Three F-35 Fighters Joining Israeli Air Force

Three F-35 Fighters Joining Israeli Air Force

Lockheed Martin Photo by Angel DelCueto WMJ Reference Number: 21-08705 Customer: Brett Ashworth Event: Israel Ferry Flight of AS-28, AS-29, and AS-30 Location: Fort Worth, Texas Date: 09-24-2021 Time: 0300

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Three new F-35 ‘Adir’ fighter planes landed on Sept. 26 at the Israel Air Forces Nevatim Air Base. The Air Force now has 30 F-35 fighters, including a test plane at the Flight Testing Center of Tel Nof Air Base.   

The fighters made by Lockheed Martin are AS-29, AS-28, and AS-30.

F-35 planes worldwide have so far accumulated over 430,000 flight hours. The F-35 fighters operate from 29 airbases in nine countries as well as from aircraft carriers. 11 operators have declared the aircraft’s initial operating capability (IOC), six of which referring to operational combat activity, according to Lockheed Martin’s announcement.