Israel launched world’s first air strike using F-35 stealth fighters, air force chief says

Israel is the first country in the world to carry out an “operational attack” with the F-35 stealth fighter Israel Air Force commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin said on Tuesday.

“The F-35 squadron has become an operational squadron. We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East,” he said.

Norkin presented images of the F-35 over Beirut, Lebanon, and said that the stealth fighter did not participate in the most recent strike in Syria but did in two previous ones. He was speaking at a three-day conference organized by the IAF in Herzliya, to which senior officers from armies all over the world were invited.

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