Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Israel set to build 800 wings F-35 stealth fighter aircraft

Israel is in talks to build the wings for about a quarter of the United States's new F-35 stealth fighter aircraft, an Israeli official said on Monday.An Israeli official who declined to be named said state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries would build the wings."We are in advanced talks for the IAI to produce around 800 sets of wings," he told Reuters.Earlier this month Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved in principle the purchase of 20 of the radar-evading fighters, in a deal worth $2.75 billion.

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