Israel the first in the world to conduct strikes with F-35 jet, army says

Another “first” for Israel… leading the way yet again.

Israel the first in the world to conduct strikes with F-35 jet, army says

Showing picture of the aircraft over Beirut, air force chief reveals the stealth fighter was used in at least two separate operations

https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-the-first-in-the-world-to-conduct-strikes-with-f-35-jet-army-says/

Israel's first two F-35 stealth fighter jets on their maiden flight as part of the Israeli Air Force on December 13, 2016. (Israel Defense Forces)Israel’s first two F-35 stealth fighter jets on their maiden flight as part of the Israeli Air Force on December 13, 2016. (Israel Defense Forces)

Israeli Air Force commander Amikam Norkin revealed on Tuesday that the F-35 fighter jet conducted airstrikes on at least two occasions, which he said made Israel the first country to use the stealth aircraft operationally.

“The Adir aircraft are already operational and flying missions. We are the first in the world to carry out operational strikes with the F-35,” Norkin told a conference of air force chiefs visiting Israel from around the world.

Norkin did not specify when those two attacks took place.

Israel began receiving the fifth-generation stealth fighter from the United States in December 2016. The aircraft were declared operational approximately a year later.

Norkin revealed the F-35’s operational uses while showing the visiting air force officers a photograph of the stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut, in what could be seen as a tacit threat to the Lebanon-based Hezbollah terror group. [hahaha, I like their style]

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