Israel increases order for F-35 fighter jets to 50 | Reuters

Israel increases order for F-35 fighter jets to 50
| Reuters

JERUSALEM Israel's security cabinet on Sunday approved the purchase of an additional 17 Lockheed Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets, bringing its total number on order to 50.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement the decision to increase the order was unanimous.Lockheed is developing three versions of the F-35 Lightning II jets for the U.S. military and nine countries that have already placed orders - Britain, Italy, Turkey, the Netherlands, Norway, Australia, Japan, Israel and South Korea.

Israel's first two are expected to be delivered by the end of the year.

(Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Greg Mahlich)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.

Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.

Updated Date: Nov 28, 2016 00:02:56 IST

Also See