Liberman: F-35 stealth will increase Israel’s deterrence

Forth Worth, Texas –  The arrival of the F-35 stealth fighter aircraft in Israel will beef up Israeli deterrence against its enemies, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said here on Wednesday, during a ceremony to officially unveil the first jet destined for the Israel Air Force.

Liberman, speaking during the ‘roll out’ ceremony, said the F-35 would also greatly improve “our operational capabilities, for a long time.”

“The State of Israel is proud to be the first in our region to receive and operate the plane,” Liberman added. He described the jet as“the most advanced in the world, and is the best selection by defense chiefs for safeguarding Israel’s aerial superiority.”

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Liberman-F-35-stealth-will-increase-Israels-deterrence-457479

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