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Israel signed an agreement on the additional purchase of 17 F-35

The Ministry of defense of Israel gave to the Pentagon document, notification of consent to implement the option for the purchase of 17 combat aircraft of the fifth generation F-35 in addition to the 33 already purchased, according to the portal walla.

The cost of each plane – about $ 100 million.

Thus, in the IDF air force will be formed for two full squadrons of 25 aircraft each.

At the moment, at the disposal of the IDF 5 of the F-35 aircraft. In August-September the country will arrive 4 more of the aircraft, and during 2018 – 9 machines. Delivery of the first 33 aircraft will be completed in 2021.

Israel signed an agreement on the additional purchase of 17 F-35 08.06.2017

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