Israel to more than double number of its F-35s in 2019

Israel will more than double its fleet of F-35 stealth fighters next year, receiving 18 new aircraft in 2019, Hadashot TV news reports.

The Israeli Air Force at present possesses 12 of the advanced aircraft.

Manufacturer Lockheed Martin says F-35s currently operate from 15 bases around the world, including Israel’s Nevatim airbase.

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