Israeli Defence Force

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-F47 from Boeing

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-F47 from Boeing

1-Mar-2021Source: Globes

Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have chosen to procure Lockheed Martin’s CH35K as its new heavy-lift helicopter, preferring it to Boeing’s CH-F47 Chinook. See Full Story.... Read more

Sikorsky to supply CH5-53D parts to Israel

Sikorsky to supply CH5-53D parts to Israel

5-Jul-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

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

US Defense Secretary confirms first V-22 export sale

US Defense Secretary confirms first V-22 export sale

1-Nov-2013Source: US Dept of Defense

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

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

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

6-Oct-2013Source: HeliHub.com

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

Israel receives surplus CH-53s for spares

Israel receives surplus CH-53s for spares

22-Mar-2013Source: FlightGlobal

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

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

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

12-Mar-2013

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.... Read more

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

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

28-Aug-2012

Emergency landing after pilot had indication of system malfunction... Read more

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

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

15-Aug-2012

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

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

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

31-May-2012

Emergency landing made shortly after take-off... Read more

Israel develops active missile-shield for helicopters

Israel develops active missile-shield for helicopters

27-Apr-2012Source: Jerusalem Post

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)... Read more

“Sikorsky 2025” project extends life of vital helicopter

“Sikorsky 2025” project extends life of vital helicopter

24-Jan-2012Source: Israel Defence Force

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

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

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

5-May-2009

5-May-09 Bell AH-1 Ma'ale Efraim, Israel... Read more

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