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Israel speeds up the introduction of F-35I Adir

Israel speeds up the introduction of F-35I Adir 2 November, 2016

The Israeli air force wants to achieve full operational status of its Lockheed Martin F-35I “Adir” at once.

The first two F-35s for the Israeli air force are scheduled to land in Israel on 12 December. Another six will be delivered in 2017, with the remaining 25 contracted examples to be delivered in the coming years.

There is no concrete date for Israeli Air Force declared in terms of early operational status. Air force technicians from the Nevatim Air Base are due to visit the USA just the delivery of the first two aircraft and will participate in a series of test flights Lockheed plans to perform at its Fort Worth, Texas facilities.

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