As part of a NATO initiative to secure airspace that has faced repeated incursions by Russian drones and cruise missiles, the Pentagon has dispatched F-16 fighter jets to eastern Romania, reported Kyiv Post.On September 22, four F-16 fighter jets from the

The Pentagon has deployed F-16 fighter jets to eastern Romania as part of a NATO lockdown of airspace which has been repeatedly violated by Russian drones and cruise missiles. Four US Air Force F-16 fighter jets arrived at Fetesti Air Base in Romania on Sep. 22, to “further enhance NATO air policing in the Black […]

Ukraine will receive AIM-120 AMRAAM advanced air-to-air missiles from the U.S. for use on its aircraft, Ukrainian officials told Air & Space Forces Magazine. “The United States will supply Ukraine with AMRAAM aircraft missiles with a range of 160-180 km,” said Yuriy Ihnat, the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force. Until recently, the U.S. has […]

The Pentagon plans to begin training Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets in the United States as early as September, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Defense Department officials said last week that Ukrainian pilots would be trained in the United States if a European coalition effort to train dozens of pilots, led by the […]

CNN  —  Ukrainian pilots have started joint training on F-16 fighter jets with US instructors in Ukraine, according to Kyiv. “The F-16 aircraft was in Ukraine. It landed at our airfields, we conducted joint training with F-16 pilots … A day ago two of . . .

In Russia, the authorities shut down respected rights group the Sakharov Center and announced fresh international sanctions against its critics abroad. And earlier Friday Russian forces destroyed Ukrainian drones targeting Moscow and its Black Sea Fleet. In Washington, a US State Department official said Denmark and the Netherlands had been given “formal assurances” for the […]

Joaquin Sarmiento/AFP/Getty Images A US Air Force F-16 aircraft flies near the Rionegro Airport during military drills between the Colombia and the United States Air Forces in Rionegro, Antioquia department, Colombia on July 12, 2021. (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO / AFP) (Photo by JOAQUIN SARMIENTO/AFP via Getty Images) CNN  —  The US has committed to […]

In a long-awaited move, the United States will allow allies to send American-made F-16 fighter jets to Kyiv once Ukrainian pilots are trained to operate them, a U.S. official confirmed on Thursday. However, the requirement that Ukraine’s pilots be fully trained means that the approvals will not come for months. Ukraine’s counteroffensive, which began two […]

Netherlands’ Air Force F-16 fighter jets fly during a media day illustrating how NATO Air Policing safeguards the Allies’ airspace in the northern and northeastern region of the Alliance, July 4, 2023. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo Acquire Licensing Rights

June 6 (Reuters) – Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that U.S.-built F-16 fighter jets can ‘accommodate’ nuclear weapons and warned that supplying Kyiv with them will escalate the conflict further. “We must keep in mind that one of the modifications of the F-16 can ‘accommodate’ nuclear weapons,” Lavrov said in a speech […]

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