DOD: Ukraine Needs SAMs And Anti-Armor Weapons, Not More Jets

Polish MiG-29

Polish Air Force MiG-29. 

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With a growing chorus of lawmakers calling on the Biden administration to help send Soviet-era fighter jets to Ukraine, the Pentagon is sharing more detail on the air battles over that nation to argue more aircraft are not needed. A senior U.S. defense official in a March 11 briefing said the...
Brian Everstine

Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, he covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times.

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