Jan 16, 2016

The First Israeli F-35I Has Been Revealed

This weekend, the advanced phase in the production of the F-35I ("Adir") began by the reveal of the first Israeli JSF fuselage in a formal ceremony. Simultaneously, the "Adir" squadron establishment team took off for the simulator in the U.S, an important milestone in the acquisition process.
The leaders of the MoD Mission to the United States and "Lockheed Martin" noted this weekend, in a formal ceremony in Texas, U.S, the beginning of the advanced phase of the production of Israel's first F-35I, in preparation for the completion of its manufacturing and its launch this June. In the ceremony which was held in the "Lockheed Martin" factory in Fort Worth Texas, the Israeli jet's fuselage was revealed for the first time. In the height of the ceremony, the Director of the Israeli MoD Mission to the U.S Aharon Marmarosh, signed the fuselage of the first jet in the name of Israel and wrote in Hebrew: "Onward and Upward. Good Luck with your mission".

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