Israel wants new F-15s paid for by US

Each year, the budget of the Israeli armies is supplemented by the United States to the tune of $3,3 billion to acquire new equipment from US industries, as well as $500 million to acquire and maintain state missiles. Hebrews. Today, this budget is almost entirely absorbed by the acquisition program for the new F35i Adir ordered by Jerusalem, as well as by the maintenance of the F15, F16 and other E-2C Hawkeyes in service within the air forces of the country, as well as its fleet of helicopters. However, Hebrew officials continue to warn of the growing threat posed by…

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Israel develops drop tanks for its F35i Adir

If the F35A offers great stealth and very advanced detection and communication systems, it appears today to be limited in several areas, such as air defense due to its low speed, or for long-distance strikes, due to its radius. of operational action of 1100 km. It is precisely this last point that today poses a problem for the Israeli Air Force, which is faced with the need for long-range strikes, called 3rd circle in Israeli jargon, against adversaries like Iran. However, the F35i, the Israeli version of the F35A called Adir, does not have the extension necessary to carry out these ...

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Israeli air force to deactivate F-16 squadron to make room for new fighter jets

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has announced that one of the Air Force (IAF) F-16C/D squadrons will be decommissioned in October 2020. This announcement follows the publication in February of the new multi-year plan for the IDF, intended to strengthen Israeli combat capabilities… while reducing the defense budget, which should ultimately lead to the rapid deactivation of a second fighter squadron. The deactivated squadron should be 117th Squadron. Nicknamed the First Jet Squadron, it was founded in 1953, just five years after the creation of the IAF, to house the first jet fighter aircraft…

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Between F15 and F35, Israel chooses the 2!

Despite a public deficit of around 3,8% in 2019, the Israeli military authorities announced two new orders for combat aircraft, to equip a new squadron of F35i and a squadron of F15i, i.e. 25 aircraft of each type , for an amount exceeding $3 billion. Far from being a non-decision, the Israeli Air Force considers that the combination of the performance of these two aircraft is the most likely to meet the challenges to come in the region. It was in 2010 that Israel placed a first order for 19 F35i with the United States, a version of the F35A carrying certain electronic equipment and armaments of Israeli origin. A second…

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