The Lockheed Martin F-35 is the latest stealth fighter jet, and the next generation of air superiority. Now, The Jerusalem Post's Noam Amir reports, the first two F-35 fighters are en route to Israel, where they will arrive on Monday, to help keep the IDF at the forefront of the region's military powers:
Two US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets on Thursday began their voyage en route to Israel where they will be acquired by the Jewish state after their expected landing next week at the Nevatim Air Force base near Beersheeba.
The two planes are set to request clearance to land this coming Monday at 2:30 p.m., when American pilots will transfer the "keys" to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and to IAF Maj.-Gen. Amir Eshel.
The IAF commander is due to place the White Star of David sticker, the emblem of the IAF, on the jet that is expected to transform the IDF as the leading military in the Middle East for the next 40 years.
The IAF vowed that the day after the aircraft arrive, the jets will perform their first flight by Israeli pilots over the Masada fortress. From there, the jet will undergo a transformation where IAF systems will be installed and will be adjusted for Israeli controls...