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UAE Submits Request to Buy F-35s From U.S. After Israel Deal

  • U.S. officials say Israel will maintain its military edge
  • UAE foreign minister says it’s time to modernize capabilities
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The United Arab Emirates has submitted a formal request to purchase next-generation F-35 jets from the U.S. after the signing of a diplomatic agreement with Israel this month, according to a U.S. official familiar with the issue.