Monday, June 19, near Paris, opened the 52nd international air show Le Bourget which will be held until June 25.
As noted by the specialized site Jane’s, the main event of this show is the display of the American company Lockheed Martin for their new aircraft the F-35A Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
The Americans have taken to the air show in France, two F-35A, although the organizers have not announced the exhibition and demonstration flights of combat vehicles.
It was assumed that the F-35 may appear at an Airshow in the UK but not in France. This is explained by the fact that the French are not partners of the USA on creation and operation of these aircraft.
Recall that the IDF now has five aircraft, the F-35i. In August-September in Israel will deliver four aircraft, and during 2018 – nine machines. Delivery of the first 33 aircraft will be completed in 2021. In addition, the agreement for the additional purchase of 17 aircraft of this class. The F-35 aircraft took part in several ceremonies in Israel, including in the air parade dedicated to the 69 th Independence Day. Publications on the combat use of the F-35i, including for operations in Syria, the IDF has not commented.
Several Israeli companies have traditionally taken part in Le Bourget air show. Basically, we are talking about unmanned aerial technology.