The F-35 has already freaked out Iran and changed everything in the Middle East
The F-35 that was built by Lockheed Martin and many subcontractors, including Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney and BAE Systems and now are causing a stir.
And it is already well known that on Thursday, the head of the Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) indicated that the cost of F-35 aircraft will increase by almost 10% after the decision of the United States to suspend Ankara of the combat aircraft program.
Now, it has been said that the F-35 has already scared Iran and changed everything in the Middle East. And it is necessary to indicate that no conversation about the massive economic and political changes of the world since 2015 is complete without mentioning the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, developed by Lockheed Martin. What became even clearer this week thanks to a somewhat brazen statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The powerful impact that has multiplied
Clearly, it has been said that everything has been made even clearer this week thanks to a statement that is considered somewhat brazen by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in response to Iran’s provocative movements in the Persian Gulf and other threats from Tehran. Standing in front of an F-35 jet parked at an Israeli Air Force base, Netanyahu barely contained a smile when he said that Israel can reach Iran, but Iran can not reach Israel.
It should be noted that at no time did he add the words “undetected by radar”, even so, it is considered that it was probably implicit.
In this way, it is clear that it is not necessary to be a military genius to know that a supersonic jet that can fly without being detected by radar for hundreds of miles will make a difference anywhere in the world. But the already powerful impact of the F-35 in the Middle East multiplied widely during the months leading up to the 2015 nuclear agreement in Iran. That was still more than a year before the jet was put into service anywhere in the world.
Likewise, it is well known that the impact of the development of the F-35 has also had a great financial impact. And is that since the reports of the improvement of the Israeli secrecy appeared for the first time, the actions of Lockheed Martin rose more than 75%. The F-35 program is also the most expensive defense project in the history of the United States, and in fact, it has faced a long history of criticism for that cost.
Source: Jake Novak | CNBC