Ukraine desperately wants F-16s because without them all it has are Soviet-era fighter jets that simply aren’t cutting it

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F-16s "would be a massive improvement on what the Ukrainian fighter pilots are flying today," Justin Bronk, a professor at the Royal Norwegian Air Force Academy and senior research fellow for airpower and technology in the military sciences team at Royal United Services Institute, told Insider, adding that the US-made fourth-generation jets would come with a huge global supply chain and upgradeable features that Kyiv's current jets don't have.