Contents tagged with F-16

  • Greece considers selling 32 F-16 fighters to Ukraine

    The Greek government is considering supplying Ukraine with up to 32 F-16 fighters. However, France's approval is required before proceeding, reports News Break. According to a source, Greece plans to sell 108 decommissioned fighters, including 32 F-16C/-D Block 30s, 24 Mirage 2000-5 Mk. 2s, and 33 F-4E PI2000s.

    Additionally, it is reported that in July 2022, a relevant parliamentary committee approved the sale of these fighters and associated equipment – spare parts, simulators, instruments, …

  • Dutch Defense Minister: Netherlands to supply Ukraine with 24 F-16 fighter jets by summer

    Dutch Defence Minister Kajsa Ollongren has indicated that the Netherlands plans to supply Ukraine with a total of 24 F-16 fighter jets.

    "They will be transferred to Ukraine as soon as everything is ready. This is contingent on the training of Ukrainian pilots and maintenance staff, as well as on the necessary infrastructure," Ollongren said in an interview with Ukrinform.

    Ollongren also discussed the types of weapons needed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces to win the war.

    The head of the …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine expects F-16 fighter jets from the Netherlands this year

    Ukraine's ambassador to the Netherlands, Oleksandr Horin, is confident that Kyiv will receive F-16 fighter jets this year, as reported by Ukrinform news agency.

    "Indeed, recently Ollongren [the Dutch Defense Minister] indicated that Ukraine will receive F-16 fighters from the Netherlands this year. We are aware of when exactly the Dutch fighters will be ready for delivery to Ukraine, but naturally, we will not disclose this information. However, we can clearly speak about the number of …

  • Kyiv: F-16s to be delivered to Ukraine will be equipped with long-range missiles

    Ukraine is set to receive F-16 fighter jets along with long-range missiles from Western nations, said Lieutenant General Serhiy Naiev, commander of the Joint Forces of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

    "Upcoming military aid packages for Ukraine will include F-16 aircraft and missiles capable of striking targets at a range of 300-500 kilometers," he said.

    General Naiev noted that this would enable the Ukrainian Forces to achieve greater successes on the battlefield and to liberate their territory. …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Ukraine will gain air superiority this year

    Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said that he expects the first successes of Ukrainian pilots in F-16 fighter jets within the year. He shared these remarks during a telethon broadcast.

    "The preparation for the first air strike to be executed by an F-16 in Ukrainian skies is progressing as planned. Pilots, engineers, and infrastructure are all undergoing preparation," Kuleba said during a national news broadcast.

    He added that all of the nations that have promised to provide …

  • Ukrainian Air Force seeks to bolster strike capabilities with focus on western technology and F-16 fighter jets

    The commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, has called for a reinforcement of the country's strike aviation capabilities. General Oleshchuk shared this view in a message on Telegram, supporting a proposal from the commander of the Ground Forces, Colonel General Oleksandr Syrskyi, to enhance strike aviation for offensive and defensive actions by Ukrainian forces.

    General Oleshchuk confirmed that the Air Force was considering various aircraft platforms to …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine is preparing its airfields for F-16 fighter jets

    Ukraine is developing its airfield infrastructure to host F-16 fighter jets, concurrently with the training of its pilots and engineers abroad, said the country’s First Deputy Minister of Defence, Lieutenant General Oleksandr Pavlyuk, on Telegram.

    According to Pavlyuk, the process of integrating the multirole F-16 fighter into Ukraine's overall defence force system is progressing both in Ukraine and also as part of an international coalition of air forces. These efforts are taking place …

  • Kyiv: Ukrainian pilots training on F-16 simulators, preparing for actual flights

    Ukrainian pilots are now training on flight training devices as part of the F-16 exercises, according to Yuriy Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force. Speaking during a national telethon, he emphasized that these devices are not the same as regular flight simulators.

    "The things are happening there. The information is highly confidential, and our partners don't really want to talk much about it. They are simply doing their job, while our pilots are undergoing training. They are …

  • Training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, says Dutch Defense Minister

    The training of Ukrainian pilots and technicians on F-16 fighter jets can take 6-8 months, said Minister of Defense of the Netherlands, Kajsa Ollongren, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.

    Ollongren emphasized the importance of a thorough training process due to Ukraine's need for the aircraft in the ongoing war, stating, "The pilots need to know how to fly and fight on these aircraft. You need technicians to service the fighters. You need to know how to use the F-16 weaponry."

    She estimated that it …

  • Kyiv: Ukraine needs 128 western fighter jets to protect its entire airspace

    "Ukraine needs more than 100 fighters to protect its entire airspace," said Yuriy Ignat, the spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force Command, while discussing Denmark and the Netherlands' plan to transfer F-16 fighters to Ukraine.

    Ignat explained that if Ukraine were to receive 42 fighters, it would equate to approximately 2-3 squadrons. However, the Ukrainian Armed Forces actually need 128 fighters in order to update their aviation fleet, as outlined in the vision of the Ukrainian Air Force. …