To Ukraine there will arrive the American F-15

The trainings will arrive pilots from 9 countries

В Україну прибудуть американські винищувачі F-15

Multinational exercise “clear sky — 2018 will be held in Ukraine during 8-19 October in Khmelnytskyi and Vinnytsia, says Ukrainian military portal.

In the framework of the exercise the personnel of Air forces of VS of Ukraine in cooperation with their foreign colleagues will gain practical experience jointly planning and management of air missions and easily complete assignments with NATO forces in the joint environment.

So will arrive in our country during aviation exercises in the list below:

1. Fighter McDonnell Douglas F-15

These aircraft will be from the 144 th fighter wing of the air National guard of the state of California.

As we reported, for the first time in 20 years Ukraine will come to the American F-15. Before that, the American fighters F-15 have visited Ukraine 20 years ago – from 10 to 14 June 1997 on the program “family of bases” flew 4 F-15E in support of tanker aircraft KC-135 from the base Seymour-Jones, USA.

Then the event was carried out demonstration flights of the su-27 and F-15:

McDonnell Douglas F-15 American all-weather tactical fighter fourth generation. Is designed to gain air superiority. Adopted in 1976.

USA will be presented to both flight crews and ground forces and means. In General from overseas will arrive in Ukraine more than 10 units of aircraft, in addition to the above F-15C/D to Ukraine will arrive

2. Military transport aircraft C-130 air force of the United States.

C-130 transport aircraft developed by Lockheed in the early 1950-ies. For more than 40 years of mass production produced more than 2,2 thousand aircraft, more than 60 modifications.

C-130 “Hercules is the main tactical military transport aircraft of the armed forces of many countries. In civil aviation it has also become the most common transport aircraft medium-duty — quality C-130 Hercules operated in 65 countries.

3. Tanker aircraft of the U.S. air force KC-135R

Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker — American specialized multifunctional jet four-engined military transport aircraft/tanker aircraft, designed in the early 1950s

4. Reconnaissance-strike UAV MQ-9 air force US.

MQ-9 Reaper – reconnaissance-strike UAV developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems for use in the United States air force, United States Navy, and British Royal air force.

The first flight took place on 2 February 2001. Created based on the MQ-1 Predator. Corbovinum equipped with the engine that can reach speeds of over 400 kilometres per hour. The service ceiling of 13,000 meters. The maximum flight duration of the UAV MQ-9 Reaper is 24 hours.

Has 6 suspensions for weapons:

• 2 inner each of which can carry up to 680 kg
• 2 in the middle of the wing, each of which can carry up to 270 kg
• 2 cantilever at 90 kg

Can be armed with anti-tank missiles AGM-114 Hellfire “air-ground”, managed Mark 82 bombs, and other weapons.

Together with Ukrainian and American pilots tasks in the sky will perform their Polish and Romanian colleagues on the F-16 aircraft.

F-16 Fighting Falcon entered service with the US army in the early 1980-ies. In service with the us army is more than a thousand fighters of this type in various modifications; in addition, he has delivered more than 25 countries.

In addition to the flight crews will arrive in Ukraine, land experts of the countries participating in the exercises:

• engineering staff
• search and rescue team
• the protection unit
• aeromedicine evacuat
• aviation gunners
• and other professionals

The most major international air exercises “clear sky – 2018” in the Ukraine there will arrive participants from USA, Romania, Poland, Kingdom of Belgium, the Kingdom of Denmark, Kingdom of great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Hellenic Republic and the Republic of Estonia.

Only “clear sky” will be involved more than 40 aircraft, and dozens of antiaircraft missile systems and means of Radio-technical troops.

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