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Israel to receive first F-35 fighter jet today

IDF to take possession of the first F-35 exported from the US this afternoon. Arutz Sheva will have live coverage.Kobi Finkler, 6/22/2016, 9:13 AM

IAF general brushes aside worries about F-35

Brig-Gen Tal Kalman says he is confident F-35 will boost IAF's regional advantage, warns of regional arms race.Gil Ronen, 4/3/2016, 9:19 PM

IAI awarded two mega contracts

IAI awarded multimillion dollar contracts from Boeing and Lockheed Martin to build parts for Boeing 777x and Lockheed Martin F-35s.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 1:49 PM

Biden: We'll Deliver New F-35s to Israel in 2015

At an Independence Day celebration, Vice President promises new fighter jets to Israel next year.Elad Benari, 4/24/2015, 6:15 AM

First F-35s to Land in December 2016

Lockheed reps visit Israel 20 months ahead of first advanced jets, and bring an F-35 flight demonstrator with them.Yissachar Ruas & Eliran Aharon, 4/16/2015, 6:26 PM

F-35 Stealth Jet's Gun Won't Work Till 2019

The reason Israel cut its purchase? US's jet of the future's gun to be useless for years - and then will be crippled by laughably low ammo.Ari Yashar, 1/2/2015, 7:56 AM

Israel Cuts F-35 Purchase from 31 to 14 Jets

Intelligence Minister says other jets have much better maneuverability, weapons carrying capabilities.Gil Ronen, 12/1/2014, 1:06 PM

New Plant for Producing F-35 Aircraft Wings Opened

$2.7B deal between Israel, US for F-35 production kicks off; Defense Minister insists it proves a strong bond with US despite arguments.Orly Harari, 11/4/2014, 2:10 PM

Pentagon: US to Buy 43 More F-35 Stealth Fighters

$4 billion deal comes on same day as announcement of US sale of F-35 squadron to Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2014, 8:43 PM

Deal: US to Sell Israel Squadron of F-35 Jets

$2.7 billion dollar deal to be deducted from US aid funds; deal announced amid high tensions in US-Israel relations.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2014, 12:37 PM

100th F-35 Celebrated

Lockheed Martin celebrated the production of its 100th F-35 Lightning II. Israel is to be among the first to receive the jet.Gil Ronen, 12/14/2013, 7:06 PM

Israel to Produce 'Next Generation' F-35 Helmets

Defense Minister congratulates Elbit Systems, after Israeli company selected in project to develop new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.Arutz Sheva, 10/13/2013, 1:36 PM

Defense Minister: F-35 'a Cornerstone' for IAF

Minister Yaalon visits assembly line at Lockheed Martin factory in Texas, gets close look at F-35.Gil Ronen, 10/10/2013, 10:45 PM

Def. Min. Off to US to Meet Hagel, View F-35

Minister Moshe Yaalon will meet key senators and take a look at the stealth fighter jet that the IAF is to obtain in a few years.Arutz Sheva, 10/6/2013, 6:47 PM

Israel to be First with F-35 Fighter Jets

Lockheed Martin Aircraft announces Israel will be the first nation to receive its F-35 stealth fighter jets.Chana Ya'ar, 6/20/2013, 8:56 AM

Panetta’s Visit Sealed F-35 Jet Sale to Israel

The Pentagon approved Israeli electronic warfare equipment for the F-35 stealth fighter jet, whose wings will be built by Israel.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/5/2012, 12:19 PM

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin Agree on Israeli F-35s

Pentagon, Lockheed Martin agree to enhance electronic warfare equipment on the F-35 jet and integrate Israeli-unique systems.Elad Benari, 7/27/2012, 2:14 AM

Turkey Announces Purchase of 100 F-35s

Ankara announced it plans to purchase 100 F-35 joint strike fighters in a move that could erode Israel's regional air superiority.Gabe Kahn., 2/23/2012, 3:00 PM

F-35 Stealth Fighter to Be Based in Negev

The F-35 stealth fighter planes purchased from the US by Israel will be based east of Be’er Sheva, the IDF announces. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 11/22/2011, 12:12 PM

US Sells F-16s to Egypt in Grapel Deal

Egypt came out a big winner in the deal for Ilan Grapel: the US will sell Cairo the F-16 fighter, while Israel frees 25 prisoners.Chana Ya'ar, 10/27/2011, 11:34 AM

Hackers Hit Lockheed Website

Hackers hit Lockheed-Martin, the supplier of F-35 warplanes to Israel. The Pentagon says security was not breached, but data was stolen.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 5/29/2011, 11:30 AM

Search is On: Name that Plane!

The IDF announces that it is seeking the help of the public in finding – not a missing person, but a name for its newest plane.Hillel Fendel, 2/28/2011, 11:07 AM

American F-35 Jets Defective

The United States Department of Defense has acknowledged deficiencies and technical shortcomings in the coveted F-35 fighter jets.Avi Yellin, 1/24/2011, 11:09 AM

Barak: Go for Obama's Offer

Defense Minister says Obama's offer would give Israel a total of 40 stealth fighters, which it wanted originally but could not afford.Gil Ronen, 11/15/2010, 9:12 PM

Israel Signs F-35 Agreement

Israel signs agreement to buy F-35 aircraft from the US, future purchases expected.Elad Benari, 10/8/2010, 1:41 AM

Final Approval for F-35 Purchase

F-35 purchase from U.S. gets final approval, Netanyahu says deal will “significantly” improve IDF capability. Maayana Miskin, 9/16/2010, 9:29 PM

F-35 With Israeli Features

Israel moves forward on F-35 purchase after getting permission to install Israeli features, may build F-35 wings.Maayana Miskin, 9/1/2010, 10:29 PM

Barak's F-35 Purchase: Maybe Not

Finance Min. objects to buying radar-evading planes; Netanyahu agrees to reconsider. Deal comes with defense contracts worth more than the planes.Hillel Fendel, 8/26/2010, 2:56 PM

F-35s Might Not Stop Iran

Defense analysts in Israel raise questions about F-35 warplane's cost, effectiveness, and delivery date, which might not be in time to stop Iran.INN Staff, 8/17/2010, 9:27 AM

Barak Gives Thumbs Up for F-35

Defense Minister approves purchasing the US advanced F-35 Stealth fighter plane that he said will maintain Israel’s aerial superiority.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 8/15/2010, 3:41 PM

US-Saudi Arms Deal Modified

US agreement not to sell advanced weapons and aircraft to Saudis may have prompted Israel to buy F-35.Elad Benari, 8/10/2010, 5:38 AM

F-35s on the Horizon for Israel

Israel nears a $3 billion deal for the F-35 plane that would give it a significant military advantage, a US official says. Video: F-35 in flight.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 7/21/2010, 3:23 PM