Israel to Regain Air Dominance as Touchdown of F-35 Jets Nears

Jerusalem Post // November 29, 2016

It’s two weeks to the touchdown of the world’s most advanced fighter jet in Israel.

Due to touch down December 12 at the Nevatim Air Force Base near Beersheba, the F-35 is expected to give Israel total air dominance in the Middle East for at least the next 40 years.

Israeli Air Force officers said the fifth-generation stealth fighter jet equipped with the latest technology, known in Israel as the “Adir,” meaning “awesome” or “mighty,” will allow Israel to attack places it has not been capable of attacking in the past.

“The future is here,” IAF Chief of Staff Brig.-Gen. Tal Kalman said, adding that “the F-35 will allow the air force to do missions that its current aircraft are unable to do today. In quantity and quality, depth into enemy territory, in threat-filled areas, in the amount of missions, with less manpower in comparison with today,” he said.

“This is groundbreaking because it improves the efficiency of our current forces and allows us to carry out more missions simultaneously,” he said. “In today’s era of multiple fronts, it is a significant addition.”

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