via Flight Global
In a surprise move, Rice added to the F-15E to the mix of weapon systems on the agenda for the 10-year aid package, perhaps reducing funds available to purchase Israel’s planned complement of 75 F-35I Adirs.The reality is there for all to see. The Israelis are buying the F-35 but they're hardly sold on it.
“This additional funding will allow Israel to update the lion’s share of its fighter aircraft fleet, including the acquisition of additional F-35s and F-15s,” she says.
Boeing referred questions about the agreement to the US and Israeli air forces, who were not immediately available for comment.
I mean seriously! If the F-35 was so darn capable and affordable then why buy the F-15?
The truth is obvious if you're willing to accept it.