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Battle of the CH-47F vs CH-53K heats up in Israel

30th January 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


The Israeli Air Force's (IAF's) quest to find a replacement for its ageing CH-53 Yas'ur heavy-lift transport helicopter took a significant step forward with the test-flying of one contender.

IAF pilots began test-flying the Boeing CH-47 in the US on 27 January in what is expected to be one of the final steps of the long evaluation process to select a replacement for the force's old CH-53s.

The IAF has already test-flown the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion. 

The selection of a replacement has become even more urgent following the loss of one CH-53 in November 2019. While the CH-53 helicopter

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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