An American pilot responsible for flying one of the first F35I fighter jets to Israel congratulates the country.
In several days, the first F35I fighter jets will land in Israel making history as the Israeli Air Force (IAF) enters into a new dramatic era. Today (Thursday), an American pilot responsible for flying one of the F35I jets to Israel explained their importance: “It’s a historic moment for you, the world and specifically the region, receiving this jet.”
The first F-35I ‘Adir’ jets are expected to land next Monday, after a long journey from the US. Yesterday, the jets were first seen while making a pit-stop at a Portuguese Air Force base in Azores.
Two full squadrons containing 50 stealth fighters will be completed only by 2024 in a revolutionary transformation. Each jet costs approximately $90 million and the entire deal costs $7.5 billion.
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