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Getting ready for the first F-35 squadron

While there is still debate over the final number of Lockheed Martin F-35s the Israeli air force (IAF) will acquire, preparations for the first squadron are under way. The cornerstone for the squadron hangars and simulator structures were put in place at Nevatim air base a few days ago. “This is a very important event […]

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Israeli air force gets ready for fast deployment of the C-130J

The Israeli air force sees the new Lockheed Martin C-130Js it is about to get next year as part of its “long arm”.  The target now is to make the new aircraft fully operational a short time after they are delivered. To be ready to operate these advanced transport aircraft immediately after they land in […]

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Air power distribution as the situation changes

Before the “Arab Spring” was even conceived, the Israeli air force (IAF) decided to make its Nevatim facility in southern Israel a major base for combat and transport squadrons.The Lockheed Martin F-35s the IAF plans to receive in 2017 will be based at Nevatim. This base will also receive the Lockheed Martin C-130Js that have […]

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