(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Within the framework of talks over a “compensation package” of military aid the U.S. is set to offer Israel in the wake of the Iran nuclear deal, Israel has reportedly asked to receive the stealth version of the F-15 fighter plane, the F-15SE Silent Eagle.
This request by Israel was reported by a number of media outlets, including Flightglobal.com. Israeli officials declined to confirm the reports. The F-15SE was meant to be Boeing’s answer to Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth fighter plane, but Boeing has not yet found a buyer for it.
Israel has already ordered 33 F-35s and is set to receive its first two by the end of 2016. The backbone of the current Israeli Air Force fleet consists of non-stealth F-15s and F-16s.