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US to Deliver F-35 Fighter Jets to Israel in 2016

 
 
 
 
 
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US Vice President Joe Biden announced that the US government will provide F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year to the country a strategic advantage over its rivals in the Middle East.

The US government will provide F-35 fighter jets to Israel next year to the country a strategic advantage over its rivals in the Middle East, US Vice President Joe Biden said during a speech celebrating Israeli independence.

“Next year we will deliver to Israel the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter… making Israel the only country in the Middle East with a fifth-generation aircraft,” Biden said on Thursday.

No US president has done more to support Israel than US President Barack Obama, Biden said, evidenced by the fact the Obama administration has provided Israel with $20 billion in military assistance.

US officials and Israeli leaders continue to discuss ways for Israel to maintain its qualitative edge in military capabilities over its rivals in the region, Biden added.

The F-35 is a single-seat, single-engine strike fighter with stealth technology meant to be the US military’s premier multi-use fighter aircraft.

In February 2015, Israel signed a contract with the United States for the purchase of 14 F-35 fighter jets, amounting to $3 billion, according to Israel’s Defense Ministry.

Previous media reports alleged that Israel had ordered at least 25 F-35 aircraft in response to Russia signing contracts on delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran and Syria.

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  • JaimeCA

    Front page of the deal agreement
    US to Deliver F-35 Fighter Jets to Israel in 2016

    Back page of the deal agreement
    Israel to return F-35 Fighter Jets (code name : Turkey, Meleagris gallopavo) back to US in 2017

  • Defiant

    Even an F4 Phantom or Mig-21 would blow that piece of crap from the sky, biggest flop in aviation history, its embarassing, you know its bad when it makes the craptor actually look good compared to it.lol.

  • Defiant

    They said the price will be under a $100mil, but 14jets for $3bill? good joke, so if you add weapons it will be around 300mil a piece just something under of the craptors pricetag wich is 350mil\jet with added development costs, no comment.

  • JaimeCA

    Lockheed Martin proposed a change of business name as Blocked Head Martin, a head-less toys manufacturing co.

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