France to send Mirage jets to Ukraine – but are they worth the bother?

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There is uncertainty over whether the neatly kept airfields and glut of spare parts required by the American F-16 jets will arrive in time for them to join the fray as expected this summer. “We’ve seen from the F-16s, that even with 80 aircraft donated, it’s taking a lot of time and lots of resources in multiple countries,” said Prof Justin Bronk, senior research fellow for airpower and technology at the Royal United Services Institute.