Israel Pays for Additional F-35s

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Unread post13 Sep 2017, 19:03

OK.. The quotes and the way you referenced the article made it seem like you were agreeing with it.

Sorry for the confusion.
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Unread post15 Sep 2017, 09:47

AS-6 & AS-7 landed yesterday at Nevatim AFB, Israel.
140FS got now 7 F-35i's and in the coming two months will get two more.
IOC probably in Dec. 2017
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Unread post16 Sep 2017, 06:58

New additions boost Israel's F-35 fleet
15 Sep 2017 Arie Egozi

"Israel's latest pair of Lockheed Martin F-35s landed at Nevatim air base on 14 September. The arrivals brought the total number of "Adir" jets operated by the nation's air force to seven....

...By the end of this year, a further two F-35Is will join the air force's "Golden Eagle" squadron. The service plans to conduct an inspection in December, ahead of declaring initial operational capability (IOC) with the stealthy type.

A US delegation led by F-35 Joint Programme Office head Vice Adm Mathias Winter recently visited Israel and met with squadron personnel. The officials were briefed about the efforts the service is making to achieve its IOC goal, and the Israeli-made systems which are being incorporated into the type. They also visited the Israel Aerospace Industries facility which manufactures wings for the F-35 programme...."

Source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... et-441185/
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