Tuesday, October 28, 2014

DTN News - Israel TODAY: Israel To Buy Second Batch of US F-35 Fighters

DTN News - Israel TODAY:  Israel To Buy Second Batch of US F-35 Fighters

 (NSI News Source Info) KOTTAKKAL, Kerala India - October 28, 2014:  Israel and the United States have agreed the sale of a second batch of Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighters to the Jewish state, Israeli media reported Tuesday.

Haaretz newspaper said the deal, concluded by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Israeli counterpart, Moshe Yaalon, was for "at least 20" of the planes.

The Israeli defence ministry did not immediately respond to AFP's request for confirmation.

The Jerusalem Post said Israel signed a $2.75 billion (2.17 billion euro) deal in 2012 to buy a squadron of 19 F-35s from Lockheed Martin and received Pentagon approval to purchase an additional 75.

Both papers said delivery of the initial order should start by the end of 2016 and be completed by 2018. The first planes of the second squadron should start arriving in 2019, they said.

*Source: DTN News - - This article compiled by K. V. Seth from reliable sources AFP
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