27 de junio de 2016

FORT WORTH Salen 33 aviones F-35 rumbo a Israel

The Lockheed Martin roll out the first F-35 “Adir” for Israel in a ceremony at Lockheed's west Fort Worth plant Wednesday.

FORT WORTH.-     Maybe if The Donald could have been in Fort Worth for the rollout of the first F-35 for Israel, he’d feel better about the fighter jet program. Last year, the presumptive Republican presidential nomineee expressed doubts about the need for the F-35, its performance and pricetag during a radio interview, Air Force Times reported. “When they say that [the F-35] cannot perform as well as the planes we already have, what are [we] doing, and spending so much more money?” Trump reportedly said on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. 

The F-35, built by Lockheed Martin, is the country’s most costly weapons program at $379 billion. Well, U.S. and Israeli officials were singing the F-35’s praises last week when Lockheed Martin showed off the first of 33 fighters to be turned over to the Israeli air force. The plane is being called “Adir,” which has been translated from Hebrew into “The Mighty One.” Asked about Trump’s lack of enthusiasm for the F-35, Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, the program’s chief executive officer at the Pentagon, said some people have trouble at first comprehending how critical the stealth fighter is to the nation’s and world’s defenses. 

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