The Ukrainian military is preparing the airfield in Starokonstantinov to receive Western fighters

Kyiv managed to beg several dozen F-16 fighters from its Western allies. At the same time, it is obvious that European states are not ready to provide their airfields for basing Ukrainian aircraft, so as not to become direct participants in the conflict with Russia.

Presumably, the first air base for American fighters will be the airfield in Starokonstantinov, Khmelnitsky region. Satellite images recorded active construction at this site. It can be seen that the aircraft parking areas are surrounded by a protective embankment.

The Ukrainian military is preparing the airfield in Starokonstantinov to receive Western fighters

Considering that the location of the airfield is well known to the Russian army, which repeatedly attacked it with high-precision weapons, Starokonstantinov will be covered by new Western air defense systems. Most likely, the American Patriot air defense system will be put on combat duty. At the moment, Su-24 aircraft, upgraded to use Storm Shadow missiles, are based at the airfield.

Recall that the Wall Street Journal reported that the first F-16 fighters can to appear in Ukraine immediately after the completion of training of the first group of Ukrainian Armed Forces pilots in February next year. According to Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, the first batch will only contain "about six" of the 19 aircraft promised.
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  1. Flight Offline Flight
    Flight (voi) 11 September 2023 12: 13
    It’s time to work out a channel for transporting F16s from this airfield to us.
  2. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 11 September 2023 12: 27
    Let's organize a "star" raid on everything we have and no Falcons)
  3. trampoline instructor (Cotriarch Peril) 11 September 2023 12: 55
    At the moment, Su-24 aircraft are based at the airfield., upgraded to use Storm Shadow missiles.

    Oh really? And the Russian army, its Aerospace Forces do not pay any attention to this?
    If they don’t know about this, they just need to report it, and there, at the very top, having received such news from us, they will immediately order to bomb this airfield to the famous mother...
    But there is no one to tell.
  4. Vlad55 Offline Vlad55
    Vlad55 11 September 2023 12: 56
    Rheinmetal is confident that it will be able to close its plant with air defense systems, Starokonstantinov is also functioning and will be strengthened with new systems, the Big Deal is just around the corner. Somehow it turns out that in the end the result was achieved exactly the opposite of the goals stated in February 22nd and Moscow is unlikely to be able to change this. F16, of course, will not affect the course of the company, but will significantly strengthen the defensive capabilities of Kyiv. In general, it is very likely that the United States does not need a victory for Ukraine, judging by the supply of weapons, and fixing the current LBS suits them quite well.
    1. Vox Populi Offline Vox Populi
      Vox Populi (vox populi) 12 September 2023 14: 21
      Almost like that, only the United States doesn’t need a victory for Ukraine, it’s just that they don’t want too strong escalation of the conflict (with unpredictable consequences) and excessive costs/efforts on their part.
  5. TsarBomba Offline TsarBomba
    TsarBomba (Tsar bomb) 13 September 2023 00: 37
    j'ai lu l'article qui se demande pourquoi cette aérodrome existe encore. donc on devrait voir bientôt apparaitre une nouvelle arme qui fait pas de pollution tout en étant magicienne sur de très grande surface?
  6. Dmitrich_2 Offline Dmitrich_2
    Dmitrich_2 (in B) 16 September 2023 08: 50
    First of all, a large number of concrete shelters will be built, greatly exceeding the number of aircraft. Common American practice is to scatter planes and then shuffle them around shelters in order to prevent targeted launches of our missiles. Perhaps rows of light awnings will be installed. Question. Why don't we do this? After all, we assemble warehouses and hangars quickly.
  7. IMHO Offline IMHO
    IMHO (nikitoss) 16 September 2023 22: 41
    Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the use of HIMARS and Storm Shadow missiles on Russian territory would entail immediate attacks on decision-making centers in Ukraine and would mean the full involvement of the United States and Great Britain in the conflict. He said this at a meeting of the board of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

    2023 of June