• F16 for Ukraine

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Fri Aug 18 13:43:54 2023
    The United States has approved F-16 fighter jets to be sent to Ukraine from the Netherlands and Denmark once Ukrainian pilot training is completed. According to a US government official, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has informed the two countries by letter. The Netherlands and Denmark provide the training for the Ukrainian pilots.

    It may be another year before the F-16s are actually shipped. On Friday it was announced that the training of the first Ukrainian pilots will probably not be completed until the summer of next year.

    Ukrainian fighter pilots are also trained in Belgium on the F16. Separate training is also handled in the UK and Germany.

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    * Origin: AVIATION ECHO HQ (2:292/854)