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 Japan JSF Roll Out

With Taiko Drums Ceremony

Short History IDF and F-35I's
July 2003    IDF Signs Letter of Agreement
July 2006             IDF Orders First 100 JSF
Nov 2006          First Order For 20 Aircraft
July 2010          $2.5 Billion Put in Escarole
Dec 2010           Israel commits to 50 F-35's
July 2011 Pentagon Allows IAF F-35 Code
Feb 2012     IDF Allowed To Modify F-35I
Mar 2013   IDF First 2 Trainers Jun 2016
Apr 2013          Israel commits to 75 F-35's
May 2013   Go On Conformal Fuel Tanks
Jun 2013        Dec 2016 1st Adirs in Israel
Sep 2013         IAF Orders 2nd Squadron
Mar 2014       IAF Gets 2nd Sqd Funding
Feb 2016         IAF Orders 3rd Squadron
Feb  2016      Israel commits to 100 F-35's
Mar 2016  Construction of Maint Facility
Dec 2016     First F-35I Lands at Nevatim
Feb 2017   1st F-35 Combat Engagement
Aug 2017                  2nd Combat Mission
Sep 2017             Maintenance Base IOC
Oct 2017    2nd & 3rd F-35 bases begun
Dec 2017           IAF Declares F-35I IOC
With 9 F-35I's  In Country Operational

Below Israel Receives XF-35I Test Bed

Conformal Fuel Tanks Doubles Range
Drop Tanks Extends To Triple Range

Lockheed-Martin Agreed to a

Feb 2017

President Trump got LM to reduce
price for
each  F-35A   from almost
$150 million to $80 million   Except
in the case of Israel which gets their 
 F-35I's for only  $69 million because 
they buy their's Stripped.  They put
their own very sophisticated cockpit
electronics in, that's not only unique
but,  superior in capability, quality
and world class.   Take for instance
their Elbit 360
helmet that can see
through the airplane frame & costs
over $400,000 each.  NOW all F-35
countries must use this   one model
and  one-of-a-kind custom Helmet

Also   there is a dedicated on board
self protection  &  defensive system
that's locally developed and unique
stealth design. C4I communication
gear along wth new state-of-the-art
carbon fiber wing sets that will go
into ALL F-35's in the world

 Five Ship Formation

 Over Haifa April 2017 !
Rehearsing For Independence Day National
Celebrations On May 1


Flying In Israel September 2017

First 4K Video F-35 JSF A & B Model

Second Batch F-35s Arriving Before
Celebrating 2017 Independence Day

First Batch 2 Adirs   December 2016
Second Batch 3 Adirs        April 2017
Third Batch 2 Adirs            Sept 2017
Fourth Batch 2 Adirs          Nov 2017
Fifth Batch 2 Adirs      January 2018

Second Batch At Rainy Nevatim AB

4 Adir's Rehearsing Fly By

Here Adir F-35AI JSF SAM Jamming

  IAF 9 F-35's to arrive by 11/ 2017

F-35 Ceremonial Salute To Biblical History


JSF F-35I Stats

First Construction 2015

IAI F-35 Wings on F.W. Assembly Line

Coming Off Ft. W. Assembly Line


Second Of First Pair Dec 2015


IAF received 2 Adir's  December 2016
US based trainers were    handed over
 June 2016      at Hill AFB to IDF- IAF  
First Series deliveries   Dec 2016  and
will culminate in 1st squadron by the
the end of 2018

June 2016 at Hill AFB Adir's

arrive from the Fort Worth factory

Behind Scenes Stealth Fighter

The total   IAF F-35I Adir series will
be four squadrons of  100   aircraft .
First two squadrons of  25  each will
be @ Nevatim Air base, followed by
3rd squadron of  25 F-35BI's VTOL 
and fourth squadron of   25 F-35CI.
All 4 squadrons are @    3 Air Bases

The IAF currently flies 27 F-15I 'Ra'am'
Ultra Long Range Strike Eagles & since
those pilots are the  most experienced &
advanced trained in air combat.   These
pilots are the 1st  to be promoted to the
new the IAF Stealth JSF F-35AI ADIR
However;    after 1st squadron all F-35
pilots will be straight from academy &
NOT  from existing front line fighters

FYI,  IAF Ra'am F-15I is actually more
than new IAF F-35AI & F-35BI Stealth aircraft

Sufa F-16I is only $10 million cheaper F-35I's

Above one of the IAF 102 F-16I 'SUFA'
aircraft as its   second   high-end strike
fighter/interceptor that will  also begin
its pilots to transition to the new  Adir. 
Thus phasing out  72 F-15 A-D  models
F-15 Eagles  & 100+  F-16 A-D Vipers

 of 4 squadrons of  new 100 F-35I's  will
transition out over    200 veteran pilots

Top: F-16I Bottom F-15I

Click Above For F-15I Silent Eagle Story

 Aircraft #901 Below

December 14, 2016 Israel Arrival

Here Aircraft #902

The Second of First Pair Arrival

Official Arrival Ceremonies 

Pair @ Hill AFB & later Nevatim AB

1st Ha'Adir Pair In Country Training

First 9 A/C At Nevatim by 2017

ADIR On Final Approach


 Combat F-35 Engagement

Click Link Above For Video Clip

Ground Crews Begin Training

Fast Turn Arounds Being Practiced

Quality Controls

QC Now Begins

Crew Familarization

Marshalling, Parking

Pilot Aircraft Checks

26 IAF Pilots Go

From F-16I Sufa to F-35I Adir

Alert Adir Scramble

Night Missions

First ADIR Pair lands at Dusk

On Station 24/7/365

Anyone Who Dares - WILL Loose!

Alert Aircraft On Duty



Vector Scrambling

Video Below

IDF Adir IS Unique
Because  of  all  countries
only Israel  can build her
own stae-of-the-art  'C4I'
avionics for the IAF Adir

Besides Israel building 
many  airframe  parts,
 whole suite of weapons,
conformal   fuel tanks, 
say nothing of the half
million $ helmet for all
F-35 JSF countries

In fact,  Israel has been
authorized to construct
a complete depot based
airframe   maintenance
center co-located at the
IAF Adir home base at
Nevatim AFB.

JSF Will Replaces Both 

Complete F-35 Specifications


IOC Check

Back On Alert Pad After Nite Hop

Really Big 2020 Price Drop $79 Million Each

Here An Alert Adir Dispatched

Full Stealth When A/C Is Clean


Initional Operational

Capability (IOC)

 Holy Land Patrols Begins

2,3,4,6 & 9 Plane Formations


Pair Over The Gallilee

 Over Kindom of Jordan

Up North In Samaria

 Central Judean Corridor

Carmel @ Kishon River

Eye On Tel Aviv Area

The Eastern Front

From Lebanon, Syria to Jordam

Exclusive Economic Zone

Defending Off Shore EEZ Zone

 Israel, Lebanon, Syria Converge

Patrol Over Dead Sea

Patroling Central Coastal Areas

Patrol Over South near Dimona

Over Red Sea Sector

Checking Hostile Border Countries

Keeping Eye On Syrian battlefield

Sortie Over ISIS Sinai

 Initial Operational

Capable  -  IOC Ops

Pilot Grads 2016

All Mission Trained

Night Patrols Began Dec 2016

Watch F-35I

Engaging The

Super Cruise

 Super Crusing

 Super Sonic Without After Burner

JSF Adir F-35I


EDGE Squadron Patch

4, 6 & 8 a/c Formations

Adir 'Edge' Squadron

IAF Adir

Wing Patch & Symbol

F-35B + F-35C
  Blue Angels &                   

 New A/C For 2018  1st since 1980's

New Acrobatic Maneuvers

The First Blues Show JAX  FL.

1st Air Show @ Andrews AFB

There Could Also Be A Marine Team

Here Great Under Carriage T-bird Art

Navy 'B' Variant Will Be VTOL

USAF 'C' Variant To Follow In 2024


Side By Side Undercarriages

Great Detail Art Work

A Totally New Show Coming !


Possibly A Coast Guard Team

F-35 To Be A Great Crowd Pleaser


B. A. Could Have A Combat Skit

Bomb Burst Finale Remains


Each Team Finishes Differently...


Using Their STOL Features


Both Teams Remain With 8 a/c
Announcer, P A  + Transports




Blue Angels - Thunderbirds Video Clip

Refueling Exercises

2 Reel Drogue & 1 Fixed Boom

F-35I with KC-135

KC-10 Refueling To Israel

 KC-135 Tanker Aircraft

Up Close & Dangerous

Boom Operator POV

 Dual Drogue Refueling Lines

F-35I Mediterranean Missions

 KC-130J Samson Dual Line Tanker

 Advance Weapons

IAF Standard Configuration

Here 7 Weapon Wing Stations



 Fuel Armor Sensor Tank

Conformal Tanks

Electronics & Fuel

IAF Load Out

Special Missions:

30mm Electric Gatlin Gun 5,000 bpm
Air to Air Canon

A Stealth Dog Fighter's Weapon

World's Most Deadly Aircraft

Video Canon Testing

Weapons Evaluation

Did we know F-35I

Is WMD Compatible

or ICBM Supression


Ballistic Canopy

Ultra Stealth

Thanks to AESA Radar

First F-35A to

F-35AI Upgrade

First IDF F-35I Attack

Syrian S-300 Defense System Obliterated



Then  There  Was

Spice 1k, 2k, 3k Series

Spice Series & PythonV

Spice Missile Launch

The Incredible Futuristic

  Next Generation Weapons

Rafael Spice Series

 State-of-the-Art Missile


IAF F-35AI Adir Adopts
Latest PythonV Missile

IAF F-35I Daily Patrol
24/7 Always On Station

Joint Strike Fighters On May 2017 Display

F-35I IAF Flight
Demonstration Team


  • ADIR F-35AI

    Detailed Description

    Lockheed-Martin Rolls Out F-35AI

    What Happens if S300, S400
    or S500 Surprise?

    Barbara Opall-Rome Report

    Second ADIR Airfield Dedicated

    2nd Squadron of 25 a/c

      Forming Up @ 2nd AFB

    1st F-35 AI ADIR IOC

    Initial Operation Capable

    Israel In Country

    Mission Operational

    Interceptor Missions

    IAF Adir F-35AI

    ADIR F-35BI
    Third Squadron 25a/c

    @ 3rd AB Location


    STOVL B Model

    STOVL Cut Away Detail

    First F-35BI Missile Ship Ops

    Deck Aft View

    Here F-35's On Small Missile Craft

    STOVL Can Base Off Any Platform

    IOC of 3rd batch of 25

    Adir F-35BI a/c Model


    Israel Mission Capable

    5th Generation Stealth

    First IAF F-35BI
    Arrival In Israel

    IAF F-35I on Daily Patrol


  • $400,000.00 5th Generation

    Stealth Electronic Helmet

    Made Only By Elbit
    of Israel

    Elbit Half Million Dollar 

    360 3D 5th Generation

    $400,000 F-35 Helmet

    Up-Close Digital Video

    IAF F-35CI
    Meet The New IAF ADIR F-35CI

     Fourth Squadron Brings Total F-35I's to 100

    2020 First 6th Gen Stealth

    1st Edge Sqd Adir Desert Camouflage

    F-35C on Carrier  OR Helio Pad

    F-35's To Operate Oil Rigs & Missile Corvettes

    Practice At All Hours & Weather

    Helicopter Pad on Sa'ar V's IDF-Navy

    IAF on INS  Proof of Concept

    F-35BI on Missile Corvette

    F-35 can operate from a

    Missile Boat's Helio Pad

    Camou Desert Adir

    More  F-35I  Adir Images & 
    Details   Coming Soon Here

    But Before ADIR
     Israel Aerospace Industries

    There was the 1970's 
    IAI Nesher

    New Israeli Defense Minister and
    1948 War of Independence Ace &
    son of founding president Gen Ezer
    Weitzman began R&D into the 1st
    domestically built jet fighter when
    French president Chuck DeGaule
    decided to renege on   delivery for
    50 paid for Mirage IIIC     fighter
    jets.   So the Mossad simply stole
    the plans and had    IAI build the
    fleet themselves.       Nesher came
    about when they needed to change
    out the engines due to over use  &
    were able to get  USAF J79's and
    & fit them with a little bit of IAF

    Columbian AF KFIR C12

    This lead to the first Kfir C1 when
    they were able to build from scratch
    the entire fighter jet.  Latter they
    were able to update with C2, then
    two seater trainer TC2, C7, C12
    and finally Kfir Block 60 with a
    whole new glass cockpit derived
    from the Lavi program. Also at
    the same time weapons were all
    upgraded to up date the fleet.

    Lavi-2000 & Lavi II
    The new Defense Minister      in the
    1980's Moshe Arens gave the green
    light on the next  fourth generation
    IAF Trainer Fighter & Interceptor
    whose classified project name was
    LAYOUT 33
    which came to be young lion LAVI.

    1986 1st Flight to 1990 TD

    Technology Demonstrator

    Derived from previous Aryie project
    Ahead of it's time and really  better
    than any  existing western aircraft.
    It had to be killed  according to the
    Swamp in  Washington DC and so
    protect  American future exports .
    After over 2 billion dollars  US tax
    payers money and another billion
    of Israel and IAI money had been
    spent,  it was assassinated.   It was
    claimed Israel could not afford the
    Lavi anyway   as it would cost  $ 9
    million according to IAI, $12 mill.
    by the IAF and $20 million by the
    Pentagon  and  US Budget office.
    You ready for this? So they sold
    the IDF really cheap  F-16I's for
    $46 million & $91 million F-15's
    EACH !
    What A Sack Of $**T...

    Mach 2.2 Export Interceptor

    Then in 2000
    IAI built Kfir Block 60

    To sell off all remaining Kfir models of the IAF
    a major over haul and up grade   based on the
    state-of-the-art Lavi systems was put together
    and assembled in IAI plants to be exported as
    the aircraft identity Kfir C12 Block 60 series .

    Just Listen and watch this in depth military
    secret report,         now since DeClassified...
                 Click  HERE  

    NOTE here, because all Lavi's were to be
    also a Trainer aircraft as well as a fighter
    interceptor, they were All to be
    2 Seaters!

    5th Gen. Stealth

    The IAI - 2000
    A Twin Engine,   Twin Seat and Twin
    Tail double delta
     5th generation type
    Stealth Strike Fighter    based on the
    1990's   Lavi TD   IAF prototype.   It
    travelled  Mach 2.3+, 75,000' ceiling
    Without aiming or     redirecting the
    aircraft the two Spice missiles could
    shoot down enemy targets    behind,
    above / below at over  6 miles away

    It was orginally planned to use Lavi
    B-03,  a two-seater, as a test vehicle
    for  Elta EL/M-2035 radar,      Elta/
    Elisra    electronic  warning system,
     Elta ARC-740     fully computerized
    onboard UHF radio system, Tuman
    TINS 1700 inertial nav. systems the
     Elbit SMS-86    stores management
    sys,  Astronautics onboard air data
    computer,   Israeli developed Loral
    Electronic counter measures unit &
    many other avionics of  indigenous
    proprietary design.


    IAF 2 Seat ADIR Stealth with WSO


    TWO (2) Seater F-35D's

    New Dual Seat with rear WSO Position

    IDF F-35 On Spanish Military TV


    The IDF Air Force  has 2017  begun plans and long
    lead items for an 'enhanced' Super F-35DI version.
    The Twin engine next generation Pratt & Whitney,
    Twin Seat  JSF Stealth fighter is now taking shape.
    All based on a multi mission need    for an advance
    Stealth Trainer, a two man WMD platform, a new
    back-up for naval cruiser air assets   in Israel's off
    shore  EEZ oil fields   that are compatible with oil
    platform VTOL ops   as well as being a blue print
    for the U.S. Coast Guard to buy its first STOL
    ship based patrol interceptor planes.


     New American Embassy

    Ambassador's Building Jerusalem Embassy

    Jerusalem Campus American Embassy 2017

    Standing Empty Till Tel Aviv Moves