7 December 2017
AFP reports that the Israeli military declared its F-35 stealth fighters operational Wednesday, making it the first country outside of the US to enter the fighters into service. The Israeli Air Force has taken delivery of nine jets out of 50 it has agreed to buy. Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin said that Israel is “operating on a large scale on a number of fronts in a dynamic Middle East,” and that the F-35 adds “another level” to its Air Force’s capabilities. (Image Credit: US Air Force Master Sgt. Donald R. Allen via Wikipedia)
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