Israel confirms interest in Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor




 
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October 27th, 2007  
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Topic: Israel confirms interest in Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor


Israel confirms interest in Bell Boeing V-22 tiltrotor
By Arie Egozi

A senior Israeli air force source has confirmed that Bell Boeing's V-22 is on the service's equipment wishlist, as Israel Aerospace Industries appears poised to secure a first subcontract on the tiltrotor transport. Israeli sources say the V-22 is considered the closest available replacement for the nation's Sikorsky CH-53 transport helicopters, although operations of the latter type could continue until 2025 if current upgrade plans are implemented. But in the first open signal of interest in the V-22, the air force source says: "We are thinking about it."


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