Israel signs Letter of Offer and Acceptance for F-35s

Israeli Ministry of Defense Director Udi Shani signed the Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the procurement of the F-35 aircraft yesterday in New York, following the Israeli Government decision to select the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II as the Israel Air Force’s next-generation fighter aircraft.

Israel will be the first country to receive the F-35 through the United States government’s Foreign Military Sales process.

“We’re very pleased with the Government of Israel’s decision to move forward with the U.S. government’s Letter of Offer and Acceptance for the F-35,” said Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and general manager of F-35 Program Integration. The Lightning II will strengthen Israel’s national security posture both militarily and industrially.”

The F-35 Lightning II is a 5th generation fighter, combining advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations, advanced sustainment, and lower operational and support costs.

–         Lockheed Martin

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