Israel's Air Force received three new F-35 stealth fighters from the U.S.
At Nevatim, the Air Force currently operates three 'Adir' squadrons: the 140th ("Golden Eagle") Squadron, the IAF's first Squadron of F-35Is The others are the 116th ("Lions of the South") Squadron; and the 117th Squadron.
The Israeli Air Force declared the F-35 operationally capable on 6 December 2017.
Israel uses one F-35 as testbed aircraft for indigenous Israeli weapons, electronics and structural upgrades. Israel ordered 75 aircraft and might order the same amount in future.