「VIDEO」Liberman unveils Israel’s future stealth fighter: The F-35

Liberman unveils Israel’s future stealth fighter: The F-35

Defense minister says aircraft will serve as a deterrent for years to come; jet to be delivered by year’s end

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In Fort Worth, Texas, the world caught a glimpse of the future of the Israeli Air Force on Wednesday with the unveiling of the F-35 stealth fighter jet, the next big thing in avionics.

The fifth generation F-35 Lightning II — known in Israel as the Adir in Hebrew, meaning “awesome” or “mighty” — will remain in the United States until December, when the first two planes will make their journey across the Atlantic to their new home in Israel. Between six and seven more planes will make the trip each following year.

Today Israel is surrounded by unprecedented military threats,” Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said during the ceremony.

“The airplanes will improve the IDF’s ability to protect Israel from the region’s growing threats,” he said.


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