Denmark Confirms F-16 Donation to Ukraine

As this publication reported earlier, the Netherlands announced it will be donating 24 F-16s to Ukraine during a visit from President Zelensky. The other 18 will supposedly come from Denmark, presumed from the U.S. announcement yesterday that it approved the transfer from both countries. The Royal Danish Air Force has 30 F-16As in its inventory. The announcement reads below:

“In light of Russia’s brutal and unprovoked aggression, Denmark and the Netherlands, supported by the US, share the conviction that continued support to Ukraine is of utmost importance.

Taking note of the establishment of the joint coalition on F16 training, we agree that the natural next step will be the transfer of F-16 fighter aircraft. Donation of aircraft will be vital for efforts related to ensuring Ukraine a fully functional F-16 capability.

We agree to transfer F-16 aircraft to Ukraine and the Ukrainian Air Force in close cooperation with the US and other partners, when the conditions for such a transfer are met. Conditions include, but are not limited to, successfully selected, tested and trained Ukrainian F-16 personnel as well as necessary authorizations, infrastructure and logistics.

In parallel with these efforts, we aim to broaden our coalition and we invite other interested nations to participate.

We remain strongly committed to Ukraine’s fight for freedom and territorial integrity.”

The Danish Air Force has (1) F-35A with 20 more on order from the United States.

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Ethan Alun
Ethan Alun
A United States Naval Academy and American Military University Alumni, Ethan covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.