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New F-35 Contract by Israel

New F-35 Contract by Israel 29 August, 2017

Israel inked a contract to purchase an additional 17 F-35 'Adir' from Lockheed Martin on Sunday, announced by the country's Ministry of Defence. The new deal will bring the Israeli Air Force’s fleet of the aircraft to 50. Israel is currently in possession of five F-35 stealth fighters that are currently in a testing phase and will receive two in the coming week and another two by November. The new batch of 17 airplanes is set to arrive by December 2024, according to MoD statement. 

Although the exact cost of the aircraft was not revealed, the statement noted that the F-35 jets would cost under $100 million per aircraft.

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