Israel just became the first military to use to F-35 Adir stealth fighter jet in the Middle East. Israel Air Force (IAF) struck targets in the Middle East twice, according to IAF Commander Maj.-Gen Amikam Norkin.
He proceeded to show pictures of one the Israeli F-35 flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut during the day.
Israel received nine F-35s in December and declared the jets to be one of the most sophisticated and highly advanced jet.
The Air Force is expected to receive a total of 50 planes to make two full squadrons by 2024.
The jet is capable of operating with low radar, enabling it to operate undetected deep inside enemy territory. Further, it is capable of evading advance missile defense systems like the Russian-made S-300 missile defense system.