by Ami Isseroff
When Israel was forced to abandon the Lavi fighter aircraft program in the 1980s, it did so on the promise that the
This was very probably true of the F-16 and F-15. Of course, the fact that these aircraft must be serviced by spare parts that come from the United States, and use armaments that are supplied or not supplied at the whim of the United States, provides the American government with a very important political control lever.
It certainly was not true of the F-22 Raptor stealth technology aircraft, which Israel was not allowed to purchase at all. The F-35, which will not be available to
When the Lavi was canceled, it was said that
The biggest drawback of the F-35 is that it will not be possible to modify it in any way to suit any specific Israeli requirements, nor will it be possible to introduce any modifications based on future battle experience unless they are made in
Nobody knows what the next the next
Isn't it time for
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