F-16 simulators from Czech Republic to help shorten training course for Ukrainians – Defense Express editor-in-chief Katkov
Any assistance, including simulators from the Czech Republic, will help Ukrainians to learn with what an F-16 aircraft is, how to fly it, and what capabilities exist
Defense Express editor-in-chief Oleh Katkov said this on Espreso TV.
"An important point is that the Czech Republic bought the simulators specifically for us, because it does not operate F-16s. It leases Swedish Gripen. The class of these simulators is a separate issue. They are of different classes of quality and realism," he added.
According to the expert, any assistance will help Ukrainians to learn what the F-16 is, how to operate it, and what capabilities exist.
"This will certainly help shorten the training course. An important aspect here is who will be the instructor - it will probably be discussed that certain specialists will come to train. There are a lot of questions about how this will work. Obviously, the training of Ukrainian pilots has not yet begun," Katkov summarized.
Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said that the country would take part in training Ukrainian pilots, including on F-16 fighter jets. The country will also provide simulators so that pilots can train in Ukraine.