Friday, February 26, 2021

I'm shocked. The IAF chose the CH-53K over the CH-47F?

 Thanks to Ogden for the heads up!

via Times of Israel

The Defense Ministry announced Thursday the selection of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion as the new transport helicopter of the Israel Defense Forces.

The ministry said the US-made helicopter will replace the IDF’s fleet of CH-53 Sea Stallions, which have been in service since the 1960s.

“The decision to purchase new Sa’ar transport helicopters for the Air Force, after decades, is a significant step in building the IDF’s power, and essential for performing a wide range of operational tasks as routine and in combat,” Defense Minister Benny Gantz said in a statement.


This decision seals it for me.

The IDF can no longer be considered the "stamp of approval" (in my mind) for weapon systems.

Subsidizes make for some strange decisions.

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