Sheet Kyiv independent Quoting Ms. Bridget Brink’s post on X: “This is an essential part of building up Ukraine’s air defense force. The United States is proud to cooperate with European partners to support Ukraine.”
a day earlier, magazine air and space forces The US also quoted a US Air Force spokesperson as saying that Ukrainian pilots began learning the fundamentals of the F-16 with the Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing earlier this week.
US F-16 aircraft – Photo: US Air Force
theo RT And Kyiv independentEarlier this month, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the US had announced it would join the Netherlands and Denmark in leading a coalition of countries to train pilots to use the F-16 for Ukraine. shall include.
Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway and Belgium also agreed to provide their aircraft to strengthen the Ukrainian Air Force.
Ukrainian pilots must complete an English course before beginning flight training. Mr. Austin estimates the first F-16s will be delivered to Ukraine sometime next spring.
Meanwhile, the Pentagon has revealed the contents of the latest security assistance package for Kiev.
This package is mainly ammunition, such as missiles for the NASAMS air defense system and HIMARS rocket artillery, ammunition for the 105 and 155 tube guns, TOW and Javelin anti-tank missiles…
According to the Pentagon, this is the 49th batch of equipment provided to Ukraine from the US Defense Department equipment warehouse since August 2021.