IS­RAEL

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Is­rael is the first na­tion to ever use the F-35 joint strike fighter in com­bat mis­sion over the Mid­dle East. On May 22, 2018, the head of the Is­rael Air Force, Ma­jor Gen­eral Amikam Norkin, an­nounced that the air­craft had al­ready par­tic­i­pated in two airstrikes. Op­er­at­ing over Syr­ian airspace, a coun­try equipped with the S-400 Rus­sian aird­e­fence sys­tems, re­quires care­ful tar­get­ing and max­i­mum sur­viv­abil­ity, the F-35’s two strong­est at­tributes.

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