Norway to Donate 6 F-16s to Ukraine

Norway to Donate 6 F-16s to Ukraine

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The Norwegian government will donate six F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine.

VG reported on this.

The transferred fighter jets were in service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force and were decommissioned in 2021.

In addition, the government stressed that Norway wants to transfer combat-capable fighter jets to Ukraine.

According to the Prime Minister of Norway, this number is the smallest among the countries that have agreed to provide Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets.

“If we are going to provide aircraft, they must be aircraft that have all the capabilities to operate. They must meet the needs of Ukraine,” said Jonas Gahr Støre, Prime Minister of Norway.

Nevertheless, even this number will allow Ukraine to receive about 80 fighter jets that will be able to use Western aviation weapons.

For example, among the countries that will provide Ukraine with F-16s, Denmark has announced 19 fighter jets, the Netherlands – 24, and Belgium – 30.

In addition, he noted that the first Norwegian aircraft should be delivered in the summer of 2024.

Støre also told VG that as the number of pilots who can operate these fighter jets increases, the number of transferred aircraft will increase.

Militarnyi previously reported that Denmark trained the first 50 Ukrainian specialists to service F-16 fighter jets, which will soon be put into service with the Ukrainian Air Force.

Most of them have already returned to Ukraine preparing to receive the first fighter jets at Ukrainian air bases.

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