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IDF Mulls Major Fighter Jet, Helicopter Deals

Israel is likely to buy a squadron of Boeing’s upgraded F-15s and must choose between Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin’s CH-53K helicopters or Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook. The IDF is preparing for two major deals with the US, including the procurement of aircraft designed to renew its stock of warplanes and transportation helicopters. It has been decided to purchase two […]

Israeli Air Force Looks for Lift From CH-53K

The Israeli air force has formalised an operational requirement for Sikorsky’s CH-53K heavy transport helicopter, with the type listed as a “very high priority” item for the service. While the Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor is on the air force’s immediate shopping list, a senior officer tells Flightglobal that “the CH-53K will be part of our […]

Israel Completes CH-53 Life-Extension Program

The Israel Air Force (IAF) has completed its Sikorsky CH-53 life-extension programme. The IAF said the last CH-53 left its Aerial Maintenance Unit workshop in late July and returned to its squadron. It declined to say precisely how many helicopters have been upgraded. The nine-year project was aimed at extending the lives of its CH-53 […]

CAE to Upgrade Israeli Black Hawk Simulator

The Israeli air force has contracted CAE to upgrade a simulator for its Sikorsky CH-53 transport and UH-60A Black Hawk utility helicopters, installed at its Palmachim air base. The device uses interchangeable cockpits for the rotorcraft. The upgrade stems mainly from the need to adapt the simulator to the new configuration, which is part of the service’s Black […]