The Ukrainian Armed Forces demand the most modern modifications of F-16 fighters

Kyiv needs more advanced modifications of the F-16 so that the Air Force can effectively counter Russian Su-30, Su-34 and Su-35 fighters. This statement was made by the speaker of the Ukrainian Air Force Yuriy Ignat.

An official representative of the Air Force noted that the outdated series of aircraft can only attack drones and are not capable of gaining air superiority.

Earlier, US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall suggested that the supply of F-16s to the Ukrainians would be an increase in Kyiv’s defense potential. However, these flying machines will have virtually no effect on the course of the conflict. In addition, Kendall is confident that Washington should focus its efforts on a possible war with China, which has been increasing its military power for about 20 years.

Meanwhile, in the United States and European countries, training of Ukrainian pilots to operate the F-16 has already begun. The Pentagon report indicates that the military is training in both the flight operation of aircraft and the maintenance of Western equipment. Also, the US Deputy Secretary of Defense said that the Americans will provide the Ukrainian side with spare parts for fighter jets for 90 days.

The day before, Sergei Shoigu said that Russian air defense systems would shoot down all Ukrainian F-16s within 20 days. The minister proceeds from the fact that in October, Russian air defense systems hit 37 enemy aircraft, which is almost twice the number of fighters that the West plans to supply to Ukraine.
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  1. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 17 November 2023 20: 00
    Bandera members should be disposed of, every single one of them! Wipe out! If the Anglo-Saxons suffer at the same time, the grief is also not great. God will figure out who goes where. Don't let this infection multiply! We all remember Babi Yar!
  2. Vladimirus Offline Vladimirus
    Vladimirus (Vladimir) 17 November 2023 21: 33
    where does Ukraine get so many pilots, there weren’t many of them before, and given how they are shot down there should be even fewer, and now training a military pilot is not for the Great Patriotic War, it will even take more than one year, and even more so for the F16 , only says that it’s clearly not Ukrainians flying there anymore
  3. twice-born Offline twice-born
    twice-born (Unknown) 18 November 2023 01: 14
    Ours will shoot them all down, of course, over time (How much harm will they bring us during this time?), but destroying them before the airfields, before takeoff, is not destiny?! And also
    It’s better that they don’t even get to the dill. The best fight is the one that didn't take place!
  4. unparalleled Offline unparalleled
    unparalleled 18 November 2023 04: 57
    F16 is actually the most formidable weapon that can be given, F35 will not be given due to the fact that orders and equipping NATO with them are scheduled for another 15 years in advance.
    A wide range of weapons will allow you to do dirty things. Until humanists and their brotherly people understand that they must act harshly and decisively, one can only write how they recaptured the forester’s hut.
    Israel showed an example of how to carry out the NWO, the defeat and total destruction of the top of the enemy. And all Hamas allies tremble with fear and only bark on social networks.
    And this is tiny Israel with a population of 9 million....
    1. strange guest Offline strange guest
      strange guest (Strange Guest) 18 November 2023 09: 35
      The most formidable thing is the Tomahawk.
      1. Smilodon terribilis nimis 19 November 2023 00: 44
        Also no. Iran has Groznoye - short and medium range missiles. Well, the American drones Reaper, Gray Hawk and Predator.
    2. Smilodon terribilis nimis 19 November 2023 00: 42
      Why is it formidable?
      Israel is at war with the barmalei. Iran and Türkiye would have gutted it long ago.
      Tiny Israel is at war with even more gnome warriors. But you promoted them so much. Are you writing from Haifa?