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Israel gets three more F-35 fighter jets

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Three more F-35 fighter jets have landed in Israel’s Nevatim Air Base from the United States, the military says, bringing the country’s fleet to 33.

By 2024, an additional 17 F-35 planes are due to arrive in Israel, to bring the total number of aircraft to 50.

An F-35 fighter jet, seen in an undated handout photo. (Israel Defense Forces)

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