Israel signs deal to buy 3.1 bln USD in US helicopters, tankers

Israel has signed a deal with the US to buy 12 CH-53K helicopters and two Boeing KC-46 refuelling planes, the Israeli Defence Ministry said on Friday, estimating the total price at around 3.1 billion USD.

The deal, signed on Thursday, is part of an upgrade of Israel’s air force capabilities and includes an option to buy six additional helicopters, a ministry statement said.

It said the first helicopters were due to arrive in Israel in 2026.

 

Source: VOV5

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