The first state-of-the-art jet fighters scheduled to be delivered to Israel at the end of 2016, are also expected to be fitted with an Israeli “twist”.
Both Israeli defense companies Elbit & Rafael made impressive showing at Paris Air Show.
By Aharon Lapidot
Israel’s Air Force can start preparing the runways after the vice president of Lockheed Martin, Steve O’Bryan, announced on Tuesday at the Paris Air Show that Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 American-made stealth fighter jet.
The state-of-the-art fighter aircraft, the first of which are scheduled to be delivered to Israel at the end of 2016, are also expected to be fitted with an Israeli “twist.”
O’Bryan said Lockheed Martin was examining the feasibility of adding detachable fuselages to the plane, manufactured by the Israeli company Cyclone, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems, mainly because the fuselages would not be detrimental to the plane’s stealth capabilities. Continue Reading »