US Secretary of Defense Esper informs Israeli officials that the F-22 Raptor will now be available; The US had previously denied access to this jet.
In the same week, the White House not only approved the sale of F-35 fighter jets to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), but has now given its approval of the sale of another elite jet to the Jewish State. During his meeting with high-ranking Israeli officials this week, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper revealed that the Trump administration would finally sign off on the sale of F-22 Raptor fighter jets to Israel.
According to at least one source, the Trump administration not only gave approval for the F-22 to be sold to Israel, but also precision-guided bombs. And after the White House approved the sale of F-35s to the UAE, Israeli delegates once again requested the F-22 Raptor – a jet that was previously unavailable, and is considered to be one of the top fighter jets in the world.
Undoubtedly, the F-22 Raptor will help Israel maintain their status as the military superpower in the region, especially now that the US is currently reviewing legislature to also provide them with the bunker-buster bomb.