Following a crash in North Carolina of a U.S. Marine Corps F-35B, Israel grounds its fleet of ‘Adirs’ until an investigative checkup of the aircrafts is completed.
By Tzvi Lev
The Israeli Air Force decided to ground its fleet of F-35 fighter jets after the plane’s first ever crash last month in North Carolina.
During the crash, the Marine Corps F-35B was completely destroyed. A post-crash investigation found that a faulty fuel pipe in the engine caused the crash, leading the US to ground all of it’s F-35 planes until they can be given the once-over.
Similar to the aircraft that crashed, this British F-35B seen hovering at the Royal International Air Tattoo in 2016 – Photo: mod.uk
Following the crash, Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin decided to take extra precautions and test all of Israel’s F-35 ‘Adir’ fighter jets as well, despite the fact that Israel uses a different model than the US. Continue Reading »
Two Israeli Air Force F-35i jets reportedly flew undetected over Iran this past March, crossing into Syria, Lebanon and Iraqi airspace along the way, acquiring real-time surveillance intel on sensitive sites believed to be associated with Iran’s ‘nonexistent’ nuclear program.
By Smadar Perry
Israeli stealth planes reached Iran and returned without anyone noticing, Kuwaiti daily newspaper Al-Jarida reported, citing unnamed sources.
According to the report, two IAF F-35 Adir fighter jets entered Iranian airspace last March and conducted reconnaissance flights undetected, crossing Syrian and Iraqi airspace on their way to the Islamic republic.
Israeli F-35i ‘Adir’ was photographed flying over Beirut completely unnoticed.
Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin presented a photo to foreign air force commanders of an IAF F-35 ‘Adir’ jet over Beirut, saying, “We attacked twice in the Middle East with the F-35—we’re the first in the world to do so.”
By Yoav Zitun
The Israeli Air Force was the first in the world to carry out attacks with the F-35 stealth fighter jet, the IAF commander said Thursday.
Israel’s F-35 Adir was photographed flying over Beirut completely unnoticed. There must have been TWO… someone took this picture! – Screenshot: Israel’s TV NEWS
Speaking to foreign air force commanders at a conference in Herzliya, Maj. Continue Reading »
According to a Kuwaiti report, two Israel Air Force Adir stealth fighter jets entered Iranian airspace, via Syria & Iraq unnoticed, including undetected by the Russian radar systems located in Syria.
BY YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA, JPOST.COM STAFF
Two Israeli F-35 fighter jets entered Iranian airspace over the past month, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported on Thursday. The act is a signal of heightened regional tensions, especially in light of recent Israeli military attacks in Syria, including against Iranian bases in the country.
Sources quoted in Al-Jarida stated that two stealth fighters flew over Syrian and Iraqi airspace to reach Iran, and even targeted locations in the Iranian cities Bandar Abbas, Esfahan and Shiraz. Continue Reading »
IAF F-35i “Adir” stealth fighter jets were reportedly used in the strike on Hamas targets. – Palestinian media reports injuries resulting from the IDF strike, with one person rushed to Gaza hospital. – IDF Spokesperson after the strike, “Israel holds the terrorist organization solely responsible for activities on the Strip.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The Israeli Air Force targeted two Hamas posts on the northern Gaza Strip late Tuesday night following an earlier rocket attack from the Hamas-controlled territory, according to the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.
F-35I “Adir” armed and ready. – courtesy
“Israel holds the terrorist organization solely responsible for activities on the Strip,” stated the IDF after the strike. Continue Reading »
Lockheed Martin VP discusses the F-35 project, IAF pilots, at Israel’s 2nd International Conference for Air Power in Tel Aviv.
By Mordechai Sones
“Let me begin with a story about a friend and colleague, a USAF general and fighter pilot who had flown many aircraft types and is an expert on airborne weapon systems. After 50 hours flying the F-35, I asked for his impressions. Here is what he had to say: ‘This is unbelievable, much better than anything any pilot could have wished for himself. I felt like a sniper wearing a Ghillie suit, effectively concealed and camouflaged and seeing three enemy snipers fully exposed on the ground. Continue Reading »
Upon arrival of the three F-35 jets, still plagued with original glitches, each aircraft will be immediately fitted with ‘Made in Israel’ electronic systems transferring the stealth fighter to a F-35i ‘Adir’, the most advanced jet-fighter in the world.
By Itay Blumental
Three F-35 stealth fighter jets landed on Sunday in Nevatim Airbase in the Negev, joining two others that arrived about four months ago.
The three planes will undergo a thorough testing and implementation procedure lasting about a year.
Israel became the first country after the US to receive the American-built jets, which will increase its ability to attack distant targets. Continue Reading »
Upon delivery of the 3 new F-35s to the IAF, Israel’s fleet of the advanced stealth fighter-jets are to be modified with uniquely Israeli electronics, designating the further advanced aircraft as the F-35i.
Israel is to take delivery of three more F-35 stealth fighters from the United States on Sunday, adding to two which arrived in December, an army statement said.
They are among 50 that Israel has agreed to buy from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin.
Israel’s first F-35i “Adir” on its ‘Maiden Flight’ – IDF Spokesperson’s Unit
US President Donald Trump has publicly upbraided Lockheed over “out of control” costs of the plane, the most expensive in history. Continue Reading »
Israel’s alleged airstrike that took place in the Damascus area on Friday prompted a Russian official to admit that ‘Israel is naturally fighting organizations jeopardizing its security.’ In other words, even Moscow understands that Jerusalem will not allow weapons in Syria to be used against the Jewish State.
By Alex Fishman
In recent weeks, Israel has been intensifying its dialogue with the Russians, both on the diplomatic level and on the practical level, on Syrian soil. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu often talks to Russian President Putin, but at the same time Israel was accused over the weekend of striking near the Mezzeh Military Airport in the Damascus area. Continue Reading »
A Syrian military source reported to Russian media that the Israel Air Force had used their newly acquired F–35, Adir fighter jets, in the Friday missile attack.
By Israel Today Staff
Over the weekend, the Al-Mezzeh military airport in Damascus was heavily bombed. The Syrian regime immediately pointed an accusatory finger at Israel.
The Syrian army accused the Jewish state of support rebel groups, and said that the “Israeli enemy” had fired several missiles from the skies over the Sea of Galilee, without violating Syrian airspace.
Flames and smoke from the Mazzah military airport outside Damascus, following an explosion at an ammunition and weapons stockpile.
Israel’s Security Cabinet has approved the acquisition of an additional 17 F-35i (Adir) fighter jets, bringing the total for Israel’s Air Force to a fleet of 50.
By The Associated Press
Israel said on Sunday that it will expand its fleet of next-generation F-35 fighter jets in a move that officials believe will help maintain the country’s qualitative military edge over its Mideast neighbors for years to come.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced that his Security Cabinet has approved the purchase of 17 additional F-35s. In all, it said, the acquisition will bring the number of planes the air force will get to 50. Continue Reading »
Israel and the American defense community advanced their military cooperation with another leap forward, when Lockheed-Martin announced it will build a new F-35 training center in Israel’s Negev desert.
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