Game-Changing Weapons: How 60 F-16s Will Turn the Tide of War


Game-Changing Weapons: How 60 F-16s Will Turn the Tide of War

Ukraine definitely needs to negotiate with partners on the transfer of F-16 fighters. These aircraft can turn the tide of the war, but they still need additional weapons.

This was told to Channel 24 by military expert Peter Chernik. According to him, now there is a war of artillery. Therefore, in any case, Ukraine would be useful for the transfer of various howitzers, self-propelled guns and ammunition for them.

However, in war there is the concept of weapons that change the rules of the game. Such equipment for Ukraine should be American F-16 fighters.

How Ukraine can help the F-16

As Chernik emphasized, Western aviation is something that would greatly help Ukraine to significantly speed up the victory in the war. For example, an aviation regiment of 60 F-16 aircraft, with the necessary weapons, would have made it possible to turn the tide of the war.

F-16 can take on board a variety of weapons. Heavy bombs and long-range missiles. AGM-158, some versions of which can hit up to 1000 km. Or the AGM-154 glider bomb, which can fly up to 30 kilometers and has a heavy warhead,” Chernik noted.

The military expert is convinced that in the end Ukraine will receive Western aviation. But the main question is when this will happen, under what circumstances and how many boards you can get.

Poland and Slovakia to hand over planes to Ukraine

  • On March 16, President Andrzej Duda announced that Poland would transfer four MiG-29 combat aircraft to Ukraine in the coming days. The rest of the fighters are being prepared and will be handed over over time.
  • The Slovak government also approved the transfer of 13 MiG-29 fighter jets to Ukraine. This decision became known on March 17.
  • But do not forget about the F-16. As Air Force spokesman Yuri Ignat noted in an exclusive interview with Channel 24, it is the F-16 that is the priority choice for Ukraine. These aircraft will significantly help protect against Russian terrorist missile attacks.
  • As John Kirby, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, noted, Poland's decision to transfer MiG-29 aircraft to Ukraine will not push US President Joe Biden to send F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.

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