News: Israel

  • Super Helmet

    Super Helmet

    Air & Space Magazine // August 30, 2017
    F-35 pilots get X-ray vision and other magic powers.
  • 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.
  • First Israeli F-35 Unveiled

    First Israeli F-35 Unveiled

    Jane's Defence Weekly // June 23, 2016
    Lockheed Martin unveiled the Israeli Air Force's first F-35 Joint Strike Fighter on 22 June during an official ceremony at the company's Fort Worth production facility in Texas.
  • Lockheed Martin Rolls Out First Israeli F-35A

    Lockheed Martin Rolls Out First Israeli F-35A

    Defense Daily // June 22, 2016
    Lockheed Martin unveiled the first F-35A Joint Strike Fighter for the Israeli air force during a ceremony Wednesday at the company’s jet manufacturing facility in Ft. Worth, Texas.
  • First F-35A “Adir” for Israel Taking Shape in Fort Worth

    First F-35A “Adir” for Israel Taking Shape in Fort Worth

    Fort Worth, Texas // January 10, 2016
    The aircraft, designated as F-35A aircraft AS-1, officially began its mate process, where the four major components of the 5th Generation fighter aircraft are joined together in the Electronic Mate and Assembly Station to form the aircraft’s structure. AS-1 will continue its assembly here and is expected to roll out of the
  • The First Israeli F-35 Squadron

    The First Israeli F-35 Squadron

    Israel Defense // October 06, 2015
    The Israeli Air Force has initiated the establishment of the first squadron of F-35 fighters. The first F-35s will land in Israel in 2016
  • Tough in the Simulator - Easy in the Air

    Tough in the Simulator - Easy in the Air

    Israel Defense // May 10, 2015
    A simulator facility for the F-35 multirole fighter aircraft has been inaugurated recently at Nevatim IAF airbase and will serve as the basis for the absorption of the new aircraft in 2016.
  • F-35 Simulator Touches Down in Israel

    F-35 Simulator Touches Down in Israel

    Nevatim AB, Israel // April 16, 2015
    The first simulator for the Israeli Air Force's most advanced jets was unveiled on Wednesday at an airbase in the Negev as part of the preparations for the advanced warplane's expected delivery in 20 months.
  • Israel signs for next batch of F-35 ‘Adir’ fighters

    Israel signs for next batch of F-35 ‘Adir’ fighters

    FlightGlobal // February 23, 2015
    The new contract also includes options for the 17 additional aircraft, plus funding for infrastructure such as simulators and to establish the capability to perform some maintenance activities in Israel.
  • Getting ready for the F-35

    Getting ready for the F-35

    Flightglobal // December 18, 2014
    The Israeli airforce (IAF) is getting ready to receive the F-35 stealth fighter. The first delivery is expected in 2017 but preparations are already in a high gear.
  • Cornerstone Laying for F-35 Squadron

    Cornerstone Laying for F-35 Squadron

    Israeli Air Force // November 19, 2014
    The cornerstone for the new F-35 squadron and simulator structures was laid earlier this week in Nevatim Airbase, an important step towards the arrival of the JSF.
  • IAI Opens Production Line For F-35 Wings

    IAI Opens Production Line For F-35 Wings

    Aviation Week Intelligence Network // November 17, 2014
    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) recently inaugurated its production line for F-35 Joint Strike Fighter wings.
  • F-35 Wings Production Line Inaugurated

    F-35 Wings Production Line Inaugurated

    Israeli Air Force // November 06, 2014
    A new wings production line for the JSF (F-35) was inaugurated earlier this week at the IAI "Lahav" factory. During the next 20 years the line will produce over 800 pairs of wings.