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Sikorsky to supply CH5-53D parts to Israel

Sikorsky to supply CH5-53D parts to Israel

Israel’s Ministry of Defense has signed an agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, to supply spare parts and associated engineering services in support of the CH-53D heavy lift helicopters operated by the Israeli Air Force (IAF) since 1969. Intended for a duration of seven years, the comprehensive program will allow Sikorsky to manage… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Jul-17

US Defense Secretary confirms first V-22 export sale

US Defense Secretary confirms first V-22 export sale

Calling Israel’s self-defense capabilities and its qualitative military edge “central to both Israel and U.S. security interests,” Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced tonight that Israel will buy six V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for its air force. Hagel made the announcement during his keynote address at the 100th annual Anti-Defamation League meeting in New York. “Israel… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 01-Nov-13

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Israel to have six V-22s by end of 2014?

Israel to have six V-22s by end of 2014?

Reports from Israel are suggesting that the Defence Force there could have as many as six V-22 Ospreys by the end of 2014.  Local defence sources reached this conclusion through assessment of negotiations between manufacturer JV Bell-Boeing and the US Air Force.  The tilt rotors are quoted as being part of a bigger specialist military… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-13

Israel receives surplus CH-53s for spares

Israel receives surplus CH-53s for spares

Five surplus US military Sikorsky CH-53 transport helicopters purchased for use as spares have arrived in Israel (see full story)

Source: FlightGlobal, 22-Mar-13

12-Mar-13 Bell AH-1 Shfela, Israel (2F)

Accident around 1am local on night training mission.  Both reservists killed, named by IDF as Lt.-Col. (res.) Noam Ron, 49, and Maj. (res.) Erez Flekser, 31. The pilots had radioed the Palmahim air base before the crash, saying they would land there in six minutes. There was no distress call prior to the accident.

12-Mar-13

28-Aug-12 Boeing AH-64D Netanya, Israel

Emergency landing after pilot had indication of system malfunction

28-Aug-12

15-Aug-12 Sikorsky CH-53 Tel Nof, Israel

aircraft was forced to carry out an emergency landing near the Tel Nof airbase south of Tel Aviv

15-Aug-12

31-May-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Emergency landing made shortly after take-off

31-May-12

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Israel develops active missile-shield for helicopters

Israel develops active missile-shield for helicopters

The military has initiated plans to develop a protective shield for its helicopters amid concern that shoulder-to-air missiles will be fired in large numbers at Israel Air Force aircraft in a future war. (see full story)

Source: Jerusalem Post, 27-Apr-12

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“Sikorsky 2025” project extends life of vital helicopter

“Sikorsky 2025” project extends life of vital helicopter

The project to improve the Sikorsky CH 53 helicopter, “Sikorsky 2025” has come a long way in recent years. In order to upgrade the helicopter, old systems were removed, other systems upgraded, and new systems added. This month, the upgrades have made a large step forward, with all new systems receiving operational status. “The significance… Read more »

Source: Israel Defence Force, 24-Jan-12

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16-Sep-09 (unknown type) Knesset, Israel

16-Sep-09

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15-Sep-09 Boeing AH-64 Upper Galilee, Israel

15-Sep-09

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5-May-09 Bell AH-1 Ma’ale Efraim, Israel

5-May-09 Bell AH-1 Ma’ale Efraim, Israel

05-May-09

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