The Ukrainian Air Force F-16 training enterprise is quickly taking shape. MS&T Editor Marty Kauchak provides the first periodic “deep dive” into the learning technologies supporting the establishment of that service’s mission-capable F-16 units.
A quickening pace of high-level and behind-closed-doors meetings last week continued to shape the nascent Ukrainian F-16 program, but this recent progress aside, it is increasingly evident Ukrainian Air Force-piloted F-16s will not be flying missions until early 2024. Group Editor Marty Kauchak investigates.
Forget the mid-August page on the calendar and the sweltering days in many global capitals. With the prospect of the Russian war on Ukraine extending into this winter, there is mounting angst and hand-wringing inside the Washington DC Beltway and in other seats of government about the pace and success of the Ukrainian counter-offensive that began this June. Group Editor Marty Kauchak reports.
The US and other nations continue to provide a broad range of war materiel to Ukraine. Belatedly, the oft-discussed transfer of F-16s to Ukraine is gathering speed. Group Editor Marty Kauchak explores the situation.
Signing on with the Wagner Group was supposed to be a ‘get out of jail’ card, but for tens of thousands of young Russian men it became a ticket to Hell. Like the once-vaunted Russian Army, which was expected to blitz through its neighbour within a matter of days, the Wagner reputation has similarly suffered in the crucible of conflict against a more highly motivated and better-trained foe.
The Ukraine-Russia war and other fast-moving global events are compelling the US and its allies and partners to continue investments in learning technologies across their training enterprises – and concurrently strengthen their live training programs.