"There is a lot of work to be done": Denmark tells when it expects to deliver first F-16s to Ukraine
Denmark expects to deliver the first F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine in the spring of 2024. The timing, among other things, will also depend on the readiness of pilots, technicians and infrastructure of the Ukrainian Air Force.
This was stated on October 11 by Danish Defense Minister Troels Lund Poulsen before the 16th Ramstein meeting, Ritzau reports. According to him, "a lot of work needs to be done" for the pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force to be able to operate the F-16.
"We expect that in March or April we will be able to deliver the first batch of combat aircraft to Ukraine. But we have to do a lot of work so that Ukrainians can operate them," the Defense Minister said.
Poulsen added that the actual timing will depend on a number of factors, including the readiness of the Ukrainian side to accept the aircraft at their new location.