Israel To Buy 17 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

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Israel To Buy 17 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

The F35 fighter jet plane, also known as the Adir, on the Tarmac at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. (photo credit:LOCKHEED MARTIN / ALEXANDER H. GROVES)

Israel has finalized a deal to buy an additional batch of F-35 stealth warplanes from the US, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced on Sunday.

With the implementation of the deal, the Israel Air Force will have two squadrons of these advanced fighter jets. The delivery of F-35s will be completed by December 2024.

Israel has already ordered 33 of the world’s most expensive warplanes. 17 additional jets will bring the total of F35s that Israel seeks to obtain to 50.

Israel has already had five F-35 “Adir” jets. It will receive an additional two F-35s next week and two more jets by November. This will bring the total of F-35s in the Israeli Air Force to 9.

According to Israeli sources, the Israeli Air Force is expected to announce initial operation capability of the first squadron by December 7.

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  • Cheryl Brandon

    Russia/Syria/.Iran and Hezbollah; take note! You need to be well prepared for this terrorists State! Being armed to the hilt by their co International Terrorists/USA.

    • Emilia M.

      Admit it, it pains you that Israel will continue to have total air superiority in the region.

      • Jesus

        F35 is a dog, without its electronic suite it is a third generation aircraft; Russian EW and S400 will make quick work of this plane. If the Russians bring Suk 57 in Syria, there will not be any contest given the missile, ew, and fighter combination.
        Suk 35 does well against F35 as well, BVR concept is overrated and presumptuous.

        • Emilia M.

          You are clearly a layman with a non-existent understanding of the manner in which a REAL 5th gen aircraft truly revolutionizes air power. Comparing an Su-35 to the F-35 is like comparing a P-51 to an F-100

          • Turbofan

            Remember the F117 was also suppose to be stealth.. until that 1960s AA missile in Serbia that is.So what will the F35 take? a 1980s AA missile?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            you know nothing about serbian affaire. i know. it is far not so, as you think. remember. over baghdad f-117s made what they want. and was the same defense system. also in serbia made what they want. the serbs had no chance.

            you all are really so stupid, that from 1 isolated incident make so hard come-off???

          • Bru

            the aerial space is so huge that the two F-117 hit by the Serbian Soviet old defense systems cannot be a question of “chance”…
            As for the Irakis it seems their staff was not very competent.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            thee were not 2. hundreds of attacks.

            i told you, i have a book, whichj wote the leutenant, who shot down. according his book, there was coincidence of several factos, + he obeyed the orders. this is the reason, why was no second case from that time.

            you live in fals dreamland. ;)

          • Jesus

            Why don’t you please explain to me in detail how F35 revolutionizes air power?
            Forget your comparisons, please give me some stats showing us that F-35 is superior to Suk 35, besides the usual BS about stealth and electronics. WVR, Suk35 would eat F35 for lunch every time.
            And in BVR, F35 carrying only 4 missiles is supposed to kill a highly maneuverable aircraft from 70-100 kms?

          • Jesus

            In context of Suk 35 v F35, explain your analogy of P5 v F100

          • Solomon Krupacek

            check the parameters

          • Michael Qiao

            lol really? The people who made the F35 even admitted that it’s a waste of money

          • You are referring to that overpriced bird that can only fly for 30 minutes hey?

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Talk about the lame exaggerated comparison to the P-51 to the F-100 , this is proof your lack of understanding in aeronautics. The F-35 lacks fighter capability and can be picked up by low frequency radar and tracked as already proven earlier when 1 was shot down and another damaged by the S200 system. The claim this is a 5th gen fighter aircraft is a joke it is failing to live up to its billed performance and a colossal waste of the Multi National investment in it.

            Fighter craft needed today will not be requiring stealth technology but speed since today’s missiles are getting faster and have the ability to track and lock onto a target no matter what.

          • Graeme Rymill

            Typical Woolpuller bullshit. AMN said the plane shot down by S-200 was an “Israeli warplane” as did SouthFront (https://southfront.org/syrian-military-claims-1-israeli-warplane-shot-down-after-strikes-against-targets-in-syria/ ) as did Sputnik News. These three sites are all citing the Syrian Ministry of Defence no less! No pro-Syrian news site says it was an F-35. The all knowing, all seeing fraud Woolpuller makes stuff up to make himself seem the great military genius.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            of course, it was not f-35. they were not in service.

          • dutchnational

            You are not being nice. Let the man have his phantasies. Reality will dawn within a few years. On one point critics have a point : the earliest planes in the assembling line contained some faults that only come up in practice and those faults are being , or have been, redesigned (acc to US newsreports)

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Getting tired of people who seem to not research anything, don’t comment or are you some kind of special… . They still have those faults and why many investors are getting worried with the results, they sound like they are on to fixing these issues but they are still a long way off in providing the capabilities promised.

            Think you fall in the stupid category and prone to reading dated material for referencing after the issues are still being found.

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Stop being the fraud here you lost the last argument in regards to the fueling , the only 2 fighters flying were F-35 jets at the time.

          • Graeme Rymill

            You should rename yourself Dickpuller!

          • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

            Well you are rather an obnoxious and annoying , you should change you last name to Rimmer! I am done with your childish and empty comments you seem to hate losing arguments and being proven wrong. You are now blocked Bye!

          • Solomon Krupacek

            you picj up with radars, but your radar will be shot down from space. and if you see with radar, (i doubt, because only f-117 can you se, but f-22 not), tha the missile will not see. also for americans is ease to blind the communication between radar and defense missile. you know nothing, but have big words.

          • Bru

            assuming the huge amounts of bugs in the monstrous software of the F-35 to be corrected, explain to me what is the point of stealth if they need (with their extremely, unseen limited autonomous radius of action) to be refueled by a huge tanker plane which does not, really not, have much stealth…

          • Solomon Krupacek

            how many bugs exactly?

          • Marc Fischer

            Nobody really knows how a contest between the SU35 and the F35 would go. F35 has fantastic avionics, stealth shape and radar absorbent covering plus targeting radar range, but is not very manouverable, doesn’t carry as many weapons and had to face many compromises in its design. The SU35 is not a stealth fighter, but has incredible handling and manouverability, phased array radar, air to air missiles, ceiling speed and climbing ability. The unknown factors are the target acquisition systems and electronic warfare technology. But judging by the recent disabling of the USS Donald Cook by a Russian plane’s EW, there could be some very big surprises in store . .

        • Solomon Krupacek

          :DDDDDDDDDDDD

          without electronics all modern planes are shit. also suchoys. :P

          otherwise, without electronics is perfcet stealth machine.

          you, little russian rat are always biting in other counttries. but dont forget, you have no 5th generation pane in service, america has now the 4th already and is working on 6th generation. in 2025 maybe you will have 50 PAKs, america 1000+ f-35. and f-35 is much better than all 4th generation russian machines. moreover, in 2025 usa will have still lot of f-22. nior then PAKs will have russia.

          be little and go back in the hole, biting rat!

          • Bru

            How is the weather in Tel Aviv, Solomon?
            Are you afraid the F-35 your coutry Israel is getting from the American tax-payers may actually be not so good?

          • Solomon Krupacek

            ask somebody in tel aviv ;)

            the second question you should put to citizens of IL.

          • Helen4Yemen

            It is not his GODDAMNED country. He is just a leech, a predator just like the British in Kenya and the French in Algeria. Who gave him that land? Does it belong to his Hungarian or Lithuanian grandma?

            For over a thousand years, there were no Jews living in Palestine

            In 1882 when European Jewry arrived in Palestine as Zionist
            colonial settlers, they found:

            • 400,000 Arabic-speaking indigenous Palestinian Muslims (78%)
            • 40,000 Arabic-speaking indigenous Palestinian Christians (6%)
            •15,000 YIDDISH-SPEAKING European Jews (3%)

            All the 15,000 Jews were Yiddish-speaking migrants from
            Eastern Europe who had arrived in the 1830’s and 1840’s to live
            on Halukka (charity) sent them to from abroad. Make no mistake
            about it that these indigent Jews of Eastern Europe were sent to
            plant the seed for Jewish presence on that land before the
            stampede to colonize the land would begin by European Jewry.

          • Jesus

            F35 is made so it can approach enemy aircraft undetected, fire its missiles and leave the scene. It is not designed to engage in WVR combat.
            We saw in Syria that US did not feel comfortable displaying the stealth “prowess”, the reality of the matter is, Russian EW and radar would identify and jam these planes making them useless. Have you heard what happened to NATO ships in the Black Sea relying on hacked GPS information?
            US is spending trillions of dollars developing technologically “advanced ” weapons that are succeptible to weather conditions, high maintenance and good old jamming.
            Suk 35 using jamming technology can get close to the F35 and engage it in a WVR combat, where the F35 is dead meat.
            Russia does not need a lot of Suk 57, perfecting EW capabilities would render F35 rather useless and defenseless even against MIG 29.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          s-400 till today did not shot down no one F-xx.
          su-35 is shit in comparison to f-35.

      • Turbofan

        That is until Turkey gets the S400

      • BlueInGreen

        Ok Emilia M. Cool. Israel deserves the best fighters from the US because they’re always the victims and never the aggressors…..

        smh.

      • Turbofan

        When people like their own comments it says something is seriously wrong with them

      • Yes of course, that’s why they’ve stopped flying into Syrian airspace.

      • You upvoted yourself?
        Well – I suppose an Israeli has to these days – no-one else will.

      • Helen4Yemen

        The problem is that Palestine is not any “Israeli”‘s grandmother’s land, is it?
        The “Israeli” is a colonial settler like the French in Algeria. Palestine was created
        to remove the hated Jews of Europe. But why not remove them to Alaska? How is
        European Jewry connected to Palestine? It is not his grandmother’s land, is it?
        Poland, Lithuania, Hungary are.

        http://i.imgur.com/9rbae8F.png

        • dutchnational

          If correct, so…..??

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why then is O’reilly claiming to be “returning” to Palestine but another white man is, the Ashkenazi. WTH does ‘so’ mean/ This white man has brought untold misery and destruction ever since he planted his European ass on Arab land? How are Lithuanians, Hungarians, Germans related to people of the Middle East?
            blob:http://imgur.com/defc1bbe-11e4-4ef2-ad4b-b21b9035398c

          • Helen4Yemen

            Why then is O’reilly not claiming to be “returning” to Palestine but another white man – the Ashkenazi – is?. What does ‘so’ mean? This white man has brought untold misery and destruction ever since he planted his European ass on Arab land?

        • Wahid Algiers

          Nobody really loves these filthy european jews in Europe and Middle East. But they created a worldwide net, esp. in the US, to protect the land grabbers of Palastine.

      • Cheryl Brandon

        Israel is an International Terrorist State which terrorized the British in 1948 until they Left the Palestinians to fend for themselves against the terror of the Jews in Palestine. The Jews promptly began the TERROR by expelling 700,000 Palestinians out their own country. That was illegal then in 1948/. They are still ILLEGAL OCCUPIERS OF STOLEN LANDS. I hope Hezbollah continues to kick the Israelis in their arses Bloody greedy/wicked/violent/Lying/terrorists!

        • Wahid Algiers

          Right Chryl. One day they will be hit very hard by Hezb and Hamas, both now supported by Iran and that counts.

      • northerntruthseeker .

        Total air superiority with the F35???? I am laughing so hard right now that I am in tears..

      • ruca

        Good luck with that. Russia has superiority.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          only in nuclear weapons

          • ruca

            You keep fucking that kosher chicken.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            what does it mean kosher?

  • SOF

    This is great news. The superior Sukhoi and latest MiG jets will pulverize all these flying pigs, especially the Su-35 ‘mid-air backflipper’ armed with 3 types of air-to-air missiles alone.

    Israel just helped to weaken its own air force.

  • Barba_Papa

    Buy as in actually buying them from their own pocket, or buy as in ‘hey America, we want free stuff. GIVE!!!’

    Also, I wouldn’t call the F-35 neither stealth nor a fighter. Low observable fighter bomber perhaps, an actual stealth fighter…….

    • northerntruthseeker .

      The US taxpayers are paying for this flying POS to be handed over to the Israelis for nothing…

      But this is great news actually, since the F35 is such a piece of garbage, I hope the Israelis fly these things into combat and the Arab airforces blow them easily out of the sky!

    • VGA

      The F-35 is a low-observable multirole fighter with the best technology US have at their disposal. Well most countries will get slightly downgraded versions I guess but israel is always a goddamn exception.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        IL put own software into these planes.

      • dutchnational

        Partner countries get the “real deal”.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      f-35 is stealth.

      • Barba_Papa

        More like stealthish, as the USAF has no plans to send these babies against a first line enemy in the first wave. But that is probably good enough for Israel as most Arab air forces are run by monkeys who couldn’t detect even a B-52 if their lives depended on it.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          “has no plans to send these babies against a first line enemy in the first wave”

          it is depending upon, what do you think under first wave. if attack of country, the answer is: you are right. nobody send multirole fighter in first wave. for this amies have B-2, and the descendant.
          if yu think battle, the answer is: you are wromg. in 10 years f-35 will be the only one fighter. from the beginning will be participate.

          so, the f-35 is also against china and russia. and i am sure, the yanks know, what they do.i never underestimate the enemy.

    • dutchnational

      Actually, in this specific case you do not have the right of it. F35 has stealth capabilities wich are embedded within its design, the placements of exhausts (heat signature) and its paint coating. I do not know if ECM are also part of its stealth capabilities.

      How effective, that remains to be seen. As the Israelis will buy or get the real deal, not an export version, the real capabilities of the aircraft (depending which of the three types they buy) will become clear once there are real confrontations somewhere involving F35. As the parts are from all over the world (well, almost) in a way much of the West will be instrumental in defending Israel.

      • Barba_Papa

        From what I can gather the F-35 does not have the same stealth capabilities of the B-2 and the F-22. It’s more…., stealthish. Which in a way is logical. Its too much a Jack of all trades. It’s got to be an F-16 replacement as a fighterbomber, replace the F/A-18C/D’s from the US Navy and USMC, the Harriers of the USMC, land on carriers, both regular and VTOL. And have stealth too.

        Whether or not the IDF will get the export version or the real deal probably matters not that much, as the Israelis seem to prefer installing their own avionics into their aircraft. Which is smart thinking in case they were ever on the receiving end of a US embargo. And I highly doubt they will want the USMC VTOL version or the USN carrier version. What need would they have for them?

    • Justin

      I believe that Israeli F-35’s are already costed into the planes that are sold all over the world! I absolutely believe they do not pay one penny from their own pocket! The international buys and US tax payers pay for Israeli jets!

      This criminal nation will be the end of us all one day!

  • Wahid Algiers

    The terror state Israel never paid what they get from the stupid US. The submarines from Germany they haven’ t to pay. All these negotiations base on the holy holocau$$t and the eternal victim role of these world criminals in war and finance.

    • Michael Qiao

      OY VEY

  • John Brown

    Yes racist supremacist Israel buys nothing and gets everything for free from the stupid Goyim and then turns around sells the technology calling it Israeli technology selling to China etc. The F35 over all is a piece of crap but the avionics are good as are some of the materials in the wings etc. so it is useful to scavange for technology when you get them for free. Israel buys nothing from its slave vassals the USA Germany etc and gets everything for free and South front is almost always a good site so I am surprised they go along with this phony Israel buys cover story.

  • BL

    Looks like Israel needs more paperweight

  • Rob

    America funding and arming Israeli terrorist refugee state to destroy Palestine completely, but this is US failed policy because after 70 years Palestine still exist and will be exist for ever as long as the Palestinians and their allies resistance exist.
    Israel is a failed terrorist refugee state. Israel have produced 400 Thermonuclear weapons, 12000 chemical and biological weapons, 400 nuclear missiles and Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles. Why America wants to destroy the whole world by Israel?

  • DJ Double D

    Where do they get all the money for these planes? From US of course. In the tradition of some countries – it is an insult to have someone fund your marriage and then also buy you clothes after that. It is shameful for Israel. A lot of NATO members can’t even afford the cost of this jet.

    • US gives them money – they use the money to buy US weaponry.
      US taxpayer loses out both times.

      • DJ Double D

        Yeah, you got it, that’s my point

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      They wasted their money in investing in the development in the hundreds of millions of dollars the total would be in the billions from NATO countries on the flying garbage pit.

      • DJ Double D

        Yeah, that’s my thought.

  • NOW will they listen to your whines about Iran in Syria??

    (After all, you’re returning some of their money to them.)

  • Helen4Yemen

    1903-08-11 Herzl meets Russian Minister of Finance Witte
    Herzl Complete diaries page 1530
    __________

    Witte: “I believe it is the fault of our government. The Jews are too
    oppressed. I used to say to the late Emperor Alexander III: ‘Your
    Majesty, if it is possible to drown the 6 or 7 million Jews in the
    Black Sea, I have absolutely no objection to it. But if it isn’t
    possible, we must let them live.'”
    ___________________________________________
    They could not drown them and therefore they made the
    Arabs be burdened with a totally foreign European Jewry. Fair?

  • Helen4Yemen
    • Solomon Krupacek

      go to the hell with your spams, you nazi filth!

      • dutchnational

        Forgive her. She does not know anybetter. How stupid must she be to try to prove a point with wholly irrelevant quasi facts,

        • Helen4Yemen

          http://i.imgur.com/zQeYQPq.png

          Herzl – Complete Diaries – page 711

          “Discussed with Bodenheimer the demands we will make.

          Area: from the Brook of Egypt to the Euphrates.”
          _______________________________
          The Hungarian Jew was speaking of “Greater Israel”, was he not?
          Today, “Greater Israel” is home to more than 70,000,000 people. Do European Jews want to push 70,000,000 Arabs to the sea with the help of America?

          Greater Israel:

          ♦ All of Palestine
          ♦ All of Jordan
          ♦ All of Lebanon
          ♦ 2/3 of Syria
          ♦ 1/2 of Saudi Arabia
          ♦ Egypt up to the Nile

          • Wahid Algiers

            Solomon is a Chech who survived communism behind the iron wall and Dutchnational is a stupid white who loves kurds overwhelming the Netherlands. Let them aside.

        • Wahid Algiers

          Solomon is a Chech who survived communism behind the iron wall and
          Dutchnational is a stupid white who loves kurds overwhelming the
          Netherlands.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i am not czech. and you will never find,who am i. but we already know, wahis algiers is wrong :) and h is talking too much and stupidities, like an old sqaw :P

            i will you call mrs. wahida

      • Wahid Algiers

        Better a Nazi than a jew supporter or jew himself.

        • Solomon Krupacek

          europol has your data, too.

    • Wahid Algiers

      These roaches are everywhere on the world and try to influence all countries regarding their plot ideas.

  • alejoeisabel

    Israel gets loan guarantees.Congress authorizes loan guarantees and appropriates the funds to Israel; thus it is disguised as a loan. These loans are NEVER paid back to the US taxpayer since almost all Members of Congress get bribes from Zionist groups disguised as “campaign contributions”.

  • VGA

    The US administrations give military aid packages to Israel, which uses them to pay for high tech weapons. Basically the israeli lobby makes sure that the US taxpayers’ money goes to the US defence industry and Israel get their shiny toys to screw up their Arab neighbours constantly without fear of a war.

  • Helen4Yemen

    http://i.imgur.com/1oQNhDR.png

    Who is ‘RETURNING” to Palestine?

    • Solomon Krupacek

      jesus, both of then have teeth ! ! !

      • Helen4Yemen

        Yep! One set of teeth made in Lithuania and the other made in Nigeria.

  • Marc Fischer

    The Zionists will milk the Holohoax for all it’s worth, until finally the dumb Gentiles will wake up and realise it was a complete deception to gain world sympathy, creating a favorable world climate so they could then steal Palestine away from its rightful owners

    • Wahid Algiers

      Well spoken.

  • gustavo

    Buying nrthamericans planes with northamerican tax payer money…….what a wordeful bussines !!

    • Solomon Krupacek

      they are more clever than we.