Ukraine’s Air Force expects further groups of pilots, engineers to start F-16 training soon

Ukraine’s Air Force expects further groups of pilots, engineers to start F-16 training soon

Ukraine’s Air Force has expressed hope that the second and third groups of pilots and engineers will soon go for training on the F-16 fighter aircraft.

The relevant statement was made by Spokesperson for the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yurii Ihnat during a nationwide telethon, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The first group has left [for training – Ed.]. We hope that the second and third groups will also start training soon,” Ihnat said.

In his words, Ukraine expects to cover all the training sites provided by partners to the maximum extent.

At the same time, some pilots will be remaining in Ukraine to protect the skies and eliminate Russian invaders.

According to Ihnat, Ukraine’s priority task is to prepare infrastructure for the F-16 fighter jets through consultations with partners.

“Infrastructure is not a big problem. The only thing is that flight control teams, communications will adapt. Our specialists, together with our partners, have been thinking an working on this process here in Ukraine for a long time,” Ihnat explained.

A reminder that the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway officially announced their intent to provide the F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.


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