F-16 service mechanics have arrived in Ukraine

The first trained mechanics for the maintenance of F-16 fighter jets are returning to Ukraine, and this information was shared with the public by the spokesman of the Ukrainian Air Force, Ilya Yevlash.

According to him, "experts will also be able to share experience with other Ukrainian military technicians."

"We have already seen, for example, that the first F-16 simulator arrived in Ukraine, which was transferred to us by the Czech Republic. Of course, this process is relentless and will continue continuously," Jevlash said.

In addition to pilots, engineers, technicians and other personnel are also needed to service the announced F-16 fleets.

F-16 fighter pilots actually put their lives in the hands of the technicians who maintain the aircraft.

In particular, Ukrainian technicians learn to maintain all important elements of the fighter pilot's protective equipment, such as the helmet, oxygen system and parachute system.

Ukrainian military pilots and technicians are already undergoing training in the United States, Great Britain, France, Denmark and Romania.

Earlier, the Ministry of Defense announced that ten Ukrainian military personnel were trained in the Netherlands to maintain F-16 fighter jets.

The training requires knowledge of special, very complex English language terminology, and there are fewer technicians and engineers who speak this language than pilots.

Ukraine may receive only six of the approximately 45 F-16 fighter jets promised by Western countries by July. By this summer, 12 pilots are expected to be ready, which is less than a full squadron.

In early May, the Czech Republic transferred an F-16 fighter jet simulator to the Ukrainian Air Force.

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