Brig. Gen. Dale White, program executive officer for fighters and advanced aircraft, stated another opinion about the prospects of transferring F-16 fighters to the Armed Forces of Ukraine for the war with russian occupants. This was reported by Air Force Magazine.
Thus, answering the question about whether the US Air Force has F-16 fighters that can potentially be transferred to Ukraine, White noted that “the needs of Ukraine today are being met with the systems you see being exported to Ukraine—HiMARS, etc.”
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He also noted that Ukraine has "other needs" and “a few years down the road … some of those could involve fighter aircraft.”
Overall, the question of supplying Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets or other American (and not only) aircraft has been “raging” for months.
Most recently, in early August, the under secretary of defense for policy, Colin Kahl, said that the US is currently focused on supplying those things that are needed for the current fight, and not on projects that can be implemented in a year or more.
It does not mean that Ukraine will never receive such aircraft as, for example, the F-16, but for now the allies are focused on the "current" strengthening of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in particular, the armament of the vehicles available in Ukraine, as well as their repair.