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Lockheed Martin rolls out the first F-35 "Adir" for Israel in 2016.

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 has flown in combat

by Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 aircraft has reached a new milestone.

The stealth fighter jet built at Lockheed Martin’s sprawling west Fort Worth campus has been flown for the first time in combat.

Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin disclosed this week that the planes were used in two recent missions. The disclosure was originally reported by the Jerusalem Post.

Norkin provided news outlets with a photo of an F-35 flying near Beirut. He didn’t specify where the planes were used, or in what capacity.

Read more at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram