Israel Reported Ordering 40 Jet Interceptor Planes from France

The Israeli Air Force is expected to take delivery next year of 26 French-built, Mirage-3 Jet interceptor planes, according to “Flying Review, the Royal Air Force publication, issued here today.

According to the RAF periodical, Israel has taken an option on 14 more of the French jets, making a total of 40, at a price reportedly marked at $2,500,000 per plane. The RAF publication stated that the Franco-Israeli contract for these planes has not yet been signed, but that the information came from sources in the French aircraft industry.

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