UPI writes: FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 11 (UPI) —Lockheed Martin reports it has begun the process of joining four major components of the structure an F-35 Lightning II aircraft for Israel.
The plane is the first being built for Israel and is expected to roll out of Lockheed’s assembly hall in June.
“Today [Sunday] marks a new beginning for tactical aviation for Israel,” said Jeff Babione, Lockheed Martin F-35 program manager. “Lockheed Martin is proud of our long and storied relationship with Israel’s armed forces. The F-35A Adir strengthens our solid relationship with the IAF and ensures that the Israeli aerospace industry will remain strong for decades to come.”
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