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.”
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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Ihnat said that the new “game changing weapons” will help Ukraine “gain air superiority and resist the use of guided aviation bombs.
Ukrainian support staff are set ready to receive the fighter jets and the are fully prepared to start work.
On pro-Kremlin social media channels, there is much speculation that Ukraine has already received the F-16s which are thought to have been used to blow up Russian targets.
Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley told reporters at the Pentagon, “The Russians have 1,000 fourth-generation fighters.
“If you’re going to contest Russia in the air, you’re going to need a substantial amount of fourth and fifth-generation fighters.
“So if you look at the cost curve and do the analysis, the smartest thing to have done is exactly what we did do, which is provide a significant amount of integrated air defences to cover the battlespace and deny the Russians the airspace.”