a previous U.S. A roadmap has been provided by a military official for Ukraine’s pursuit of efforts to “lease out” a mercenary air force from the United States. as the nation tries to hold onto air superiority in its conflict with Russia.
In an article for the Kyiv Post this week, former U.S. colonel in the air force and former defense official in the U.S. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry should think about utilizing recent Pentagon initiatives to increase its supply of aircraft in order to counter Russia’s poorly trained but well-equipped aerial offensive, the U.S. Embassy in Kosovo suggested.
Fischer specifically suggested Kyiv could benefit from a 2019 Defense Department program to outsource its aggressor air training squadrons to a few private companies that not only provide pilot training but also own the aircraft that would probably be used in combat.
Although this is unprecedented, Fischer suggested that the pipeline could be used to lease out American aircraft to Ukraine’s defense forces, removing the need to train those forces on cutting-edge equipment while also avoiding a learning curve.