Netherlands to provide Ukraine with six additional F-16 aircraft
The Netherlands is to send six extra F-16 aircraft for Ukraine, bringing the total number of these jets the country is preparing for delivery to 24
This is reported by the press service of the Dutch Defense Ministry.
"Now, six more aircraft will be added to the 18 F-16s that are being prepared for delivery to Ukraine," the statement says.
The remaining 18 aircraft are intended for the F-16 training center in Romania, where Ukrainian pilots will be trained and exercised.
The Netherlands has also stopped discussions on the possible sale of six F-16 fighter jets to Draken International, with which the country signed an agreement in 2021. The point is that both parties have come to the conclusion that the sale and delivery of these F-16s will not take place in the short term.
- In future military aid packages, Ukraine expects to receive F-16 multi-role fighters and missiles with a range of 300-500 km.