HomeDefenseZelensky and Macron Forge Agreement to Bolster Ukrainian Airpower with Pilot Training...

Zelensky and Macron Forge Agreement to Bolster Ukrainian Airpower with Pilot Training Deal


Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced over the phone with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that he had reached a “very important deal on the training” of Ukrainian pilots in France.

Zelensky stated in his Sunday evening video address that the Ukrainian coalition for modern fighter aircraft is strengthening.

He disclosed that he and Macron had also discussed what France could do to secure the Ukrainian city of Odessa and its surrounding area.

Zelensky did not specify the nature of the required pilot instruction. Instead of the F-16 fighter aircraft promised to Ukraine, France has the Rafale and Mirage 2000.

DPA reported that Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov stated previously that he anticipates the F-16 fighter jets Ukraine will receive from its allies to enter combat by next spring.

Reznikov explained in an interview with the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform that pilots must be trained to operate the planes and that infrastructure, specialists, and support facilities must be prepared.

The Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway have committed to supplying Ukraine with F-16s. Reznikov reported that he was required to submit multiple letters containing assurances that these NATO weapons would only be used for defensive purposes and never against Russian territory. Russia has warned that the fighter aircraft will escalate the conflict further.

Ukraine has acquired at least fifty aircraft to date. Recently, Ukrainian President Zelensky requested the delivery of 160 F-16s to regain control of his nation’s airspace.

Frontier India News Network
Frontier India News Networkhttps://frontierindia.com/briefs
Frontier India News Network is the in-house news collection and distribution agency.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

US Army Fires Up New Era with First Delivery of PrSM Missile

The United States Army stated on December 8, 2023, that it had received the first batch of the new Precision Strike Missile (PrSM) in...

Airbus Flight Academy Europe Introduces Elixir Aircraft

As part of its objective for sustainable development, Airbus Flight Academy Europe, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Airbus that provides training for both...

Connectivity Meets Colour: Motorola and Pantone Unveil “Peach Fuzz” Razr 40 Ultra and Edge 40 Neo

Pantone, the international authority on colour, and Motorola, a manufacturer of 5G smartphones, have collaborated for the second year to produce devices featuring the...

Huawei’s MatePad Pro 13.2 with Massive 10,100mAh Battery Prepares for Global Launch

On December 12th, Huawei has scheduled an event in Dubai. The posted teaser indicates that the MatePad Pro 13.2 tablet would be presented to...

OnePlus 12 Challenger? Realme GT5 Pro Features 144Hz LTPO Display and 100W Charging

Details regarding the Realme GT5 Pro smartphone have been revealed, and the smartphone has now been introduced in China. Realme is promoting it as...