Israel receives 3 more F-35 fighter jets

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs 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 27.

By 2024, an additional 23 F-35 planes are due to arrive in Israel, to bring the total number of the aircraft to 50.

Israel has agreed to purchase additional F-35 stealth fighters from the United States, though the exact number has not been decided yet.

An F-35 fighter jet pilot and crew prepare for a mission at Al-Dhafra Air Base in the United Arab Emirates, August 5, 2019. (Staff Sgt. Chris Thornbury/US Air Force via AP)

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