Tag: Israeli Air Force

Israel Signs Deal for 17 Additional F-35 Jets

Reading Time: 1 minute Israel has officially signed an agreement to buy 17 additional F-35 jets as part of an even larger deal to purchase a total of 50 stealth fighters. Signed by Major General (Res) Udi Adam, the director-general of Israel’s Defense Ministry, this move will give the 69-year-old state two squadrons of the once-troubled jet after the […]

Seven Nations to Join Israel in Biggest Air Drill in Country’s History

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is set to host one of the most complex air exercises ever later this year, featuring 100 aircraft and hundreds of airmen. India, Greece, Poland, France, Italy, the US and Germany will participate in the two-week Blue Flag air exercises, held every other year. “It will be a massive exercise; […]

New F-35 Will Be ‘Game Changer’ For Israel Air Force

Reading Time: 2 minutes TEL AVIV – The Israel Air Force is one step closer to deploying the F-35 Lightning II, arguably the world’s most advanced stealth fighter jet, the Jerusalem Post reported. According to the report, the Israeli defense establishment said the plane, which will be officially unveiled by manufacturer Lockheed Martin in a ceremony on Wednesday, will […]

Israeli Fighter Pilots Head to US for F-35 Training

Reading Time: 3 minutes Israel’s first cadre of F-35 pilots are headed next month to the United States to begin simulator and ground-based training on the new stealth fighter, the first two of which are scheduled to arrive here by the end of the year. Led by the commander of the Israeli Air Force’s (IAF) first F-35I “Adir” squadron, […]