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PREMIUM: IAI optimistic over third IAF F-35 squadron buy

8th January 2021 - 18:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


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The prospect of Israel buying more F-35 aircraft could lead to business growth for IAI – but political uncertainty could scupper this and other plans.

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has said that the acquisition of a third Israeli F-35A (F-35I Adir) squadron would ‘definitely contribute’ to new business opportunities between it and Lockheed Martin.

Israel’s defence minister Benny Gantz has requested to buy additional aircraft from the US, according to Ynet TV, which would ...

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