IAF commander: Israel first to use F-35 jet in combat
by Anna Ahronheim
May 22, 2018
Israel has struck targets in the Middle East with the F-35 Adir jet twice, making the Jewish state the first country to use the stealth fighter in a combat role in the region, Israel Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin announced on Tuesday…Norkin made the comments while showing a picture of an Israeli F-35 Adir flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut during the daytime…Another senior IAF officer at the conference said that the decision to announce the F-35 Adir strikes was partly taken following an intelligence assessment. READ MORE
ISRAEL HAYOM A message to the radical axis The F-35 is the most ambitious weapons project in history, but after all the well-documented malfunctions and delays Lockheed needs success stories like it needs oxygen – and there’s nothing quite like Israeli airstrikes, with the bonus of photographic evidence of an F-35 flying invisible to radar over Beirut, to bolster its image and consumer confidence.