In first, Israeli F-35 jets escort US bombers returning from Gulf

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In first, Israeli F-35 jets escort US bombers returning from Gulf
This marked the first time US jets were accompanied by Israel's fleet of F-35s, with such escorts usually carried out using 'Sufa' F-16s.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
Published: NOVEMBER 10, 2022

Two Israeli Air Force (IAF) 'Adir' F-35 fighter jets escorted two American B-52 bombers above Israeli airspace on their way back from the Persian Gulf, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said on Thursday. The flyover was carried out as part of 'increasing cooperation' between the Israeli and US militaries, the spokesperson's unit added. This marked the first time US jets were accompanied by Israel's fleet of F-35s, with such escorts usually carried out using 'Sufa' F-16s.

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