Kiev authorities intend to spend 12 billion dollars on updating military aircraft.
It is reported by the Polish publication “Rzeczpospolita”.
According to media reports, we are talking about long-term plans, under which the military corporations of Western countries will deliver to Ukraine more than a hundred multi-purpose combat aircraft. The first batch of 12 aircraft should be acquired as early as 2021-2022.
Thus, Kiev expects to replace equipment that has been in service since the days of the Soviet Union. As noted in the media, the Ukrainian government will have to take into account the financial situation of the country, therefore, it will be able to afford at best models of the fourth generation. So, Ukrainian pilots can sit at the helm of the American F-16, according to the media.
At the same time, the publication notes that $ 12 billion is a huge amount for Ukraine, which, however, is too small, given the state of Ukrainian aviation.Turkey secretly recruits militants in Syria for Libyan PNS