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Estonian intelligence reveals Russia are fearful that F-16 fighter jets will enter service

by LLB political Reporter
13th Jan 24 1:07 pm

Estonian intelligence has revealed that Moscow are fearful of the F-16 fighter jets that are set to enter service in Ukraine.

Russian forces have bombed multiple objects and airfields which strongly indicates that Moscow are fearful of the dangerous game changing multi-role fighter jets entering service.

The head of the Estonian Defense Forces Intelligence Center, Colonel Ants Kiviselg, ERR said, “Throughout the country, electric power facilities, port and railway infrastructure, military airfields, weapons and ammunition depots, military educational institutions and defense industry enterprises involved in the production and repair of weapons were damaged.”

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The intelligence chief added, “The disruption of flight trajectories indicates that the Russians consider the entry of F-16s into the Ukrainian arsenal dangerous.”

The head of Estonian intelligence added that in the near future there will be more massive Russian missile attacks inside Ukraine.

Last week Denmark announced they will transfer 19 F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine in the second quarter of this year.

Ukrainian Air Force are set to receive the fourth generation F-16 multi-role fighter jets and will hit Russia with “game changing weapons.”

The fighter jets and the new weaponry will help Ukraine “gain air superiority” which will use the “guided aviation bombs.”

In August 2023 Denmark announced that they will replace the multi-role F-16s with the new F-35 jets.

The US made F-16s have a far more sophisticated combat capabilities and the current old warplanes that Ukraine and Russia are using.

“Based on the current timetable, the donation should take place in the second quarter of 2024,” the Danish ministry said in a statement.

It’s mainly an issue of finishing the training of Ukrainian personnel who will operate the planes.

The Netherlands has also promised Ukraine with 42 F-16 fighter jets and they are currently training the pilots.

The Netherlands said in August that once certain “prerequisites” have been fulfilled then they will receive the F-16 fighter jets at some point this year.

The Dutch Defense Minister Kajsa Ollongren said in an interview with the Yevropeiska Pravda (European Truth) online publication said, “The training of aviators has already begun, but we need to increase it so that you have enough trained personnel for the combat use of F-16 fighters.

“It is also important to resolve the issue of infrastructure, so here in Ukraine, you are simultaneously working on creating the proper infrastructure for this modern aircraft and a very advanced weapons system for it.”

In late December, RBC Ukraine interviewed UAF spokesperson Yuriy Ihnat, he said, “The plans are grandiose. The aircraft is multi-functional, so it will be able to perform many tasks in support of ground forces.”

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