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US confirms V-22 sale to Israel

23rd April 2013 - 16:01 GMT | by Tony Skinner in London

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The US has confirmed its intention to sell the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor to Israel as part of a comprehensive defence package, in what will be the first international export of the aircraft, it has been confirmed.

Speaking at a press conference in Tel Aviv on 22 April, US defence secretary Chuck Hagel revealed that the new defence package for Israel includes an unconfirmed number of V-22 Ospreys as well as KC-135 refuelling aircraft and new anti-radiation missiles and radars.

‘The new radar and anti-radiation missiles, along with Israel's participation in the Joint Strike Fighter programme, ensures that Israel will maintain air

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