Hangars are being erected urgently throughout Israel, presumably to park Israel’s latest F-35i (“Adir”) all-weather 5th generation fighters.
The project is being realized by the US Defense Department. The hangars under construction will have a total area of 252,000 square meters, writes the Israeli news outlet Israel Defense, which specializes in military topics.
According to the journalists, the work is being carried out by the US Army Corps of Engineers (NAU). Israeli officials have not commented on the matter.
Israel is currently hosting the international Blue Flag aerial exercise. A total of 1000 personnel, including pilots from the US, Germany, Italy and Greece, are taking part in the maneuvers. Israel’s new Adir fighters are also being used in the drills.
Israeli Air Force Commander Amikam Norkin said recently that Israel is the first country to have used F-35 fighters in real combat conditions when attacking targets in “Middle Eastern countries”. According to reports in the Arab press, Israel has used Adir fighters in air raids against facilities in Syria and Iraq.