Israel Denies UAE Delegation’s F-35 visit claims

Israel Denies UAE Delegation’s F-35 visit claims July 10, 2018

The Israeli Defence ministry has denied that a United Arab Emirates delegation visited the Israel Air Force to review the F-35 stealth fighter jets.

According to a report by i24news, the delegation visited the Nevatim Air Base in southern Israel accompanied by an American delegation to learn about the world’s most advanced fighter jet.

The UAE, which is among the world’s biggest defence spenders, made clear that it is interested in purchasing F-35.

Israel’s F-35I Adir is heavily tailor-made to Israel’s own specifications and is embedded with Israeli-made electronic warfare pods as well as Israeli weaponry, all installed once the planes have landed in Israel. The jets also have a unique, overriding Israeli-built C4 (Command, Control, Communications and Computing) system that runs “on top” of Lockheed’s built-in operating system.

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