The Israeli Air Force has purchased seven Leonardo AW119 single-engine light helicopters to support helicopter training. The deal, announced in Tel Aviv Feb. 14, will see the AW119Kx replace the air force’s aging fleet of Bell 206 Sayfan training helicopters, based on the JetRanger introduced in the 1970s. The new helicopters were purchased through an agreement with the Italian government, which also saw Israel purchase 30 M-346 jet trainers in exchange for an observation satellite ...

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