The US Department of Defense recently announced the start of English training for Ukrainian F-16 pilots. According to Sabrina Singh, deputy spokeswoman for the Pentagon, the length of these language courses depends on the previous knowledge of the Ukrainian soldiers. This reports “The Kyiv Independent“.
It is also interesting that the so-called “shutdowns” of the US government, which could begin on October 1st, may have an impact on this training program. This is because some civilian employees in training cannot work due to the lack of budget funding, as The Kyiv Independent reports.
Training starts in Arizona: Pilots prepare for F-16
In addition, General Patrick Ryder, a Pentagon spokesman, mentioned back in late August that training of Ukrainian pilots and mechanics for F-16 aircraft would begin in October at Morris Air National Guard Base in Arizona. But before that, The Kyiv Independent said, the Ukrainian military must complete English training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.