This week, in a precedential step, members of the “Adir” (F-35I) establishment team met IAF Technical Division cadets and exposed the Stealth Fighter and its abilities to them

Talya Yariv & Ohad Zeltzer Zubida

This week, the “Adir” (F-35I) establishment team, with those responsible for the selection of the future “Adir” technicians from the Material Directorate, met cadets from the IAF’s Technical Division High School Program, also known as the “Blue Steel” Project who will join the IAF technical division in the coming summer. During the meetings, the IAF personnel exposed the stealth fighter, its abilities and characteristics with the goal of “marketing” the position of “Adir” technicians.

The criteria for the position is demanding, in the coming months the sorting process for the position will begin and require a high level of competence in the English language, a high level of motivation and excellent academic achievements.

The chosen cadets will draft in the coming July and will be the first “Adir” technicians. Besides cutting edge stealth technology, the “Adir” also holds new fields for the technical division, which have not yet been required in the IAF. The “Adir” is expected to land in Nevatim Airbase where it’ll be operated by the “Golden Eagle” Squadron at the end of the year.

Who will be the first F-35I technicians?