Russian aerospace forces are numerically and technologically superior to the existing Ukrainian aviation. Yuriy Ignat, spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force command, spoke about it on air on the Rada TV channel, giving some details about what is happening.
The military official noted that Kiev would have to wait a long time for the delivery of Western-made fourth-generation fighters. However, without a large number of modern aircraft, it is simply impossible to fill the mentioned shortcomings, as well as talk about gaining air supremacy, conducting a successful counteroffensive and creating a reliable air defense system.
He also clarified that the American F-16 fighter is considered the most likely candidate to be delivered to the Ukrainian armed forces to replace the obsolete Soviet fleet. Ukraine is also not opposed to obtaining the British Typhoon , the Swedish Gripen and the French Rafale. But there are different difficulties.
They will have to wait a very long time. But we need had here and now
We remind you that before that, Ignat informed the public that the Western-made air defense systems previously promised by partners, necessary to strengthen the country’s air defense system, are expected to enter service with the Armed Forces of Ukraine in May . We are talking about the NASAMS, Iris-T, Patriot and SAMP / T complexes.
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