IAF gets another two F-35 Fighters

November 21, 2019 by TPS
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The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday received two more “Adir” F-35 fighters, bringing the total number of the advanced fighters in Israel to 22.

File photo: Two Israeli F-35 “Adir” jets fly in formation. Credit: U.S. Air Force/1st Lt. Erik D. Anthony.

The two new fighters are the first in the new IAF F-35 “Lions of the South” squadron.

The continued acquisition of the “Adir” aircraft is “another expression of the long-standing military cooperation between Israel and the United States, which continues to produce the best results in the process of intensification and efficiency,” the IDF stated.

The Adir was declared operational by the IAF in December 2017. The Israeli F-35 was the first outside of the US to be declared operational, preceded only by the US Marine Corps and the US Air Force.

The fifth-generation fighter jet, manufactured by Lockheed Martin, is considered one of the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft. Israel has acquired a total of 50 F-35s which are to be supplied by December 2024.



One Response to “IAF gets another two F-35 Fighters”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    Australia has bought a similar number but why? Missiles can do the same job and much cheaper. Biggles and dog fights are a thing of the past.

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