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US General: ‘Israeli pilots will utilize their F-35i more effectively than other pilots’


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 »