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.

According to the statement, the cruise missile was launched from the southeast, targeting Israeli airspace.

The IDF’s control and detection systems promptly detected the incoming threat and tracked its trajectory.