to my mind an important point was reached when saddam actually buried his fighter planes in the sand rather then risk them in combat against the americans. when israeli planes roam syrian skies they are not challenged.the arabs have given up fighting israel in the skies. yet israel needs to keep its dominance in this sector.we do not need ever more expensive planes to do this.the f15s and the f16s will do just fine.
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: U.S. may scrap F35, set to be Israel's fighter jet of the future