Israel F-35 Airstrikes Are World's First Test Of The 'Mighty One,' Top Commander Says

  1. Israel F-35 Airstrikes Are World’s First Test Of The ‘Mighty One,’ Top Commander Says  Yahoo News
  2. Israel’s F-35s reportedly saw combat in a raging Syrian air war that smashed Russian defenses  Business Insider
  3. Israel Says It Just Became the First Country to Fly the F-35 Into Combat  Popular Mechanics
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Harry and Meghan attend first royal event since wedding

  1. Harry and Meghan attend first royal event since wedding  BBC News
  2. Thanks to Markle’s dad, Mexican town swept up in royal wedding frenzy  Yahoo News
  3. Meghan Markle Chooses Her First Royal Job  Vanity Fair
  4. Prince Harry pays tribute to Princess Diana in ‘tearful speech’ at wedding reception (Exclusive)  AOL
  5. Advice for Thomas Markle, Father of the Bride  New York Times
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Israel becomes first country to deploy 'world's most advanced' fighter jet amid doubts about funding in UK

Israel becomes first country to deploy 'world's most advanced' fighter jet amid doubts about funding in UKIsrael says it has become the first country in the world to carry out combat airstrikes with the new F-35 stealth fighter, the advanced warplane that will soon be used by Britain and other militaries around the world. The general did not say where the Israeli F-35s had been used but Israel has carried out repeated strikes in Syria in the last three years. It has also hit Hizbollah targets in southern Lebanon but much less frequently. Israel is also believed to be carrying out secret strikes against jihadists in the Sinai desert in coordination with the Egyptian military.  “We have performed the first operational F-35 strike in the world. We attacked twice in the Middle East using the F-35 – we are the first in the world to do so,” Major General Amikam Norkin, the head of the Israeli air force, said in a briefing to foreign air force officers on Tuesday. Maj Gen Norkin’s comments sparked widespread interest in military aviation circles worldwide. “The Israeli Air Force has proved once again its ability to pioneer combat testing of new aircraft,” wrote the Aviationist, a military blog. The F-35s are being produced primarily for the US military but they will eventually be used by armed forces across the globe, including in Britain, Australia and Japan.  Britain has ordered 138 F-35s, which is not without its critics Credit: SAC Tim Laurence/MoD The UK has committed to purchasing 138 of the aircraft, built in the US by Lockheed Martin, and has so far bought 48 jets at a cost of £9.1 billion. But The Telegraphrevealed last week that government is reconsidering its pledge to purchase the remaining 90 because of the vast cost of the £190 million American stealth fighter.  The Ministry of Defence is reportedly thinking of instead about buying European-made Eurofighter Typhoons, which are roughly half the cost of the F-35, and made by a European consortium that includes the UK. A decision to go back on the F-35 purchases could spark a major row between the UK and the Trump administration, which has made a priority of selling US weapons to American allies. Israel received its first F-35 fighters in December 2016 and declared within a year that the jets were operational and ready for combat.  The F-35 is the most expensive but technically advanced fighter jet in history. Maj Gen Norkin showed the foreign officers a photograph of an Israeli F-35 over Beirut, in what was widely seen as a warning to Hizbollah about Israel’s ability to carry out strikes in Lebanon.  Eurofighter Typhoon v F-35 An Israeli F-16 was shot down by a Syrian missile in February of this year, the first time an Israeli aircraft has been lost in combat since 1982.  Defence analysts said the loss may have only increased Israel’s eagerness to deploy the F-35, which has advanced stealth capabilities that help to shield it from enemy missiles.  So far at least 14 F-35s have been delivered to the UK. British pilots are still testing and training the aircraft and they have not yet been deployed in combat by the RAF or the Royal Navy. 

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Alien asteroid is first known 'permanent resident' from outside our solar system

The solar system’s first known “resident” that came from interstellar space — an asteroid orbiting backward around Jupiter — has been discovered. The planets and most other objects in our solar system travel around the sun in the same direction. This asteroid moves in the opposition direction.




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Israel says first to use F-35 stealth fighter jets in combat

Israel says first to use F-35 stealth fighter jets in combatThe Israeli military has used its newly acquired F-35 stealth fighters in combat, making it the world’s first to do so, the air force commander said Tuesday. “The Adir aircraft are already operational and flying combat missions,” Major General Amikam Norkin said at a conference in central Israel, using the plane’s Hebrew name. “We attacked twice in the Middle East using the F-35 -– we are the first in the world to do so,” he said in remarks quoted by the air force’s website, without providing further details.

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Israel launches world's FIRST strikes with 1200mph supersonic F-35 fighter jets

  1. Israel launches world’s FIRST strikes with 1200mph supersonic F-35 fighter jets  Daily Star
  2. Israel First to Conduct Attacks With F-35 Jets – Air Force on Syria Strike  Sputnik International
  3. ‘100 missiles were shot at our aircraft’  Arutz Sheva
  4. In the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, Syrian-Druze Have Long Been Loyal to Assad. But That’s Changing  Haaretz
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Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combat

Israel says it is the first country to use U.S.-made F-35 in combatIsrael is the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35 stealth fighter in combat, the Israeli air force chief said on Tuesday in remarks carried by the military’s official Twitter account. Local media further quoted Major-General Amikam Norkin as saying in a speech to the chiefs of 20 foreign air forces convening in Israel: “We are flying the F-35 all over the Middle East and have already attacked twice on two different fronts”. Manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp, the F-35 is also known as the Joint Strike Fighter and, in Israel, by its Hebrew name “Adir” (Mighty).

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