The Israeli air force will be the only recipient of the special test variant of the combat aircraft of the fifth generation F-35, reports Flight Global.
According to the Israeli military, this machine will be created in a single copy according to the specifications, the preparation of which required two years. The delivery to Israel is expected in 2020.
A special aircraft designed to test technologies and weapons that will be installed on the F-35I is the Israeli version of the F-35A.
Recall that Israel is the only buyer who has been granted the right to install on the aircraft’s own weapons, avionics and electronic warfare systems.