News: Israel

  • Three “Adir” (F-35I) Jets Land in Israel

    Three “Adir” (F-35I) Jets Land in Israel

    The Israeli Air Force / Carmel Stern & Zohar Boneh // April 24, 2017
    The “Adir” (F-35I) is an advanced fifth generation multirole stealth fighter. Its advanced capabilities make it a first rate strategic asset for the IAF, the IDF and all of Israel. “
  • First “Adir” (F-35I) Flight in Israel

    First “Adir” (F-35I) Flight in Israel

    Israeli Air Force // December 15, 2016
    Only 16 hours after landing in Nevatim AFB, the first two “Adir” (F-35I) stealth fighters took off for their first sortie in Israeli skies. The hour-long sortie was escorted by “Sufa” (F-16I) fighters. “This morning, our men woke up to a new day and a new era”
  • The “Adir” Has Landed

    The “Adir” Has Landed

    Nevatim Air Base, Israel // December 12, 2016
    The Israeli “Adir” (F-35I) stealth fighters have landed: the first pair of “Adir” jets have landed in Nevatim AFB and brought the IAF into the fifth generation era. Tomorrow, they will take off for their first flight and receive OTC in December. “Today, the fifth generation revolution begins”
  • Air Mobility Command Enables Delivery of Israel’s First F-35s

    Air Mobility Command Enables Delivery of Israel’s First F-35s

    618th Air Operations Center Public Affairs // December 12, 2016
    Air Mobility Command Airmen worked around the clock to ensure Israel’s first two F-35 aircraft were delivered Dec. 12, making the U.S. ally the only country in the Middle East flying a fifth generation fighter aircraft.
  • First Two F-35 Jets En Route to Israel

    First Two F-35 Jets En Route to Israel

    Times of Israel // December 09, 2016
    Stealth aircraft to touch down at Nevatim Air Base for reception ceremony to be attended by US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter
  • F-35 Completes First Live Air-to-Air Kill Test

    F-35 Completes First Live Air-to-Air Kill Test

    F-35 Joint Program Office // August 01, 2016
    U.S. Air Force test pilot, Maj. Raven LeClair, employed an AIM-9X missile from an F-35A's external wing against an aerial drone target in restricted military sea test range airspace
  • Israel’s First F-35 Lightning II Takes Flight

    Israel’s First F-35 Lightning II Takes Flight

    Fort Worth, Texas // July 26, 2016
    ​The first Israeli Air Force (IAF) F-35A Lightning II aircraft, known as the “Adir,” (meaning “Mighty One” in Hebrew) flew its first Lockheed Martin company check flight from the F-35 production facility here July 25.