During a festive ceremony at Nevatim Air Force Base in southern Israel, on Monday, December 12, 2016, Israel received its first two fifth-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, code-named by the Israeli Air Force as "Adir," (The Mighty One). The ceremony included thousands of invitees, and speeches by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Israel Receives First Two F-35 Fighters
U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv
Big Boost For The Israeli Air Force With The Arrival Of 1st-Ever Test Variant Of Lockheed F-35-I ‘Adir’