IDF attacks Hamas terror tunnel, naval targets
IAF conducted first-ever combat operation using F-35 stealth fighter jetThe highly-advanced jet is regarded as the most expensive weapons system in history. Not even the US has used it in combat as of yet.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) used the F-35 stealth fighter jet in two recent operations, becoming the first air force in the world to use it in combat, IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amiram Norkin revealed on Tuesday.
During a conference in Israel attended by 20 foreign air force commanders, Norkin said the IAF had attacked twice using the F-35, on two different fronts. He also showed a picture of the jet flying above Beirut.
The US-made F-35 contains electronic warfare systems which allow it to evade even the most advanced anti-aircraft missiles. In December 2016, Israel became the first country outside of the US to acquire the F-35. It is regarded as the most expensive weapons system ever built.
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