Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Israel receives first of 50 F-35 stealth fighters

(Jerusalem) Whilst the liberal world (and Bush) bemoans the cost of the latest Western stealth fighter (F-35) in the world, they appear not to remember the lessons that Israel learnt during the Yom Kippur War where they lost 102 jets (primarily to advanced ground-to-air Soviet missiles). With the sale of advanced AAA missiles to Iran, Syria, Morocco, Yemen, Iraq, Jordan, Algeria and Egypt, the Israelis cannot afford to become complacent. Which is why they have purchased 50 out of a planned 75 F-35s, simply so they never again lose their combative edge against the religious bigots all around them who would love to share their views on what belonging to a religion of peace really entails.

The thing is, the F-35 isn't one plane, it is actually 3 different ones:

F-35A: Conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL)

F-35B: Short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL)

F-35C: Carrier variant (CV)

All 3 variants bring something new to the game and will revolutionise air warfare. It's something its detractors haven't bothered to read up on, which is why they made a huge song and dance about how the F-35 couldn't take on the much older F-16 in a dog fight. The fact of the matter is, it's a stealth plane, it's not designed to slug it out with others in a toe to toe fashion. It's meant to go in unseen, take out prime enemy assets (HQs, missile platforms, stores, aircraft, radar sites, etc.) and return home. The current crop of aircraft — F-16, F-18, F-15, Tornado,Typhoon, SU-35, etc. — are all visible to radar. Just look how in 1991 the US sent in its F-117 stealth fighter in which to do just that inside a very well armed, defended and militarily capable Iraq.

The IDF has taken note and gone stealth, and the other day they received the first 2 of that initial 50 aircraft. However, unlike every other F-35 jet in the world, the Israeli version,

the F-35I Adir will have different internal electronics using advance Israeli technology (just look at their versions of the F-16 and F-15 to see what I mean) in which to further enhance an already formidable fighting system.

Today, for the first time, our pilots took off in the new F-35 Adir, and flew over Israel. 🇮🇱🛫 pic.twitter.com/zrO3vfqMJa

— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) 13 December 2016

Unlike the liberal Canadians, the Israelis know that they will be fighting their next war on their own.