Israel Takes Delivery of Three F-35I Adirs

Three F-35I Adirs arrive at Nevatim Air Force base on April 23, 2017 (Israeli Air Force / Celia Garion)

After a stop off on the Azores the second batch of F-35I Adirs were delivered to Israel on April 23, 2017.

The three aircraft arrived at Nevatim Air Force Base (serials 904, 905 and 907), joining the two aircraft that were delivered in December 2016.

The Israeli Air Force expects to declare initial operational capability by the end of 2017.