On the evening of 27 November, the members of the Cabinet on national security issues adopted a decision on the purchase of 17 of stealth aircraft the F35 for the air force of the IDF. Thus, the number of stealth aircraft that will be equipped with the Israeli air force will reach 50.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, speaking about the decision, noted that it was accepted unanimously.
«I lead the government is acting to strengthen the military power of Israel to ensure its existence for decades. Israel will be able to defend themselves from any enemy, in any area,» Netanyahu was quoted by the press service of the party «Likud».
The transaction value is estimated at $ 1.4 billion. And it became possible after signing with the USA the agreement on military assistance.