In a recent announcement, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) confirmed that their fleet of F-35I Adir stealth fighters is actively engaged in the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

This revelation comes as the first official acknowledgment of the F-35I’s involvement in the conflict, and it also marks the first confirmed instance of an F-35I being used to intercept a target of this kind.

Confirmation of F-35I Involvement

The IDF made the announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter, where they provided details of the successful interception of a cruise missile.