Tuesday, July 20, 2010

United States and Israel close to deal on F-35 fighters

The United States and Israel are days away from reaching an agreement on the sale of 19 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, which would be the first foreign military sale of the new warplane.srael would be the first foreign country to sign an agreement to buy the F-35 outside the eight international partners that have helped develop the plane.The deal has been in negotiations since September 2008, when the Pentagon first approved the sale of 25 fighters with an option for 50 more in coming years.

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