This year the Ukrainian Armed Forces will finally receive American fourth generation F-16 Fighting Falcon fighters. They will improve the effectiveness of the US missiles the Ukrainian Air Force has in service.
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Brigadier General Serhiy Holubtsov, chief of aviation of the Air Force Command of Ukraine, has made this known. According to him, the multi-purpose fighter will be able to strike enemy ground and surface targets, as well as shoot down enemy missiles.
The F-16 is capable of using almost the entire line of NATO air munitions. In particular, we are talking about AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles and JDAM smart bombs, which Ukraine has already received. Soviet aircraft, in particular the MiG-29, are now used for launch.
The Fighting Falcon will enhance the effectiveness of the AGM-88 HARM. The aircraft is equipped with a receiver to provide the pilot with information about which of the enemy's anti-aircraft missile systems is operating from which azimuth. Air Force specialists now have to program the missiles on the ground. The same applies to JDAM smart bombs.
Source: Radio Liberty