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Israel’s New Fighter Jet Takes to the Skies

Stand for Israel has kept you abreast of the cooperation between the United States and Israel that has taken place with the Jewish state's incoming F-35 stealth fighter jets. Well, Arutz Sheva's Rachel Kaplan reports that this state-of-the-art aircraft took its maiden flight and is ready to usher in a new jet age for the Israeli Air Force:

On its maiden flight at US manufacturer Lockheed-Martin, Israel's first F-35 Lightning II "Adir" (Hebrew for "Great One") passed all tests, and is due to be delivered in December.

A lighter version of the F-22, the F-35 Lightning II Adir has top-of-the-line stealth technology, highly sensitive sensors of every kind, and fuel-optimizing computer systems to keep it in the air...

“We’re honored to partner with Israel and help strengthen the deep and lasting partnership between our two nations,” said Marillyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO at the ceremony. “The F-35 will help Israel remain a beacon of strength and stability in the region and support a safe and secure homeland for generations to come.”

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