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megimoo
02-17-2010, 09:18 AM
"Israel Presses U.S. for 75 F-35 Deal"
"They also want the Micro_Code for the Fire Control/Flight Computers ."

Israel is pressing the U.S. administration to clinch a deal for up to 75 F-35 Stealth fighters but Lockheed Martin wants to sell the fifth-generation fighter to Arabs as well.

Patrick Dewar was even at the Bahrain air show in January touting the Joint Strike Fighter that is being developed with foreign partners Australia, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway and Turkey.

The Americans may find that something of an uphill struggle because it's not likely that the version offered to Saudi Arabia and other Arab allies will include the state-of-the art weapons systems the Israelis will get. That's...

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/Security-Industry/2010/02/12/Israel-presses-US-for-F-35-deal/UPI-44751266002107/