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Monday, February 23, 2015

Israel Acquired 14 Additional F-35 Jets from the US at $2.82 billion

F-35A Lightning IIA delegation of Defense Ministry officials to the US headed by Aharon Marmarosh, has signed a contract this weekend finalizing Israel's purchase of 14 additional Joint Strike Fighter F-35 fighter jets, after the ministerial military procurement committee approved the deal in November 2014.

The deal was signed with the JSF Project team at the Pentagon, and it includes 14 jets, with an option to purchase another 17 of the aircraft in the future.

This deal is an addition to the previous one singed in September 2010 for the procurement of 19 F-35s. In total, the IMOD will purchase, at this point, 33 F-35s, nicknamed "Adir", at an average cost of 110 million dollars per jet.

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