BOEING SAYS ISRAEL MAY OPT FOR CHINOOKS OVER SIKORSKY CHOPPERS

BOEING SAYS ISRAEL MAY OPT FOR CHINOOKS OVER SIKORSKY CHOPPERS

ISRAEL DOES NOT PUBLISH THE NUMBER OF CH-53S IN OPERATION BUT DEFENSE INDUSTRY SOURCES SAID ISRAEL WAS INTERESTED IN BUYING 20 NEW HELICOPTERS.

The chief of Israel's ground forces recommended the Chinooks to the air force, which operates all of the country's military aircraft, Boeing Israel President David Ivry told Reuters.
Israel does not publish the number of CH-53s in operation but defense industry sources said Israel was interested in buying 20 new helicopters.
REUTERS/Lucas Jackson The twin-rotor Chinooks would replace an aging fleet of Sikorsky CH-53 helicopters, which have been in operation since 1969, now manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp ( LMT.N ).

Boeing says Israel may opt for Chinooks over Sikorsky choppers Reuters Staff 2 Min Read JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military could decide within months to buy Boeing Co.’s ( BA.N ) CH-47 Chinook transport helicopters...

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