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November 17, 2014 7:47 am

Israel to Halve Second Order of U.S-Made F-35 Fighter Jets

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Ynet – Israel will place a second order for between 10 and 15 US-made F-35 fighter jets, around half the number previously mentioned by defense sources in both countries, Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Monday.

A reduced Israeli purchase may dent international confidence in the Lockheed Martin Corp plane and manufacturer efforts to lower the unit price because of advance orders.

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