BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force has resumed use of their F-35 fighter jets after a short hiatus due to the U.S.’ decision to briefly ground the aircraft.
According to the official press service of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), their air force has been given the green light to resume the F-35’s flights after the aircraft passed a new inspection.
“Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin ordered the return of the F- 35I to full activity in the Air Force after a professional inspection of all aircraft,” states a military communique.
“Checks were done after the incident in the US, we emphasize that it occurred with an F-35B type aircraft that are not in service in the Israeli Air Force. In connection with this, the Israeli Air Force aircraft are returning to full operational activity,” added the military.