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PICTURES: First flight for Israel's F-35A Adir

Lockheed Martin completed the first flight of an F-35A Adir for the Israeli air force on 25 July, just one month after rolling the aircraft out at its Fort Worth site in Texas on 22 June.

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The first of the service’s 33 conventional take-off and landing F-35As on order, aircraft AS-1 underwent a successful check flight, Lockheed says.

Israel’s first two F-35As – AS-1 and AS-2 – are scheduled to arrive at Nevatim airbase on 12 December, where they will be used to support initial pilot training activities.

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Both images: Lockheed Martin

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