Israel becomes first country in the world to use F-35 stealth fighter in combat
... and claims the $100m jets dodged 100 missiles from Syria
- Israel has become the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35s in combat
- IDF air force chief said Israel has used them in attacks 'on two fronts'
- Also claimed that the F-35s had avoided dozens of missiles in Syria
Israel has become the first country to used F-35 stealth fighter jets in combat, the country's air force chief said on Tuesday.
Major-General Amikam Norkin said Israel is operating the fighter planes 'all over the Middle East' and have used them in attacks on two different fronts - believed to be Syria and Lebanon.
Maj. Gen. Norkin claimed that the planes had come under fire in Syria, but had been able to avoid '100 ground to air missiles'.
Fighter jets: Israel has become the first country to have used the U.S.-made F-35s, saying it had been in combat 'on two fronts' and had avoided dozens of missiles in Syria
He made the remarks in a speech to the chiefs of 20 foreign air forces convening in Israel this week.
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