Center for Defense Reforms: Western countries should transfer F-15 and F-16 to Ukraine to intercept Russian cruise missiles

Defense Reform Center: Western countries should hand over F-15s and F-16s to Ukraine to intercept Russian cruise missiles

Guided cruise missiles used by the Russian Armed Forces for strikes against military and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine, are effective because they operate at low altitudes and are invisible to the Ukrainian air defense system. Western countries should transfer F-15e, F-16 or other Western interceptors to Ukraine to effectively counter Russian cruise missile strikes.

Defense Reform Center: Western countries should hand over F-15 and F-16 to Ukraine to intercept Russian cruise missiles

Oleksandr Danylyuk

This was stated by in Guildhall's commentHead of the Center for Defense Reforms, coordinator of the interagency platform for countering hybrid threats, which operates within the framework of NATO-Ukraine cooperation, Oleksandr Danilyuk.

“Over the course of several weeks in June, Russia significantly increased the number of missile strikes against both military and civilian infrastructure in Ukraine. At this stage, the Ukrainian air defense system copes with ballistic missiles, but may soon face a shortage of ammunition. The greatest danger is posed by Russian guided cruise missiles of the Kh-22 type. Such maneuverable cruise missiles operate at low altitudes and remain outside the range of air defense systems,” said the head of the COR.

aircraft such as F-15e, F-16 or other Western interceptors. To protect the military and civilian infrastructure of Ukraine, as well as to ensure a change in the dominance of the enemy in the air, Western countries should transfer such interceptors to Ukraine,” summed up Oleksandr Danilyuk. stated that the United States of America must find a way to provide Ukraine with fighters, air defense systems, and other necessary weapons to confront in the war with Russia.

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