Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Ukraine aims high with aviation modernisation plan

22nd December 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Eugene Gerden in St Petersburg


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Ukraine's Soviet-era combat aircraft fleet is overdue for modernisation, as Kiev seeks to spend big on buying from Western suppliers.

The Ukrainian Air Force plans an ambitious fixed-wing aviation modernisation programme, with procurement of new Western-made platforms as well as upgrades to MiG-29s (pictured) and potential development of an indigenous fighter aircraft in the longer term.

A focus on combat aviation is a major priority for the Ukrainian MoD ...

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