Thursday, September 14, IDF air force received two fifth generation fighter F-35 «Adir». The aircraft landed at the airbase Nevatim in the Negev.
Thus, the Israeli air force now have seven aircraft F-35 «Adir». It is expected that in the coming months the country will arrive two more aircraft, and during 2018 — 9 machines. Delivery of the first 33 aircraft will be completed in 2021, according to the Ministry of defense of Israel.
On December 7, 2017 is planned the announcement of initial operational capabilities of the first squadron of F-35 to Israel. And the IDF stressed that the current delay on these plans are not affected.