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February 21, 2012 8:55 am

Plans to Purchase More F-35 Aircraft Moving Forward at IAF

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An F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost – The Israel Air Force is moving forward with plans to purchase a second squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and hopes to be able to place the order in the coming year and after resolving the standoff with the Treasury over the defense budget.

According to initial plans, the IAF would place the order for the second squadron in late 2012-early 2013 and begin receiving the planes in 2020. It is possible however that the US would attach the new squadron to the one ordered in 2010 and expedite the delivery if the order is placed soon.

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