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The first test version of the F-35 fighter outside the United States went to Israel

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Israel is a long-standing and very important military-political partner and ally of the United States. Therefore, the transfer of the test version of the F-35I Adir to the Israeli Air Force is not surprising.


The American fighter jet arrives at the Flight Test Center at Tel Nof Air Force Base in Israel. It became the first F-35 test aircraft outside the United States. The Flight Test Center squadron, also known as MANAT, has received its first experimental fighter over the past 14 years.

The Israeli Air Force currently has 2 F-35 squadrons stationed at Nevatim Air Force Base in southern Israel. These are the 116th and 140th Fighter Squadrons. Thus, Israel is so far the only country in the Middle East with modern, stealthy fifth generation fighter-bombers.

As for the experimental Adir model, experts call it one of a kind, since previously there were only test aircraft with limited operational capabilities or models designed to test specific systems. In contrast, the Adir has advanced operational capabilities and can be converted into a working aircraft.

We have witnessed a historic event, the scale of which cannot be underestimated,

- commented on the transfer of the Adir aircraft to the Israeli Air Force, the chief of the Tel-Nof airbase, Brigadier General Oded Cohen.

According to the general, the inclusion of the Adir aircraft in the squadron poses new tasks for the personnel. However, Cohen is confident that the high morale and professional skills of the Israeli pilots will allow them to master the capabilities of an experimental fighter to perfection.


The Israeli Air Force will equip an experimental version of the F-35I with its own weapons systems. Possibly, these will be Rafael SPICE high-precision bombs with electro-optical functions and GPS-guidance functions, located in the inner compartment of the fighter.

At the same time, not all local weapons systems can be installed on American aircraft without problems. Nevertheless, the squadron that received the "Adir" claims that the experimental aircraft allows you to independently install weapons, and this is also its great value.


It is also worth noting that the Israeli Air Force, which received the first test F-35 outside the United States, will receive US consulting and technical assistance during the operation of the experimental fighter. Thus, Israel Air Force engineers will interact with representatives of Lockheed Martin to develop the relevant knowledge and skills for operating the aircraft.

The United States pays great attention to arming the Israeli army with advanced weapons... After all, Israel, in fact, is the only country in the Middle East that Washington can unconditionally trust: Turkey has lost its credibility, the Arab monarchies also do not arouse much sympathy among the American elite, although they receive new weapons from the United States.

In addition to providing armament assistance, the United States regularly conducts military exercises with Israel. So, in early October 2020, a joint US Air Force and Israeli Air Force Enduring Lightning III exercise took place on Israeli territory, in which the F-35A of the US Air Force and the F-35I of the Israeli Air Force were involved.
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  1. Boris ⁣ Shaver
    Boris ⁣ Shaver 13 November 2020 10: 15
    -10 qualifying.
    The first test version of the F-35 fighter outside the United States went to Israel

    And the first Belka and Strelka flew into space (return flight). There was simply no anti-Semitism in the Union.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 13 November 2020 10: 31
      +4
      Suppose there were all kinds of things in the Union ... they just tried not to let it go beyond the permissible, and even then it did not always work out. Besides, the boundaries of this permissible in different years were different.
    2. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 13 November 2020 10: 35
      +6
      Quote: Boris ⁣Razor
      And the first Belka and Strelka flew into space (return flight). There was simply no anti-Semitism in the Union.

      do you mean that these dogs were of Jewish origin?
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 13 November 2020 10: 52
        +3
        He wants to say that the F-35 flight is more dangerous than the first launch of living beings into space, carried out in the middle of the 20th century. laughing By the way, there are quite a few of those among the people who make up the middle class in Moscow))
        1. lucul
          lucul 13 November 2020 10: 58
          +4
          He wants to say that the F-35 flight is more dangerous than the first launch of living beings into space, carried out in the middle of the 20th century.

          Catch a chip)))
        2. Boris ⁣ Shaver
          Boris ⁣ Shaver 13 November 2020 15: 29
          -3
          Quote: Krasnodar
          the F-35 flight is more dangerous than the first launch of living beings into space, carried out in the middle of the 20th century

          This was not the first conclusion. This was the first returnable conclusion. Someone Laika made her four orbits around our planet even at a time when we did not know how to return spaceships to Earth ...
          Let's go back to f35. The first return return of animals to orbit (Belka and Strelka) has statistics: one flight, one landing. F35 definitely cannot boast of such statistics. And here we are talking about a test version of this aircraft.
          1. Shahno
            Shahno 13 November 2020 15: 37
            0
            Well, what we have created is what we experience. Copyright holder Lockheed Martin. But their engineers are already having difficulty understanding what they have done to their brainchild ...
            This sample of F35 was submitted in order to legitimize the process ..
            , well, other things, legal and technical.
            1. Boris ⁣ Shaver
              Boris ⁣ Shaver 13 November 2020 16: 07
              -3
              Quote: Shahno
              what we have created is what we experience.

              Oh, this Eastern fatalism regarding the will of the authorities
          2. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 13 November 2020 15: 55
            +3
            By the beginning of 2020, 490 F-35 aircraft were in operation around the world, which have flown more than 24 thousand hours. The accident rate is about 10 cases. In principle, not worse than other combat aircraft)).
      2. Boris ⁣ Shaver
        Boris ⁣ Shaver 13 November 2020 11: 27
        -1
        Quote: Maki Avellievich
        do you mean that these dogs were of Jewish origin?

        I mean they were dogs
    3. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 13 November 2020 11: 27
      +7
      The most important task for the IDF Air Force will be the integration of its own electronic warfare systems and the I-Derby-ER B-B missile.
      This will allow Israel to have its "long arm" on stealth fighters.
    4. andreykolesov123
      andreykolesov123 13 November 2020 14: 09
      -1
      Quote: Boris ⁣ Shaver
      The first test version of the F-35 fighter outside the United States went to Israel

      And the first Belka and Strelka flew into space (return flight). There was simply no anti-Semitism in the Union.

      The Zionist bourgeoisie deliberately inflates the topic of anti-Semitism allegedly existing in the USSR. Trying in this way to distract the Jewish working class from the national liberation struggle of the Arab people of Palestine.
      1. surfdude
        surfdude 13 November 2020 17: 07
        +1
        Who is your dealer? Please introduce yourself;)
        1. andreykolesov123
          andreykolesov123 13 November 2020 19: 28
          +1
          Quote: surfdude
          Who is your dealer? Please introduce yourself;)

          since you can't write in Hebrew here, I write in Russian.
          my dealer: misrad le-klita veha-aliyah. mahoz tel aviv.
          Have you been here recently?
      2. 3danimal
        3danimal 13 November 2020 17: 10
        0
        And he was anti-Semitism. My grandfather (born in 1923) used to say to me, "that all the problems are from the Jews." And "in vain Stalin did not deal with them" No.
        How is it: if there is no water in the tap, ..
        1. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 13 November 2020 18: 26
          +1
          Quote: 3danimal
          How is it: if there is no water in the tap, ..

          No, not like that.
          As I put on my sword belt, I grow dumb and dull.
          1. 3danimal
            3danimal 13 November 2020 18: 27
            +1
            It also fits good
        2. andreykolesov123
          andreykolesov123 13 November 2020 19: 34
          -1
          Quote: 3danimal
          And he was anti-Semitism. My grandfather (born in 1923) used to say to me, "that all the problems are from the Jews." And "in vain Stalin did not deal with them" No.
          How is it: if there is no water in the tap, ..

          There was no anti-Semitism, there was friendship of peoples, exacerbated by the struggle of the Jews for power.
          1. 3danimal
            3danimal 14 November 2020 00: 03
            0
            And for the water at the tap, don't forget smile
      3. Roman1970_1
        Roman1970_1 13 November 2020 19: 11
        +1
        The Zionist bourgeoisie deliberately inflates the topic of anti-Semitism allegedly existing in the USSR. Trying in this way to distract the Jewish working class from the national liberation struggle of the Arab people of Palestine.


        I read it a couple of times, I could not find a connection between the words
        1. andreykolesov123
          andreykolesov123 13 November 2020 19: 32
          -1
          Quote: Roman1970_1
          The Zionist bourgeoisie deliberately inflates the topic of anti-Semitism allegedly existing in the USSR. Trying in this way to distract the Jewish working class from the national liberation struggle of the Arab people of Palestine.


          I read it a couple of times, I could not find a connection between the words

          Read a third time. The meaning is deep. Primordially primordial meaning.
          1. Danila46
            Danila46 13 November 2020 22: 49
            0
            your deeper meaning, apparently, is clear only to you. So it is VERY deep ...
  2. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 13 November 2020 10: 41
    +2
    To test this aircraft for its ability to fly past the S-400 unnoticed. At what distance from it does it become noticeable, how many seconds are left for the launch of a surface-to-air missile?
    1. lucul
      lucul 13 November 2020 11: 00
      -5
      To test this aircraft for its ability to fly past the S-400 unnoticed.

      And what is there to experience? 400 km radius - fly around it and that's it)))
    2. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 13 November 2020 11: 09
      +5
      The radar of the S-400 m complex allows a missile to be guided to the F-35 from about 30-40 km
      at an F-35 flight altitude of 5-10 km
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 13 November 2020 11: 12
        +3
        Like this? It turns out that some kind of GBU F-35 can shoot at the S-400 while undetected?
        1. lucul
          lucul 13 November 2020 12: 14
          -9
          Like this? It turns out that some kind of GBU F-35 can shoot at the S-400 while undetected?

          If it were possible, they would have done it long ago)))
          1. Krasnodar
            Krasnodar 13 November 2020 12: 25
            10
            Would you hit Khmeimim? laughing Why should such a small country be so happy? lol
          2. 3danimal
            3danimal 13 November 2020 17: 01
            +1
            On the Russian S-400? What's the point? We are not at war, EMNIP smile
        2. SovAr238A
          SovAr238A 13 November 2020 13: 53
          +4
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Like this? It turns out that some kind of GBU F-35 can shoot at the S-400 while undetected?

          Quite possibly.
          GBU-53 / B in the amount of 8 pieces in the weapons compartment.
          Range of application for stationary targets up to 100 km.
      2. askort154
        askort154 13 November 2020 12: 16
        -7
        voyaka uh... The radar of the S-400 m complex allows you to lead a rocket to the F-35 from about 30-40 km at an F-35 flight altitude of 5-10 km

        Alexey, outdated data. Radars "Sky-U", "Sky - M" and "Approach" in the automated control system with the S-400, allows you to detect any targets, regardless of their "E-area", in the parameters = H up to 75 km, L - up to 600 km ... Now in Russia there are already a lot of new things that were not taken away in those days, to Israel and the United States. but they don't write about it on the "fences", or rather in the media. I spoke and I say-
        F-35, the US soap bubble inflated by massive PR sales to its "allies". In the 30s, everyone will be convinced of this. hi
        1. Voyager
          Voyager 13 November 2020 12: 49
          +1
          Finding a target and locking it in order to bring ammunition to it are two different things. However, yes, some are trying to exaggerate the importance of the F-35's stealth. hi
          1. 3danimal
            3danimal 13 November 2020 17: 02
            +2
            Stealth works. And the construction of modern aircraft and ships is proof of this.
            1. Voyager
              Voyager 13 November 2020 19: 09
              0
              Of course it works, I didn't say otherwise.
        2. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 13 November 2020 12: 52
          +4
          Quote: askort154
          I said, and I say F-35, the US bubble, inflated by massive PR sales to its "allies". In the 30s, everyone will be convinced of this. hi

          Reminds of Khoja Nasredin's approach lol .
          1. askort154
            askort154 13 November 2020 13: 02
            -2
            Aaron Zaavi ....Reminiscent of Khoja Nasredin's approach.

            Elementary! In December 2013, I predicted that a coup in power in Ukraine would take place in March 2014. If you’re not lazy, look through my "opuses"
            that time. crying hi
            1. 3danimal
              3danimal 14 November 2020 00: 01
              0
              Was it so unpredictable in December?
              After the example of the Maidan in the 00s?
        3. karima
          karima 13 November 2020 14: 37
          +3
          Quote: askort154
          I said, and I say-F-35, the US soap bubble inflated by massive PR sales to its "allies". In the 30s, everyone will be convinced of this
          Let me dedicate to you a song by Semyon Slepakov about oil. In particular the refrain. Listen to 3 times a day, preferably with food, so that it is included.
          1. askort154
            askort154 13 November 2020 14: 56
            0
            karima .....Listen to 3 times a day, preferably with food, so that it is included.

            Karim, don't be distracted, the customer has already entered the kiosk. negative
        4. 3danimal
          3danimal 13 November 2020 17: 04
          0
          Radars "Sky-U", "Sky-M" and "Approach" in the automated control system with the S-400, allows you to detect any targets, regardless of their "E-area"

          They only slightly increase the detection range, with less (than dm and cm range) accuracy.
        5. Vitaly gusin
          Vitaly gusin 13 November 2020 19: 01
          +1
          Quote: askort154
          Now in Russia there are already a lot of new things that were not taken away at that time, to Israel and the USA

          In those years, the BRAINS were taken away and today they are retired, but they have children and grandchildren, and no one has canceled the genes yet.
          I do not understand what the "Sky-U", "Sky-M" and "Plyot" radars are, but I know for sure that everything that is experienced in Syria, and this is from Khmeimim 150 km to Israel.
          What do you think, the videoconferencing conducts tests, and the IDF sleeps so that you hear snoring.
          Do not deceive yourself or others. Everything that happens in the area is under Israeli control.
    3. 3danimal
      3danimal 13 November 2020 17: 13
      0
      Depends on the angle. In PPS, the reduction in the detection range can be as much as 30 km. From 60-80 km he will be able to confidently apply the WTO. The same HARMs, 4 pieces each.
    4. 3danimal
      3danimal 13 November 2020 18: 32
      0
      We are waiting for some American Belenko to steal the F-35 to us request
      Seriously though, even removing the characteristics is problematic. Is it just to hang containers on the Su-30/35 and catch it in Syria or elsewhere, for a "friendly" flight from different angles and from different distances. And again, you can't hang the dm radar (the maximum is the bottom of the range), even more so.
      1. Danila46
        Danila46 13 November 2020 22: 56
        +1
        a much more realistic assumption would sound like this:
        Russian "Belenko" hijacked the newest su-57 to Alaska ....
        1. 3danimal
          3danimal 14 November 2020 00: 06
          0
          To reproduce the conditions, there is not enough ban on citizens traveling abroad request
  3. Asad
    Asad 13 November 2020 10: 44
    -2
    Probably Israel needs to thank the United States for their trust, well, further in a similar vein!
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. 13 November 2020 10: 52
      0
      Israel is the conductor of US interests in this region and the Jewish bastard in the US is very stubborn when it comes to Israel ... Someone should fight with Iran, not the Americans to stick their head into this mess. Israel is doing quite well as a counterweight to Iran.
      1. A. Privalov
        A. Privalov 13 November 2020 11: 24
        +4
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        Israel is the conductor of US interests in this region and the Jewish bastard in the US is very stubborn when it comes to Israel ... Someone should fight with Iran, not the Americans to stick their head into this mess. Israel is doing quite well as a counterweight to Iran.

        Where is the USA and where is Iran.
        Looking at how completely reckless ayatollahs very successfully compete geopolitically with Russia in the Middle East and North Caucasus, and economically with their oil reserves and in the world market, how they enrich and accumulate uranium to create nuclear weapons, while very seriously increasing their capabilities in relation to conventional weapons, Russia today needs a counterbalance to Iran to a much greater extent than the United States. hi
        1. karima
          karima 13 November 2020 11: 55
          +2
          Quote: A. Privalov
          Russia today needs a counterbalance to Iran
          I dare to report, Russia brought peacekeepers and many to the Caucasus, after the strengthening of the forces of Xir on the northern border of Iran. IMHO, Not at all an armistice in Karabakh, led the General Staff of Russia.
          1. karima
            karima 13 November 2020 18: 06
            0
            Quote: karima
            I dare to report, Russia brought peacekeepers and many to the Caucasus, after the strengthening of the forces of Xir on the northern border of Iran. IMHO, Not at all an armistice in Karabakh, led the General Staff of Russia.
            In addition, Russian border guards have placed 5 additional posts in Karabakh, 2 of them on the border with Iran.
      2. askort154
        askort154 13 November 2020 13: 33
        -3
        Lech from Android Someone should be at war with Iran, it’s not the Americans to stick their heads into this viper. Israel is doing quite well as a counterweight to Iran

        The United States and Israel are technically ready to fight Iran. But, they cannot find in BV who will play the role of "slaughter meat" against Iran. Jews will not play this role. Therefore, they "want and prick." Against Russia, this is all easier, they already have those - "'re coming out-Baltic-Poles. "
        But Russia has something that will make them "meat", so they lead "round dances" around it. hi
        1. Shahno
          Shahno 14 November 2020 19: 08
          0
          // To fight with Iran, the United States and Israel are technically ready. But, they cannot find in BV who will play the role of "slaughter meat" against Iran. The Jews will not fulfill this role. //
          Yes .. actually, that's not the point. Israel is now concerned about the contrived coronavirus crisis. "Slaughter meat" is always there. Iran in this state is not our enemy at all. So "red rag" for the prime minister.
          Ps. Israel has probably only one adequate opponent in terms of economic and military-political status. Turkey. If we are talking about the region.
      3. 3danimal
        3danimal 13 November 2020 17: 06
        +4
        This is Iran as a counterweight to Israel. Led by radical Islamists.
        More enlightened countries like the UAE and the SA are already recognizing and establishing formal (and mutually beneficial) relations with Israel. Objectively, it is the most developed country in the region.
    2. SovAr238A
      SovAr238A 13 November 2020 13: 56
      +7
      Quote: ASAD
      Probably Israel needs to thank the United States for their trust, well, further in a similar vein!


      I think things are a little different.
      Israel is in no way inferior in the manufacturability of its enterprises and weapons.
      And in terms of organizing the use of weapons, the Americans receive a lot of important information from Israel.

      For some reason, I think that the real role of Israel in American technology is 35-40%.
      Their ideas, their implementation, their application. their service, their tactics.
      All of this is most carefully accepted in the United States with gratitude.
      1. Danila46
        Danila46 13 November 2020 14: 14
        +3
        35-40%? I wouldn't be stingy with all 50 ...
  4. Forest
    Forest 13 November 2020 12: 35
    0
    It's brilliant to shove the stepladder into the fighter, you can immediately see the designers worked)))))
  5. aries2200
    aries2200 13 November 2020 16: 28
    -8
    our guys in Syria had a chance to train on radar equipment and to rap to calibrate the signal ... go ahead, Israeli experienced mice! ... mattress mats themselves are afraid to see them fly first on coffins ............
  6. Turanov
    Turanov 13 November 2020 18: 13
    -2
    Israel is a long-standing and very important military-political partner and ally of the United States.

    I just shed a tear .. crying
    Especially when I looked at who is commenting now and the number of all gathered stellar! .. Yes, they have intimidated many! bully
    Well, okay, that's it ..
    In general, what countries will this masterpiece of aviation technology be used by the Anglo-Saxons and Jews in common?
    If only the Saud, their money is not pecked by camels))) .. And who else and at what price, taking into account the renovation and maintenance? Maybe it's better to close this project, because it is a failure and very expensive ..?
    PS It's great that we are all gathered here today .. Let's join hands so that we can not disappear alone .. wink