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Israel increases order for F-35 fighter jets

Israel said on Sunday it will order 17 more U.S.-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, bringing its total number on order to 50.
A statement from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said the green light for the order was given by the security cabinet.
Israel is due to take delivery of its first F-35s next month.
Israel’s public radio said the purchase will come under a U.S. military aid program.
In September, U.S. President Barack Obama signed off on a 10-year military aid package for Israel worth 38 billion USD.

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