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August 16, 2010 / J. Shaw

Israel gearing up for something big

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhuanet) — Israel’s Defense Minister Ehud Barak has approved in principle the purchase of 20 U.S.-built radar-evading stealth fighters.

The jets are worth a total of 2.75 billion U.S. dollars.

The F-35 warplanes are expected to be delivered between 2015 to 2017. Israeli leaders suggest the planes would not be used for any preventive action, but rather to bolster the country’s deterrence.

(Source: cntv.cn)

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