Politico: The Pentagon is studying the compatibility of Western air-to-air missiles with Ukrainian fighters
Washington, March 8, 2023, 01:54 — REGNUM The US Department of Defense is testing the compatibility of Western air-to-air missiles with Soviet-style MiG fighters in service with Ukraine, Politico reports, citing unnamed Pentagon officials.
The article says that the Pentagon has chosen to study AIM-120 medium-range missiles, which are installed on American F-16 aircraft. It is noted that the problem concerns the compatibility of American and Soviet combat aviation systems.
According to the information presented in the publication, there are difficulties with the exchange of signals between missiles and aircraft electronics. In addition, there is a problem with securing shells on fighters.
As reported IA REGNUMMarch 7 Advisor to the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuri Ignat said that sending Ukrainian pilots to study in the United States does not make sense until the issue of transferring American military aircraft to Ukraine is resolved.
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