Within the framework of the XII International Aviation and Space Salon “Aviasvit XXI”, which will be held in Kiev with 13 by 16 October 2020 of the year, Brazilian aircraft company EMBRAER will take part for the first time. As stated in the press service of the air show, Brazilians can bring their famous Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano turboprop attack aircraft to Kiev.
Ukrainian and international military experts ask themselves a question, if the Brazilians bring their attack aircraft to the exhibition, will the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine raise the issue of the purchase of Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano for the country's air force. Earlier, the military department has repeatedly declared its interest in the Brazilian attack aircraft.
At the beginning of August 2019 the Ukrainian Air Force delegation headed by their commander, Colonel-General Sergei Drozdov arrived in Brazilian Sao Paulo, where she negotiated with the leadership of the military division of the Brazilian company Embraer on the possibility of acquiring Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano turboprop combat trainers. In October of the same year, a group of Ukrainian pilots flew Brazilian attack aircraft in Portugal.
but, option is possible, that the Ukrainian Air Force will not purchase Brazilian attack aircraft. According to the latest data, The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine is also considering the option of purchasing Pakistani JF-17 Block III fighters.
Recall, that Ukraine has adopted a program to modernize the country's air force for 2021-2035 years. During this period, aviation must completely get rid of the already obsolete MiG-29, Su-27, Su-24M, Su-25, Su-24MR Soviet-made and put into service “modern” fighter. Several options are being considered as the main candidate, but more preferable for the country's air force is the Swedish Saab JAS-39E / F Gripen and the American F-16 Block 70/72. In total it is planned to purchase from 72 to 108 fighters.