BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 A.M.) – Israeli military officials and defense analysts are beginning to cast doubts over the country’s decision to purchase the US-built fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets.

In the latest national military review put together by various defense-related ministries within the Israeli government, a conclusion was reached with specific regard to the acquisition of F-35 fighters that placed emphasis on need to “meticulously” assess the jets already purchased and, interestingly enough, to begin considering alternatives if the aircraft did not meet Israeli Air Force expectations.

The sudden compromise in confidence over the fighter’s ability by Israel following practical assessment of it comes as no surprise for the aircraft is already known to be inherently flawed among other nations that have tested it.

US trials of the F-35 alone found nearly three hundred critical issues with the fighter that until resolved made it non-airworthy.

Israel currently has 50 F-35 fighters on order, seven of which have been delivered for the sake of trials. Whilst another 25 aircraft could yet be procured, the full delivery of the already purchased jets will likely not be completed until some time in the mid-2020s.

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hestroy
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LOL!!! First Australia, now (isra)Hell? Geez, those heebs had it for free.

Deavman
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Deavman

Those heebs are you put it, will kick as$ with or without F35’s, and no..they were not for free.

hestroy
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Yes, I know, they were for money IsraHell gets from pockets of ordinary US citizens. Actually, they can only kick ass of unarmed women and children. You are absolutely right, my joo friend. Last time they fight against Hezbollah they get their asses pretty kicked.

Kenneth Lindsey
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Kenneth Lindsey

US has wasted $$$ trillions on very questionable weapons systems. F-35 may not be salvageable. It was doomed once USMC wanted single engine VTOL capability.

assitch008
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assitch008

The lebs are just jelous of the jews

Bttt
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Bttt

Fake news. It is only Russians and their allies saying this. I have never seen any Israeli paper mention this.

Zaharia
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Zaharia

I coulda told them that! LOLz!

Deavman
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Deavman

How can you” disqus” anything if your comments are deleted on petty reasons ?