(JNS.org) Less than a year after receiving its first nine F-35 stealth fighter jets from the US, the IDF declared the fleet of aircrafts fully operational Wednesday.
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The timing of the new stealth craft's addition couldn't be better, as Israel's air force "is operating on a large scale on a number of fronts in a dynamic Middle East", the general added. Gen. Amikam Norkin said the F-35 jets, known in Israel as the "Adir", or mighty one, will give Israel new capabilities that are necessary in confronting the "constantly evolving and complex challenges" in the Middle East.
F-35 fighter jets fly over Israel in an undated photograph.
The F-35 has struggled with years of cost overruns and technical malfunctions; indeed, while the U.S. and NASA took about 10 years to reach the moon, 20 years after Lockheed received its first contract related to F-35 concept design the jets still suffer engine fires and sometimes provide insufficient oxygen to pilots mid-flight.
The first 19 F-35s come at a cost of $125 million each, though the per-plane price tag is supposed to drop to $80 million before the entire transaction is completed.
The Thomas fire is by far the biggest and most widespread of them, having reportedly burnt up more than 60,000 acres of land. The Getty arts institution - home to masterpieces including works by Edouard Manet - was closed until at least Thursday.
The Thomas Fire has expanded to 65,000 acres and still has zero percent containment as the blaze continues to rage Wednesday. Santa Barbara City College closed Tuesday but held classes again Wednesday.
Buyers from the Middle East and Asia have been snapping up masterpieces to fill regional museums - and pushing prices ever higher. Christie's said the artwork will be going to the museum, but declined to say whether the Louvre Abu Dhabi bought the painting.
The ministry further said the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, had invited the Nigerian Embassy's Head of Mission, Mr. He gave these updates at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
The rain will be heavy and preceded by sleet and snow across the north and east and may give accumulations over high ground. Yellow warnings for snow and ice have also been issued across the region from midnight on Friday to 6pm on Saturday.
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Vienna, Dec 7 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today that Ukraine was the sole sticking point keeping the United States and Russian Federation from forging a closer relationship, suggesting that all other disputes were secondary.
When is the Champions League Round of 16 draw? Chelsea: Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Besiktas , Spartak Moscow or Sevilla. Pep Guardiola's men have shown little sign of fatigue on Champions League nights, storming to the top of Group F in style.
The highly-rated headlights, for example, do not come standard on base models and many vehicles lack crash avoidance technology. The Institute's headlight ratings also are relatively new, with the first ones being released in March 2016.
The share price has moved away from its 20 days moving average at the rate of 6.79% and its 50 days moving average returned 6.55%. It is positive, as 85 investors sold WFC shares while 685 reduced holdings. 110 funds opened positions while 566 raised stakes.
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