Liberman: F-35 Stealth Fighter will Increase Israel’s Regional Deterrence

The Jerusalem post reports: The arrival of the F-35 stealth fighter aircraft will beef up Israeli deterrence against its enemies, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said here on Wednesday, during a ceremony to unveil the first of such aircraft destined for the Israel Air Force.

Liberman, speaking during the rollout ceremony, said the F-35 would also greatly improve “our operational capabilities, for a long time.

“The State of Israel is proud to be the first in our region to receive and operate the plane,” Liberman added. He described the jet as “the most advanced in the world, and is the best selection by defense chiefs for safeguarding Israel’s aerial superiority.”

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