The 17th Luke Air Force Base F-35A Lightning II jet arrived at Luke AFB on 18 December 2014. The jet accompanied the first Royal Australian Air Force F-35A Lightning II to arrive here. (Image © Staff Sgt. Staci Miller / USAF)

Israel orders another 14 F-35s

Israel ordered another 14 Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II stealthy fighter jets on Sunday 23 February 2015. The deal brings the total number of ordered jets for the Israeli Air and Space Force to 33.

Jerusalem also took option on yet another 17 new F-35s, which many expect will be turned into firm orders in the near future, bringing the fleet to 50. The first two IAF F-35s are scheduled to arrive in 2015, with deliveries running until 2021 at least.

Israel pays 3 billion dollars on the 14 planes it just ordered.

Source: Israel Ministry of Defence
Featured image: A F-35A Lightning II jet arriving at Luke AFB on 18 December 2014 (Image © Staff Sgt. Staci Miller / USAF)[/caption]