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F-35 combat deput

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posted on May, 22 2018 @ 03:05 AM
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well guess who, Israel of course, according to their Air Force Commander


IAF commander: Israel first to use F-35 jet in combat

Israel has struck targets in the Middle East with the F-35 Adir stealth fighter jet twice, Israel Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Amikam Norkin said Tuesday, becoming the first country to use the US-made jet in combat.

“We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East. It had become part of our operational capabilities. We are the first to attack using the F-35 in the Middle East and have already attacked twice on different fronts,” he said during the IAF Senior Air Force Conference in Herzilya.

Norkin made the comments while showing a picture of one Israeli F-35 flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut during the day. He did not mention when the picture was taken.

www.jpost.com...

Looks like the rumors in recent weeks/months weren't entirely unfounded.
I believe they were also first for the F-15 and F-16 back in the day.




posted on May, 22 2018 @ 03:39 AM
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a reply to: mightmight

HMMM well it would seem that there is some merit to the rumors after all.
Do you think that any knowledge they gained from using that airframe was shared with the USA?



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 04:43 AM
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originally posted by: Allaroundyou
a reply to: mightmight

Do you think that any knowledge they gained from using that airframe was shared with the USA?


Dont see why not. They have a good relationship with Lockheed Martin



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 04:56 AM
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You shouldn’t believe for whatever israelis saying. Most of the time 180 degree opposite directions is the reality and truth.
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posted on May, 22 2018 @ 06:38 AM
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originally posted by: Kkintekk
You shouldn’t believe for whatever israelis saying. Most of the time 180 degree opposite directions is the reality and truth.

So you don't think the Israelis have flown the F-35 in combat? That is the point if the thread. Or, are you trying to interject your opinion on some other subject?



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 07:16 AM
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a reply to: Kkintekk

Please provide evidence that what they are claiming is not true.

Until noted otherwise we must take the news at face value.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 08:02 AM
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Ya know i didnt 3ven realise they had bought any....but

www.timesofisrael.com... reply to: mightmight

Italy got theirs as well.

theaviationist.com...

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posted on May, 22 2018 @ 08:16 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Kkintekk

Please provide evidence that what they are claiming is not true.

Until noted otherwise we must take the news at face value.


The competition will catch on to its capabilities at some point so they are bound be going down the 'use it or lose it' route while their plane is still untouchable. Test runs for the big one over Tehran no doubt.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 08:25 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

That's why the technology changes as they evolve. In 40 years or so when the first ones are retired they'll be quite different than when they were first built.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 08:26 AM
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a reply to: lakenheath24

Italy is a FACO. They assemble them there, and in Japan.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 08:40 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Is there any possiblility that USA pilots could be flying these Israeli planes Zaph to test them in combat zones?



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

No. But I'd put a shiny dime on various amounts of other cooperation or assistance.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:17 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

No. Our aircraft should see their combat debut later this year. They have VMFA-121 on the USS Wasp now. There was talk of them heading to Syria, and the Air Force had said they'd deploy this year as well.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:47 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Many thanks for that Zaph, it is always an honourto take on information from your incredible knowledge in the aviation field.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 09:49 AM
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a reply to: RadioRobert

Thanks. I read somewhere in the past about Soviets flying Migs in the Korean War. It does make me wonder sometimes.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:18 AM
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a reply to: ufoorbhunter

We have some fun exchange programs with our allies, especially the RAF. We've hest pilots come over and become qualified B-2 Mission Commanders, fly F-18s, including going to Top Gun while here, along with some others.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 10:41 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

We could not load bombs for the UAE air force...it would have been like being an assassin or something crazy like that. At least that is how it was explained to us. Maintenance, fine.

You can guarantee that their are "liasons" though gathering info to improve the jet. Great place to prove itself though. We have KC-10 crews come through with British and Aussie AC's, which is pretty shocking to see in an AMC aircraft.

I can't image why they would spend the money to make a Brit an MC on a B-2 though...



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Kkintekk

Please provide evidence that what they are claiming is not true.

Until noted otherwise we must take the news at face value.




a reply to: grey580


Lol…


Simple, it is “fake news” exactly like the previous one “it was all over the media just a few weeks ago” as they were flown over easily penetrating the Iranian air space “just for the fun of it”! israel has a long and huge history of LIES and PROPAGANDAS , the BIGGER the BETTER kind of mentality.


en.reseauinternational.net...



Now, they have made a more “believable lie” of course..!



Did you ever asked for the “proof of their attempts”! or you just want to ask me for the proof..?



Have a nice day.

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posted on May, 22 2018 @ 11:20 AM
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a reply to: Kkintekk
Yeah so in your world some article from an Kuwaiti newspaper with a long history of just making stuff up somehow invalidates a later and completely unrelated address of the Commander of the Israeli Air Force at an international conference which reportedly included pictures of the plane over Beirut.
Nice.

But just for the fun of it, please explain why Israel would bother. Thanks.



posted on May, 22 2018 @ 11:32 AM
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As I arrive at Whiteman, Flight Lieutenant Adam Curd, a Tornado GR4 pilot from RAF's 14 Squadron, is training to fly the B-2, while his fellow Tornado pilot, Squadron Leader Jon Killerby, is now coming to the end of his three years in Missouri, during which time he has qualified as a B-2 instructor. 'Fewer people have flown this aircraft than have flown in the Space Shuttle,' says Squadron Leader Killerby, who is only the second Briton to fly the B-2.

'You may not be flying a fast jet and pulling Gs, but one B-2 carries 40 Tornados-worth of munitions. It's a huge deal to be involved.'

Killerby was the mission commander when two B-2s flew in to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire in 2007: a B-2 dock has been built there, so it can be used as a forward operating location. The exchange also gives British pilots insights into how to use stealth aircraft ahead of the arrival of the RAF's first stealth jet, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which should enter service around 2016.

www.dailymail.co.uk...




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