The jet was designed and planned as part of lessons learned in Israel’s past wars and operations.
The IAF was said to be interested in the aircraft, and can now follow its performance closely.
The Gulf state, one of Washington’s closest Middle Eastern allies, was promised a chance to buy the war planes when it established formal ties with Israel last year.
Newest US Air Force fighter completes 90-minute test flight
The deal was done by the Directorate of International Defense Cooperation, SIBAT, in the Israeli Defense Ministry.
It was the fourth mission into CENTCOM's area of operation in the last two months and the first deployment of the heavy bomber since Joe Biden’s inauguration last week.
After eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets flew into Taiwan's defense zone on Saturday, between mainland Taiwan and the Taiwan-controlled Pratas Islands in the South China Sea.
The IDF “urgently” needs new aircraft to replace Israel’s aging fleet of Re’em Boeing 707 refueling tankers, which are close to 60 years old.
"Given Qatar’s track record of financing and helping terrorists and its extraordinary links with Iran, giving it F-35s will undermine the advantage of the US, Israel and their regional allies"
The plane will act as a testbed for the country's planned modifications