Yeah, look, that post of mine that keeps getting quoted was from a while ago and I'm not interested in relitigating the issue.
Context is king. It’s different because of tense. In your case you meant current/Past tense.Hi,
So what does " Israeli upgrades " mean---something different than what I stated---?
Here's some more 'context' for you: Israel has sold more classified US tech to China than any other country. This has been going on since the 70s. They don't just sell off parts, they re-engineer them and sell your designs as their own property. The CIA, Pentagon and the State Department have all known about this for decades. The funniest thing though, is that the guy who first investigated this was reprimanded by an American congressman for "harming Israel". So good luck investigating/preventing Israel from selling classified F-35 tech (and there's your 'future tense'). Here's a paper on the history of this "systematic" problem:Context is king. It’s different because of tense. In your case you meant current/Past tense.
The IDF doesn’t have those new systems in production or even testing yet. They probably won’t be available until 2030. So compared to current F35 they would be upgrades. What the IDAF has are 16 F35A models, and permission down the road to make changes.
But again tense. Past Present and Future.