F-35 Simulator Touches Down in Israel
The first simulator for
the Israeli Air Force's most advanced jets – the F-35 – arrived in the
Jewish State recently and was unveiled on Wednesday at an airbase in the
Negev as part of the preparations for the advanced warplane's expected
delivery in 20 months.
The simulator will integrate with the rest of the air force's preparations ahead of the establishment of the first squadron for the stealth fighter, codenamed Adir in Hebrew.
The squadron already included a Brigadier-General-level commander and five combat pilots who will receive specialized training in the US over the next year and will be expected to train the pilots of the first operational squadron, which will be composed of 19 pilots.