Europe Leads the Way in Ukraine F‑16 Training

Europe Leads the Way in Ukraine F‑16 Training


Denmark could be a leading provider of F‑16s to Ukraine, and will jointly create a pilot training framework with the Netherlands. Credit: US DoD

The US Department of Defense (DoD) has revealed that European partner nations of the Ukraine Defence Contact Group (UDCG), a grouping of nations committed to the support of Ukraine in its fight against Russia, will lead an F‑16 training committee to determine how to train Ukrainian combat pilots in the airframe. 

Ukraine has long called for the provision of modern fighter aircraft to help secure the country’s skies from Russian threats, with its own remaining Air Force made up of older Mig-29, and Su-24, ‑25, and ‑27 aircraft.

Previously, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky petitioned the UK in the so-called ‘Wings for Freedom’ speech in the UK parli …

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