Israel signs deal for 14 additional U.S. F-35 plus 17 options
Israel has signed a contract to buy 14 additional F-35 fighter jets.
The deal, approved by an Israeli cabinet committee in November, follows Israel's purchase in 2010 of 19 F-35s.
In a statement, the ministry said an agreement to buy the 14 additional aircraft was signed over the weekend and included an option for another 17 of the planes.
Israel's first two F-35s will arrive by the end of 2016, with deliveries scheduled to be completed by 2021, the ministry said. reuters