Israel First Foreign Country to Receive F-35

On Wednesday, Israel became the first country outside the U.S. to receive the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II, which the Israeli Air Force terms the “Adir.” Shown here is the first F-35 bound for Israel at the unveiling ceremony in Dallas on Wednesday. (Lockheed Martin)
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman seen in the cockpit of the F-35 during the ceremony for the handing over to Israel the first plane in the procurement package, in Dallas on Wednesday. (Lockheed Martin)
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman seen in the cockpit of the F-35 during the ceremony for handing over to Israel the first plane in the procurement package, in Dallas on Wednesday. (Lockheed Martin)