Israel Pays for Additional F-35s

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noth

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Unread post27 Oct 2018, 04:47

Jerusalem Post have an article up about buying 11 billion USD in equipment from Boeing, including a squadron of F-15IA, a squadron of CH-47F to replace a squadron of CH-53s, some V-22s, and KC-46.

More here: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-loo ... IAF-570355

Quite the shopping list.
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Unread post07 Nov 2018, 22:36

Israel threatens to target Russia-manned S-300s in Syria

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/11/ ... Syria-S300

“Actions would undoubtedly take place, should [an attack] occur, against the launchers used to attack” the occupied territories or Israeli planes, he said, adding, “I hope greatly that there would be no Russian military specialists [at S-300 sites].”
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Unread post07 Nov 2018, 22:43

marsavian wrote:Israel threatens to target Russia-manned S-300s in Syria

https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2018/11/ ... Syria-S300

“Actions would undoubtedly take place, should [an attack] occur, against the launchers used to attack” the occupied territories or Israeli planes, he said, adding, “I hope greatly that there would be no Russian military specialists [at S-300 sites].”


Avigdor Liberman (MoD) said back in October:

"we did not give up any of our operational needs in Syria" and stated that "just because you don't hear [about Israeli strikes in Syria] that does not mean it didn't happen."


https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Secur ... ent-569378

AFAIK Netanyahu also made similar statements. I think they'll still wait 3 months the Russians said they needed for train & equip mission, after that - it's game on.
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Unread post08 Nov 2018, 06:52

noth wrote:Jerusalem Post have an article up about buying 11 billion USD in equipment from Boeing, including a squadron of F-15IA, a squadron of CH-47F to replace a squadron of CH-53s, some V-22s, and KC-46.

More here: https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-loo ... IAF-570355

Quite the shopping list.


Don't count on seeing Israel buy more F-15's than the USAF. Which, has flatly stated they have no interest in more Eagles...
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Unread post09 Nov 2018, 19:54

Israel isn't really paying for them though, we are via Israeli "aid"...so it's not skin off their back if they use our money to buy brand spanking new F-15IA that we tell them they're "buying"...

...it's not like there won't be another multi-$B "aid" package we'll give them for the next round of MIC purchases, they can get more Block 4.something F-35's then...
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Unread post09 Nov 2018, 20:37

IIRC they are also pushing for the US to dev and upgrade current F-15s also.

In light of that I would say that upgrading all of their current F-15s is worth more than a few more F-35s, especially considering that they can always get more F-35s later.
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