya, but most likely, Western aviation will settle there for a long time.
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  1. passing by Offline passing by
    passing by (passing by) 29 October 2020 15: 04
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    and they will also buy a dozen aircraft carriers, colonize the moon and build a death star. Zelensky they will have Darth Vader and Biden by Palpatine laughing let them pay for the boats first. Will Russia provide them with kerosene for fu16 or will they carry it in canisters from the USA?

  2. Afinogen Offline Afinogen
    Afinogen (Afinogen) 29 October 2020 15: 50
    +1
    How realistic are these plans?

    Why just talk about realism? That the guys can't even dream laughing The dream is beautiful. is not yet clear. laughing
  3. amateur Online amateur
    amateur (Victor) 29 October 2020 17: 02
    +2
    Why waste time on trifles for all the fusheteenth nonsense. You must take the Enterprise right away


    or at least a starship of Heinlein's star cockroaches

  4. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 October 2020 17: 26
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    And what did you want? clear the stump will not buy from us now.

    All the promises of the writers that no one will sell weapons to ukram, they will not introduce visa-free travel, the fat will end, in winter everyone will freeze and Chernobyl will explode, and they remained a lie.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 29 October 2020 17: 47
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      And what is the visa-free regime for ukrov? the fact that he will not be sent on an erotic journey by the ambassador, but by the border guard and given 30 days to inspect the Champs Elysees? laughing this visa-free work does not give.
      1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 October 2020 19: 08
        +1
        this one does not give, the other gives.
        The media were hysterical that Ukrainians were going to work in Poland and Germany ...
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 29 October 2020 19: 16
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          beautified and hysterical ... but in reality as slaves without official registration. the same Israel deported them by the thousands.
          1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 October 2020 21: 11
            +1
            Eh ... Are you Ukrainian, since you read with adornment?
            Toto nickname with errors)))

            And Israel ... it is not included in the Schengen zone at all.
            Haha. Also remember Monte Carlo ...
            1. passing by Offline passing by
              passing by (passing by) 29 October 2020 21: 53
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              and it is necessary to cite as an example Poland where the corpses of Ukrainians are found in the lakes? be sure to read decorate to be aware of ... from the upcoming changes?
              1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 30 October 2020 01: 18
                +2
                So corpses are found everywhere.
                Do you know what kind of cemeteries do organized crime groups sometimes have? Are there different Japs?
                And the basements in the LDNR? And in the ukre itself?
                In general, owls go to the globe and go, go, go ...
                1. passing by Offline passing by
                  passing by (passing by) 30 October 2020 06: 37
                  +1
                  after the organized crime group, they are looking for, but Ukrainians do not even count ...
    2. George W. Bush - medium (George Bush - average) 29 October 2020 18: 23
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      Which one

      "... will not buy from us now"

      ?? You are not Russian, my friend, you are nobody!
      1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 29 October 2020 19: 08
        +1
        This is direct praise from Bush ...
  5. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 29 October 2020 17: 53
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    This means "Ukraine" will cease to exist. That's all.
    Russia will not tolerate an immediate military threat to itself, on its border. And for the sake of the safety of Russia, he will send into oblivion any wild bandustan, such as Ukraine.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 29 October 2020 17: 57
      -3
      Russia will not even interfere. baboons already have a complete collapse of everything with a regular increase in payments. with new bills for gas they will start hanging up.
  6. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 29 October 2020 18: 43
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    Here is another forecast for the development of the harmonious forces. laughing

  7. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 29 October 2020 18: 53
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    Such in power is what the non-brothers deserve. Instead of urgently doing something about the dying economy and hunger among the elderly, they spend scanty reserves on the purchase of expensive and useless American technology. And with these we live next door? When we have already built a cordon sanitaire from this zone of savagery and mud.

    Even the bandit Yeltsin government in the 90s, waging a war with the bandit Chechnya, tried to scrape together the funds somewhere to pay pensions. And the first acquisitions of military equipment for the army began only at the end of the XNUMXs. The equipment was not purchased until the problem of hunger was solved.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 29 October 2020 19: 20
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      Ukrainians have nothing to pay pensions, and subsidies are canceled laughing in the spring, some bloggers can write an essay "how I did not survive this winter" laughing
      1. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
        Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 30 October 2020 00: 34
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        even if the population in Ukraine dies out and only 10-15 million remain, this will not change the strategic American course towards the complete creation of Ukraine as an anti-Russian state. Just as the attitude to the power of the population does not matter at all. 1% of nationalists are fed from the West it will be easy to build everyone else; only brute force can change anything.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 30 October 2020 06: 26
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          Come on? only the grave will change them.
  8. Barmaley_2 Offline Barmaley_2
    Barmaley_2 (Barmaley) 30 October 2020 00: 29
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    not only western aviation will settle there seriously and for a long time
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 30 October 2020 06: 33
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      follow the devastation surrounded by a hungry beast ... lest Russia have to evacuate the Americans later laughing
      1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
        Marzhecki (Sergei) 30 October 2020 11: 05
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        Quote: passing by
        follow the devastation surrounded by a hungry beast ... lest Russia have to evacuate the Americans later laughing

        the inadequacy of your comments is off the charts
  9. Sapsan136 Online Sapsan136
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 30 October 2020 12: 06
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    Even the new F-16 block 50+ is a serious opponent for the Russian Air Force, but far from a death star. The enemy is serious, but completely killable. As for Ukraine, the United States knows how to count money. New aircraft will most likely not be given to UKROPs, they will give used ones decommissioned from the Air Force of one of the NATO countries, they will have to be repaired by Ukraine (In general, everything will be the same as with the American boats donated to Ukraine) .Ukraine for the USA, this is cannon fodder for the local conflict with the Russian Federation. Everything will be like with Georgia in 2008, but on a different scale.