Former IAF chief Maj. Gen. (ret.) Eitan Ben-Eliyahu tells JNS the stealth fighters contribute to Israel’s deterrent power against the Islamic Republic.
The fifth generation F-35 fighter jet is playing a game-changing role in Israel’s ongoing campaign to disrupt the activities of the radical Iranian axis in the Middle East.
If the deal goes through, the UAE would be the second country in the Middle East after Israel to have the advanced fighter jets.
The exercise, dubbed “Tri-Lightning,” was the first international air exercise involving both Israeli and foreign F-35s, according to the IDF.
A NATO member and with a formidable military, several issues, including purchases of Russian equipment, have set Turkey at odds with the US.
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a bipartisan measure honoring a decade-long memorandum of understanding between America and Israel, giving $3.8 billion annually to the Jewish state, while also also temporarily blocking the U.S. delivery of the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
Despite real concerns over Turkey’s hardline Islamist ideology and its growing defense cooperation with Russia, the country has probably not yet crossed the line that would obligate the United States to cancel sales of the F-35 fighter jet
Iran’s Air Force chief tried to hide Israel’s successful mission over Tehran but he got fired anyway.
They were destroyed after they fired on Israel Air Force jets in recent months during multiple operations.
‘I can tell you that we fly the F-35 over the entire Middle East, and that it has become a staple in our operational capabilities,’ said Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin.