Ukrainian war: F-16 training in Romania
US evaluates training sites for Ukrainian pilots on combat aircraft
The coalition of allied countries in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is evaluating Romania as a possible site for training Ukrainian pilots to use General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter aircraft. The green light for their use in the war against Russia had recently arrived, on the occasion of the G7 summit in Hiroshima (May 19-21), from the President of the United States, Joe Biden.
This was reported by the information site "Politico", which cited three Pentagon officials as sources. According to the latter, the Western coalition "is working to negotiate a contract to conduct training in Romania" and it is probable that "Lockheed Martin, which builds the F-16s, will lead" the activities. The goal is to "launch a program that could see warplanes over the Ukrainian skies within months".
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency